My favourite thing about the new year is the fact that it's just that- a new year; a clean slate. It's mostly in my head, but just the chance to mentally hit reset is kind of a nice thing to do. Everyone loves setting those New Years resolutions! And promptly breaking them.
Resolutions or not, we have started back on the home improvement train since the new year. I've finished a few projects that have been somewhat un-blog worthy, but they have now been crossed off the never ending list. For instance, our upstairs bathroom now has baseboards. Thanks to my little helper!
A few projects that have been happening? I have some little ones, like a quick closet make over, a chair make over, the spice cabinet make over. To name a few...
I scored these restaurant chairs for the office at my work, and with an outdoor table cloth, these pink beauties got a fun update. And they are actually pretty cute!
And cute goes a long way when you work at a sawmill....
I had been wanting to do this one for a long time. I had originally been reusing old glass jars for our spices, which worked okay, but they didn't stack well. So I went out and got a case of the smaller sized mason jars. The spice cupboard was absolutely packed before, and even though I have the same amount of spices in there, now I can see every spice I need. It's so nice and organized, I could probably double the amount of what I had stuffed in there now.
As for the big ones, we have a few in the works. We are heading out of town this weekend to finally look at the fireplace we want. Online shopping just doesn't always cut it for me! And then the downstairs bathroom. Then the laundry room. Then a deck.
And last, but certainly not least, the kitchen.
Looks like this year is going to be another busy one!
Happy New Years!
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By Jena Keenan