October 2, 2023


My Sweet Home

Prime Residence Initiatives 2022 – Southern Hospitality

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Because the yr attracts to an in depth, I at all times prefer to look again in any respect the initiatives we accomplished this yr. We didn’t truly do this a lot DIY ourselves, not as many initiatives as we often do. However, I did go right down to Louisiana 3 instances this yr to assist my sister with planning after which doing initiatives along with her as they ready to maneuver of their new home. I shared all these with you too, so we’ll look again in any respect of these initiatives as effectively. We did accomplish loads!

At our home, the BIG BIG undertaking of 2022 was getting our pool accomplished. That’s sufficient of a undertaking for a number of years truly, since placing in a pool requires a lot time, consideration, and planning. We’re completely thrilled to have it completed and we’ve simply gone via our first fall/winter season with a pool.

Only a reminder of our yard after we purchased our home and moved in, again in 2017. The yard is smallish, extra lengthy and slender, however loads massive for our wants. We had no concept then that we’d truly put in a pool, nevertheless it’s enjoyable to see the adjustments from the start. There are such a lot of initiatives carried out again right here to get it to the place it’s now. Some have been DIY and a few we employed out, however all make our yard lovely. We’ve got carried out so much in 5 years!

One other angle of the yard after we moved in. We have been lucky to have that massive patio already in place.

After the pool went on this yr, it now seems like this. In case you missed the pool reveal, positively return and take a look at it. It does take effort to maintain it clear and searching this good. Mark is admittedly good about getting again there and cleansing the pool and surrounding landscaping and I’m glad for that. He has a gasoline blower that helps too. He nonetheless takes care of the mowing and all the upkeep in our yard. He’s a tough employee! No yard is upkeep free, is it?

We’ve simply gone via our first fall with a pool and we put a internet on it for about 2 months. It wasn’t that fairly with all of the leaves falling, however now they’re carried out and it’s not so dangerous conserving it clear again right here. We’ve got additionally stained the fence since these pics have been taken so I’ll need to take new pics this spring.

We love the way it turned out and we are able to’t wait to get again in there come summer time subsequent yr. We’re nonetheless ready on the gasoline firm to run a bigger line to our gasoline meter in order that we are able to run the heater. It ought to be carried out by spring, however we had no concept it might take this lengthy.

It truly is our yard paradise and we’re grateful to have it!

We’ve got actually loved the synthetic turf too, it’s low upkeep and we love the way it seems.

That is our greatest undertaking so far and we’re very happy with it. It’s the right out of doors entertaining spot.

My sister and brother-in-law moved into their new lake home in Covington, LA. I shared all of the initiatives at my sister’s home too and we did all this wicker spray portray once I went down in October after they moved in. What a distinction it made on their porches to have all this carried out. See all of the after pictures of the porches in that submit. They’re actually having fun with their new home. Don’t miss the lake home submit in case you missed that.

I shared all of the earlier than and after of the wicker portray on this submit, so test it out. The inexperienced chair above was the curbside discover (classic Lloyd Flanders) from my neighborhood with a FREE signal on it. I lastly dug again in my pictures and located the unique pic of the chair on the curb. I may see it from our home & couldn’t let it go, I needed to rescue that chair! And now I’ve an after shot of it to share with you. You possibly can see it was mismatched paint colours and the cushions have been dated. I do not forget that material. It simply wanted some TLC.

My sister bought the cushions lined right here in Marietta at Fringe Advantages. The material is a efficiency material so ought to maintain up effective outdoor.

And right here’s the after! It is a actually cozy chair and I do know they are going to take pleasure in it now. I had picked up the cushions for them they usually took them dwelling at Christmas.

Listed here are some in progress pictures of us portray all of the wicker. All of it turned out nice and stuffed up their porches. All from the curb, Fb market and consignment outlets.

Initiatives are at all times well worth the effort. All it takes is slightly little bit of DIY to fully change issues up with spray paint and paint usually.

Simply earlier than Christmas, Mark and I tackled one final undertaking at our home in the main bedroom. As I discussed within the reveal submit, we had talked about doing actual brick, however the expense and the mess deterred that plan, so we opted for brick wallpaper as a substitute.

We’re so proud of the result and actually love the way it turned out. Everybody that has seen it loves it too. It completely warmed up our room a lot and it was such a straightforward undertaking, solely took 4 hours to do. We tackled it in sooner or later and the room was put again collectively!

That’s a wrap on our initiatives this yr. An enormous one and some small ones are what we’ve got to point out for the yr. We at all times have one thing occurring round her and I count on subsequent yr shall be no exception. We’ve got a number of extra issues we need to do right here at our home. Mark has a coffered ceiling deliberate for our household room. We’ve got yet one more rest room to do upstairs after which we’ll transfer to the basement the place we plan to start out ending off the center part down there, from the steps right down to the principle room. We’ve got quite a lot of decluttering nonetheless to do within the basement and much more organizing to do too, however that shall be our final space of enchancment. We simply need to get the center part completed to make it really feel like an actual room down there, so we’ll see what we give you on that. It’s nonetheless within the pondering phases.

It feels good to DIY and get issues carried out round a home, doesn’t it? We’re very happy with our home and the way a lot we’ve got accomplished in 5 years. In case you missed my submit How we Upgraded our Builder’s Beige home, you may see all of the earlier than and afters we’ve got accomplished to date in our dwelling. We love our dwelling and don’t have any plans to maneuver anytime quickly. We’ve got fallen in love with our city of Acworth and love the place we stay.

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