Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

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Welcome 2018! New beginnings! New opportunities! New goals and upcoming accomplishments! Here we are. But first…I thought it would be fun to do a recap of 2017. It’s always nice to go back and see what all has been accomplished the previous year.

I started off the year with a brand new guest bathroom. After doing a complete farmhouse makeover to our guest bathroom at the end of 2016, it was nice to start with a major project already finished….

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

….Especially since my next project was going to be a major undertaking also…My brother’s office makeover. Starting with a few wall treatments

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

And then this wall treatment

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

And one more wall treatment….

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

My sister and I really enjoyed giving my brother’s office a new updated look. It was so fun to go out and shop for all the furniture and decor. Of course, what could be better than spending someone else’s money!?! We’re still adding some touches here and there. So stay tuned, for an upcoming post on the final reveal.

Continuing the recap of 2017

A much smaller scale makeover, but still a lot of fun…was the Chalk and Display Wall I made for my nephew, Lucas (and his, coming-in-july!!!, brother or sister 🙂 ) ….

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

Do you have those built-ins that so many homes from the early 2000’s have? You would really like to change them up a bit and make them a little more modern, but aren’t sure of what to do? This was my dilemma in 2017 and another project tackled. You can read all about how I got this look in my Built-In Cabinets Makeover post

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

And if you’ve read my blog for even a short time, you know my LOVE for sliding barn doors. So, of course, 2017 would not be complete without a barn door or two added to our home. This one in our family room is my favorite…

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

Check out my full tutorial on how to make your own sliding barn door. So simple to do and this tutorial makes it even easier.

We now have three of these in our home, with visions of many more. Which leads me to another makeover–Lauryn’s room…

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

I just realized I never did a final reveal post for Lauryn’s room and just kind of posted progress as it was made–so that will definitely be an upcoming post. But for now, you can check out the sliding door hardware I used and pictures of her room makeover here.

More recap of 2017

Throughout the year, I refinished a number of furniture pieces…

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

I’ll list the links for those at the bottom of this post.

I get asked alot about my Vintage sign I made for my dining room. Another easy build. All you need is some old wood and a trip to Hobby Lobby. Check out the Vintage Sign post here.

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

And to finish up the recap of 2017

Our biggest and most exciting news for 2017 was the launching of Repurpose Home–Modern Industrial Farmhouse Design. Find a picture you love on Pinterest and we’ll recreate that same look in your home. Have a custom furniture piece you want built? Farmhouse table? Sofa table? Coffee table? Barn door? ETC!! You name it we’ll build it. We love this stuff!!

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

 

Here are a few custom builds I have already made for Repurpose Home. I’ll be posting the plans for these builds in an upcoming post…

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

It was a blessing to be able to donate a couple pieces of furniture this year too. We love the school our kids attend and count it as such a blessing to be a part of such a great community of people. So, to be able to give back to the school and the Biblical teaching they instill in our kids everyday, was such a joy. I loved building this table to be auctioned off at the annual dinner/fundraiser….

Recap of 2017-Projects, Makeovers & Home Decor

People always ask me if I have another project coming up…to which I answer a resounding–YES!! My home is a constant makeover in action. And 2018 will be no exception. I already have several ideas floating in my head of all I want to makeover, recreate, build, refinish. And I can’t wait to get started!!

Here’s to an amazing 2018!!

Until next time,

Happy Building!!

Additional links to check out…

How to Bring Life Back to an Old Furniture Piece–Updating a Sofa Table

How to Restore the Look of an Old Dresser

How to Restore Old Musty, Cigarette-Smelling Furniture

Quick and Easy Coffee Table Makeover

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