It is New Year’s Eve and time to say goodbye to 2012.
It has been a busy year full of paint, DIY projects, tablescapes, ideas and reflections. Since I already showed you 15 of my most popular DIY projects from 2012, today it is time to look back at some of my furniture favorites of the year.
This hutch was huge, heavy and atrociously done in gold and some type of “brown wash.” I immediately knew I wanted to turn it into a French country piece, hence the name (which means French countryside.) Some of the transformation included removing the glass shelves and panels and replacing them with pallet wood and wire. You’ll have to go see the transformation to appreciate it.
I have a soft spot for this little serpentine dresser and the painting technique that created that faux natural wood strip in the middle of the drawers.
I altered this antique secretary by removing the door below and exposing the shelves. The door is now a chalkboard perched on top. The winter white paint also brightened it up a lot from its original finish.
This dresser has a unique color palette that includes some blues and greens.
This hutch required a lot of work to change its look from ugly 80’s to farmhouse cool. No more scrolls and curves. Just country chunky.
A mid mod piece that took on a life at the beach.
This antique dresser is part paint and part stain. I did it as a donation for American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life auction.
One of my favorites. I rarely do red but loved the combination of the deep red hue and ebony waxes that I used to create that barn look in a piece of furniture. This was another piece that “required” a little scroll removal to the the look it has now.
I wish you could see the entire transformation this little vanity went through. It was in such sorry shape – even the bottom was falling out. After many hours of repair and cosmetic touches, it turned into a beauty.
Not a drop of paint on this collector’s piece. It is all stains in different colors and I loved how it turned out!
Now that the holiday season is coming to an end, it is time to get back out into the shop and get my paint on. I have a little table and dresser to do first for a couple of clients and then I will be focusing on getting pieces ready for a big Barn Sale that is coming up in May.
Hope you all have fun tonight – however you choose to celebrate. Stay safe and we will see you next year!
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House of Grace – Twice Owned Tuesday
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Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
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The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch
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Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
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Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
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Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
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