You know, recap all of the projects I did during the year to make it seem like I was somewhat productive around here.
It could work. It could be fun. Here goes......
Project #1: Pie Plate Wall
I searched everywhere for enough pie plates to do this. I needed a bit of help from friends across the country but I finally scored enough plates to channel my inner Martha and make a mini version of a pie plate gallery wall. It adds just a little bit of charm to the breakfast room. Let's forget about the part when they all fell off the wall. They're stuck now alright.
Project #2: Window Pane Mirror
I just love old windows. So when I salvaged this one from the basement to use in our back breakfast room / mudroom I couldn't have been happier. Plus, I did this project all by myself without Alex's help. I think.
Project #3: Framed Botanical Prints
Even though this project was super simple to do, it's still one of my favourites. I love unique wall art and being able to use some botanical prints from my grandfather's old encyclopedia set just seems super cool. Plus, I love how some double mattes can give them a custom-framed look.
Project #4: Antique Desk and Chair Makeover
This project is one of my favourites because I went back about five times before I was able to haggle down the price of this teeny desk. It looks pretty darn cute in a corner of our living room and it's a great place to store my laptop when I'm not using it.
Plus it has that secret compartment at the back for me to stash my secret shopping purchases.
Project #5: Shelf Makeover
It's just a simple little shelf but it just turned out sooooooo cute all trinkified in the breakfast room.
Project #6: Shutters!!!
Oh how the front of the house wanted these. I'm still so proud of us that we were able to tackle building, painting, and installing these shutters all in one day. Now that doesn't happen too often around here.
Project #7: Leaded Window
This project wasn't too difficult to tackle. It just took us forever and a day to get it done. We must've had this window for over a year before we got the guts to try hanging it up somewhere. I absolutely love how it looks in our dining room.
Project #8: Heart-Punched Valentine's Day Art
I've seen millions of versions of these all over the internet but waaaay back last year I thought it was pretty genious to use old book pages to personalize a little craft for Alex on Valentine's Day. Y'all seemed to like this one so I'll include it in the list. :)
Project #9: Giant Window Mirror
Even though this is similar to the other window/mirror project I did, it still gets an honourable mention. This baby is HUGE!!! And I got all fancy and glazed it. Oh yeah.
Project #10: Open Shelving in the Kitchen
Yes, yes I know I just did this one. But it made our kitchen sooooooooo much cuter.
Well, that's it for this year's round-up. We didn't have any huge room transformations or crazy detailed projects, but there's always next year, right?
Hey, so what was your favourite project of the year? Send me a link, yo! I wanna check it out. :)
Top Projects of 2011 Party @ Southern Hospitality