Are recaps annoying? If so, I won’t blame you for skipping this post. I’m doing this for me and for him.
Yeah, that guy. That guy who does amazing things around here. That guy who works tirelessly to make this place amazing. He rocks.
But sometimes he forgets (so do I). We forget how much we can do and do do in a year. So this post is a good time capsule of what the firehouse looks like RIGHT now, a sweet reminder of what changed in the last 365, and a peek into what we have in store for the coming year.
The front stayed pretty much the same all year.
But the back had a radical transformation! We finished the fence!
Then we spent more hours than I’d like to remember transforming the carport into the sexiest garage known to man.
We also realized we built something that basically resembled a courtyard and made it pretty!
The studio remains our most finished interior space… although it got a little junky this winter when we decided to bring the the trailer in to get it done.
The future living and dining rooms have descended into complete chaos thanks to the trailer work and lack of a workshop (more on that at the bottom of the post.)
Rounding out the downstairs, the kitchen and the half bath remain the same, functional-but-not-pretty spaces.
Painting the stairwell offers a nice visual transition from “construction zone” to “where we spend most of our time.”
It’s easy for us to forget that about a year ago the living room looked like this:
and then this…
before finally becoming a serene place to relax, complete with a new paint job, new lighting, some new furnishings, a bar cart and some art!
The captain’s bedroom also got upgraded from “theoretically a guest bedroom” to “actual place where people could sleep” thanks to the addition of a bed.
The hallway’s paint job straddled the “this year vs last year” line. It also got some sweet new art.
The rest of the upstairs rooms remained untouched this year.
Despite our intentions to work on the workshop last year, we only got as far as framing out some of it.
Since this is a bit of a digital scrapbook post, it’s worth noting that we took a CRAZY AMAZING vacation to the Pacific Northwest in August and launched our print shop! Yay!
You made it this far?! Good job. Extra points if you are not related to us. Speaking of, if you are my parents and have some sort of bet going about what we’ll be tackling, time to lock in your wager and put your money where your mouth is.
So what’s next?
1. The trailer is moving closer and closer to the finish line each day. We owe you an update.
2. You know what goes great with a project? Another project. We decided to tackle the captain’s bedroom… and we owe you an update.
3. The workshop: It’s not anyone’s favorite project. We both just want it done, but we’re less excited about the actual doing. I can’t wait to get the tools off my floor.
4. The downstairs living room, dining room, half bath and entry cube are slated for a complete overhaul!! We have huge plans for these spaces! (And, of course, we need more white paint.)
Those are the definite projects and will probably last us most of the year. There’s still a chance we’ll tear in to the awesome bathroom to make it more functional or build out our wine cellar. Only time (money and energy) will tell.
Speaking of posts I do even if you don’t care about them. Does anyone like the updates to the master plan? Without YHL as a guiding force, I have no idea what blog audiences want to see.