The Best of 2011: My Favorite Projects

Happy New Year!  I hope you & yours had a wonderful Christmas & a great start to 2012! 

I know it's a new year, & I'm supposed to be looking forward & not focusing on the past, but this week I have decided not to follow that advice!  Today, I want to share some of my favorite projects from the past year.  Later in the week I'll share the room reveals & popular posts from 2011.  (And then I promise to move on to new content for the new year!)

So, without further adieu, here are my favorite projects (in no particular order) from 2011:

Mantel Makeover- Using leftover plywood & some trim, my husband added some character & custom detail above the fireplace.

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Bookshelf Turned Dresser- For just a few dollars each, my husband made crates to contain the clutter on these bookshelves.

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Creating Old Worn Artwork- You gotta love a free project!  I made these printable ships look old & worn using products from around the house.

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Lamp Revamp- I took this lamp from boring to bold by paper clipping a pink boa to it!
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Paper Doll Art- Another cheap art project using 99 cent plaques, craft paper, & free paper doll printables!


Landscaping Retained- I was able to convince my husband to build a retaining wall to help level out our landscaping!  Yippee!

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Dresser Do-Over- I took this $15 Craigslist dresser from bland to beautiful by painting it & adding new knobs & "wood ornaments".

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Kitchen Artwork- I added some personality by our kitchen table by printing (in sephia) & framing some pictures of my kids eating!  The photo below was taken at my son's first birthday party & is one of my favorites!


Entry Art- I created more custom artwork for my home by printing free photos from Microsoft Office Images.  Since this was for my entryway, I decided to print off pictures of doors.

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Command Central- These frames were given new life as dry erase boards & cork boards to create a place to keep the family organized.

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Well, I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane!  I chose not to include any of the room reveals or popular posts in this list, so there are no repeats.  (In other words, you didn't see ALL my favorites!)  I hope you come back on Wednesday to see all the rooms I revealed this year. 

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3 comments:

  1. Following you from thrifty decor chick-stop by for a visit!!

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  2. Hi Wendy, thank you for sharing all your wonderful projects - they turned out very well and I loved the landscaping your hubby did. Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  3. i still love that dresser! i don't think that i saw the post with the door pictures before. i love that! hope things are well!

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