A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

Yesterday I shared a Home Goals worksheet for 2019. It’s always fun to think about what’s ahead! But I think it’s also important to remember how far you’ve come or even to just let yourself feel content with what IS. You know?

I think in blog and Instagram world the tendency is to always be focused on the next thing. That mindset can lead to comparison, or keep you feeling constantly anxious like you need to do more, go faster, have more, or get onto the next project or season in life —even if you really don’t need to go at that crazy pace!

Even if you feel that pressure or the stress of wanting to get things done NOW, remember that creating a home is not a race! Things take time. Goodness, y’all know if you’ve been around my blog long enough that I am not always the speediest when it comes to house projects.

In some seasons you go full speed ahead and get all the things done, but there are plenty of days and months and even years where I just need to just be content with what IS and focus on what I can do.

Sometimes I do big projects, sometimes I manage some smaller updates, and sometimes I just putter around and rearrange what I have.

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

Today in the spirit of finding gratitude (and to remind myself that in spite of how many things are still on my to do list, I have in fact finished a few things, LOL!) I’ll be sharing some of the projects and changes we’ve made around our home in the past few years.

Remember all the trials we had trying to complete our side yard? Some projects take far longer than you think was necessary. Years, even.

So just for fun today, here is a list of links to some of the improvements, updates and changes we’ve made to our home over the past three years.

We finally got our front gate (we’re no longer gateless in Seattle!) but no, you didn’t miss the reveal. It is super cute but there were a couple more mishaps with it (believe it or not ha) so that project is still awaiting its final reveal this spring! FINGERS CROSSED AND KNOCKING ON THE GATE WOOD!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We transformed our backyard and side yard! See the before and after reveal post!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We painted our brick exterior white.

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We shared details on how we painted the side yard patio.

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We got a white slipcovered sofa … again!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We cozied up the house with plantation shutters and bamboo shades.

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We gave our master bedroom a makeover.

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We brought character to our galley kitchen in a remodel!

Kitchen Makeover (Reveal Post with Sources)

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

Our kitchen was photographed for Better Homes and Gardens and featured in The Cottage Journal!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We replaced our front and side doors with Dutch Doors! Dutch Door FAQ

We update the lighting in many of the rooms of our house, including new in the entry hall.

Most of the walls in our home have been painted. You can find a full list of our paint colors here.

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We made over our small guest bedroom.

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We made over our fireplace (twice) on a budget!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We set up a little space for an herb garden.

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

…and planted Lily’s garden!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We installed shiplap walls in the dining room. Shiplap Walls: What to Use and FAQ

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We made a few changes to our son’s room, here was an update!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We ripped out carpet and installed new floors in the basement!

Soon we’ll show you the new plantation shutters downstairs, too!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We added a wall to break up the big basement room and created a separate office!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

We gave this hallway built-in a simple DIY makeover. (See the before here)

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

I created a Winter Wellness Station in our guest room closet!

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

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In addition to my posts on this blog, I chronicle many of my home creating lessons and adventures in my books that I’ve been writing for the past few years! You can find all of my books here.

I’ll be back tomorrow sharing some thoughts about our next steps with this house!

Don’t forget you can fill out your 2019 Home Goals on this worksheet/Instagram story template!

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Home Goals 2019 + Worksheet and IG Template

Home Goals 2019 + Worksheet and IG Template

Happy almost 2019, friends! I know many of us think through and set personal goals at the start of each year, but do you make goals for your home? Every year before I think ahead, I think back with gratitude for the improvements big and small we’ve been able to make thus far (come back tomorrow, I’ll revisit our projects!).

Next I think about what matters most to us as a family. Are there improvements we could or should make in the new year to both protect our investment as a structure and/or as an investment in the well-being of our family?

Home Goals 2019 + Worksheet and IG Template

Each year I post a Home Goals worksheet here on Onerror to help us all think through and plan what matters most. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by our project list, isn’t it? I often am asked about where I start when it comes to my project list.

I find a simple home goal sheet like the one above really helps me to start thinking realistically, and helps me to to zero in on the most important elements to our family in our home this year. It’s also really helpful tool to save to check in on your progress or as a reminder of your goals throughout the year!

This year I made the Home Goals template that you can use to inspire your own goals. 

If you are on Instagram you can save the template above and fill it out to share on your own  stories! Just upload it to your Instagram story, and type out your answers to share to your story! When you share it, be sure to tag me so I can see it. :) Feel free to post the blank template and tag me for others to share, too (if you use it in a blog post you can just link back to me here!).

You’ll also find this template in my story highlights on my (you can screenshot it there).

Home Goals 2019 + Worksheet and IG Template

As a first step in planning, I find it is also really helpful to define your main purposes for your home. Once you think through what you hope your home will help you accomplish this year and what you dream about achieving through your home (a place of rest, a safe place for nurturing your family, a place to gather friends and family, a place to invest in hobbies or a home business, your sanctuary from the stress of the world, etc), it makes specific goal planning much easier!

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