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.
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.
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.
The deck was another story. My goal was to make the deck pet-friendly, which meant to basically rebuild the entire 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.
My small bathroom refresh happened in August. I painted the walls, bought new accessories, and added a board and batten.
In October, I took on the guest room. I added new furniture, rug, storage, and accessories.
I also built this art ledge and made the macrame wall hanging.
This 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.
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!
You did SOO much this year and it all turned out great!! Give yourself a pat on the back!!
Thanks, Melody. And thank you for all your support this year!
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.
Aww thank you, Sally. I wish you you the same for the new year and thank you for reading my little blog.
Such a talented and hardworking mom!! You did great for your house, my favorite is your deck pet-friendly 🙂
Thank you, Em. Have a safe trip to the Philippines.