2017 Home Project Plans

We are one month into 2017 and it is time to get back on the horse and begin working on some home projects in the queue.  Here are the projects I am hoping to tackle in February:

1.) I need to start to make a dent in painting trim around the house.  If I am feeling really crazy (which I probably won't), maybe I will even paint a ceiling or two.  These two tasks may be my least favorite projects, but they really do make such a difference.

Check out the difference when we painted the baseboards in the utility room.

BEFORE:

Before image of the utility room where the dogs sleep.

MID-RENOVATION - PAINTED WALLS

Utility room mid-renovation

AFTER - PAINTED TRIM AND WOOD FLOORS

Painted trim and Pergo floors

2.) I want to begin sprucing up our half bathroom off of the rock room/family room. I want to challenge myself to do this on a budget so the goal is to spend less than $200, we will see if I can stay within that budget!  Here is what I am thinking in terms of updates:

  • Remove wallpaper

  • Remove chair rail

  • Paint walls/ceiling/trim

  • New light fixture

  • Paint vanity

  • Paint existing mirror and reuse

  • Update vanity top? - I am struggling with this, the current top is pretty outdated and complete with the shell indentation for soap

  • Replace towel holder & toilet paper roll

This bathroom continued the accent wall theme and opted for a light green paint instead of wallpaper on the final wall.  The brass fixtures, the honey wood & 80's counter top really date this bathroom.

Before photo of the half bathroom

Swirly sea shell countertop.

Dated seashell countertop

Old vanity:

Builder grade vanity in half bathroom

Here is a shot of the bathroom from the entryway.

Dated half bathroom with old wallpaper

Before image of the half bathroom

I will keep you posted on my progress throughout the month.  Until then, check out my pinterest page where I will be finding design inspiration!

Thanks for checking in!