Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fave Projects of 2013

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is having a party to share our favorite projects from 2013.  Here are some of my favorites.


I made these fabric hearts for Valentine's decor.


I drew a pattern and made this lamp shade cover for a touch of Spring.


I painted this table with a free Valspar sample, and love it so much!!


This was originally wood toned, then black, then I painted it turquoise and added a fleur de lis.

I made over this old wooden tote that I found for $20.00.



I made over this wood compote, and this is probably my favorite DIY for 2013.

From this,


to this.


I made a centerpiece for the sunroom table by using old jars that I painted, and placing them in a canning rack.  Loved this!!


I altered some bottles.

I painted all the items in this vignette, candlestick, picture of angels, and picture frame with free Valspar paint sample.


I found these shutters for $10.00 and painted one side blue, and one white.  Use them all the time!!


These are ten of my favorite DIY projects, and most involved painting.  One other thing I've done, is to try teaching myself to paint with acrylics.  Here are a couple of samples.
(my first attempt)

A favorite.

I've had a wonderful year doing DIY, blogging, and enjoying the new friendships I've made here.  I wonder what I would be doing since I've retired, if I had not started this blog three years ago.

Wishing all of you a fun year in 2014, and God's richest blessings.

Come over and see all the inspirational links at Southern Hospitality!!  You don't want to miss this!

Also sharing at these great parties:

Brag About It Linky Party @ VMG206
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House 
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style