At the beginning of the year, I made a list of projects I wanted to complete this year. I thought it’d be fun to review how those went. You know, what I actually did and what I didn’t get to. Here’s my report Card on my 2020 Projects.
2020 project recap
As we all know, 2020 was a strange year. In November of 2019 we put an offer on our house in Florida and in early December it was accepted. AKA wayyyyyy before anyone knew the whole world would shut down in March.
If I knew what was going to happen, would I buy a house and make a big financial risk? Probably not? Do I regret my decision? No, but it did add to my stress.
We still have our house in Utah (it’s currently an Air BNB). Most of the year was spend making this Florida house livable. We moved in on January 16, 2020 and now we have a cozy space!
1- DON’S ROOM
We started 2020 with a mostly empty room for Don and an air mattress on the ground. Things are looking up now! The fun thing about Don’s room is that all the furniture is thrifted and most of the projects were done on a budget with paint.
For the kitchen, I have gifs! Which I think are fun. But maybe a little distracting when trying to read. Please look over that. This is by far my biggest project of the year! I’m so proud of how my pretty pastel kitchen turned out. I’ve never had a kitchen I’ve loved more! Here’s a link to the kitchen reveal in case you’re interested in details or sources.
3- LIVING ROOM
Somehow I only have Christmas photos of my living room. Note to self- take updated photos once the tree is down. The living room is where we spend most of our time. I love the trelliage walls and the floral curtains. It’s a mix of new furniture with thrifted accent pieces.
One of the first spaces we really tackled was the primary bedroom. It’s done, but I don’t love it. The wallpaper is too much and now that I’ve lived with it for a year, I’m going to think about replacing it. And hang the curtains higher. Maybe it’ll be fun to share the mistakes I made and how I fix them? I didn’t get this one right.
For the bathroom we didn’t do a full renovation, but worked with the original 1950’s tile. I added cute wallpaper, lighting, a new faucet, and accessories. We also resurfaced the cabinets. I think it totally updated the space!
The patio started as a chocolate brown wall with a black door. Boring! So I did what one naturally does and painted a rainbow mural on the wall. With some furnishings, I love it! This is another space I’m thinking of spending more time on. Maybe work on the concrete, maybe add lights. There’s still some untapped potential.
One of my most hated views of this house was the front. The dark colors are just not my look. So we painted the whole house white and added a little library. After we finished, the UPS guy told me he didn’t recognize it and drove past. I love that!
I still want to do something about the stone- maybe white wash it? It’d be great to add a picket fence, plant more things, and add columns to the porch. I don’t know what’ll get done this year, but this is on my list still.
8- POWDER BATHROOM
I love this little powder room makeover. I am so proud of it! Whenever I think about this project, I remember that I was going though a hard time. I’d gotten terrible news and pushed on and still worked on the space. It was the saddest I’d been in a long, long time but I love that beauty still came from that time of pain.
9- Don’s Playhouse
This summer we spent most of it building a playhouse for Don from scratch. I’m so, so proud of this space. The inside is an ode to all the weird stuff my son loves- lol! Bones, dinosaurs, pretending. It’s such a fun playhouse and I can’t wait to play more with him in there!
10- Rainbow Bathroom
I’m so proud of the kitchen and playhouse, but this rainbow bathroom, it’s a show stopper! It was SO much work and we tried to make it a really special room. I’m still not over all the tile work.
I also did a mini makeover to our other rainbow bathroom in Utah. Again it is rainbow themed, but this time with scallops and all things girly. If you’re wondering if I miss that tub, the answer is yes!!!
Alright, so there’s the projects from 2020 that I’m super proud of. Honestly, I’m proud of how much we got done considering what a year it’s been! And there’s lots of smaller projects I didn’t include on here.
When I looked at my personal goals for 2020, I didn’t achieve one of them. Which is understandable, I think. But I did accomplish every project I wanted to- lol! I did work hard and am so proud of all my hubby and I created!
top posts of 2020
I usually do a separate post with my top blog post I wrote in the year, but I thought I’d end by linking to those.
I think it’s interesting to look at these. These are the blog posts that got the most traffic on my blog that I wrote in 2020. It’s rarely the room reveal posts that rank on these, but what you see are the smaller posts that help people solve a problem.
But that’s why I’m here. I want to help people create things to make their houses their dream space. That’s more important than ever! Here’s to an amazing 2021!