head diy Design Fanatic: Building Projects of 2018

Friday, January 11, 2019

Building Projects of 2018

Happy New Year everyone!
I don’t know about you, but for me, 2018 was a really tough year and I’m glad to be past it! 
If you’d like to know why, click on my other blog in the sidebar and I'll put a link at the end of this post (just did an update).
I am definitely looking forward to feeling well in 2019!
I’m also looking forward to this year because we have a new grandbaby and we have a wedding to look forward to. Being called a grandma is going to take some getting used to.
I’m really looking forward to being able to work on some projects – even if they’re small ones.


WHICH BRINGS ME TO THE BUILDING PROJECTS WE DID LAST YEAR

We actually did a few great ones!
The first and probably my favorite was the Gustavian Headboard.
farmhouse bed, plank bed, Gustavian headboard, cottage, cottagestyle



I love, love loved this project! It was super simple and very inexpensive.
The cost for the entire headboard was $75!!
farmhouse bed, plank bed, Gustavian headboard, cottage, cottagestyle

You can find out how to build one HERE if you missed it.



Our next building project was not so pretty, but oh, so functional.
Mr. DIY did a fabulous job building it, but really, who would refer to an outdoor trash screen as pretty?
Our town added a large recycle container and our flimsy, purchased lattice screen only hid the trash container,
so Mr. DY built  a double trash screen so they could both be stored outside. (our 2 car garage is too small to hold them)
farmhouse bed, plank bed, Gustavian headboard, cottage, cottagestyle


Mr. DIY painted it to match the trim on the house, but I don’t think I ever took a photo of it!
It’s kind of strange, but every time I pull up to our house I admire it – because Mr. DIY did, indeed, make our trash screen pretty! You can find that post HERE.


The next  building project we Mr. DIY accomplished in 2018 was the Custom Range Hood for our Mountain Cottage.
farmhouse bed, plank bed, Gustavian headboard, cottage, cottagestyle

Getting the Custom Range Hood finished for the kitchen at the Mountain Cottage was really exciting.
After the range hood was installed meant that I could get to the fun part of any project – accessorizing!
The kitchen is 99.9999% accessorized – I have the final and perfect accessory for below the hood and I can’t wait to put it up!
You can see how Mr. DIY built the Custom Range Hood (I finished it) HERE.


Our next building project in 2018 was the Custom Doors for the Workshop at our Mountain Cottage
farmhouse bed, plank bed, Gustavian headboard, cottage, cottagestyle

The crooked bench and rotted plank deck has since been replaced by some BEE U TEE FULL concrete. We hired that project out, but it is purdy.
You can see the Before and After post HERE.

Those are the building projects we finished in 2018. I was still able to do some sewing projects (even with brain fog) and some other craft projects last year.
Mr. DIY also has 2 other BIG building/reno projects he started last year, but will finish this year.
Those two projects are:
The View Porch Deck and Steps
farmhouse bed, plank bed, Gustavian headboard, cottage, cottagestyle

farmhouse bed, plank bed, Gustavian headboard, cottage, cottagestyle


and the downstairs bathroom…
farmhouse bed, plank bed, Gustavian headboard, cottage, cottagestyle
We think this bathroom will eventually be a laundry room, but we’re doing a mini makeover out of necessity,
because the floor was rotted away underneath the toilet.
There you have it…
Our building and reno projects for 2018.
Hoping that you have many successful projects in 2019! 

Pam

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