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Home Renovation Plan // 2016

Well, I know it’s mid-January; but I’ve had some time to think through what is on our to-do list for 2016. Here’s a peak at what to expect this year…

#1 Guest Bath

Plan for Bathroom includes navy cabinetry, marble counters, gold and oil-rubbed bronze finishes and grey ceramic floor tile. by @Craftivity

This space got put on-hold after Thanksgiving {life was busy}, and we’ve started back at it this week. The big projects are mostly complete — it’s just the finishing that is remaining.


  • Caulk Board & Batten
  • Paint Board & Batten
  • Finish Trim {behind toilet & beside vanity}
  • Install Backsplash
  • Hang Mirror
  • Hang Towel Hooks
  • Hang Art
  • Install Ceramic Floor Tile
  • Install Board & Batten
  • Install Trim
  • Install Vanity Top
  • Remodel Vanity
  • Refinish & Paint Walls
#2 Laundry/Mudroom

Laundry room & mudroom with hooks on board and batten, paired with vintage paint by number art. by @CraftivityD

Laundry room and mudroom with wall hooks on board and batten. Artwork by @CraftivityD

This room actually looks like it is already finished; but I still have a few projects in mind.


#3 Master Bedroom

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There isn’t much left to complete in this space. Our wardrobe hardware is on the way. We still need nightstands; but I’m not going to buy any until I find exactly what I have in mind. In other words, this room may stay 90% complete for awhile.


#4 Sunroom {specifically, the Office}

Sunroom progress striped rug, white sofa, airy curtains

office organization24

The Sunroom is our family room and where the “office” is located. This space has bugged me lately. There is too much open storage… and not enough closed storage. Some work needs to be done in this space; but the plan is an unknown at this point.

#5 Backyard

Backyard project list for 2016

So, you might have noticed that the first 3 “projects” are mostly finished… and the 4th isn’t a huge project. What will we be spending all our time on? The outdoors. We’ve purposely scheduled our indoor projects to be manageable and easily completed by spring.


  • Trampoline
  • Fire Pit
  • Toy Shed
#6 Deck

deck beforeThe deck has two levels — I’d like to spend some time working on both levels.


  • Clean, Protect & Stain the Wood
  • Outdoor Bar/Serving Space
  • Play Spaces {sandpit, tool bench, etc.}
  • Add Lighting
#7 Exterior

Exterior progress, dark green shutters -- paint deep charcoal?

I’d really like to paint the shutters this year; but it’s a big job. We’ll see!


  • Pressure Wash Siding
  • Paint Shutters
  • Replace Light
  • New House Address Sign
  • Paint Rocking Chairs
  • Remove Ivy

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Sunday 18th of April 2021

[…] been about 6 months since I shared our renovation plans for 2016… and, well, things have changed. I’ve been quiet around here, only posting a couple of […]


Friday 22nd of January 2016

Wow, your house is gorgeous!! I love the navy and marble together and think it is really striking with the gold. I am definitely checking out your home tour now because I love how you put colors together :)

Monday 25th of January 2016

Thanks, Autumn :) I so appreciate your sweet comments!

Tayler Morrell

Tuesday 19th of January 2016

Love your house! You have a lot planned for this year!

Tuesday 19th of January 2016

Thanks, Tayler :)


Tuesday 19th of January 2016

I love your bathroom; excited to see it all the way finished! And I'm excited to follow along with your outside projects, too--I definitely need some inspiration in that area!

Tuesday 19th of January 2016

Funny! I'd been thinking I need to look back through some of your outdoor play area things you've done for the kids :)


Monday 18th of January 2016

Those all look like amazing plans! Isn't it amazing how the to-do list just never. seems. to. end. Seriously, every time I feel like we are close to be done, I come up with a whole other set of things I want to accomplish. It makes for great blogging material though :)