Every year in January I post our hopes for improvements around the house and earlier this year I posted our Home Goals for 2012. Here’s the checklist on how far we got!
2) Build a Bench. Check! I dreamed of a potting bench for years and Matt built us one this summer. Woot! All the snaps and the full how to here.
3) Girl’s Bedroom Makeover. Not a whole lot done here, this space is still a work in progress but she does have a new painted desk and some lovely new window panels. More on the progress in this bedroom in 2013!
4.) Storage in the Home Office. I did grab two Expedits for this space earlier this year but truth be told I’m not totally thrilled with them. I’m thinking a wall of taller bookcases will work much better in here and make it feel more like a library/home office. I’ll find another home for the credenza too.
7). Courtyard Resurfacing. We’ve been meaning to fix the courtyard surface for years, and finally invested in this outdoor project and we really love the results. We’ll be sprucing up this outdoor area with furnishings and plantings in the spring. Full story of the resurfacing project here.
8) Pantry makeover + organization and garage floor epoxy. Total fail! But hey, there’s always 2013…
But our most rewarding remodels this year were on behalf of our local Committee on the Shelterless and through the Alma Project efforts. Thanks to generous sponsors, volunteers, and donations from many of you we transformed these four spaces and these are the projects we’re truly most proud of.
It’s nice to look back and see that we accomplished most of what we set out to do for our own home and we were able to use our skills to help in other places too.
Did you all make a home goals list this year? How did you do? Did you check a lot off your list or will the projects continue into next year?