My DIY Home Improvement Projects 2009 Recap

I just wanted to recap my DIY accomplishments this year and participate in

What a great party! Head over and check it out!!! Mr. DIY can’t believe we completed so many projects in 2009. Neither can I! We really enjoy seeing the transformation. Having a really bad “before” space helps “after” look amazing too. 😉

January 2009, the guest bedroom before:

The guest bedroom after:

Spring 2009, our powder room
(picture was taken when we bought the house, then gutted after that)
This was also featured at Young House Love – I love that site, don’t you?


More Spring 2009, the back entryway makeover
(again, before picture from when we bought our home)
Some Projects for the back entry:
This chair before:

and after: (Easy as ABC)

BHG 100 decorating ideas for under $100

This mirror:

became this mirror:

and a cute little easy project for keeping keys:

Summer 2009
The back of the house when we bought our home:

Then French doors installed immediately (2007):
Summer 2009…a new patio!

An easy penny jar candle project too:

Summer 2009…a scary barn patio before:
An end table from items found in the barn:

Old tables/benches for outdoor parties before and afters:

Tables/etc. now:
Now, with new legs and paint and a “found” bench…they’re perfect for picnics, cookouts and to use as a buffet table.

More befores & afters:


Fall (and winter) 2009.
and a big reveal! It’s finally done!
(Well…some accessories, something with the window
and ironing the shower curtain yet, but you get the idea.)

Our Main Floor Bathroom


Sink Before:





Ceiling light before:Ceiling light now:
Since there area a lot of questions about it, here’s the link:
Lighting Direct
I love it and they seemed to have the best price when I was shopping around.

Floor before:

Floor now:

A little more accessorizing (neutral and DIY) coming after the holidays.
Click the here for my tutorials on painting stripes, painting faucets and painting the floor.

I thought it’d be the perfect post for participating in Kimba’s awesome DIY Day too. 🙂


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