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My 5 Big Projects Of 2017

  • December 30, 2017
  • By Sabine
My 5 Big Projects Of 2017

So many projects, so little time! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was lovely … and white!

When we moved into our fixer upper in 2014, I was in a rush to get everything done so my kids could have a home they’d feel comfortable in. I soon realized unless you have $100K to spend on a 6-week remodel (HGTV kind of remodel), your home/house is going to be a work in progress… for many years. Before 2018 rolls in, here are a few projects I poured my energy into this year.

1. Kitchen Pantry: Our kitchen needed more storage so I did the obvious (haha) – I took two bookshelves and turned them into a pantry.

bookshelf to pantry

2. Chain Link Fence Upgrade: A few old fence boards can make a chain link fence look so much better, don’t you think?

chain link fence makeover
dog house makeover

3. Dog House Makeover: I almost didn’t think this old dog house could come back “to life”. This made the end result so much sweeter. 

4. Modern Entryway Table: A couple of hours of work and $30 worth of products can get you a new entryway table. It’s perfect for our small entryway, which leads into the living room.

diy modern entryway table

5. New Door Handles: I can’t tell you how much I love our new door handles. Your hands can be full, that’s ok, because your elbow can open the door.


I’m looking forward to new projects in 2018! May the new year be filled with all the very best.

By Sabine, December 30, 2017
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  • Em Smith
    December 30, 2017

    These are all totally amazing works!! My favorites are the entry table and your pantry cabinet. I wish I have skills like you!!! You are so talented Sabine! Happy new year and can’t wait see more of your DIYs next year!

    • sabines
      December 31, 2017

      Aww thank you, Em. You’re so sweet. You can totally do this… I know how crafty and creative you are. Try it! Happy New Year to you and your lovely family.

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