Back in January, I shared a blog post detailing my Projects & Plans for 2016. And now that we’re halfway through the year, I wanted to give you a goal check update on what I’ve crossed off the list, and what still needs tackled. And this may or may not also serve as an accountability post for myself to ensure the rest actually gets done 😉
- The first thing on the list was redoing my hubby’s closet. And the main reason for this was because he was previously taking up 2 whole closets – his and the one in the nursery. And being that we had a baby on the way, he was getting the boot from that closet. So the good news is I checked this off the list pronto. Here was his closet in the master bedroom before:
And here is the after:
I am happy to report that he has maintained the closet very nicely and it still looks almost exactly like this! Here is the link to the blog post where I gave a step by step tutorial on how I conquered this project.
- The second thing on the list was to give the baby’s closet a makeover. Can you tell I love organizing closets?? I had fun doing this project and quickly checked it off the list. This was the closet before (when Ryan occupied it):
And here it is now:
Here’s the full post and tutorial with all the details.
- Number three on the list was to get the nursery ready for little Aiden. I can say with certainty this was my favorite project to date! It has easily become one of my favorite spaces in our home. Here was the empty, spare bedroom before:
And here is Aiden’s Nursery now and with the full reveal post:
- And now we get to the part of the list that isn’t quit done yet. Starting with number 4, the garage intervention project. Remember back in January when I said we had already blocked off a weekend dedicated to organizing the garage? Yeah well that didn’t quite go as planned. But it wasn’t quite a fail either. Basically this project needs probably 6 weekends dedicated to organizing it. So with just 1, we made only a small dent. You probably can’t tell much from the before picture, but the garage was covered in saw dust from the millions of projects I’ve done in there.
I was able to throw away a TON of old scrap wood that I’ll never use again, eliminate one 5 tier shelving unit, get a lot of stuff off the floor, and SWEEP. That was sadly the part that was bothering me the most. The amount of saw dust and stuff covered in saw dust was just driving me insane. So now that most of that is gone, I’m able to sleep easier and not have so much anxiety over this space. But trust me, that doesn’t mean I’m happy with how it looks now, and I still plan on having several more intervention weekends in here. Hopefully by the end of the year. Fingers Crossed.
- The guest bedroom makeover. I’ve thought about this one quite a bit and have actually made a small start. I think the main thing that’s holding me back is that I haven’t settled on the exact design for this room yet. I haven’t chosen what kind of accent wall I want to do, or the color scheme (which we all know will be mostly neutral, ha!).
However, a few months ago I was shopping at HomeGoods for a client friend and fell in LOVE with some pillows. So I bought them all. Like I said, I haven’t really decided how I’m going to design this room yet, but now that I have these pillows, they will certainly be the main inspiration that I’ll work everything else around.
- The stair remodel! Behind the nursery makeover, quite possibly the most exciting thing ever! The hubby is on board with this project which is the best part! I’ve been saving names and phone numbers of drywall guys and handymen that I’ve heard of lately so I have options when we go to pull the trigger. My main concern about starting this one is the amount of dust involved with the drywall removal. Which is precisely why I don’t want to attempt this one myself, even though I’m pretty confident I could do it, ha! With a little baby in the house, I’m not sure how the dust is going to work.
In a few months, when little man is a little older, I’m going to call in some drywall guys for quotes on the removal. Maybe they have ways of containing the amount of dust that I’m unaware of. That would be fabulous.
- And last but not least was my pipe dream to get a new house.
To be honest with you? We seriously considered building this home and crunched the numbers for a month or two earlier this year. There’s a new up and coming neighborhood that we REALLY want to be in, but it just doesn’t make sense right now with a new baby and all. We are happy with we are at for right now, and I still have plenty more things I want to do to this house before we are done with it But ironically enough, this particular model just came up in that neighborhood as a resale. Back to dreaming, ha!