A new year, new projects for our house. We promised each other that we would take it easy this year. Because, let’s face it. 2015-2017 were a total shit show here. From the basement work, landscaping, and trying to make each room more livable took every ounce of energy and cash flow out of us. We knew what we were getting into, but gosh to live through it, in it, and doing it all yourself is just bananas. (minus the major landscaping, we had to call for help!)
SO! For 2017 we are keeping the Thome homes projects simple. Focusing mainly on decor changes/additions and putting our energy into fixing up the other homes we purchase this year (if you tuned into my facebook live @Abby Thome you heard we are starting a new business!)
Here is a list of what projects I want to tackle for 2017. It is always fun to jot them down, and then see what may change or pop up throughout the year. Never in a million years did I think we would re-do our backyard this past year, and add a privacy fence and re-finish the deck. But, heck, YOLO -am I right??
Add a feature wall – we are going to shiplap the wall like we did in Max’s nursery.
Resurface the fireplace (adding brick to the ceiling + new mantle)
Add a feature wall – this wall I want to have ample storage!
Art work (can you tell we lack art work??)
Find a new piano bench
New/or re-do kitchen table
Wallpaper / Paint
Create storage for closet
New pillows + bedding
Finish it by February 1 !
As you can see our list is a little on the lighter side – and I am sure a lot will change as we go. I have a gut feeling somehow, someway we will start our game plan for the basement. Our master bedroom will be one of my favorite makeovers I plan to do this year I think. It needs a lot of TLC and direction. I’m thinking sexy meets oasis mixed with complete comfort and style? HA.
If we win the lottery:
Rip out the entire first floor flooring – refinish existing dining room + family room floors
Expand Laundry room and 1/2 bath
Go to disney world
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