Happy New Year! Over the past few years, I have always been so eager to get to the next year. After all that has happened in 2020, you’d think I’d be ready to do that again. But while 2020 has had plenty of disappointments and challenges, I want to reflect on the good things that happened. We were blessed with more togetherness than ever before. We learned how to live, work, and play within our own homes. Yes, vacations were cancelled, shopping trips became packages left on our doorsteps, and outings were not without face masks and hand sanitizer. But if you try, I am sure you can find highlights from the year and moments to be grateful for.
We have a lot we appreciate from 2020. It was the first year in our marriage that I did not have hip pain or extreme fatigue. That meant we did a lot of projects! I thought I would share our absolute favorite projects from this past year. And while sharing, I bet I’ll get more inspiration for 2021 too!
Our Favorite Projects of 2020
Painting our basement floor. Holy cow, I still haven’t revealed much down there but we talk about how impressed we are with it at least once a week. It was a lot of work but so worth it!
Nautical shelves. It’s been over six months and I’m still obsessed. I love walking by the door and peaking in every morning on my way to my home office. On sunny days, it’s like the sun is spotlighting the shelves and it makes my nautical-loving heart so happy.
Tassel curtains. These are just so fun. I don’t usually do whimsical decor but as a future family room space, it just seemed like it needed the touch of whimsy.
Faux window grilles on our garage door windows. This was by far the easiest project of 2020 and it really had some much impact on our curb appeal. Even with the drastic temperature changes from summer to winter, the tape is still holding strong and looks great!
Basement stairs. I almost forgot about this one! We painted our particle board stairs to look like stained wood and it really helped make our upstairs feel finished. The rare times we had family over, it was a very important thing to show off!
Initial floral wreath I made last fall. It’s the wreath I’ve gotten the most compliments on from neighbors and even our mail-lady. While I took it down for the snowy season, I can’t wait to put it back up this spring.
I hope the first week of the new year has you feeling healthy and energized for what this year could be. And if it doesn’t, well, then you have plenty of room for things to go up from here. 🙂