Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Projects Completed in the Last 12 Months

When I see the following list, it makes me wonder why we procrastinated getting all of this done before. It would have been so much easier to do a few more projects every year than waiting to do them all in 12 months- especially the tile projects! I am looking forward to getting some rest. If our house sells, that will be good, but we might have to start all over again.  If our house doesn't sell then we will just have maintenance, but no new house projects! That would be good, too! OK, there might be one or two projects we would do!!!

Here's the list of projects completed in the last 12 months. The projects with the * by them were completed since January 1. I can tell you there hasn't been a single weekend where we didn't work on projects.. Most weekends we worked both days. We did have a few where we worked only one. Whew!

Guest Room:
new (Craigslist, garage sale)furniture
new curtains*
new bed cover*

Master Bath:
painted walls
bought new mirrors
painted vanity lights
added crown molding
installed tile floor*

Made Master Bedroom draperies*

Bonus Room:
Installed a closet (used to be a nook) *
installed closet organizer*

Upstairs Bath: 
added new small cabinet*
new shower curtain*
new towel bars*
repainted vanity light*
refinished artwork*
installed tile floor* 

Powder Room: repainted walls*
Refinished mirror*

Oldest daughter's bedroom:
organized armoire: you have
to see this. Click HERE.

Youngest daughter's bedroom:
(see updated bookcases HERE and HERE)

Foyer: added crown molding below shelf above Front Door*

Basement Family Room:
built mantel shelf 
had the stonework done
We finished this space off
(somewhat) several years 
ago. Mr. F did most of the work. We hired and electrician and had a friend
help with the sheetrock. 

Basement Bathroom:
Several years ago, we finished the bathroom ourselves, with the exception
of the granite.
Finally installed the towel bars &
toilet paper holder.
New artwork.

Deck: repainted
Front Porch: replaced posts, removed railing 

Laundry Room:
painted walls
installed new tile floor*

painted floor* and walls*

Had new granite counterops installed*
Mr. F and I installed the tumbled tile backsplash*
Added the bar top corbels*

Are we crazy or what? Of course this list doesn't tell the whole story because there were lots of projects within those listed. All of you diyers out there know what each project entails - the numerous trips to the big box store, Walmart, Homegoods, TJ Maxx and Marshall's! And all of the choices! It is so much easier to help someone else make decorating choices for their homes than to make a choice for ours. Are you the same way?

I enjoy doing diy projects around the house, but I am glad our house projects are finished...... for now.

Have a great day!



  1. Yes, you are crazy! But that's OK I only like crazy people:)!!~ All your projects turned out fantastic.

  2. It all looks good and I'm jealous of your granite counters right now!!!

  3. Your home is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose. I had my home painted within the first week of moving to Charlotte three years ago. If it didn't get done in that week, I'd still be looking at contractors beige : )

  4. Goodness girl, you need like a month long vacation! A-MAZING job on all of them though. It must feel great to look back and see all you've done!

  5. Wow! You've been really busy but looking at the finished product, it was all worth it. Your home is gorgeous, I am sure you won't have any problem selling....Christine

  6. Y'all have certainly been very very busy. I hope it doesn't take you long to sell.

  7. Gorgeous...every since one of them is gorgeous.

  8. Everything looks so great! That is a lot to get done in a year.

  9. yeap... in the past we've done the same thing. Spent 6 months doing everything we could to fix up our home only to sell right after and then start it again. This time around we're fixing to enjoy it!

  10. You have been so busy. All wonderful projects. Way to go!

  11. I sooooo LOVE that beautiful stonework! Hope you have a FUN weekend!


  12. Our always involve trips back and forth to Lowes, which is about 15 miles away. Gotta love that. You have been busy! And everything looks great! I think we all put things off. I know I have a ton that I always start on when we have guests coming. Thanks for stopping by!!

  13. Wow! You have been a busy bee! Everything looks so beautiful.

  14. Renovations are tough, but such a great sense of accomplishment. You guys have done a wonderful job. Good luck with the sale!

  15. I can't believe you got all that stuff done in a year! How do you have the motivation and time? Makes me feel so lazy for only getting 3 rooms done in a year!

  16. wow! congrats.. all job well done! unbelievable. but all looks good and pretty..

  17. i can't believe that's all been in one year! amazing. and motivating.

  18. I think your basement stonework is my favorite! Love it!

  19. Oh, everything looks so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!

  20. Dear Pam:

    I wanted to drop by and let you know that I chose this project as one of the features for this week. You can see it here:


    Feel free to grab a featured button, and thank you for linking this "bragable" to the Boardwalk Bragfest. I would love to see you again this week. Congratulations!


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