Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Best of 2011 Projects, Recipes, and more…

Can you guys believe that 2011 is almost over? In just a few days we’ll be starting a new year. There will be new projects to start (or in my case old projects to finish!), new recipes to create, and tons more that I want to share with you all. But in case you’re not quite ready to give up 2011, I created this post to recap all of my favorite/best posts from this year. Hope you enjoy them!
I reupholstered my first chair in January…
I painted a herringbone pattern on our living room wall back in July…
and since then I have changed out the entertainment stands, and added lamps to either sides of the TV (which I need to show you guys!), and painted our hallway behind the wall gray.
We painted our refrigerator twice! The first time we painted our refrigerator with a gray chalkboard paint, and the second time I painted our refrigerator turquoise! Oh, and we changed the handles too!
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I redid a few dressers, mirrors, lamps, night stands…some of them with my favorite Chalk paint from Annie Sloan. Oh, and I named a few of them too.
Simone was painted with Provence
Audrey was painted with Paris Grey
And this $45 Craigslist dresser was redone and painted with Pure White
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I redid my son’s bedroom on a budget of $200!
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I made baked not fried zucchini using all of our fresh zucchini from our own garden…
a Kiwi Mixed Berry Pound Cake
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Homemade Unprocessed Peanut Butter Cups
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And I got to use stencils, a screen printing kit, fabric paints, and iron on transfer sheets to create some awesome shirts, pillows, and dish towels.  Oh, not to mention I stenciled my entire dining room wall!
Stenciled Dish Towels
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Screen printed T-shirts
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Holiday Pillows with Glittery Iron on Transfer Sheets
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Stenciled Dining Room Wall
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And our master bedroom got a complete makeover!

I really hope you guys are excited about 2012, and that you continue to read my blog and see what comes next.
Thank you guys for all your support and friendship this year! LINKING TO:


Ange said...

I love your bedroom and the stenciled dining room wall! Came over via SAS interiors and am following you now. Looking forward to see what you do in 2012.

Colleen Jorgensen said...

good grief, Girl! You did all that this year with two little ones?!? Sheesh! Wears me out just thinking about it, ha!

Seriously, everything is just gorgeous. You have a wonderful 'eye' for color. Hmm. . . ever considered decorative painting?!? {ggg}

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You were busy! I love the dining room makeover!!!!

PitterAndGlink said...

Great projects! I love the stenciled wall! :)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Holy Cow Jennifer! Your furniture pieces are all gorgeous! I love the stenciled dining room wall too - what a great roundup of posts!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

You have such great taste! Your stenciled dining room is beautiful and I love your furniture redos. Would you link up to my party?


Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

Just found your blog...what great projects! I'm following you now :)

Abbie said...


That's quite the round-up! Love, love, LOVE the stenciled wall in your dining room

Great job!

Would love for you to stop by for a visit!

~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

Amy Anderson said...

LOVE all of these Jennifer - they are definitely your best! It's hard to choose but I love your son's striped wall. I think it's because I love stripes? :D

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I just saw you on Tatertoys and Jello and had to take a look. My goodness you are awesome - and inspiring! Can't wait to see what 2012 brings!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I just saw you on Tatertoys and Jello and had to take a look. My goodness you are awesome - and inspiring! Can't wait to see what 2012 brings!

Barb said...

Oh all your projects are amazing! I love those peanut butter cups - yummee! I'm a new follower . . . if you could, would you follow me back? I'm trying to get to 300 followers before 2012 and I'm at 299!! thank you so much!

cyndismith1 said...

What cool ideas! Love your blog! I've just started my own blog. Hope to share great ideas with others!

The Adventures of Ordy and Joon said...

omg, jennifer, you are SO talented... how do you find the time?!!?! how do you find the budget??!?!?!?!?

Emily711 said...

Wow girl you are really good at this! You definitely talented and I can't wait to see what you post next!