Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Favorite Projects of 2014

I didn't do lots of projects in 2014, but there are a few that were favorites.

My most favorite project was adding shelves to the left side of a huge cabinet in the office.  This cabinet was built by students of a nearby technical school, and the left side had been made to hold my late husband's gun collection.  I decided, I wanted to have that side of the cabinet match the other, and contain shelves for books and my little treasures.

My husband and I measured, and bought the standards for the project, and had the folks at Lowe's cut the shelving to the correct length, and got busy.

Best DIY Project:

The tutorial for how we added shelves can be found here.

Best project done by someone else:


We have enjoyed the new paint color and the entire makeover so much.

Best Small Projects:

Repairing a wicker chair seat

Tutorial found here.

Makeover of an old bamboo box.

That tutorial is here.

I gave this old chair a makeover with homemade chalk paint.  Easy project, but lots of impact.

I painted my Mom's old pie safe, and I love it white.

These are a few projects from 2014.  What are your favorite projects that you accomplished in 2014?

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Favorite Finds for 2014

Here are my favorite consignment finds from 2014.  

Great rooster tray.  It holds napkins, S/P, etc., on the breakfast table.

This container of greenery.  Perfect for the top of the china cabinet.

I found the picture above, and the plate, and added them with the other items I already had, for an Easter vignette.

My favorite find ever is this wonderful tablecloth.  They had two at the time I bought this one, don't know why I didn't buy both!!

I found two of these pillow covers.  I used them to tie this room together once it was repainted.

I bought the picture above and the one below from a thrift shop I visited with my sister.  I think I got both for around $5.00 total.

Miniature pitcher

Colorful plate.

Shower Curtain, eventually made into window curtains.

I can't forget this awesome chair with its intricate carvings and needlepoint seat,  for $15.

Found at Wal Mart, this wonderful quilt for the master bed at the lake house.

Metal aqua flower vase

Valance for the powder room

This picture was found recently and matches the den furnishings perfectly.

I scaled way back on my purchases during 2014.  I was sick for several months, and didn't have the energy to shop, plus there's the fact that I DO. NOT. NEED. TO. BUY. MORE!!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my favorite finds.  Come back in a few days to see favorite projects completed in 2014.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas at Shadymont, 2014

(lighted garland across the railing, bows I made)

 (wreath I made for gate to mudroom door)

 (Another wreath I made)

Entry table

Great Room

 Mantel and Hearth

Dining Room

Breakfast Room



Merry Christmas everyone!!

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