Wednesday, January 7, 2015

TOP PROJECTS OF 2014


Well hello there, friends, welcome back and happy 2015!  I completely enjoyed my break over the holidays and will admit it's a little tough to get back in the habit of posting.  I hope you all had a blessed holiday season and that your new year is off to a great start!

I realize I'm late to the party, but I wanted to to include a review of 2014 before forging ahead into new material.  I hope if you're a newer reader you find some inspiring things here, and if you're an old friend there might just be something you missed.

This list grew much longer than I originally anticipated, but I figured I'd just include all of these in one big post and be done with the wrap-up.

First up, furniture makeovers and a project that's almost exactly one year old and I still love it as much today as back then.  Adding a graphic fabric to the backs of my kitchen chairs really stepped them up a notch, and I didn't actually reupholster anything!


My daughter's nightstands were another favorite furniture makeover.  I'll be showing you her refreshed room a little later this month.


Finally, these fur ottomans that I made over with a real fur coat from the thrift store and a little bit of inspiration from a pricey Horchow piece.


I've already seen hints of Valentine's Day for this year, and I loved this sweet sparkly garland that I hung on our mantle last year.


My son's bedroom makeover took up a big part of last year, and this simple DIY bedskirt was a pretty popular project.


You all know that I love creating tablescapes, and these two were my favorites last year.



A few smaller craft, decorating, and sewing projects-



How to Strip Paint from Brass (and a great way to polish brass- I use this tip all the time!)





I'm so glad to check two room makeovers off of the list, and still completely love both of them!

Boy's Teen Bedroom (with links to other projects in the room)


Oh, and I should probably include our new paint!  I guess not only those two rooms, but our entire common living area got a makeover.  I never thought the old paint was that dark until we lightened up.


Finally, I'm still amazed at the opportunities this blog has brought my way.

I was published in the April 2014 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine.  What an honor to be included in such a classic publication!


And, participating in the Home Depot Style Challenge is a dream invitation for most bloggers, and I was so thrilled to be included in the Fall/Halloween challenge this year.  Home Depot is a company I support and frequent, and it was a privilege to work with them on this project.


I know that none of the fun things that come my way would be possible if you guys weren't reading and commenting and pinning and encouraging me.  So, thank you, thank you, thank you.  Looking forward to sharing another year with you!


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23 comments:

  1. Lisa @ Shine Your LightJanuary 7, 2015 at 6:50 AM

    What a fun year it's been over here!! I have loved following along and being inspired by you Jennifer!! Can't wait to see what's to come in 2015!

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  2. You did have a very busy year and such great projects and makeovers. I can't wait to see what's next for this year.

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  3. WOW! what an amazing year you've had filled with so many awesome projects! i am blown away by your style and creativity!

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  4. You are bold & brave -- and your decor always inspires me to take more chances & follow my own heart when it comes to decorating. Blessings for a wonderful new year.

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  5. Pam @ Simple DetailsJanuary 7, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    LOVE your fabulous style and non-stop inspiration throughout the year, friend!! Congrats on your exciting feature and the HD Challenge you rocked!! Happy 2015!

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  6. Yay! I'm finally learning that lesson... to decorate according to what I like rather that what I think I should do according to what others are doing, if that makes sense. Happy New Year to you as well!

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  7. I'm always surprised to see what I've accomplished all in one spot! Thanks Lisa, same to you!

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  8. Oh Cassie, it's so great to have this community of creatives where we can all inspire each other! So thankful for your friendship!

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  9. Thanks Pam, can't wait to hear what you have up your sleeve this week!

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  10. Oh wow, what a huge compliment! Thanks for passing that along to me, Julia. I SO wish we live close enough to collaborate on projects together, I just love everything you do too!

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  11. Julia @cuckoo4designJanuary 7, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    :) Thanks :) I wish for the same

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  12. Your blog and YOU are truly full of inspiration and I'm so glad to be a follower! Here's to more in 2015!

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  13. Too many great projects to count!!!! Love them all!

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  14. Suck a fab year Jennifer :) happy 2015!!!

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  15. Hi Jennifer, Im a new follower and loved all the projects you reviewed. I enjoy your unique tablescapes designs so I'm glad to see my favorites on your list. Can't wait to see what new designs you think of this year.

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  16. What a great year! Everything looks wonderful, but I can't seem to stop scrolling back to the top to look at those chairs, so I guess I'm calling them my favorite :)

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  17. Heather @ Encouraged at HomeJanuary 7, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Happy New Year, Jennifer! I always love your tablescapes, and those nightstands are hot! I look forward to what fun you come up with this year!

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  18. I'm new to you and now addicted! The Lord has certainly blessed you with a ton of talent, my friend. :) I run my own business from home and have now started allowing myself little playdates to work on home projects. You've given me several ideas to start with!!

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  19. So many great projects, some of my favorites too!

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  20. Kris {Driven by Décor}January 8, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    It's amazing to see how much you accomplished when you put it all together in one post! Love your style and all of your projects but it's your tablescapes that just kill me - they are amazing!!

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  21. Laurie at Laurie Jones HomeJanuary 9, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Happy New Year Jennifer! I love how true you stay with your style, it’s so uniquely yours and beautiful too! Can’t see where this year takes you!!! (:

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  22. Bravo friend. So much beauty and inspiration here. Heres to an even more inspiring and amazing year ahead!

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