The Summer of To Do & Done

The Summer of To Do & Done

So what did we do this summer?

Well… we moved. That was big!

Moving Day!… (read here)

And then we set up home…

We installed a bunch of shelving.

Basement Storage… (read here)

Reworked our closet organizer from the last home to fit the new master closet.

ReDesigning A Closet Organizer for a New Space… (read here)

Put in under-the-sink organizers.

Organizing Under the Sink… (read here)

Created more storage by maximizing unused space in the laundry room.

Laundry Room Love… (read here)

Even DIY-ed some racks for platter storage.

Platters… Rack ‘Em Up!… (read here)

We took it outside for a few days and turned a weed garden into something our neighbours were happy to see.

Landscaping… I’m Not Gonna Lie!… (read here & here)

And tackled more DIYs to prettify and personalize the new place!

We started in Kaleigh’s room by recovering the lid of her pine chest.

DIY Project: Re-covering Lid of Pine Chest… (read here & here)

And then sewed new covers for her throw pillows.

DIY: Sewing Up A Sea of Turquoise… (read here, here, here & here)

We created a wall of shopping art in her ensuite.

A Teen’s Collection of Shopping Art… (read here)

Went shopping for some vintage pieces to create a new look.

Vintage Amber Glassware… (read here)

And bought a wire mannequin for a corner vignette.

Wire Mannequin Makes A Stand… (read here)

The master suite got some attention too.

We found a great vintage window frame turned mirror… and added it to our space.

Intimate Reflections… (read here)

And scored on a pair of old leaded glass windows to partner up with the window above.

Old Leaded Glass Windows… (read here)

And we even hung up our drapes to get a little black-out and some sleep… I didn’t blog about that but here’s a peek at them in place anyway!

They’re still on my ‘to do’ list because I’m adding some length to the hem so they touch the floor. Did you notice the new vintage windows in place?

We also added a few other new items to our collection of things in the home.

Like the reclaimed wood cabinet I wrote about yesterday!

Reclaimed Wood, Steam Punk Style… (read here)

And I changed up the look of my old oak rocker by repainting it as part of the Summer Pinterest Challenge.

Summer Pinterest Challenge: My Rocking Chair… (read here)

We also fell in love with an art easel turned TV stand. And figured we could DIY one too! This is the easel we bought, but the DIY part is still on the ‘to do’ part!

An Artistic TV Stand… (read here)

We just need to buy a few things to attach the TV and tweak the design to suit our needs. Oh, and paint it too!

And right now Kaleigh and I are in the middle of a repurposing project for her TV stand. But I won’t ruin the surprise. It’ll be blogged about once we’re all done!

So that’s a little snap shot of what we did this summer. We did lots of little tweaky things too, and maybe they’ll be included in a year-end wrap-up review!

But for what’s next, here’s a look at our ‘to do’ list rolling in to the Fall.

July and August went fast for us, and along with the making-a-house-a-home program, we did remember to have some fun… well for me this is fun, but I mean we did find time to do other things too. I bet you read about some of those adventures in my other blog posts this summer 😉 And now we’re looking forward to what’s to come.

How about you?

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