Sharing what we’ve accomplished for the year in home projects is something I’ve been doing for a long time here on my blog. This year wasn’t a big year of projects for us around our house, but we did do a few things, so I’m recapping those today. It was a slow year for projects, but I’m proud of what we did get accomplished. Even little things make a difference to the life of a home. I also helped my sister with a project at her house too. It was a year for wallpaper!
In January, I changed out a wallpaper accent wall in my office/playroom space to a fun tropical wallpaper mural that was much more suited to the room and I love it so much better than what I started with. This one is fun and playful, just like the room!
I love the color it brings to the room.
In February, we decided we liked the brick wallpaper that we had put in our bedroom so much that we decided to add it on this hallway wall above the board and batten that Mark had installed previously. We love the added texture and warmth it brings.
In June, with this being our second year with the pool in the backyard, we really wanted to add a toilet and sink in the basement for use during summer months by the pool. That turned out to be a really smart decision and we are so glad we did this one. It was already stubbed for a bathroom and this was the perfect solution for us. That bathroom gets a lot of use in the summer!
I added two folding screens for privacy and it really makes the space usable and private. It’s not fancy, but 100% practical.
In August, I visited my sister for a week and we got a project done at her house. The 3 of us got this wallpaper accent wall done in their bedroom and it turned out so great! I think I’m going to have to go back and visit and help her finish the room and get it photographed so I can share it! They lost their dog Bailey in a tragic event back in October and she lost all her mojo to finish the room after that. They did, however, just get a brand new baby boy puppy, Riley and picked him up at Christmas so they have a new fur baby to love now.
They also completed this black and white tile project on their front and back porches and it turned out so great! They had it done professionally and they did a super job. I know they are enjoying the newly tiled space and it sure does make it special.
Back at our house, in September, Mark completely rebuilt our deck floor and railings. We still have to stain them, but hope to get that done in January or February when we have a few warmer days. I’m so proud of him for getting this done and saving us so much money.
The black spindles really elevate the deck and tie right in with our black metal fence in the backyard. We love it all so much now!
That’s all for this year’s projects! It’s fun to look back at the year and see what all we did get done. Next year, we plan to finally finish the 3rd bathroom in our house and we might tackle finishing part of the basement next year too. We will see what the new year brings. We also took 2 big trips this year and that was a lot of fun, so I’m really planning to travel more and 2024 should bring more travel our way.