Welcome to my annually recap of rooms and areas we finished! I’m all the time shocked how a lot can alternate in only one yr.
Each and every yr, I submit a large checklist of house undertaking targets in January. Right here’s my checklist for 2021. As I appeared via it, I used to be shocked what number of issues we checked off.
Ultimate yr was once stuffed with adjustments, together with Collin transferring again to his place of origin. We labored on DIYs, renovation and decor in my house for just about six years, in order you’ll be able to consider, his absence left a mark and I’ve been readjusting ever since.
Any other notable alternate is this previous yr, I shaped a distinct imaginative and prescient and temper board for our house. After we first moved right here, I used to be bringing a large number of the Seventies inspiration from our ultimate undertaking with a variety of red and orange.
However after a yr of dwelling right here and making/remaking temper forums, and Harry Potter and Nancy Meyers marathons, I in the end FULLY modified instructions. It went from an overly ’70s-inspired heat toned temper board to a 1920-inspired really feel with a colour scheme of extra inexperienced and neutrals. I’ll communicate extra about this on the finish!
We finished my closet makeover. It was once a low-waste renovation, which means we didn’t rip very a lot out. As a substitute, we optimized what the gap got here with. A yr in, I’m in love with this closet and haven’t any plans to additional renovate at some point. It’s magical!
We additionally finished my husband’s closet.
Subsequent was once the pantry. And sure, in case you’re conserving observe, this is two red closets in a row. That is perhaps a segment one renovation as a result of we will be able to most probably reconfigure this area on the level once we transform the kitchen. Within the period in-between, it’s been helpful and arranged.
My workplace was once my favourite room makeover of the yr. Getting ground to ceiling wallpaper has all the time been a dream of mine, and WOW, it made a gigantic affect. I’m so thankful for this inventive area each for paintings and for making crafts with my youngsters.
We finished the visitor bed room in January. It was once superb to have a welcoming area for family and friends to return discuss with. We even were given a discuss with from child Oscar this previous yr!
And general, I’m thankful to have a adorable(r) area for the kiddos as we don’t plan to completely renovate their bogs for a very long time.
This yr, we did two segment one renovations to our kitchen. The primary was once including this stick-on backsplash. It has held up smartly, and has given our huge, uninteresting kitchen extra of a point of interest.
It was once additionally an opportunity for me to look how I appreciated dwelling with patterned tile and I feel I might be MORE most probably to make use of it in a long term renovation after dwelling with this backsplash.
Our 2d segment one renovation was once this pretend painted marble counter. I used to be worried to check out it, however I finished in reality taking part in the method. It made an enormous affect in how our kitchen appears to be like and feels. We use those counters closely, and there are a couple of small put on marks after six months.
I’ve heard a large number of other people say their counters lasted years with out a indicators of wear and tear, however the ones have been most certainly individuals who didn’t have two small children.
Even nonetheless, I might indisputably suggest this as a segment one renovation to someone who’s concerned with a weekend undertaking. 0 regrets.
We adorned our children’ bed room this yr and it was once a large number of amusing. Considered one of my pointers for transferring with small children is to make their bed room really feel particular and settled in as temporarily as you’ll be able to.
As first-time pool homeowners, our first pool season was once a paranormal time! We labored exhausting to get it arrange once heat climate hit. It was once extraordinarily enjoyable to look it grow to be! You’ll be able to see pictures of this area right here and the pool excursion right here.
The red arch buffet was once one in every of my favourite initiatives of 2021. It was once this kind of amusing revel in to check out one thing like this.
We up to date our breakfast room by means of including wallpaper. It gave the room much more persona, and I feel this wallpaper selection (at the side of the workplace) was once most certainly a key a part of my taste disaster (and inevitable turn flop of temper forums). No regrets.
Let’s transfer directly to the pivots! We made two MAJOR pivots in 2021. The primary was once our resolution to shop for the red space. We have been making plans to shop for the vacation space in our place of origin, but if Emma made up our minds to transport there as her full-time house, we made up our minds to carry off.
It was once extra of a five-year plan to perhaps purchase a 2d house in our place of origin. We weren’t certain what to do and we have been continuously discussing the professionals and cons.
After all, I set a Zillow alert locally the place Emma lives (the cutest group on the planet!). Over the summer season, I were given obsessive about a large historical house that wanted a large number of paintings.
I like a large undertaking, however my husband was once now not concerned with a large, lengthy distance transform. He’s was once pondering sensible and I used to be pondering with my fireplace-loving center.
So, when an already renovated (and far smaller) house popped up, we made up our minds to have a look. The celebrities appeared to align and we have been in a position to buy the house, paint it red, and furnish it all through the autumn season.
We stayed there for the primary time over Halloween weekend with our kids. We’re so excited to make reminiscences there and be capable of discuss with our Missouri circle of relatives simply, keep for so long as we would like, and convey our canines with us. We’re extraordinarily thankful … like WOW.
I might additionally credit score this space in a few of my taste transition as a result of adorning it with none mid-century affect unfolded a complete new a part of me.
I will be able to pinpoint it particularly to the primary time I purchased an vintage chandelier for the red space. It was once SO stunning and stuffed with personality. I understand it sounds tacky, nevertheless it modified me! I fell absolutely in love with conventional and historical decor right through the method of furnishing this space.
The second one large pivot of 2021 was once utterly converting my temper board for our Tennessee house transform. I think SO fortunate we didn’t do very a lot transforming prior to I made the switch. You’ll be able to see my unique temper board (made simply twelve months in the past) right here.
I’m very thankful we lived in the home greater than a complete yr prior to renovating. It gave me an opportunity to get to understand the home, but additionally to get to understand my very own imaginative and prescient for it. The yr I spent imagining and reimagining was once this kind of present!!! I’m so, so thankful we didn’t get started renovating prior to we moved in.
Alright! That’s it for now. Quickly, I’ll percentage our plans for 2022! When you’ve been following on IG, you already know we’re already DEEP in a renovation of six rooms—the lounge, eating, access, powder rest room, hidden library (!!!!) and the master suite.
2022 goes to be an overly thrilling renovating yr at the weblog.
Sending like to all of you! xx- Elsie