Jan 2, 2013

Best of 2012 and Happy New Year

I want to start off by wishing everyone a Happy New Year. I'm hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  I guess I'm a little late with my year in review post, but here it, better late than never, right?

My most viewed post this year, and also of all time, is this Muslin Rag Wreath that I did back in April.

Another is the desk that I painted for Hannah, my sister-in-law.  We loved how this one turned out and I just today brought home her dresser to do up in the same way.  So look for that post in a week, or so.

I experimented with milk paint last January, and this little cabinet was the result.  Loved working with it and I hope to use it again this year!

This ottoman that I upholstered in burlap was a bit of a challenge to me, since it was my next step up from recovering chair seats, but I loved how it turned out and am definitely up for another challenge!

I was a little surprised that this coffee table got as much attention as it did, if you haven't seen it yet, you should click over and check out the before on this one.

At the beginning of August I shared a few tips on how I refinish my furniture pieces. 

Again, I was surprised at how many pageviews this little dollar tree pumpkin makeover received.  I will definitely be putting this little guy out again next fall!

This little vanity was absoulutely one of my favorite pieces I worked on this past year.  I was this close to convincing myself that I needed to keep it.  However, it found it's home in a girl's shabby chic bedroom. 

We finally finished our laundry/utility room this summer.  It had been an eyesore long enough!  This ruffled curtain is gracing the window on our back door.

And way back last January I shared this china cabinet that I redid.  I'm still wishing I could've kept this one, too!

I just have to paint our kitchen door, and then I will be ready to share our kitchen with you.  I bought the paint yesterday.  I can't believe the kitchen took as long as it did, but thankfully that's behind us now and we can start on the next thing! 

Linking to:
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
The Cottage Market: Junkin' Joe
Classy Clutter
Funky Junk Interiors
My 1929 Charmer


  1. love these projects and so glad I followed you recently so i dont miss any more awesome projects!

  2. I'm not sure which one of those projects I loved more! I will say, I am a ruffles girl, so those curtains in your laundry/utility area didn't exactly turn me off, lol!

  3. Thanks for this great overview! It's the first time I've visited your blog (and I've now subscribed!) and it gave me a great idea of the type of projects you do. Great work!!

  4. Those were all great projects. Can't wait to see your kitchen!

  5. Those are all such sweet projects. I love the china cabinet. I used to sell crafts and know all too well what it's like to later wish you kept something. Years ago I painted a chest of drawers and sold it way too cheap. I loved it, so I've always regreted doing that. The burlap flowers are really great too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'll look forward to you visiting again. Have a great 2013.

  6. All of your projects are fabulous. A wonderful year, indeed.

  7. Wow Cynthia, I love each and every project you did! You sure are good with the paint brush and what an eye. I can see why so many people liked the little coffee table and I've been wanting to do a burlap covered ottoman myself so that really caught my eye. It turned out fabulous. What an inspiration. I hope you have a wonderful year ahead full of many more creative moments.

  8. Happy New Year, Cynthia!

    Thank you for sharing your project from 2012, every piece is so pretty!!
    I hope I'll see more of your creations this year :)

  9. Wow...and then again...WOW!!!! what an amazing year you had and I am so happy you share with us at Junkin Joe!!!! Hugs and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  10. Thanks for linking up at Classy Clutter this week! I'm featuring you tonight!

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter