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Monday, December 31, 2012


How on earth  can 2012 be nearing an end?  This year has truly flown by.  Looking back, I wanted to share my favorite projects from this year with you.

Stump Side Tables- easy, rustic, full of texture, super handy, and practically free!

Painted Built-Ins-painting over the stained wood was one of the best decisions we've made to update the living room.

Laser Level to Cut Straight Fabric-a great tip if you work with wide fabric often.

Botanical Gallery Wall -still love it!

Houndstooth Drapes-the first piece completed for my new dining room plan

The Office-which really includes two other favorite projects too: DIY Drum Shade & Hand Painted Lattice Wall

Colorful Chair-Reupholstered with a Hot Glue Gun!-a chair that I've had forever that I upgraded for my daughter's room

Log Filled Fireplace-this was probably my all time favorite project but alas, was short lived (let's just say the wood brought in too many unwanted guests.  Boo!).  But, I have a plan to make another go of it after this fire season is over!

Black Interior Doors-haven't been sorry for a minute that I did this one!

DIY Dining Room Host Chairs-my first real re-upholstery project

Oversized Silhouettes-my first time to participate in a Pinterest Challenge, can't wait for the next one!

Kitchen Chalkboard Wall-the first time I've ever used chalkboard paint...I'm hooked!

I guess it's been a pretty productive year!  I've got plans for many more projects in 2013, hope you'll hang around to check them out!

Linking up with Tatertots & Jello

Would you like to comment?

  1. Wow girl!!! You've accomplished so many big things this year! Upholstery? Sewing drapes? All that character you gave your house with paint? You are an inspiration, not only with your home projects but also your attitude about the things that matter most in life, it shines through on your blog! So glad to know you Jennifer…..wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead!

  2. Jennifer. I've said before that your blog is one if my favorite blogs!!! I love all of your projects!!! Will you tell us about you? Are you a school trained decorator? Where do you get ideas? Does you husband just go with it? I know my husband does... And so many friends always talk about how their husbands have to approve their projects....every project is amazing!!!! I have a couple of things flagged to copy. Thanks for a great blog!

  3. Wow! That's a lot for one year. Add in the fact that you photograph amazing and inspire me! Happy New Year!

  4. So many bold and beautiful projects! I love the botanical wall! Happy New Year!

  5. Kind of productive? You are extremely productive and put the rest of us to shame. Love your constant creativity and style! Happy New Year. :)

  6. Love the botanical wall! And your style! You are Brave and Bold. Happy New Year!

  7. I think that awesome colorful chair is how I first found you - from a link up somewhere! So glad I 'met' you! Looking forward to following along with all your great projects and posts in 2013.

  8. Love all of your projects! My goal is to re-do a couple chairs like you have!

  9. Wow! Somehow I have missed a couple of your posts highlighted here and have to come back and take a closer look at them - love the black doors and all those mirrors - such a great idea. Also, your daughter's chair is absolutely cute! So many other inspiring ideas - thx for sharing and a happy new year!

  10. it's been an amazing year for you! your home is gorgeous and i love following along! happy new year!

  11. What a great year! I love the Black Interior Doors, the Botanical Wall gallery and the stacked logs. Can't wait to see what you do in 2013!

  12. I found you from Pinterest - I've seen that gold peacock-ish mirror on another pin. Where did you find? I absolutely love it :) Gorgeous decor and ideas!

    1. Hi there! I bought the peacock mirror about 2 years ago on clearance at Pier 1, so I don't think they carry it anymore. This one is very similar if not the same.

  13. Oh wow, thanks! I appreciate your response :)


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