2011 was my first full year of blogging. The year was filled with lots of DIY projects, crafts and ideas.
Here's a recap month by month.
I started the year off with a makeover to my daughter's room taking it
from toddler to tween...or so I thought.
Who would have thought that the room update wouldn't even last until the end of the year?
These almost no-sew pillows that I created out of placemats I found at Home Goods
were one of my most popular posts. These pillows took no time to make.
In March I took on my first board and batten project and revealed a whole new mud room.
It's so amazing the difference just the board and batten made...even before all the finishing touches.
Also in March I created this beautiful ottoman out of an old Christmas stand.
In April I created a pillow and a tote bag using four dinner napkins I found at Home Goods.
In May I took a Craigslist find and turned it into something special using chalk paint and drop cloths to reupholster it. Now it's an awesome chair in my guest bedroom.
In June I updated our downstairs bathroom with paint and accessories.
There were some projects in that bathroom as well...
I picked up my first trash from the side of the road and created a treasure out of it. My kids were mortified, but were impressed once they saw how I made over these chairs.
Our outdoor sectional and coffee table finally arrived.
It finished off our outdoor patio perfectly.
In September I made lined pinch pleat drapes for my guest bedroom. They were a little time consuming, but very easy. The tutorial is here.
Who could forget October when I climbed up above my front door and decorated.
Is there anything I won't do in the name of decorating??
In November I updated my daughter's room. She was finally ready for a full size bed and wanted the colors more tween-like. I knew her original makeover was a temporary fix, I just didn't realize how temporary...what I didn't count on was the changes that happen when you start Middle School.
In December I created this Pottery Barn Teen inspired style tile board for a fraction of the cost.
A few days later I made these fabric covered letters to go above the memo board.
I want to take a moment to thank all of you. Whether you stop by everyday or just once in a while, I appreciate all of your visits. I look forward to a wonderful 2012!!
Happy New Year!