Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Favorite Projects from 2011

I started blogging in earnest last March, so it hasn't even been a year yet.  But as it seems me be the time not only to plan for the next year but also to review and take stock of what's been accomplished in the year past, here's a little collection of my favorite projects since I began nine months ago.   Goodness, has it ever been fun.

This Yellow Bed has to be my favorite.   As you may know, this picture does not represent a real room in my home.  I set it up purely for the satisfaction of creating something pretty as the bed was intending (and now in) my little man's room.  Let me tell you, it was very satisfying.

Loved these Bottle Cap Magnets.  Need to make more as my little people liked them, too!

My favorite transformation was turning my Front Closet from this:

Into this.  I love opening these doors every time I put my coat away.

My Framed Fall Mantle was so much fun to put together together.

Though I think I enjoyed my Spring/Summer Mantle even more...or maybe I'm just looking forward to spring right now.

 Finally, there's this little Turquoise Table.  I loved the way this quick, little paint project brought so much lovely personality to my kitchen.


Thank you ever, ever so much for all your sweet comments and encouraging feedback through all my endeavors this year.  They have spurred me onwards and made my heart cheery.

Happy New Year to you, friend!

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  1. I absolutely love that bed! I have dreams of doing something similar for a crib in the future. ;)

  2. such great colors! Can't wait to see what next year brings. Cheers!

  3. i love all your projects. your style is so classy and sweet. i love it! i want to make those magnets SO bad! :)

  4. You are just so talented. what a great recap! congrats on all of the wonderful projects. I just love your style.

  5. and I am quite glad that you are blogging!

  6. Beautiful projects! Love them all! Congratulations on a great year!

  7. I love your home and makeovers! Everything looks great...I need to try the 40 bags in 40 days challenge this year!
    Happy New Year!

  8. OH THAT CLOSET!!!!!!!!!
    I think I have a front hall closet that needs some cheer.
    And the table is perfect!!!
    Love it all.
    Oh wait, and the bed.
    THE BED!!!
    Love from,

  9. I love your projects, the yellow bed and the blue table along with everything else! I remembered reading about your 40 day challenge earlier this year and it inspired me to start out 2012 in a similar way...not as challenging as yours but inspired! I mentioned you in my post about it.( Have a Happy New Year,

  10. Everything here is stunning! You are so talented! I'm loving that mustard yellow bed frame a LOT

  11. I have so much enjoyed your posts, your sweet personality, and your very cheery and soothing aesthetic. Thanks, Cailan, and Merry New Year to you!

  12. Your beautiful home is an inspiration... good luck with your new home in Iowa!