Check out our latest DIY and home improvement projects. From a fresh coat of paint to a full kitchen renovation, we’re always doing something to make our house a home.
All things design, shopping, and a whole lot of ideas to inspire you. The beauty is often in the details and we’re obsessively looking to find them.
It’s not all drywall dust and design revisions. Sometimes we travel, whip up a new recipe, and enthusiastically talk about how much we love our dogs.
Week 1 is behind us and I can already see my vision coming together!
So far, we have made more progress than I thought we would, which is really a great way to start a project! My goal for Week 1 was to paint one side of the house and lay the brick walkway. I had no idea how long it would take to both learn how to use the paint sprayer and actually get the job done, and I’m happy to report that I overestimated and we ended up getting almost three sides of the house painted over the weekend!
What we have done so far:
Completely finished with painting the two long sides of the house
Laid brick path
What we have left to do
Finish painting the back side of the house (we are close on this one, just some details left)
Painting the front of the house
Add step up to the house (and tile it when the tiles arrive!)
Finishing touches to our salvaged wood front door
Hang wood front door
Paint back patio door to match new exterior paint
Clean up (this project has been pretty hard on our lawn, so this step might be a big one)
Sooo…about that project timeline?
We are way ahead, which means I have room to add in a few extra projects!
I already got started on giving our shed a little makeover. Painting the shed was always part of the plan, but I added lights and painted the hardware brass and it’s already so much cuter! I’m also going to add a little brick patio type thing to the front and some potted plants. Also majorly need to clean this space out and get it organized!
The second project we want to add is smoothing out the wood posts in the front of our house. They are currently a really rough and ragged wood. I think all we want to do for this is get a higher quality wood and add a facade. It’s a small detail, but I think it will make a big difference in person!
The last project we want to add is trying our hand at building some outdoor furniture for the front porch. I have been eyeing up these chairs for a while, and think I might be able to figure out a DIY version. 😬Wish me luck haha
Make sure to check back next week to see what we’ve gotten done and also follow along with everyone else participating in the challenge!