As I looked through my blog to write this post, I was surprised at how much I had accomplished this year. I had a little help along the way, but most things were done by me, by myself, with little to no previous experience.
The update to my home started in 2009 when I painted my kitchen cabinets. 2010 rolls around and I had to paint the walls, remove and replace the existing floor tiles and rip out and reinstall a new backsplash. The baseboards were replaced as well as installing new crown moulding.
My bedroom was a mess. If you are like most other mum’s, we always seem to come last.
And updated one more time
I created knock off art because the real thing is way out of my price range
When the weather warmed up, I tackled the front entrance
After, much better
The back patio was also updated with an update to a new to me patio set and new patio stones
There were lots of thrifty finds along the way, these are some of my favourites
A beautiful cloche. Life before Marty (at a stroll through life) did not include cloches :)
A $20 lingerie chest gets an update
Free coffee bean sacks became decor and gifts
The old colour scheme in my dining and living room had to go
I added an empty picture frame gallery which I had a lot of fun with, changing it up for the seasons
The dining room got striped, I updated a new to me dining set and made my own drum shade chandy.
I also got crafty, making gifts for family and friends
I had hoped to have my front entry and powder room done before 2011, but I’m afraid it is almost upon us and I’m not done. The powder room will be completed today, but not the entry.
It’s been a fabulous year! You all continue to inspire me. I hope that I have inspired some of you. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your journey.
All the best to you in 2011.