2014 Goals- 6 month check in

Can you believe we’re are already half way through 2014?! Craziness right? Back at the beginning of the year I shared a vision of our goals for our home this year along with timeline we hoped to accomplish it in. I figured it was only fair that to check in with yal and show you where we are in our plans as well as how they’ve changed. Here’s a quick recap of where we are and where we are going:

Foyer makeover

Board and batten in foyer

The foyer got a complete makeover with new paint and board and batten wainscoting. My sexy contractor hubby was nice enough to build me this amazing industrial style console table (see directions here). A new mirror and decorations like my “Hey there beautiful” art liven up the space. While this project sorely tempted our marriage patience it came out fabulous in the end and stayed on schedule.

foyer table and artwork

Porch Makeover

This project started off behind schedule because March just refused to warm up enough to let us go outside. In fact we’re are still wrapping it up. So far we have painted the porch ceiling, painted the railings, replaced the screens and installed a new fan and screen door. We are now just finishing up the exterior trim work. Originally we had planned on tiling the floors but that project has been bumped to 2015. Here’s a sneak peek:


Curb Appeal

The plan for 2014 was to finish getting the front beds planted which is 100% completed and right on schedule! Whoohoo!


Thanks to a nice tax return in February we were able to jump the list and install all new windows on the front of the house (this was originally slated for the fall). exterior


I originally didn’t have the kitchen listed in our 2014 goals but there were still some small loose ends that need to be tied up in there including installing the new school house pendants over the island and hanging the Ikea Fintrop system over the new stove (also a tax return purchase).

kitchen rail system with utensils

In a burst of energy the inside of the pantry also got a complete makeover for only $11!

before and after pantry makeover

Master Bathroom

The master bath also did not make an appearance on our original goals, but I had the time and energy to tackle some small projects in there including painting the cabinets, framing the mirror, making a curtain for the knee hole, and painting a striped accent wall.

bathroom vanity curtain

Family Room

Most of the family room was completed back in 2013, but I put some finishing touches on it at the beginning of the year including how we made the subway art and my embellished Ikea curtains. See the whole reveal here.

family room makeover

So, what’s next?

June: Finish up the porch makeover, some gardening projects, and give the front door a makeover

July: 3 new DIY art project for the family room and kitchen, Makeover the kitchen stairs

August: Add a banquette to the Kitchen bay window

September: Makeover the laundry room and half bath

October- November: Tackle the foyer stairs makeover

This list may be a little insane ambitious. I’ll keep you updated on the progress as we go. Oh, and the portico we hoped to add to the front of the house has be bumped to spring 2015.

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2 thoughts on “2014 Goals- 6 month check in”

  1. Looks great! Home renovations are exhausting but you feel so good once they’re finished. Stopping by from the GoogleCirclesHop.
    Angela @ Time with A & N

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