Makeovers of 2016


At the end of the year it's a good time to reflect back on what was accomplished. There were a few projects in our home accomplished in 2016 and there were a few that I hoped would get done, but didn't. That's alright maybe 2017 will be the year for those.
Today I'm sharing some of the projects and you can click the highlighted links to see the full posts.

The sun room was lightened and brightened last January with a fresh coat of paint.

These lamps were transformed from a dirty peach color to a nice creamy white.

Last March the great room was transformed to a light and bright neutral room.

This was a very quick and easy change on this little antique stool.

I still love the color of this armoire I made over last April.

Fresh look in the French farmhouse guest room after getting new carpet and freshly painted walls.

Still love the way this lantern turned out and it was so easy.

The deck got another transformation. Looking forward to using it again in the spring.

A new toile pattern was added back to the sideboard.

Mr. Savvy got his craft on last summer.

Last July during a heat wave my husband had the brilliant idea that it was a good time to add new sod to the yard. Yep, he tried to kill us.

A fresh coat of paint in the  dining room.

My very favorite and biggest project this year is my new kitchen and the details will be shared soon.

So did you get any projects done this year?


  1. Kim, you've inspired me! I'm off work this week and finally painting my circa 1979 maple bedroom furniture with chalk paint. I prepped the first night table yesterday and today it's time to use that paint. With new knobs I'm' hoping for a great finish. Thanks for sharing all your projects with us.

  2. You have been busy this year Kim! My major project this year was selling our home and making plans to build a new one in 2017!

  3. You sure did have a lot of great makeovers and beautiful projects in 2016!! Looking forward to seeing more in 2017!!!

  4. The quantity and quality of your makeovers are incredible!! Every single one is inspiring!! That kitchen reno has my heart!!

  5. Your house and the changes you made are just beautiful. Could you tell me the name of the rug that is under the little antique stool photo, and where you got it please?

  6. Girl, you have enough energy for 10 people! Beautiful transformations. Looking forward to 2017!

  7. Kim, you were certainly busy this year...great makeovers!

  8. Every one of your makeovers is outstanding, but your guest room always catches my eye...especially when it's draped in red tulips! ;) Happy New Year!

  9. So many fantastic changes, I remember the armoire so clearly it's such a gorgeous colour. Hope you had a very Happy Chirstmas and very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017 x

  10. You always amazing me with how much you can accomplish! I love visiting your blog on a regular basis - so inspiring!
    Cheers to the new year!

  11. Kim, you have a beautiful home, and I'm continually amazed at all you do yourself. Love seeing the photos. Happy New Year!

  12. all very nice, wondering about the pretty fabric on the little footstool, love this and have one to redo :)

    1. I bought that years ago from either Decor Steals or Antique Farmhouse.

  13. Love going down 2016 posts of all your beautiful change ups in your home. My fave has to be your new kitchen and that beautiful crown molding. Just so fabulous. Wishing you great health, happiness and many creative endeavors for the new year. Happy 2017.

  14. So much great stuff Kim and I love how you've been lightening up your home! Happy New Year to you and your family....xo, Janet