Monday, December 31, 2018

Year in Review

My Favorite Things

It's THAT time of year, time to be reflective and also look ahead. Honestly, I am not sure I am in the mood for either--the couch and Netflix have been rather appealing. But, it is good to look back and to reflect what I accomplished in 2018 and to guide where I want to go in 2019. So, here are some of MY favorite projects from this past year:

In January I made this bar that I donated to our local YMCA for an auction. The barnwood on this was pretty, darn perfect. And, more importantly, it raised $1000 for the Y.
Barnwood Bar
I made this simple "frame" in February from a thrift store checkerboard. It holds a picture of my grandpa, and that makes it even more special.
Upcycle a Checkerboard from the Thrift Store
 This Cafe sign and fun painting technique makes me happy!
make a distressed vintage style sign
I made a couple of these shelves in April--I love the rustic feel.
Rustic, Chippy Shelves
I saved and cleaned up a primitive cupboard in May.
Primitive Cupboard
In June I upcycled a wine cart from the thrift store. The addition of the wood made this a fun, fresh piece!
Upcycle a Thrift Store Wine Cart
Painting my cupboards was my favorite July project. I adore the change!
Paint your cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint
Gel stain transformed this thrift store bamboo chair.
use gel stain to update a bamboo chair
A barnwood wall cubby was a fun project. It provides great storage options!
Rustic Wall Shelf
Ironing board bases made a fun, unique table base.
repurpose ironing board bases into a table
Throwing metal things in the fire created some fun projects like this snowflake bucket.
And to finish the year, this shadow box made from an old mantle clock was a fun project.
Christmas Shadow Box
Thank you faithful readers for coming to my little blog, for cheering me on, for continuing to support me in what I love. I look forward to sharing new and exciting things with you all in 2019. Happy New Year!!


  1. I love the projects you show us. Keep these great posts coming in 2019.

  2. Great stuff! I enjoy reading your posts and seeing the transformations your make. Looking forward to the goodies you make this year!


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