Hey guys! I thought it would be fun to take a look at 2017- what we got accomplished in the house, what the top posts were on the blog, and what I’d like to get accomplished in 2018. Nothing like some good ol’ accountability in front of thousands of your closest friends 😉
What we got done
In my very first post on Avenue Laurel, we removed the carpet in W’s room, then later, installed vinyl plank tile floors in a herringbone pattern (which we are still super happy with!).
Removed the glass shower door from our only full bathroom in one of our most disgusting projects ever.
Completely transformed the functionality of our kitchen by organizing the kitchen cabinets.
Turned our unused entry into a library for the One Room Challenge, including adding new paint, lighting, artwork, a hanging chair and statement couch, and adding storage with bookshelves.
Added a new fence-but, we didn’t DIY this one!
Plans for 2018
Here’s what we want to get done in 2018!
- Add storage and style to our half bath/laundry room (I’ve never shown this room on the blog before).
- Completely redecorate Beau’s room- and he’s got some big plans for this room!
- Stain the fence and add landscaping
- Do something with the back deck that is still peeling from the DeckOver treatment we used on it.
- Attempt to paint our vinyl siding!
- Redecorate the full bath, including refinishing the bathtub.
- Add wainscoting to the kitchen and living room and re-paint.
- Transform my mom’s sunroom into a studio/workroom
And finally, top 5 blog posts of 2017
I always think it’s interesting to see these on other blogs, so I thought I’d share here as well!
This was my biggest post by thousands of page views, pushed up by visibility on HomeTalk and Pinterest. I’m so glad that it was a helpful post- I know those fabric walls completely changed the look of that mudroom, and was such a cheap and easy way to do so!
The Behr DeckOver post was one that I struggled with whether to write or not (I hate writing negative posts) but it’s just so hard to find reviews of these types of products that aren’t sponsored that ultimately I thought it could be helpful for other people. And apparently so, because despite the fact that I’ve never done anything more that put the image on Pinterest one time, this post consistently gets tons of page views every day. Seems that folks do want honest reviews of non-sponsored product. I’m glad it was a helpful post!
This is one of my favorite projects of the year, and it turned out so dang cute! Still super functional for us- I’m so glad that we tackled it.
I’m super surprised that this post took off, but it has.
Pinterest drives this post’s popularity, but I do love this post too, because patterned tile has my heart.
Guys, thanks so much for following along as we’ve figured things out this first year of Avenue Laurel. It’s been so much fun, and I owe y’all so much!
Have a wonderful New Year, and I’ll see you back here on Tuesday!