I’ve said it again and again recently (because I’m so excited) that I’m finally working on the final interior room of our house (my studio). Once this room is completed, it will officially be the interior of all our homes. Every time I talk about it, I get a lot of questions about what I plan to do with my blog once the studio is over. Many long-time readers seem to think that once the studio is complete, they will close the blog.
Well, it doesn’t happen.Let me assure you that while I’m almost Formally Even after you finish decorating your home, there is still a lot to do.
Let me give you a quick overview today’s situationand where things are going.
studio and studio bathroom
This room is a big project and includes not only the main room but also the studio bathroom. We’re hoping to get this done by mid-August this year (10 years since we bought this home), but we’re not betting we’ll actually hit that goal. It doesn’t take long and there’s a lot to do in these rooms.
inside the house Formally It’s finished after we finished the studio, but that doesn’t mean we won’t go back and make some changes to some of the rooms. Someone recently commented and asked, “Do you ever get tired of redoing projects you’ve already done?” My reply was “maybe you missed the name of my blog”. 😀 No, you’ll never get tired of undoing, tweaking, and trying different ideas.
Having said that, I mentioned earlier that I would like to make some changes to the hallway bathroom.
These include (1) new countertops, (2) new accent tiles, (3) new sconces, (4) new shower curtains, (5) new plumbing fixtures, and (6) new vanity colors. .
This bedroom still needs a few changes, most of which I’m sure I’ve already mentioned in previous blog posts.
The main project here will be the walls. I love how the room looks from the top. But you wouldn’t look at a room just for that view. Looking at the room from this view…
And after living in the same room for over two years and actually using it as a temporary bedroom, the walls feel unfinished. Continue with the hand-painted floral design on the top of her two remaining walls, and add white paneling to the bottom of all three walls.
In addition to the walls, you also need to make a frame for the bed. The original pretty wooden frame we use here stopped working when Matt’s physiotherapist suggested he switched the regular bed to an adjustable bed, so here for his two years the bed also It looks unfinished and almost floating. You can see what I mean in the picture below…
And finally, I’m not sure I’m a yellow person. I happened to have some yellow velvet on hand, so I decided to use it for the windows, so I tried it here. This is subject to change, but has not yet been finalized.
The kitchen was the first room I renovated after buying a house, so it’s been a while!
That doesn’t mean I’m ready to completely revamp it again. For example, how long has it been since you said you wanted to get rid of your dishwasher? I still plan to do so, but the project is not yet at the top of my priority list. But eventually it will.
I also want to get rid of the concrete countertops and replace them with quartz. They served their purpose when I couldn’t afford a higher quality solid surface countertop, but after dealing with concrete stains for almost a decade, I was done. I look forward to the day when I can
We’ve been talking about this for so long that I know it never seems like it will happen, but it will. (Economic collapse, bank collapse, etc.), I’m afraid to do anything big right now. but, intention break out. Once that happens, complete the family room, bedroom and laundry room.
I’ve been pretty focused on the front porch lately, but I still have a project to do to get it done.
But more exterior projects need to be done. I was cleaning out my sunroom a few months ago when I came across some corbels I had purchased years ago to make window flower boxes for the front windows of my house. is!
I’m also planning to build a pergola over the breakfast room window (which is almost completely obscured by this ever-growing plant).
And I still have to build the steps and finish this area by the side studio door. That’s all. There are still stacked cider blocks to serve as the steps to this door, and the steps should be built to match the style of the front steps.
And a carport. This is not over yet. It’s useful as is, but it needs finishing. This is an old photo, so thankfully the shutter is no more. 😀 They were installed in the house a long time ago. But the rest look pretty much the same. It needs to be painted, and the ceiling and lighting needs finishing.
garden projects and landscaping
With all that done, I still have an acre of land that needs landscaping!!
I honestly feel like I’ll be working on it for the rest of my life, never ending it, never running out of things to do.
Then I have a small project
As if all of this wasn’t enough, for literally years I’ve been saving, sharing, and teaching people how to make artwork and small project ideas I’d like to do. I lost many of them when it broke, but I still have many ideas stored elsewhere (Pinterest, Instagram, my laptop) that I’ve been collecting for years and waiting for the time to come. increase. Spend more time on those small, fun projects. Ten or two years spent on small fun architectural projects, art projects, sewing projects, etc. will not bring your creative ideas to fruition.
That being said, even with the interiors of our home (as it is now) officially complete and the studio complete, there is no shortage of creative ideas I have and things I want to do. And create something that can be shared with you. But yes, when it’s all over, it’s time to shut down the blog. 😉
Addicted 2 Decorating is where my husband Matt and I share our DIY and decorating journeys as we modify and decorate a 1948 Fixer upper that I bought in 2013. Do the housework yourself. You can find out more about me here.
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