Welcome to my yearly recap of rooms and areas we accomplished! I’m at all times shocked how a lot can change in only one yr.
Every year, I publish an enormous record of dwelling venture objectives in January. Right here’s my record for 2021. As I regarded by it, I used to be shocked what number of issues we checked off.
Final yr was stuffed with modifications, together with Collin transferring again to his hometown. We labored on DIYs, renovation and decor in my dwelling for nearly six years, in order you possibly can think about, his absence left a mark and I’ve been readjusting ever since.
One other notable change is that this previous yr, I shaped a unique imaginative and prescient and temper board for our dwelling. After we first moved right here, I used to be bringing a number of the Nineteen Seventies inspiration from our final venture with a lot of pink and orange.
However after a yr of dwelling right here and making/remaking temper boards, and Harry Potter and Nancy Meyers marathons, I lastly FULLY modified instructions. It went from a really ’70s-inspired heat toned temper board to a 1920-inspired really feel with a coloration scheme of extra inexperienced and neutrals. I’ll speak extra about this on the finish!
We accomplished my closet makeover. It was a low-waste renovation, which means we didn’t rip very a lot out. As a substitute, we optimized what the area got here with. A yr in, I’m in love with this closet and don’t have any plans to additional renovate sooner or later. It’s magical!
We additionally accomplished my husband’s closet.
Subsequent was the pantry. And sure, should you’re preserving monitor, that’s two pink closets in a row. That is more than likely a part one renovation as a result of we are going to doubtless reconfigure this area on the level once we transform the kitchen. Within the meantime, it’s been helpful and arranged.
My workplace was my favourite room makeover of the yr. Getting ground to ceiling wallpaper has at all times been a dream of mine, and WOW, it made a big effect. I’m so grateful for this inventive area each for work and for making crafts with my youngsters.
We accomplished the visitor bed room in January. It was great to have a welcoming area for family and friends to return go to. We even received a go to from child Oscar this previous yr!
And total, I’m grateful to have a cute(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 part one renovations to our kitchen. The primary was including this stick-on backsplash. It has held up nicely, and has given our massive, boring kitchen extra of a focus.
It was additionally an opportunity for me to see how I favored dwelling with patterned tile and I believe I’d be MORE doubtless to make use of it in a future renovation after dwelling with this backsplash.
Our second part one renovation was this fake painted marble counter. I used to be nervous to strive it, however I ended actually having fun with the method. It made a big impact in how our kitchen seems and feels. We use these counters closely, and there are just a few small put on marks after six months.
I’ve heard lots of people say their counters lasted years with no indicators of wear and tear, however these had been most likely individuals who didn’t have two small children.
Even nonetheless, I’d undoubtedly advocate this as a part one renovation to anybody who’s concerned with a weekend venture. Zero regrets.
We embellished our children’ bed room this yr and it was a number of enjoyable. One among my ideas for transferring with small children is to make their bed room really feel particular and settled in as rapidly as you possibly can.
As first-time pool homeowners, our first pool season was a magical time! We labored exhausting to get it arrange as quickly as heat climate hit. It was extraordinarily fulfilling to see it remodel! You possibly can see photographs of this area right here and the pool tour right here.
The pink arch buffet was one in all my favourite initiatives of 2021. It was such a enjoyable expertise to strive one thing like this.
We up to date our breakfast room by including wallpaper. It gave the room much more character, and I believe this wallpaper alternative (together with the workplace) was most likely a key a part of my type disaster (and inevitable flip flop of temper boards). No regrets.
Let’s transfer on to the pivots! We made two MAJOR pivots in 2021. The primary was our choice to purchase the pink home. We had been planning to purchase the vacation home in our hometown, however when Emma determined to maneuver there as her full-time dwelling, we determined to carry off.
It was extra of a five-year plan to probably purchase a second dwelling in our hometown. We weren’t positive what to do and we had been consistently discussing the professionals and cons.
After all, I set a Zillow alert within the neighborhood the place Emma lives (the cutest neighborhood on this planet!). Over the summer time, I received obsessive about an enormous historic dwelling that wanted a number of work.
I like an enormous venture, however my husband was not concerned with an enormous, lengthy distance transform. He’s was considering sensible and I used to be considering with my fireplace-loving coronary heart.
So, when an already renovated (and far smaller) dwelling popped up, we determined to have a look. The celebrities appeared to align and we had been capable of buy the house, paint it pink, and furnish it throughout the fall season.
We stayed there for the primary time over Halloween weekend with our youngsters. We’re so excited to make recollections there and have the ability to go to our Missouri household simply, keep for so long as we wish, and produce our canines with us. We’re extraordinarily grateful … like WOW.
I’d additionally credit score this home in a few of my type transition as a result of adorning it with none mid-century affect opened up an entire new a part of me.
I can pinpoint it particularly to the primary time I purchased an vintage chandelier for the pink home. It was SO stunning and stuffed with character. I do know it sounds tacky, but it surely modified me! I fell absolutely in love with conventional and historic decor all through the method of furnishing this home.
The second massive pivot of 2021 was fully altering my temper board for our Tennessee dwelling transform. I really feel SO fortunate we didn’t do very a lot reworking earlier than I made the swap. You possibly can see my authentic temper board (made simply 12 months in the past) right here.
I’m very grateful we lived in the home greater than a full yr earlier than renovating. It gave me an opportunity to get to know the home, but in addition to get to know my very own imaginative and prescient for it. The yr I spent imagining and reimagining was such a present!!! I’m so, so grateful we didn’t begin renovating earlier than we moved in.
Alright! That’s it for now. Quickly, I’ll share our plans for 2022! If you happen to’ve been following on IG, you recognize we’re already DEEP in a renovation of six rooms—the lounge, eating, entry, powder toilet, hidden library (!!!!) and the primary bed room.
2022 goes to be a really thrilling renovating yr on the weblog.
Sending like to all of you! xx- Elsie