Friday, January 4, 2019

How Did We Do?

Today I am sharing how we did on our 2018 Goals - our 2019 list is growing, but not ready to share.


I came so close this year to actually finishing my goals 


- I bought the stencil to paint the porch, but it arrived the week before we began our bathroom remodel and it would have been futile to paint the porch with all the workmen going in and out.


The old door in the guest room painted a soft blue pops off the white wall, but it is white once again because


I moved 11 pieces around the house in December and the blue door just didn't work with the red cart.


Getting the table in the bedroom just right took far longer than I expected.


but after many color variations I love how it turned out.


I really worked hard to get a chippy look- this picture shows a bit of the crackle I achieved.


Making a new cushion for the window seat was easier than I anticipated.


I wanted a blue and white plaid and as luck would have it, I found the perfect fabric at the first store I checked.


I made the matching pillows with leftover fabric and the white pillows from a remnant my sister-in-law gave me.


Luck was with me again when I found these pillows at Marshalls - cotton fabric, down filled inserts and they were $19 each!


I thought I would throw in pics of projects that weren't on the list, but they finally happened - like finding a chippy old bistro chair.


For several years I've been wanting to get my grandma's rocker (rocked my babies in it) out of the garage rafters and paint it white.


Painting the fireplace white had been a dream for ages 


as was finding a way to hide the television.


Remodeling the bathroom wasn't even on our radar, but it happened.


So, "How Did We Do?"


I did buy the stencil to paint the porch floor - a navy towel was the only blue thing I could find to give you an idea.


And, all this extra credit should count so, I would say we did great!


And, I leave you with a peek at our first project of 2019.

25 comments:

  1. You certainly did a lot on your house this year! And I love those tie-died pillows!

    ReplyDelete
  2. You accomplished so many projects in 2018. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Carol you have accomplished so many wonderful things in your sweet cottage last year now on to 2019. I cannot wait to see all the sweet changes for this year.
    Happy 2019.
    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oooooo, a chandelier in the works! Oh Carol, GREAT JOB!

    OK, my house goals for 2019 are as such: paint the kitchen white and Ruben agreed to add TIMBERING and exposed beams! Then, while the paint bucket is out, I'd like to paint the old front room. With that said, I want him to build me a flu over the area where I hope to get a white Dimplex electric stove. I am going to take my "before" photos now in hopes that at this time next year, both rooms will be different for "after" shots. OH THE FUN!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yes, you were busy!! Your cottage always makes me smile and I can't wait to see what you do next. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'd pat myself on the back if I were you, Carol. You did very well, and also had family fun to boot. I don't even want to look at my list from 2018, but 2019 is going to be a whole new ballgame, this I know for certain. I like the looks of your chandy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, you accomplished a lot of wonderful projects! I absolutely love your fireplace grate.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Happy 2019 ~ FlowerLady

    ReplyDelete
  8. You had quite an ambitious goal, Carol, and you rocked it! Your cottage is so lovely, it just makes me smile big whenever you share photos of it. A perfect beach haven!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'd say you did very well in 2018. Extra credit does count and they turned out great. Can't wait to see what you have in mind for your pretty cottage for 2019

    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sounds like an “A” to me!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love how your projects keep your home so fresh and pretty. The sneak peek has me intrigued.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Carol,

    I love seeing your projects! You bless me with so many ideas! We are about to remodel our living room. It's 25 years old and we never finished the fireplace. You have inspired me to take before (and eventually after) pictures and blog again. Thank you!!!

    Happy New Year!
    Terry

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, yes...you did GREAT on your wish list. Everything looks so good in your cottage by the sea.

    ReplyDelete
  14. You did great in 2018. I enjoyed seeing all the changes you made. Have a blessed day. Madeline

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow....good for you!! I can't even remember what my goals were a year ago...lol....many lovely changes you have made!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, a chandelier for the bedroom. I did that last year and I love it. Your stencil is wonderful and is going to be amazing. You have changed so many things through the years that I have been following your blog. Your little cottage is always evolving and everything you touch turns to gold. I can hardly wait to see what is in store for 2019.
    Happy New Year!
    Connie :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. You did a great job of accomplishing a lot on your list. I love chandeliers and look forward to seeing yours in place. I'm most impressed that you make a list of goals for your house and work towards them. I'm more of a "hey, I have an idea.." and we make it happen.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Way to go, Girlfriend! Congratulations on reaching your goals. I did not do very well because of health issues I didn't anticipate.

    I can't wait to see your chandy project. Here's to a healthy, productive, and FUN 2019!

    Happy New Year!
    Ricki Jill

    ReplyDelete
  19. Our to do/accomplish/complete list is fluid so if something gets done we consider it a win! Love your projects, keep 'em coming!! Happy New Project List for 2019!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh! 2019 is already looking good!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Our major house goal last year was to get our front porch ripped out and rebuilt - but we didn't do it, of course - contractors did! We sure didn't anticipate half our roof falling apart nor having to buy a new washing machine and dishwasher. But when you're a homeowner, these surprises are always happening, aren't they? We *hope* this spring to continue more outside work...new sidewalk and driveway, and possibly some front yard landscaping.

    ReplyDelete
  22. You done awesome girl ! Wow! You got a lot accomplished . I do good to get one thing accomplished. 😂 love all the pictures . Thst sweet white chair with silver tea pot is so lovely . You are very creative my friend . Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  23. A pretty new chandy. Can't wait to see where you place it. You did pretty good with your goals this year and got some wonderful projects done. My goal is decluttering this year. I have already started with getting rid of a lot of decorations that we didn't use. So far, so good. I shouldn't say, but I am proud of myself so far..Happy New Year..Judy

    ReplyDelete
  24. New to your blog and I look forward to getting to know you.

    ReplyDelete