My All-Time Favorite Projects from Our First House
In some ways, I feel like we just moved into our first house last year and in other ways, I feel like we’ve been there forever!
The past 5 years have been everything we could have asked for and more from our first home. Although this house was only 1,100 square feet it definitely kept us busy! As a final way to celebrate our time in this red brick ranch, I figured I would take one last look back at the projects that helped make this house our home sweet home — yearbook style. (cue the tears)
Most Popular – Office Makeover
Most Outdoorsy – Modern Address Plate
Biggest Risk Taker – Navy Headboard
Best Saver – Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover
Most Likely to Be President of the Investment Club – Outdoor Makeover
Best Lesson Learned – DIY Epoxy Garage Floor
Most Likely to Travel the World – Hallway Travel Frames
Techiest – Installing the Nest & a Touch Faucet
Everyone’s Best Friend – Painting Our Front Door Blue
Best Couple – DIY Dining Room & Family Room
Most Likely to Steal the Show – Adding Built-Ins
Most Stubborn (although still one of my favorite projects) – DIY Faux Window Boxes
Best Spirit Wear – Holiday Home Tour
Most Hardworking – Laundry Room Drop zone and Entry Drop zone
Unlikely to Be in The Spotlight – Kitchen
Teacher’s Pet (aka My Favorite Purchase) – Work Hard and Be Nice to People Print
Most Underutilized – Guest Room
Summer School’s MVP – Patio Makeover
Most Grateful – US!!
We could not be more grateful for the time we spent here. I learned SO much about myself, my style, DIY, and homeownership from this first house and have made so many amazing memories surrounded by family and friends. This house may not be our forever house, but it sure has secured a place in our hearts forever.
Goodbye Longview, we’ll miss you!!
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.