Hey! Anybody on the market? *faucet, faucet* Is that this factor on? 😀
Matt and I had such a beautiful, enjoyable time over this final week, and after our horrible, horrible, no good, very unhealthy last two weeks of 2022 (in case you missed that story, you possibly can examine it right here), we desperately wanted final week to ourselves. I did completely no work on the home throughout this final week. I watched extra motion pictures than I can depend, took a nap nearly each single afternoon, and ate far more yummy meals than I ought to have.
So after testing utterly for an entire week, I’m lastly feeling rested, prepared and excited to get this new yr underway. I’m able to get again to the house gymnasium and get that room completed, and transfer on to ending my studio. I’m able to get some smaller initiatives completed which have been hanging over my head for some time now. I’m prepared to start out taking the wanted steps in direction of getting our addition began. It needs to be a enjoyable yr!
However earlier than that, let’s check out what my targets have been for 2022, and see how I did on these. Spoiler alert: I didn’t make superb progress on my targets for 2022. 😀
After I was studying again over my 2022 Grasp Listing of Dwelling Objectives, I believed to myself, “I may actually simply copy and paste this submit and use it for my 2023 Grasp Listing of Dwelling Objectives.” It’s true. On my checklist of dwelling targets for 2022 have been to (1) end the house gymnasium, (2) end the grasp lavatory, and (3) end my studio. I additionally deliberate to do some outside initiatives, like some upkeep on our entrance porch space and eventually getting that utterly completed.
Ultimately, the one completed room I crossed off of the checklist by the tip of 2022 was the grasp lavatory. However I’m not going to beat myself up about it. I did make progress throughout 2022, and that’s what issues. And never solely did I make progress, however I completed one of many largest room remodels I’ve taken on up to now.
Firstly of 2022, the grasp lavatory regarded like this…
And as of December, the toilet is totally completed and appears like this…
Should you missed that last earlier than and after submit, you possibly can see the entire thing right here.
Whereas the grasp lavatory was the one room/space I completed in 2022, it was an enormous mission, and I’m so happy with the way it turned out. I’m additionally very happy with the truth that I used that room to stretch my DIY talents and study new issues.
One of many largest methods I challenged myself on that loo was by constructing the table-style vanities and the center storage cupboard.
I’ve constructed tables and storage cupboards earlier than, however I’ve all the time constructed them to be painted. That signifies that I can depend on a great deal of wooden filler and caulk to make up for my lack of good constructing abilities earlier than portray them.
However 2022 was the primary time in all of my years of DIYing that I eliminated that security internet, and constructed the gadgets for one of many two primary function partitions within the largest and (most likely) costliest room in our home out of walnut. I used walnut lumber, turned walnut legs, and walnut veneer to create these items.
I used to be so intimidated by that mission, however trying again on it, I’m so glad that I pushed myself to flex these new DIY muscle tissues. I now really feel completely comfy working with costly lumber, working with prime quality wooden veneer, and dealing with out the protection nets of wooden filler and caulk. (To be clear, I did use some wooden filler, however not practically so liberally as I typically would on a chunk that’s to be painted. However caulk was out of the query.)
Should you missed these initiatives, you could find them right here:
I had hoped to get much more completed on my C.O.P. (cleansing, organizing, purging) journey by our home in 2022. However whereas I didn’t get every part purged and arranged that I had hoped, I did end up these final remaining organizational initiatives within the kitchen.
I’m glad to say that the organizing options that I put into place for our fridge have caught. At the moment, our fridge may use a little bit cleansing and tidying up, however for probably the most half, it has stayed fairly organized. I haven’t gone again to my earlier open-and-shove technique that resulted in our fridge trying like the photographs on the left beneath…
And I additionally organized my cupboard the place I retailer my 4 skillets by constructing this very simple DIY vertical skillet organizer.
That has made it a lot simpler to achieve into that cupboard and seize precisely what I would like slightly than having to tug out an entire stack of skillets to get the one I need.
And eventually, I bought the entire again wall of cupboards cleaned out and arranged.
A few of these cupboards had lacking cabinets as a result of I had taken them out the final time I painted the cupboards (again in 2017), and I feel among the cabinets accidently have been positioned on my scrap pile that bought loaded up and hauled off with the development particles. So I lastly minimize new cabinets, edge banded them with wooden veneer edge banding, and bought the entire cupboards on this wall organized and helpful.
I’m the kind of one that isn’t naturally organized and tidy, however as soon as methods are put into place, I’m fairly good at sticking with them. So having my complete kitchen purged and arranged now makes it a lot extra environment friendly and simpler to make use of. I hope to proceed placing these methods into place in 2023 and past till each space of our home has been purged and arranged.
Whereas 2022 appeared a bit gradual within the dwelling initiatives class, the most important and most life-changing factor occurred for us in 2022. We purchased a wheelchair van.
And after 13 years of being homebound and by no means leaving the home, Matt lastly determined that he wished to enterprise out and be part of the skin world once more. For the primary time in 13 years, he ate at a restaurant, went to a transfer theater and watched a film, went to a park, went to church, and did a number of different issues that he hadn’t completed on effectively over a decade of being homebound.
I nonetheless get a little bit choked up after I watch the movies I took of our first outing. Matt and I have been each emotional about it, and he and I each cried as we went by the road to order our meals at Rosa’s. I’m positive the individuals there have been questioning what the heck was happening. 😀 You’ll be able to learn all about our first week with the wheelchair van right here.
The ultimate huge factor that occurred in 2022 was that Matt purchased me an appointment with a panorama designer for my birthday. After assembly with him, strolling our property, and sharing my imaginative and prescient and goals, the designer got here up with an attractive plan and drawing for me. This factor appears to be like like a murals that needs to be framed and held on the wall.
In order that just about sums up 2022. It was a gradual yr total, and I don’t really feel like I ended the yr with an entire lot of progress to indicate. However a minimum of I bought the grasp lavatory completed, and that was an enormous accomplishment.
I do hope that 2023 has an entire lot extra selection, although. I would like selection to maintain myself and motivated.
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and adorn the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do nearly all of the work on the home on my own. You’ll be able to study extra about me right here.
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