2022 Year In Review – Addicted 2 Decorating®

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Matt and I had this kind of superb, stress-free time over this ultimate week, and after our horrible, terrible, no just right, very unhealthy ultimate two weeks of 2022 (for those who ignored that tale, you’ll examine it right here), we desperately wanted ultimate week to ourselves. I did completely no paintings at the house all the way through this ultimate week. I watched extra motion pictures than I will rely, took a snooze on the subject of each and every unmarried afternoon, and ate far more yummy meals than I will have to have.

So after testing utterly for an entire week, I’m in spite of everything feeling rested, in a position and excited to get this new 12 months underway. I’m in a position to get again to the home fitness center and get that room completed, and transfer directly to completing my studio. I’m in a position to get some smaller initiatives finished which were striking over my head for some time now. I’m in a position to begin taking the wanted steps against getting our addition began. It will have to be a a laugh 12 months!

However earlier than that, let’s check out what my targets have been for 2022, and spot how I did on the ones. Spoiler alert: I didn’t make excellent development on my targets for 2022. ?

When I used to be studying again over my 2022 Grasp Record of House Targets, I believed to myself, “I may just in reality simply replica and paste this publish and use it for my 2023 Grasp Record of House Targets.” It’s true. On my record of home targets for 2022 have been to (1) end the home fitness center, (2) end the grasp toilet, and (3) end my studio. I additionally deliberate to do a little outside initiatives, like some upkeep on our entrance porch house and in spite of everything getting that absolutely completed.

In the top, the one completed room I crossed off of the record by means of the top of 2022 used to be the grasp toilet. However I’m no longer going to overcome myself up about it. I did make development all the way through 2022, and that’s what issues. And no longer most effective did I make development, however I ended one of the crucial greatest room remodels I’ve taken on thus far.

Initially of 2022, the grasp toilet appeared like this…

I had a large number of issues began in that toilet, however actually not anything used to be completed. No longer a unmarried venture in that room used to be completed in the beginning of 2022.

And as of December, the toilet is totally completed and looks as if this…

In the event you ignored that ultimate earlier than and after publish, you’ll see the entire thing right here.

Whilst the grasp toilet used to be the one room/house I ended in 2022, it used to be an enormous venture, and I’m so pleased with the way it grew to become out. I’m additionally very pleased with the truth that I used that room to stretch my DIY skills and be told new issues.

Probably the most greatest ways I challenged myself on that toilet used to be by means of construction the desk-taste vanities and the center garage cupboard.


I’ve constructed tables and garage cupboards earlier than, however I’ve at all times constructed them to be painted. That signifies that I will depend on plenty of picket filler and caulk to make up for my loss of highest construction talents earlier than portray them.

However 2022 used to be the primary time in all of my years of DIYing that I got rid of that protection web, and constructed the pieces for one of the crucial two major function partitions within the greatest and (most definitely) most costly room in our house out of walnut. I used walnut lumber, grew to become walnut legs, and walnut veneer to create those items.

I used to be so intimidated by means of that venture, however taking a look again on it, I’m so satisfied that I driven myself to flex the ones new DIY muscular tissues. I now really feel completely relaxed operating with dear lumber, operating with prime quality picket veneer, and dealing with out the security nets of picket filler and caulk. (To be transparent, I did use some picket filler, however no longer just about so liberally as I normally would on a work this is to be painted. However caulk used to be out of the query.)

In the event you ignored the ones initiatives, you’ll in finding them right here:

I had was hoping to get much more completed on my C.O.P. (cleansing, organizing, purging) adventure via our house in 2022. However whilst I didn’t get the whole lot purged and arranged that I had was hoping, I did end up the ones ultimate last organizational initiatives within the kitchen.

I’m glad to mention that the organizing solutions that I put into position for our fridge have caught. At the moment, our fridge may just use slightly cleansing and tidying up, however for essentially the most section, it has stayed lovely arranged. I haven’t long past again to my earlier open-and-shove approach that ended in our refrigerator taking a look like the images at the left beneath…

And I additionally arranged my cupboard the place I retailer my 4 skillets by means of construction this really easy DIY vertical skillet organizer.

That has made it such a lot more uncomplicated to succeed in into that cupboard and snatch precisely what I would like fairly than having to tug out a complete stack of skillets to get the only I would like.

And in spite of everything, I were given the entire again wall of cupboards wiped clean out and arranged.

A few of these cupboards had lacking cabinets as a result of I had taken them out the ultimate time I painted the cupboards (again in 2017), and I believe probably the most cabinets accidently have been put on my scrap pile that were given loaded up and hauled off with the development particles. So I in spite of everything reduce new cabinets, edge banded them with picket veneer edge banding, and were given the entire cupboards in this wall arranged and helpful.

I’m the kind of one who isn’t naturally arranged and tidy, however as soon as programs are put into position, I’m lovely just right at sticking with them. So having my complete kitchen purged and arranged now makes it so a lot more environment friendly and more uncomplicated to make use of. I am hoping to proceed striking those programs into position in 2023 and past till each and every house of our house has been purged and arranged.

Whilst 2022 gave the impression just a little gradual within the home initiatives class, the largest and maximum existence-converting factor took place for us in 2022. We purchased a wheelchair van.

And after 13 years of being homebound and not leaving the house, Matt in spite of everything determined that he sought after to mission out and sign up for the outdoor global once more. For the primary time in 13 years, he ate at a cafe, went to a transfer theater and watched a film, went to a park, went to church, and did a number of different issues that he hadn’t finished on smartly over a decade of being homebound.

I nonetheless get slightly choked up after I watch the movies I took of our first time out. Matt and I have been each emotional about it, and he and I each cried as we went in the course of the line to reserve our meals at Rosa’s. I’m certain the folk there have been questioning what the heck used to be occurring. ? You’ll be able to learn all about our first week with the wheelchair van right here.

The general giant factor that took place in 2022 used to be that Matt purchased me an appointment with a panorama dressmaker for my birthday. After assembly with him, strolling our assets, and sharing my imaginative and prescient and desires, the dressmaker got here up with a gorgeous plan and drawing for me. This factor looks as if a murals that are meant to be framed and hung at the wall.

You’ll be able to see the entire main points of the panorama design right here. I didn’t in reality make any development on enforcing any of the ideas in 2022, however no less than we’ve a plan and know what we’re operating against now.

In order that just about sums up 2022. It used to be a gradual 12 months total, and I don’t really feel like I finished the 12 months with plenty of development to turn. However no less than I were given the grasp toilet finished, and that used to be an enormous accomplishment.

I do hope that 2023 has a complete lot extra selection, even though. I would like selection to stay myself and motivated.

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