I hope you are enjoying the holidays and getting some rest before the new year kicks into gear. I have been sleeping in, but also taking advantage of some down time and getting a head start on some new projects!
In the meantime, I wanted to do a recap of some of my favorite projects of 2011. It's nice to see that I have documented proof that I did actually accomplish some things this year!
My biggest accomplishment, by far, is the painting of the kitchen cabinets. It has truly transformed my kitchen into a brighter, happier space, and I absolutely love it. You can see the full evolution here, and see it as a work in progress here and here. (I know I owe you a tutorial, and I promise, it will come).
Prior to tackling the kitchen cabinets, I got my feet wet by painting the kitchen island.
Another low budget, high impact project from this year is my all-faux-no-sew roman shades I made from a Target tablecloth. Love these. Love the price, love the look. Love that I can change them out without guilt too.
My mom cave continues to be a work in progress, but I spruced it up quite a bit this year. Most recently, I added a fun stencil.
My love of stencils continues to overflow, and I did a hand painted one in my powder room as part of that makeover.
I also spiced it up with a thrift store lamp that got a second life with some hot pink spray paint and pom pom fringe.
But before I tackled any of this, my mom cave got some life of it's own with the power of paint. Oh, how I will never tire of the wonders paint can do!
Board and batten has made its way into my home this year. It began with my hallway leading in from the garage.
It grew from there, and I added it to my laundry room and the bar area in our basement.
Oh, if only the laundry room always looked like this... You know, free of dirty laundry.
We added a gallery wall to this space as well.
My love of board and batten extended to my daughter's room in the shape of a paneled headboard and a tutorial.
And then there was the never-ending painting of the great room (and adjoining breakfast room, hallways, etc..). I thought I was going to hire this out, but ended up tackling it myself (and had an extension ladder in my great room for longer than I care to admit).
WHEW!!! I'm tired just writing about it! But, like I said before, I can look back at 2011 and say that I accomplished a lot!
Looking forward to tackling more projects and sharing them with you in 2012!
Linking up to:
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday
Home Stories A to Z - 2011 Link Party