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A Look Back At 2016

  • December 30, 2016
  • By Sabine
  • 6 Comments

It’s hard to believe that we’re already at the end of 2016. How did this happen?

As far as my house projects go, 2016 was a productive year. I accomplished quite a bit, considering I only had my two hands to get it all done.
DIY Kitchen Table top

In May, I built a new kitchen table top. We simply needed a larger table, and instead of getting rid of the small table, I built a larger top.

Garage door hardware

That same month, I also upgraded my garage door with just $10. It was an easy, quick, and inexpensive way to spruce up my home’s curb appeal.

dog friendly patio

The deck was another story. My goal was to make the deck pet-friendly, which meant to basically rebuild the entire railing.

diy deck railing

This project was labor-intensive and long, but I finished just in time for summer. Below is a picture of the deck when I bought the house.

diy deck makeover

quick bathroom refresh

My small bathroom refresh happened in August. I painted the walls, bought new accessories, and added a board and batten.

DIY board and batten

guest room storage

In October, I took on the guest room. I added new furniture, rug, storage, and accessories.

diy art shelf

I also built this art ledge and made the macrame wall hanging.

DIY macrame wall art

diy garage floor paintThis project began on Labor Day… and boy, did I labor. The garage got a total makeover, and at times, the task seemed overwhelming. I painted the floor and added lots of DIY  wall storage and shelves.

DIY garage wall storage

diy garage storage

I really don’t have much to complain about. The year 2016 was good to me and my family. We were healthy, we always had food on the table, the kids did incredibly well in school (college), I became a mother-in-law and a Citizen of the United States, and I voted for the first time in my life.

Thank you so much for following along on my journey. I’m so thankful for your encouragement and support, and hope you’ll continue with me on this journey in the new year.

I wish each of you a wonderful ending to 2016, and I’ll see you in 2017!

By Sabine, December 30, 2016
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  • melodys100
    December 30, 2016

    You did SOO much this year and it all turned out great!! Give yourself a pat on the back!!

  • Sally
    December 30, 2016

    Happy New Year!! You are amazing! You certainly accomplished a lot this year. You should be very proud of yourself and thanks for sharing. Hope the coming year brings you much happiness, peace and contentment.

    • sabines
      December 31, 2016

      Aww thank you, Sally. I wish you you the same for the new year and thank you for reading my little blog.

  • Em Smith
    January 4, 2017

    Such a talented and hardworking mom!! You did great for your house, my favorite is your deck pet-friendly 🙂

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