The Scenery House

My Project List for 2018 and a Look Back at 2017

January 29, 2018

The Dining Room | The Sweet Beast Blog
January is always the most ambitious of months. It reminds me of that feeling I get waking up on a Saturday morning, full of ideas with the day’s potential ahead of me. Then I find myself still in my pajamas at 3pm, rewatching The Great British Bake Off, thinking maybe about starting a load of laundry. Here’s to the Saturday of months!

We’ve accomplished a lot to make our house a better home for ourselves in the less than two years since we closed. It feels very good to list out everything we’ve done, and especially to have pictures of some of these projects to share with you. We’re looking forward to a 2018 full of house projects and are very happy to have you with us.

2016 Project Recap

Powder Room - After | The Sweet Beast Blog

2017 Project Recap

Peonies | The Sweet Beast Blog

2018 Plans

  • Finish furnishing and decorating the dark green guest room
  • Figure out what to do about the wall behind the sectional in the living room
  • Add a bookshelf to the landing and more book storage in general
  • Make a plan for the sunroom
  • Begin sending windows out for restoration
  • Strip paint from front door and refinish
  • New front porch light fixture

2018 Big Budget Item

Our plan is to tackle one large budget project every year, if we can handle it. In 2017, our big budget project was having whole house air conditioning installed. We’ve got a few ideas for what we might be able to do this year:

  • Kitchen remodel?
  • New driveway w/ retaining wall and a fenced-in yard for Penelope?
  • Attic remodel?
  • Ensuite bath remodel?

What’s the one big (or small!) thing you wish you could do for your home this year? And which of our “Big Budget” options would you like to see most here on the blog?

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  • Reply Colby Morton February 19, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    For me it is new windows, redo on the driveway, somehow construct a screened in porch, or backyard landscaping!
    For the blog, Attic Reno!

    • Reply thesweetbeast February 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      That’s a great list, Colby! I’m starting to think the attic reno might be the most feasible for us this year! Kitchens are so expensive, oof.

  • Reply elaine April 27, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Just found you through ORC 2018 and love your style!

    • Reply thesweetbeast May 1, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      Yayy! Thank you, Elaine. So glad you’re here!

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