Amy's New Year Reflection: Before and After

In January we all tend to look ahead, plot our courses, set goals and get motivated. But we're reminded by Amy that it's important to balance that with charting the progress we've made so far. Amy uploaded photos to the LA Flickr pool of her home, about a year after moving in.

And a lot has happened. They get the floors refinished, picked out paint colors (god knows how difficult that can be!), installed baseboards and added some really important architectural details that add to the bones of the home like molding around the windows and doors. All of that groundwork will last them a long time and contributes the overall health of the house. Plus they moved in with some stylish furniture. (Check out Amy's Etsy Shop for the deer pillow). Of course, the work is never done. Next up are window treatments and refining the layout and furniture.

Check out Amy's Blog FInder's Keepers for even more details and her plans for the coming year.

Images: Amy Burkhart