Asked on Dec 08, 2016

What are your DIY New Years Resolutions?

Lea Grossman
by Lea Grossman
2017 is coming soon, what are some resolutions in the DIY realm you are thinking about? ?
q what are your diy new years resolutions
  22 answers
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Dec 08, 2016
    Ooo, good question! I am going to finally tackle the plain wood cabinets in our kitchen to brighten up the place. I keep avoiding it because it feels like a big job, but like everything, I know that all I have to do is get started :)

  • Haysha S. Haysha S. on Dec 08, 2016
    I'm going to finally build my end table!! I've had a pallet waiting for months to be repurposed into a small end table and the time is now!

  • Rachel Rachel on Dec 08, 2016
    Not so D-I-Yish, but I really wanna repaint my house. Add some decals in the bathroom, pain some cool detailed walls. Thats what I hope to accomplish in the upcoming year :)

  • Starlyte Starlyte on Dec 08, 2016
    Turn into roofer, as it needs to be renewed (ciment with tiles & leaks!), start all the restoring of the old stone house, so: boiler, ventilation, isolation, walls where we want, electrics, plumbing... & deco...

  • Yair Spolter Yair Spolter on Dec 08, 2016
    Last week I fixed the leaky toilet that my wife has been reminding me about for 2 months, so I'm pretty much ahead of the game for 2017. Guess I'll start thinking about 2018.

  • Darlene Darlene on Dec 08, 2016
    I am going to strip and paint my kitchen cabinets a medium gray and the walls a lighter gray to update my 30-year old dated kitchen.

  • William William on Dec 08, 2016
    Lets see! Finish remodeling my half bath, Remodel my full bath (had the supplies for two + years) =:) Remodel my kitchen. Install vinyl siding. Update my electrical panel. WHAT YEAR WERE WE TALKING ABOUT =:) =:) ?!

  • Marilyn Zaruba Marilyn Zaruba on Dec 08, 2016
    Number one is getting new countertops installed and remove the mantel, brick & raised hearth on my fireplace. My husband has promised we would do them after the first of the year and I am holding him to it. Once the fireplace is done, we need to get some wood floors installed. Our allergies are too big a problem to continue with wall to wall carpeting in the bedrooms.

  • Betsy Wilson Betsy Wilson on Dec 09, 2016
    I've got nothing as I gave it up for lent!

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Dec 09, 2016
    Get off the computer so I can get to making a quilt, knit a few things, organize my other DIY supplies. Use up or give away some of the beads I've collected.

  • Swinnen Lisette Swinnen Lisette on Dec 10, 2016
    Sell my house and start all over again in a new one with all your ideas !

  • Barbara Barbara on Dec 10, 2016
    Reevaluate my stash of junk, get rid of things I'll never complete and pick 2 decorating projects to finish in full before the end of summer.

  • Yaron Yaron on Dec 11, 2016
    I would like to paint my bathroom, do a fire pit, plant vegetable garden.

  • Shui Shui on Dec 12, 2016
    I think I am going to finally put up curtains and install a surround sound speaker system

  • Deb Martin Knaff Deb Martin Knaff on Dec 12, 2016
    I resolve to scan Hometalk and other sites and make all my next year's Christmas presents. The older I get, the less store bought stuff interests me and my family members. So, I want to put a whole years effort into making some quality, meaningful gifts. (I am not really artistic or creative so this is going to be a HUGE, scary undertaking for me!!!)

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    • Oh thank you! So sweet of you. Hope yours are too!

  • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on Dec 12, 2016
    Make new curtains, and there's a number of spots in the house that need a touch up of paint from a few different accidents.
    I'm also seriously thinking about stenciling the floor in my kitchen.

  • Connie Connie on Dec 12, 2016
    Have 3/4 of my Christmas presents made by May AND the BIG one... my craft organized!!!

  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Dec 12, 2016
    Ooh - I love this question. I want to declutter - give away all the stuff I don't use.

  • UpState UpState on Dec 12, 2016
    I will stop building small and tiny possum sheds in my yard.
    I will stop feeding them.
    They have become exhausting nuisances for me and my entire family.

  • Leah Deverett Leah Deverett on Dec 13, 2016
    Use all my scrap wood to finally make something useful and beautiful!

  • Nancy Nancy on Dec 13, 2016
    Paint my living room and refinish my wood floors. Then I'm going to sell my house in cold Colorado and move to a beach house in Roatan, Honduras.

  • My goal is to do a few things to my house, look for a bigger house to renovate in a cooler climate, start renovation on the new one and eventually move. The immediate goal is to enjoy life more.