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My favourite DIY initiatives from 2023 and my plans for this 12 months!

Properly good day! I hope your vacation and new 12 months had been fantastic and enjoyable! I am SO excited to deal with a bunch of initiatives in our house this 12 months, and I will be sharing just a few of these with you right here. 

However first, I needed to look again at just a few of my favourite DIYs from final 12 months. Most of those aren’t enormous, in depth initiatives, however they give the impression of being nice and performance very well for us. 

You do not have to makeover a complete room to make an affect in your house! Most of the time, I discover that the smaller modifications make the most important variations. 

Painted hearth 

Cyberspace paint fireplace wall 

Once I painted and added that trim to the tall hearth wall years in the past, I left the fireside trim white. Someday it hit me how nice it might look painted to match the darkish blue (Our on-line world by Sherwin-Williams) wall. 

And I used to be proper! It is soooo a lot simpler on the attention and appears prefer it ought to have at all times been that approach!

Basement LVP flooring 

Our basement kitchenette was my most important focus for the primary a part of 2023 — I do not suppose I’ve ever labored so laborious on an area ever! 

I constructed this room from the bottom up, together with laying this superior and inexpensive LVP flooring from Dwelling Depot:

Home Depot dusk cherry flooring

I had eyed this flooring for years and was excited to lastly get it down. 

Bench makeover with rug

wood bench covered with rug

I cherished the wooden legs on the bench, however the unique material was worn and bleached out. The brand new model appears to be like nice and is a lot softer and and cozy. 

There have been plenty of boring elements to the basement room construct, like putting in the counter tops, tiling the backsplash and putting in my first sink and plumbing (OK, that was truly fairly cool 😂). 

However the half I like essentially the most is the smallest one!

DIY gallery rail 

I’ve at all times cherished the look of a fairly brass gallery rail…they’re the fragile steel particulars which might be put in alongside the entrance of a shelf. (They’re largely ornamental but in addition assist gadgets from slipping off.)

DIY brass gallery rail on shelf

However mine solely value a couple of dollars, in comparison with HUNDREDS for the actual factor. 

It is the right strategy to corral issues on the shelf above our sink and backsplash: 

gray kitchen with black tile

I feel it provides a enjoyable little contact on this house!

DIY washable pet tray

Speaking about enjoyable…this giant DIY pet meals tray solved an enormous downside for us, but in addition appears to be like fairly darling as properly:
DIY washable pet food tray

It has labored out so properly, and I made positive to deal with it with a protecting coat so we are able to wash it when wanted. 

I used scrap wooden for many of that tray venture in order that was a brilliant cheap DIY. 

Inbuilt bookcases on counter tops

Our basement house wanted some top on the opposite facet of the room, however I did not wish to shut it in with extra higher cupboards (that we actually did not want anyway). 

Now onto my plans for this 12 months! I’ve so many swimming in my head. 

dark green bookcase wall

So my plan for early this 12 months will likely be to color all the partitions, substitute the baseboards to match the lobby and add an ornamental trim to the decrease third of the partitions. 

I feel it will look SO nice!

Our bed room is one other room on my checklist. We have cherished the comfortable darkish grey shade on the underside portion of the partitions (Westchester Grey by SW, similar as our basement), however it’s turn into laborious to work with in right here: 

gray grasscloth wallpaper bedroom

The darkish shade has restricted me just a little bit and I have been drawn to a lighter feeling bed room for the previous 12 months or so. I stored hesitating to color the window and door trim and I am so glad I did not!

I will be retaining our grasscloth wallpaper, however going with a lighter shade on the partitions and a fairly trim therapy. 

And at last, I am beginning the basement bar I have been dreaming up for years now. The cupboards arrived and I hope to begin assembling these this weekend. 

This would be the ultimate massive venture in our basement (at the least for awhile), and I feel it will be superior! I’ve so many enjoyable concepts in thoughts for that addition. 

After some relaxation I am actually energized and excited to get began on these new initiatives! These are only a few of the concepts I’ve deliberate, so keep tuned this 12 months for every kind of enjoyable stuff. 🙂 

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