Wow, it's 2013! Happy New Year everyone! What did y'all do? We had a nice, quiet evening at home, watched the ball drop in New York and then the massive fireworks at Victory Park here in Dallas. It was perfect.
You may have noticed that I haven't been around much. The end of 2012 turned out to be kind of exhausting for us, and I just had to say stop the madness and have everybody take a break! Oh well, some years are just a little off, and this was one of them. But we're rested and refreshed now, and I'm ready for a new year of sharing projects and inspiration with you all!
To start this year, I thought I would share some projects that we did in 2012. Starting in January, we perked up our front porch with a found potting bench, and enjoyed a gorgeous evening outside during some really nice weather. You gotta love Dallas for those 70 degree days in winter!
In February, I finally slipcovered some slipper chairs that I have had for years. I wrote a tutorial, to show you all how easy this really is to do. The links are in this post, if you're looking to update a chair of your own!
March came in like a lion here in Dallas, so I spent some rainy days crafting. These knockoff Pottery Barn pears were a fun project using something we all have hanging around -- beaded fruit.
April and May were spent mostly up at Abby's school, working on her musical and senior prom. But I did take a little time to rearrange my favorite kitchen shelves and decorate for Easter
In June I did a revamp of the kitchen, and enjoyed a more soothing, somewhat neutral palette.
More crafting took place in the hot month of July, and I made these sweet coffee filter hydrangeas. But the most exciting change was this new TV armoire, found compliments of Freecycle! If you don't know about Freecycle, check out this post that tells all about it.
I scored a great thrifting find in August, this vintage ammunition basket.
November was the month for a little home reno, and we started by finishing out the corner window seats in our dining room.
December was all about the decorating, cooking, and more cooking :) I even decorated the bedroom this year, and I love it so much that I don't want to put it away.
Here's to another year of great projects and tutorials! We have so many great plans in the works that I can't wait to share with you all.
Happy New Year, everyone!
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