Year in Review

12.29.2011

 I have shown you a couple of my favorite makeovers from this year and now I thought I would compile most of my big projects of 2011 in one spot. There were furniture makeovers and whole room makeovers, too. Lots of paint used around here this year and some plans for more in 2012.


 The first time I painted this bench was last January. Of course it got a new do later in the year.

Another project in January was my first time using Mod Podge when I added toile to the doors on this buffet.

Of course later it was transformed again into this.

 In February I painted the dresser, mirror and the walls in this guest room. New wall color is Dill Weed by Benjamin Moore.

This bench went from green to a blue gray.

My very first Annie Sloan chalk paint project was this little table I picked up at the antique mall.

In March I recovered this little foot stool and painted the legs.

 One of my favorite makeovers of the year was my kitchen getting lighter and brighter. I wish my picture was lighter and brighter. So glad I got a new camera this year. This is with the old one.

In April this chest, which had been previously painted, got updated with chalk paint this year.

In May the built ins also received a new color.

I framed Mr. Savvy's Navy uniform shirt and hung it in the guest room. So much better than hanging
in the closet.

The red hutch got a makeover and moved to its new spot in the master bath.

I put a weathered finish on a dark wood lamp in the guest room using different layers of chalk paint.

Here is the full shot.

The lamp wasn't enough so I weathered the armoire, too. This may get changed again in 2012.

Added an aged finish with more chalk paint to the backs of these bar stools and recovered the seats.

In July this chalk paint color Aubusson became my favorite color. Just wish I had more places to use it.

I got my new chandy hung in the dining room in August.

I took a plain white plastic medallion and made it look old to hang above the new chandelier.

In September was the reveal of my favorite project, the hutch in the dining room. At some point this year the walls were painted in here, too or maybe it was late 2010. I can't remember.

Another September project was transforming a very worn out drum table.

 A new chalk paint color came out called French Linen and I just had to use it on this bench.

In October I refinished my sister's mirror for her with the French Linen chalk paint and other layers.

Here it is hanging in her foyer. This was one of my favorite makeovers.

I was so glad to find new pieces for this gallery wall in the sitting room. I am so happy with how it turned out.

Another piece that was changed again. I used the new chalk paint color Coco on this piece.

Major project that was completed was the laundry room and my first time stenciling.
Now laundry isn't such a chore.

 Whew, that was a lot of makeovers in 2011. 
I have a couple of planned projects for 2012 otherwise I will just wait and see what pops in my head.

Stay tuned.

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57 comments:

  1. Great projects Kim I can't wait to see what you have planned for 2012!! My Favorites are your hutch and armoire.

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  2. My favorite may have been the laundry room, but I loved your bead fix on the table edge too. Of course you are the Annie Sloan queen.

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  3. All of your projects are great! You have the knack.

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  4. Oh My you were a BUSY girl... I thought I had my favorite picked out in the beginning the Buffet but the more I scrolled down the more I fell in LOVE with it ALL... Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2012.... Happy New Year!!!

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  5. I cannot pick a favorite cos' I love them all!! Your gingham and buffalo checks!! LOVE! I love your husband's navy shirt framed...that is truly and heirloom and the hutch I love as well! I know you will continue to inspire in 2012!

    Lou Cinda

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  6. You have had a fabulous year of creativity. Hard to pick my fav Kim! They were all good.

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  7. Your makeovers are always so inspiring, Kim.

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  8. I propose you get the award for the MBL--Most Busy Lady! You're an inspiration!
    Best,
    Susan

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  9. Wow Kim, I knew you did a lot this year but when you see the projects lined up in one post, it is very impressive! I don't know which is my favorite because I love so many - maybe that bench...so pretty! Can't wait to see what you accomplish next year!
    Cheers to you!
    -Shelley

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  10. Hi Kim....whew busy last couple of weeks...loved seeing your recap...ok my fav besides that chandy you got...is the chest with the fabric on it....still swooning over that, and I loved your sette painted and that hubbys uniform..well that is spectacular girl...great year, I look forward to what you have in store next year

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  11. Wow Kim you have been a busy lady! I love your makeovers, yours truly have a style all of their own and out of all of blogland I think that you are the absolute master of layered finishes....I look foward to seeing more of your transformations in the new year!

    xx Karen

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  12. I think you should get free stock in the chalk paint biz, Kim. Love all your wonderful transformations! Can't wait to see what you come up with for 2012!!

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  13. Whew! That is alot of makeovers! You could do a commercial for chalk paint. Really! You give them so much advertising they should at least give you a discount whenever you purchase it! There's no telling how many people have gone out and bought it since seeing one of your projects. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with next year!

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  14. So many favorites Kim! I think if I had to choose I would pick your chest that you repainted, your new chancy, and your bench! That is if I HAD to choose. I love um all!

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  15. Great projects to be proud of! So many professionally finished pieces. Even the chandy medallion was a work of art. Bravo Kim!

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  16. So much good inspiration in your painted furniture. You know I loved your Chandy when you hung it and my favorite was when the buffet was white with the fabric inserts. I adore your benches too.

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  17. Kim everything you did is wonderful
    But I have to say the chandelier is my favorite... But everything has be beautiful.. Can't wait to see what you have for us in the new year..

    NO PRESSURE......

    Hugs
    Pattie

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  18. Kim, what a year in review! All of your projects are unique and just spectacular! That Navy uniform is truly awesome framed, it's really special. I finally found a way to post on your blog and it's on AOL! Whew!

    Happy New Year to you and yours, dear friend~

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  19. You really took on some big projects this year, Kim! It's so fun to go back and see what you've done. I love all the colors you introduced us to, too!

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  20. Whee! I'm tired just thinking of doing all that! You are The Project Lady! Wonderful redo's!

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  21. Wow Kim~~~~!! I forgot how many projects you actually did. I like them all-but I especially LOVE that last piece you did in the Aubusson Blue...I think it is one of my favorites I have seen anywhere in Blogland. I am not usually a blue person but this won me over.

    I can't wait to see what all you do in the new year! You give us all a lot of inspiration and motivation! xo Diana

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  22. Do you know that you were the first one to introduce me to Mod Podge, Kim? Since then, I've used it on so many projects! I'm still swooning over your Frenchy bench. Soooo beautiful...but everything your paint brushes touches turns out that way. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  23. You are one busy girl. Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2012. Thanks for the shout out. I really appreciate it! Have a great weekend...Ann

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  24. You did a great job with that stenciling! I've been contemplating doing some. I haven't done that in some time. My fav is the decoupage project you did. And the little stool with the toile.
    Brenda

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  25. Whew! You've had a busy year! Love your projects!

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  26. You know I adore your house and everything you do to it.......loved the bar stools being recovered....Have a Wonderful New Year and if you get a chance stop by the blog...I posted Sophie's yearly calendar.....My daughter makes it ever year just for me....she actually only has one copy of it made so I enjoy showing it off on my blog and she appreciates the comments....I know she puts alot of work into making it and I'm always so thrilled that she does it just for me......
    Hope to see you again soon.....Sue...

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  27. Your projects are always gorgeous. Every one of them has been a source of inspiration and I'm always in awe!
    Looking forward to more in 2012.

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  28. Holy cow! I read your blog every day, and I knew you were always reworking something, but didn't really realized how much you did this year until you put it all together in one post! You have been busy! I need to kick it into high gear and get some of my projects done, instead of just reading about yours! I can't wait to see what you will do next!

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  29. Kim ~ wishing you a joyous 2012! you sure have had a busy year, i love all your projects...that chair (bench) is to die for! oxox, tracie

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  30. You are a painting machine! All of your projects are so beautiful. I love your dining room! Great inspiration...I'm tackling mine soon!

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  31. Wow, that is quite the review Kim. If only your energy could be bottled. I love that drum table, you really rescued it and it is beautiful. Happy New Year.

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  32. Kim, I am SO glad you included the framing of the uniform shirt. We are going to Fl. in Feb. to clean out Joe's dad's place. I was JUST thinking last night about getting his uniform and having the jacket framed for Joe's office. Thanks again. I will go check out the link now. XO, Pinky PS, Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. You have pretty much amazed me with all your great project this year. I don't think I can pick a favorite!

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  34. Okay, I'm exhausted just scrolling through that list, very inspiring! Great to see so many of the ASCP colors in action, I've only used 4 so far but that French linen may just be calling out to me...
    Tracey

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  35. You were a busy, busy lady Kim. I love so many of your projects, but that buffet still stands out to me.

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  36. Kim, Wonderful changes in 2011. I enjoyed the recap. Your home is so lovely - thanks for sharing it with all of us. Happy New Year! Anne

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  37. You are so talented! I'm so happy I found your blog :) I love your beautiful kitchen table and your weathered lamp and armoire! I cant wait to see what 2012 brings!

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  38. I love all your makeovers Kim. You give me some great inspiration. I'm excited to see what you have planned for the new year. Love your blog!

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  39. Oh an I forgot to add, I wish I could have you here in my home for just one day so you could tell me what to paint and what color to paint it! How about it, can I borrow you hehe.

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  40. My favorite is the drum table, love the bead trim around it!

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  41. You were one busy, painting lady this year! I don't think I could pick just one favorite - everything looks so great! I'm curious - how is the chalk paint holding up on the barstools? My grands use mine almost every day so I'd really like to know how durable the paint is. Happy New Year!

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  42. All of your projects turned out wonderful Kim. Looking forward to seeing what you have lined up this coming year.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  43. Great recap! All of you projects are wonderful and beautifully done!

    Happy New Year!

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  44. Wow, Kim, inspiration overload!! I've loved that bench since the day I saw it! What a great recap!

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  45. My favorite was the buffett with the toile material inserts because I have that same material on my settee and ottoman

    you do good work

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  46. Busy, productive year for you, Kim. Can't wait to see what you will be up to in 2012.
    Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

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  47. Love your projects Kim. I don't think I can pick a favorite~ the bench, the cupboard, the aubusson blue piece, the chandelier... everything is just beautiful! :)

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  48. Kim, It has been fun following along with all your wonderful transformations. I can't wait to see what you create in 2012.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  49. Dang Lady! You have been busy!!! All of it looks stunning!!!

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  50. You had a year of really fabulous projects! It's just impossible to pick a favorite...they are all favorites!

    Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

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  51. i love all of your great projects.....love the benches.

    cindy

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  52. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V0GVzToWuMI/TVry_pYUl2I/AAAAAAAAIws/-L_p6l4juP8/s640/IMG_1210.JPG

    Did you paint the chicken on this fabric pillow, or is this an fabric pattern? LOVE it and just about every other thing you posted- WOW!

    A
    solongfarm.blogspot.com

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  53. So many wonderful makeovers. I need to get some of the French Linen chalk paint. That color is so pretty. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  54. Kim, Your furniture makeovers are really wonderful! I have done quite a few pieces with Annie Sloan paint but don't think they are as beautiful as yours! I'm glad you found my booth at the QOH in Alpharetta. I am so proud to be a distributor of Annie Sloan paints because I love them so much. I'd love to meet you sometime!
    Mary Anne

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  55. I just Love all your makeovers! You have been a busy bee and everything looks terrific! Have a wonderful New year!
    Leticia

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