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Elsie’s 2022 Challenge Listing – A Stunning Mess


Is there something higher than making a undertaking checklist for the brand new 12 months? I like to make a undertaking checklist for my house at first of every 12 months.

It at all times finally ends up altering and evolving indirectly by the top of the 12 months (and I by no means get each merchandise finished!), however on the finish of the 12 months I’m normally stunned how a lot we accomplished.

You possibly can see final 12 months’s objectives right here and final 12 months’s end-of-year recap right here. On this submit, I’ll share my undertaking checklist for 2022 and what I made a decision not to do that 12 months, as properly.

Right here’s my temper board so you may get an thought of the overall vibe and household of colours I wish to keep inside.

My largest priorities are that rooms really feel tremendous cozy and that they’re versatile for my love of vacation decor, themed events for my children, and swapping accent colours by temper or season.

Entryway. Should you comply with us on IG you’ve gotten seen that I’m already fairly far into this renovation. After a lot head-scratching, we determined to shut within the second story above our entryway.

By including that new ceiling/ground, we gained an entryway that’s a lot simpler to brighten and somewhat bonus room above the entryway (extra on that under).

Presently, we’re including some moldings to this room and planning on doing a wallpapered ceiling. Oh, and we selected herringbone wooden for simply the entryway after we changed the tile in November.

Residing Room. Once you enter the house, this room is simply to your left. We’re including built-ins, portray it a moody coloration (it’s not a darkish coloration, however it feels moody to me compared to what I normally select).

We had been initially planning to maintain the fireside, however it was broken throughout the tile demo and couldn’t be salvaged. We ended up designing a brand new hearth that I really like much more. It has a seat and feels actually nice for the size of the area.

So, all is properly that ends properly. I can’t wait to point out you this accomplished area!

Eating Room. This room is being renovated proper now. We added a wall with an arched opening so it’s much less open (however nonetheless a lot open).

I made a decision to do bookshelves surrounding the eating desk and add a fake hearth. There can be a window seat under the window.

This one is a bit more tough to think about, however in my mind it’s AMAZING and I can’t wait so that you can see it.

I used to be impressed by a restaurant we ate directly that had bookcases in all places with books and little tea gentle candles. I feel it is going to be so cozy and enjoyable to brighten.

Powder Lavatory. Augh, lastly! This has been out of fee for months since we did the wood flooring.

It was surprisingly actually tough for me to design. I nonetheless haven’t picked the wallpaper and the paint coloration, however I’ve picked the whole lot else. It’s going to be cute and mix with the remainder of the rooms very well.

Artwork Room. I’ve to present Collin credit score that he did a lot good work to this room earlier than he left. He constructed out the cabinets to the touch the ceiling and they’re each extra stunning and extra practical now.

Presently, it’s been stuffed to the brim with furnishings since we’ve been renovating the opposite rooms. I haven’t had entry to it for months and I actually miss it.

It has some drywall holes that want patching (right here’s a hack to patch a drywall gap) and desires some minor decor, however it’s near being accomplished.

Film Room. One other one that’s SO shut. I actually simply must tweak the artwork and get a brand new espresso desk and we will shoot this room. I can’t wait to share it with you—it must be finished by subsequent month.

Final 12 months, I made a decision to purchase a pottery wheel and kiln. I used to be planning to place them in our storage and my husband actually needed me to make use of this little connected shed as an alternative.

I used to be hesitant as a result of it didn’t have a water line and or as quick access to our home.

I spent a lot money and time in 2021 getting this room prepared. Other than buying a kiln and wheel, we needed to get a sink added (and so they needed to make the water faucet a freezeproof outside one).

I needed to get a brand new roof placed on the shed as a result of it was leaking, and I needed to get new doorways placed on as a result of the doorways beforehand had no home windows and it was not weatherproofed.

All of that’s lastly finished and now I’m simply ready on an appointment to get the kiln and vent put in. We’re so shut! By the way in which, I’m actually glad Jeremy talked me out of the storage now.

Touchdown and Hidden Room. On the high of our stairs, there’s a little touchdown space that leads into our bed room (in addition to the hallway to the opposite rooms).

Then, the place you see the rail right here is the place the brand new ground was added above the entryway. So now now we have this little further room that connects to this touchdown. It’s a small room, mainly a big closet dimension.

I bought a classic armoire from Etsy and it’ll grow to be the door into the hidden room. We determined to make it a children library inside.

One in every of my largest parenting objectives for the following 10 years is to encourage my children to grow to be readers, and I feel this can be a superb step in that course.

Major Bed room. Our bed room is de facto huge and peculiar. After we first moved in, it freaked me out as a result of it made all our furnishings look shrunken. We had scale points for certain. It took me a very long time to get concepts for the very best structure, too because it’s nearer to a sq. form than a rectangle.

We don’t have sufficient room for a full front room setup (sofas, chairs, espresso desk), however it additionally clearly wants extra furnishings than simply the mattress and dresser. I’d say it was in all probability probably the most difficult room in our Nineties puzzle.

I’m excited to point out you what I’ve deliberate, however I’m additionally nonetheless crossing my fingers that we will make it really feel how we would like it to really feel. I’m probably the most nervous about this room.

Different plans: A number of extra rooms now we have our our checklist this 12 months both as a “hell sure” or a “perhaps” are: Jeremy’s workplace (it’s nearly finished, however wants an annoying drywall patch job that will disrupt his work), most important lavatory (if our contractor can meet our funds we are going to in all probability go for it this spring!) and our house gymnasium (presently practical however wants work to really feel full).

The opposite factor I’m considering is including a playhouse to our yard. We actually liked our final one and if we’re going to do it I don’t wish to wait too lengthy since children develop quick. On the fence with that one.

What’s not our checklist: I can’t consider I’m about to say this, however we determined to not do our huge kitchen renovation this 12 months. The explanation why is as a result of if we needed to complete it by the top of the summer season, we have to begin now to be on schedule.

Since we simply renovated by way of the vacations I’m not in the suitable headspace to plan my dream kitchen this season and I don’t wish to have any regrets. So, we determined to carry off till 2023 for that undertaking.

If all goes properly, we are going to wrap up our renovations and I’ll spend subsequent fall and Christmas having fun with our new areas, utilizing my practical ’90s kitchen to make Christmas cookies and planning our dream kitchen.

As of proper now, I feel January of 2023 could be a superb time to begin demo. It’s an enormous undertaking that can put us and not using a kitchen and laundry room for months, and I’m simply not feeling that for 2022.

Plus, once I checked out our checklist of what all now we have going this 12 months, it felt like we have already got greater than sufficient renovations for the weblog, so no hurt in spacing out extra for the longer term. I don’t wish to stuff my schedule an excessive amount of or rush by way of this because it’s really a dream undertaking.

I’m actually excited to share this 12 months’s renovations with you! Which room are you probably the most excited to see? xx- Elsie



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