Favorite Projects of 2012

Sorry for the long hiatus. My attention hasn’t really been on blogging or projects lately and I hate posting “filler,” if you know what I mean.

Can you believe it’s the end of 2012? I feel like I was just writing this post for 2011 (check it out HERE if you’re interested).

#10 – Upholstered Valance

Upholstered Valance Tutorial
I love this valance. It pulled the entire room together (see the room down on #6). For those of you who are wondering, the valance has stayed in place this time.

#9 – Spray Painted Striped Curtains

How to Spray Paint FabricHow to Spray Paint Fabric
This is one of those projects that I kind of made up as I went along and it worked out! For the record, the Guest Bedroom Makeover is probably #11 on my list and should you want to check it out, you can do that HERE.

#8 – Sofa Table

Sofa Table
It may not look like much to you, but this table has improved my life:
Sofa Table
It provides a warmth and a “completeness” to this room that it was lacking before. Plus, now that I’m way preggo , the coffee table (and my drink) feels very far away when I’m curled up in that corner seat.

#7 – Antique Silver Leaf Frame

Antiqued Silver Leaf Frame
I picked this picture up from a flea market in Asheville over the summer.A little spray paint, a little silver leaf and a little glaze gave me this beautiful antiqued finish on the frame. Honestly, the picture looks so much better because the frame is pretty!

Antiqued Silver Leaf Frame

#6 – Master Bathroom Makeover

Master Bathroom MakeoverMaster Bathroom Makeover
Don’t you love how much difference some paint can make? I mean really… that’s ALL that changed in this room. It’s a much brighter, happier place to wake up to and get ready in the morning.

#5 – Mudroom

Laundry Room Makeover
Yeah, I’m basically the luckiest girl in the world. My husband is so incredible and I’m so blessed. He put so much work into this room and I LOVE it. It was important to me to have a pretty laundry room because that door at the end is our half bath and the only bathroom on the first floor, so all of our guests come through here. Now I don’t have to cringe when they walk through. (For more proof that my husband is pretty much incredible, see #2).

#4 – Burlap Wreath

Burlap Wreath
This was my favorite kind of project. Quick, simple, cheap and turned out great! I left this wreath on my door from May through November and just changed out the accessories.

It also doesn’t hurt that this is my most pinned, most viewed post ever with over 61,000 pageviews. That’s triple any other post. Crazy and thanks to everyone who pinned it!

#3 – Striped Bathroom

Striped Bathroom MakeoverStriped Bathroom Makeover
This is another one of those before and after’s that are just amazing all because of some paint. I love this bathroom now. It just makes me happy, which is great since I’ll be using it A LOT more in the coming years.

#2 – Kitchen Countertops and Backsplash

Butcherblock Countertops
Let’s just step back and remember where this kitchen started:

Butcherblock Countertops
The picture on the left is our kitchen when we moved in. On the right is after removing upper cabinets and painting. We never changed the layout to save money and I’m so glad.

Butcherblock Countertops
By far, this kitchen makeover has made the biggest difference in the way I feel about my house. I love cooking in this kitchen. Plus, every time I wipe the counters, I remember what a gift and labor of love this was from my husband. He worked so hard and did such an incredible job. I am so grateful for him.

#1 – Nursery

So, the nursery isn’t finished and I don’t have any pictures to show you, but it’s coming along perfectly. I love that room. More than the project itself, this is my favorite project because what (or rather who) it represents. The Nursury represents all that is to come in 2013. 2012 has been an incredible year and I’m actually overwhelmed as I think of how much better 2013 will be. The Lord has so abundantly blessed me and He’s about to bless me in a completely new way.

I’ll be back in the New Year with regular posts and updates. I PROMISE I’ll bring you a bump picture, which hasn’t happened since 17 weeks (how is that 15 weeks ago???), a 2013 project list and regular updates. Have a wonderful, safe New Year!

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