Summer Project Highlights

Can you believe it’s September already? Where did the summer go? Before you know it we’ll be putting out the pumpkins and wearing our sweaters. Although I love Fall, I’m not looking forward to it this year ’cause you know what comes next. Yes, yes…the dreaded “W” word.

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comLet’s get our minds off that for a moment and look at some of our project highlights from this summer. I started off in June with tons of ideas and energy to work on the 2nd guest bedroom but I was immediately sidetracked and ended up doing some updates to my small entryway. New wall paint (for the second time in a year) and some map art were just two of the changes I ended up making. This area always seems to be a work in progress.

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comAt the end of June I celebrated my 1 year blogiversary with a giveaway and a little info about me and why I started blogging. It was scary to put my issues with chronic pain for all to see, but I was so relieved to finally talk about it.

In July we saw how Mr. Cยฒ easily fixed the broken lattice on our deck for no money and we got to tick a few items off of our (very long) outside to do list.

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comI showed you how I upholstered my entryway bench after several failed attempts at painting it. I’m loving the way it looks in my entryway.

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comNear the end of July I shared an update on my 2nd guest bedroom makeover and the hanging orb light I made with parts from an old light bought at Goodwill for $4.99.

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comI also found this great beverage/plant cart at Goodwill for $4.99 and couldn’t wait to show it and some pics of my back deck.

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comAugust rolled in with the addition of hanging cafe lights around our deck. Best project that we did all summer!

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comI was very busy in August curating a guest bedroom makeover board for Hometalk, sharing 5 tips on living with a small bathroom and I got you thinking about Fall with some DIY Fall decor ideas.

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comWe closed out August with my fun stool makeover using paint sticks…

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comThe planked wall that was put up in the 2nd guest bedroom…

Summer Project Highlights | www.chatfieldcourt.comAnd the DIY exterior shutter I finished for the basement window…

Summer Project Highlights |

Phew, it’s been a really busy summer here but I’ve enjoyed it all…well except for the 5 times that I had to paint the entryway bench. Me? Bitter? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve definitely slowed down since we moved in but there’s still so much more to do. What about you..have you been able to cross anything off your to do list this summer?


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  1. Thursday,September 4, 2014 / 9:31 am

    Hey Kristi, enjoying my week off with grandkids and projects! What have I done? I recovered cushions for my rocker, painted my shutters and man door to garage oh, and door to house from garage, painted trim around my living room window (outside) (only window I have to paint, all others are vinyl clad), painted a rocker for outside and recovered my bistro set chairs, took the doors off my hutch (love it!), bought an entryway table and some FLOR tiles for front entry (loves those too!), did a lot of redecorating, bought new hanging lamps for kitchen and dining room, got a new range (stainless steel, love that too!) and had fun with the grandkids! Whew! I guess I did more than I thought! Love the fall, not looking forward to winter either!
    Take care, about to have brunch with my son, daughter-in-law and grandkids and then wash screens and windows (should have been done in spring, but never got to it) Fun huh! Sailing tomorrow (garage saleing that is!)

    • Kristi
      Thursday,September 4, 2014 / 8:44 pm

      My goodness MJ…you are a beast! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So much done in such a little bit of time. I’m feeling a little lazy reading all your accomplishments.

      Glad that you are able to enjoy some family time too. Thanks for stopping by on your week off and hope that you enjoy the rest of your week.

  2. Sunday,September 7, 2014 / 5:40 am

    Wow, you’ve done a lot! I love the fact that you used leftover planks and bits from the old lamp- such a creative thing to do! Your deck is super- cozy! Looking forward to see your seasonal decor.

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 8, 2014 / 12:04 am

      Thanks so much Mila…so glad you stopped by.

  3. Friday,September 12, 2014 / 8:04 am

    Love all of your summer projects…and that light is amazing!!…hopping over from Kim’s today!!!

    • Kristi
      Friday,September 12, 2014 / 1:31 pm

      Thank so much Shirley. I truly appreciate your visit and comment.

  4. Monday,September 15, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Busy lady !
    And I love all that you’ve done !

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 15, 2014 / 5:49 pm

      Thanks Suzan…almost as busy as you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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