Best of 2011

So I’ve officially been blogging for 7 months, yay! What started as a place to house pictures of my craft projects has really turned into a blog about so many things – pregnancy, recipes, trips, family and of course all of my DIY projects. So as 2011 winds down, I wanted to capture some of my favorite projects this year, as well as link up to Rhoda’s Top Projects of 2011 Party.


This bench is still one of my favorite projects on my blog. We call it the “traveling bench”, because I honestly move it every couple months. It’s been a footboard bench, window seat, and is now a laundry room storage bench. It may be getting some nursery love soon…

TV Stand Turned Bench

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Found this antique Henredon coffee table at an estate auction for $10 buckaroos.

Painted Henredon Coffee Table

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Rescued these beauties on their way to the dump…

Refurbished Adirondack Chairs

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Found this lamp in Delaware with a “Free to a Good Home” sign.

Refurbished Lamp


It’s amazing what half a can of Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Grey can do!

I <3 BM’s Stonington Grey

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Spruced up our living room with a $25 frame gallery set from Target.

Frame Gallery

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Added some swagger to the breakfast nook. See the traveling bench in action!

Swag Valance

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Not exactly a Before & After, but I just loved how easy it was to turn a simple piece of plywood into a fabulous tufted headboard.

Tufted Headboard

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