In January we made some plans for the house this year, and now is a pretty good time to check in to see how we're going. Like I said then, things happen, life gets in the way, things move up and down priority lists for a whole range of reasons. While I love lists, and find them really useful, I'm not totally attached to them either!
|How we put in last weekend-painting our front verandah|
-Build a small retaining wall under the front of the house, (and dig out a whole heap of dirt!)
to put in at least 1 water tank for our garden-The digging and wall is done, we will get a
tank after the painting is finished and before summer
-Build another 'feature fence' on the other side of the house near the garage-No
-Fence the northern side of the block (currently unfenced)-No
-Built some retaining walls in the back yard-No
-Turf the back yard-No
-Paint the rest of the railings-Slowly getting there, the top verandah is done. We will finish the
walls, and then get into trim and railings.
-Refinish the other french doors- No, We will do these in the coming months
-Fix up some of the windows (peeling paint and putty needing replacing) -Done. Our painters
did it! YAY!
-Look at painting the exterior -Big done! Look at, and actually do it (well, we have the back
two verandahs to go, but almost there!)
-I'd also like to paint the purple lounge and dining rooms, but this may or may not happen this
-I also hope to spend some more time doing some DIYs, including some more sewing, and hang
some more art on the walls. A bit less renovating, and a bit more decorating!
Plus, we went on our honeymoon to beautiful Sri Lanka. Love, love, loved it!
Looking like that-it looks like a lot of red. But we moved the house painting up, so the backyard has been put on the back burner. The back yard and the painting were two big and expensive jobs we knew we had to do when we bought. When we looked into it, the paint was still in ok condition, but was starting to dry out and feel dusty. If we had left it another year or two, and done the yard now, it would have needed a lot more prep when we got to it.
Hopefully we will get to the purple paint this year, but we may be a bit painted out! And, slowly, slowly, I think the decorating is happening. Starting with the downstairs spare room, and we now have our hallway art too. I also have my eye on a few things at the Freedom Sale, and have been sewing this holidays!! I'll show you when I'm done (if it all works out!)!
How are your plans for the year going?