High Dwelling Initiatives 2022 – Southern Hospitality

Because the yr attracts to an in depth, I all the time prefer to look again in any respect the initiatives we accomplished this yr. We didn’t really do this a lot DIY ourselves, not as many initiatives as we often do. However, I did go right down to Louisiana 3 instances this yr to assist my sister with planning after which doing initiatives along with her as they ready to maneuver of their new home. I shared all these with you too, so we’ll look again in any respect of these initiatives as properly. We did accomplish loads!

At our home, the BIG BIG venture of 2022 was getting our pool accomplished. That’s sufficient of a venture for a number of years really, since placing in a pool requires a lot time, consideration, and planning. We’re completely thrilled to have it completed and we’ve simply gone by way of our first fall/winter season with a pool.

Only a reminder of our yard after we purchased our home and moved in, again in 2017. The yard is smallish, extra lengthy and slim, however loads massive for our wants. We had no thought then that we’d really put in a pool, however it’s enjoyable to see the modifications from the start. There are such a lot of initiatives completed again right here to get it to the place it’s now. Some had been DIY and a few we employed out, however all make our yard lovely. Now we have completed loads in 5 years!

One other angle of the yard after we moved in. We had been lucky to have that massive patio already in place.

After the pool went on this yr, it now appears like this. When you missed the pool reveal, undoubtedly return and have a look at it. It does take effort to maintain it clear and searching this good. Mark is de facto good about getting again there and cleansing the pool and surrounding landscaping and I’m glad for that. He has a gasoline blower that helps too. He nonetheless takes care of the mowing and all the upkeep in our yard. He’s a tough employee! No yard is upkeep free, is it?

We’ve simply gone by way of our first fall with a pool and we put a internet on it for about 2 months. It wasn’t that fairly with all of the leaves falling, however now they’re completed and it’s not so unhealthy retaining it clear again right here. Now we have additionally stained the fence since these pics had been taken so I’ll must take new pics this spring.

We love the way it turned out and we will’t wait to get again in there come summer time subsequent yr. We’re nonetheless ready on the gasoline firm to run a bigger line to our gasoline meter in order that we will run the heater. It must be completed by spring, however we had no thought it might take this lengthy.

It truly is our yard paradise and we’re grateful to have it!

Now we have actually loved the factitious turf too, it’s low upkeep and we love the way it appears.

That is our greatest venture up to now and we’re very happy with it. It’s the proper outside entertaining spot.

My sister and brother-in-law moved into their new lake home in Covington, LA. I shared all of the initiatives at my sister’s home too and we did all this wicker spray portray after I went down in October after they moved in. What a distinction it made on their porches to have all this completed. See all of the after photographs of the porches in that submit. They’re actually having fun with their new home. Don’t miss the lake home submit for those who missed that.

I shared all of the earlier than and after of the wicker portray on this submit, so test it out. The inexperienced chair above was the curbside discover (classic Lloyd Flanders) from my neighborhood. I lastly dug again in my photographs and located the unique pic of the chair on the curb.  And now I’ve an after shot of it to share with you. You may see if was mismatched paint colours and the cushions had been dated. I do not forget that material. It simply wanted some TLC.

My sister received the cushions lined right here in Marietta at Fringe Advantages. The material is a efficiency material so ought to maintain up advantageous outside.

And right here’s the after! This can be a actually comfortable chair and I do know they’ll take pleasure in it now.

Listed below are some in progress photographs of us portray all of the wicker. All of it turned out nice and stuffed up their porches. All from the curb, Fb market and consignment retailers.

Initiatives are all the time well worth the effort. All it takes is a bit of little bit of DIY to utterly change issues up with spray paint and paint generally.

Simply earlier than Christmas, Mark and I tackled one final venture at our home in the master suite. As I discussed within the reveal submit, we had talked about doing actual brick, however the expense and the mess deterred that plan, so we opted for brick wallpaper as a substitute.

We’re so proud of the result and actually love the way it turned out. Everybody that has seen it loves it too. It completely warmed up our room a lot and it was such a straightforward venture, solely took 4 hours to do. We tackled it in sooner or later and the room was put again collectively!

That’s a wrap on our initiatives this yr. A giant one and some small ones are what we now have to point out for the yr. We all the time have one thing happening round her and I count on subsequent yr can be no exception. Now we have a number of extra issues we need to do right here at our home. Mark has a coffered ceiling deliberate for our household room. Now we have another rest room to do upstairs after which we’ll transfer to the basement the place we plan to begin ending off the center part down there, from the steps right down to the primary room. Now we have a number of decluttering nonetheless to do within the basement and much more organizing to do too, however that can be our final space of enchancment. We simply need to get the center part completed to make it really feel like an actual room down there, so we’ll see what we give you on that. It’s nonetheless within the considering phases.

It feels good to DIY and get issues completed round a home, doesn’t it? We’re very happy with our home and the way a lot we now have accomplished in 5 years. When you missed my submit How we Upgraded our Builder’s Beige home, you’ll be able to see all of the earlier than and afters we now have accomplished to date in our house. We love our house and haven’t any plans to maneuver anytime quickly. Now we have fallen in love with our city of Acworth and love the place we stay.

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