Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 ~ A Project Year In Review

As 2012 comes to a close, I thought it would be nice to have a record in one post of my projects for 2012.  Plus, we have family visiting so project time is limited!  I’ll limit these to my favorites since this post would be way too long if I listed them all! 

In January I painted a French dresser I found through Craig’s List.  It was my first time trying a color {Duck Egg} in the chalk paints other than the neutrals.


In February, I made chair slips out of  white tablecloths found at the thrift store for our dining area chairs, after finding inspiration from other blogs and on Pinterest.


March found me over at my daughter’s house finishing up the makeover on my granddaughter’s bedroom.  Going from what was a room decorated for little boys when they moved in to a girly girl room.


In April I had a lot going on ~ 30 posts for the month!  I’ll have to go with the organizing of my craft/sewing room for this month.  It made it a lot easier to find things and maneuver around this small room.


In May, I also had a lot of different projects and it is hard to choose which is my favorite for this month.  I think it’s a tie between this magazine holder makeover


and the side tables in the guest room.


In June, we fixed up our laundry room area, which also has the garage entrance to our condo, the hallway to my craft/sewing room, as well as an entrance into the kitchen. 


In July, we replaced carpet with new wood flooring in the main areas of the condo.  I shared the first two rooms we did, office and dining room, here.


I had quite a few projects in August, big and little, but I think my favorite was the new look the mirror in our main bathroom got just from adding a frame.


September was no different, lots of projects to pick from as a favorite, but I think this little accent table I made over has to be my favorite for this month.


In October I breathed a sigh of relief that I finally completed the valances for our sunroom.

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November didn’t have anything exciting going on, but I think this memo board was a favorite from a headed to the trash piece.


Finally, in December, since I was getting ready for Christmas I think my favorite for this month was the Frosty hat I made.  I’d wanted one for awhile now and, after seeing an easy tutorial, I made my own.


So that’s a review of some of my favorite projects of 2012.  I’m sure I say this every year, but my goal for 2013 will be to use up things I already have on hand before purchasing more or new.  Between fabric, paint, and craft supplies, I have more than enough to challenge myself to use them.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great recap, Kathy. Enjoy your family time. Have a Happy New Year.

Art Is Beauty said...

they are all so pretty!!! I love em all!

Okio B Designs said...

Those were some of my favorite projects too! The dresser and the chair covers were just perfect!


Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Well you've had a very good year looking at all the projects you completed. I just love that blue french dresser, such a color to love. I also love your chair slips and need to make a few myself. I hope you and your family are enjoying your holidays! What's up for 2013?

DIYbyDesign said...

I love seeing so many of your projects put together in one post. I have loved watching you transform your new house into a home. Happy New Year and looking forward to continuing to keep up with all that you do.

NanaDiana said...

You know, you have done so much with your place that I have a hard time remembering that you live in a condo. It doesn't feel like a typical condo at all. You do such fun projects and I love coming here to see what you are up to. xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You sure kept yourself busy Kathy!! Fabulous projects!! I think I'm going to try duck egg blue on a piece in my oldest daughters room. Can't wait to see what you have planned in 2013!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I know it must have been hard to pick a favorite project for each always seem to have something going!! I really love the Duck Egg Blue dresser and the little gray table. And you have a great talent for sewing. Wonderful!

Happy New Year, Kathy!


Sonny G said...

all great projects Kathy..

love the top hat~!

vivian said...

fun to see some of your crafty projects through the past year. I should tag and make my blog posts better so I can find things.
Wonder what kinds of things will keep us busy this coming year?
I know it will all be good what ever it is!
have a great weekend Kathy!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Wow! You had a very busy and productive year! Great projects that all turned out beautifully! My favorite was the chair slips and tablecloth! ...blessings for the New Year!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You accomplished a lot this year! Some amazing transformations. Happy New Year!

Jean @ said...

All great projects! I made a table very similar to your "September" table!

This N That said...

You've had a very productive year, Kathy..Happy New Year

Gail said...

Hi Kathy, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. This past year you have been such an inspiration to me and I have really enjoyed following along. Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing what you have planned for this new year. Hugs, Gail

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kathy
Thanks for coming by my blog on the flip flop under way! I love all your creative and beautiful projects love them all. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Thanks for the recap Kathy!
Happy New Year!!

Decor To Adore said...

You were such a busy bee!

Have a very Happy New Years!

PS. I glued the hats closed. :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Hope you had lovely Christmas!

You had a very busy and productive 2012! I think you granddaughter's room was one of my favorite projects!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing all your projects again Kathy. Love that dresser since it's done in one of my favorite colors. My other favorite project was your bathroom mirror. We put moiding around a bathroom mirror in my brother's former home, so I know smaller projects like that can make a huge difference to a home. Yours is beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope you have a very happy new year!

farmhouse-story said...

such great projects, kathy! your home looks beautiful:) happy new year!

thistlewoodfarm said...


I love it all.....but I think my favorite is the side table!

Happy happy New Year to you and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You are so very creative and your beautiful home shows that creativity! Love the end result on your sunroom valances. Perfect! I know that was a trial for you.
Happy New Year, Kathy!

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Kathy, I love so many of your projects! I think that your laundry room, the little accent table, and the nursery were my favorite! Have a wonderful new year!! ~ Jamie

Jos Family Creates said...

Kathy I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a very very prosperous New Year! Thank you so much for sharing with us. You have been a great inspiration and look forward to your creativity in the future! Thanks again! ~Jo Ann

Becca Bertotti said...

You were quite busy, Kathy ... I love all of your projects; however, I must admit that your Craigslist dresser is my favorite ... incredible! Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

And fabulous projects they ALL were! I can see why it was a relief to finish those valances! Some projects just seem to take forever to get done. Happy New Year!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

All of your projects are fabulous Kathy! You are the epitome of beautiful and elegant! Happy New Year my friend, and cheers to another fabulous year of blogging! Angie xo

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