I’m going to be honest.
Back in January 2012, I wasn’t sure any home improvement projects were going to happen On Sutton Place. Not that I didn’t have a list a mile long…but my plate was full with other things.
A full time job, an Etsy shop, a family. (Not necessarily in that order.)
However…I had this plan. I really, really, really wanted to quit my job and attempt to earn a small income doing what I love. Blogging and sewing. So I figured I had better get one major project out of the way while I was still earning a steady paycheck.
I am proud to say it turned out so much better than I expected. It is, without a doubt, my favorite project ever.
If you missed it you can read about the entire process of my entry renovation here, including a handy little tip on installing a gallery wall.
As most of you know, I did quit that job and have been self-employed (that sounds so legit) since June. Suffice it to say that the next project had no budget at all.
I had a dicey grout situation and needed a very quick and cheap fix. I found it with this product called Tile Guard. It was so easy. I applied the coating back in August. It still looks great and is wearing well. Although it’s not a permanent fix, for now at least, my tile is clean.
Our final project of 2012 was painting our gigantic deck.
Our deck finish was virtually non-existent and bare wood was showing through. I’m all for rolling up my sleeves and attempting DIY projects when possible…however, this project we left to the pros.
I loved the gray stain when it went on…but it definitely shows the dirt much more than the natural stain. The leaves and other debris from the trees made a mess of things. It will be interesting to see what it looks like when I clean it up in the spring. I’ll let you know.
There you have it. I’ll be back tomorrow with my most pinned post. Can you guess what it is?