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A Year in Projects - Re-cap

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

And just like that, another year has flown by.  Sometimes it is easy to feel like I get nothing accomplished.  So, to make myself feel better I was going through some old posts the other day and put together a year's worth of project highlights. 

For anyone new to the blog or for anyone who would like to walk down memory lane with me, here goes.  I would almost like to forget one or two of these ;)



The Pleather Cube
Tutorial still to come, pinky swear.

Before & After Luggage Rack

I have so many ideas and projects in mind for the new year.  Thank you for your constant inspiration and support!  And just to keep things fair and balanced, I will posting my ten favorite posts from other blogs in the next day or so.  So, be sure to check back....


33 comments:

  1. Rene! So many great projects. I love the DIY dyed drapes and the pleather cube! And of course your kitchen. So happy to have gotten to know you. {Love that you will keep things fair and balanced ;) }

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  2. ha ha! it certainly does make you feel better to go through and see all you have accomplished- and with such style, too! i love it all! the dining room is my absolute favorite, but i really just love love love it all!

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  3. Busy lady! I love the dining room the most-- and I somehow missed the "graphic punch" frames-- beautiful!

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  4. You know I love that dining room! Can't wait to see what your ideas and projects will be in this New Year! You are one of my favorite bloggers, so glad I found your blog.

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  5. What a great recap - you've got lots of great projects under your belt for this year. I can't wait for that pleather cube tutorial - I've got a pleather cube screaming for some love. Yours is so pretty! Glad to have crossed paths with you this year and really looking forward to 2012 with everyone.

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  6. I was going to be doing a similar post. Isn't it nice to add up all the accomplishments and actually have something to show for it? Nice projects!

    I'd love to try a slipcover.

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  7. I always love your projects Rene. There are two cubes in my office that absolutely need a makeover, so I'm looking forward to that tutorial!

    Thank you for your support over the past year. I look forward to all of your projects in 2012!

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  8. This post just reiterates the fact that your blog is just so pretty. :)

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  9. Thanks for an inspiration filled year!!

    I wanted to try a few of those, but all I managed was the dish towel! Ha!

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  10. Your projects are so inspiring! I'm so glad I found your blog! I can't wait to see what you've got in store for 2012!

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  11. Rene I love all of your projects and they came out great! I would love the tutorial on the gorgeous cube!!

    Wishing you and yours all the best in 2012

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. Wow, you've been busy! I love it all!

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  13. The Greek Key nightstands are SO amazing!! Love them ~

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  14. I loved them all! I was actually going to attempt the drapes for our diningroom where I am looking at a hint of blue here and there. Can't wait to see this years!

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  15. Love the recap! I remember those beautiful drapes especially.

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  16. I went back to look at the upholstered chair tutorial. Well done! Do you think you'll ever attempt another one?! Linda

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  17. Thank you for the sweet comments! You inspire me! Linda, I thought that maybe I would try it again, but now I am having second thoughts. We shall see ;)

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  18. I love seeing your projects...I missed a few, like your Greek Key night stands...love that! you are so creative...what a great idea to do a recap!

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  19. Rene,
    You had so many great projects. I enjoyed seeing them again. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'd have to say the drapes. I would never have thought to dye some! Happy New Year!

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  20. So many wonderful projects in 2011 - can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012. Wishing you all the best in the New Year!!

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  21. Thanks for posting the upholstery link--I'm debating whether or not I want to attempt a reupholstery project myself.

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  22. Can I just tell you how much I love all of your projects, amazing year you have had!!!! Happy new year my friend!
    XO
    Kristin

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  23. What a year of AMAZING projects! I LOVE the chair you re-upholstered. The shape of the chair is just amazing and it looks gorgeous in that linen.

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  24. You have a gorgeous home, Rene. Nice photos too. I also have to mention that I covet that vase full of hellebores on your sideboard.

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  25. You are a true inspiration, Rene! You have had a busy year and accomplished so many beautiful projects. You do everything with style and class. I am glad to have discovered your blog and look forward to getting to know you more in 2012!

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  26. Rene you are a constant source of inspiration and I truly mean that. Thanks for sharing your home and your creative ideas all year long....your blog is always one of my favorite reads. Looking forward to what's in store over here in 2012! Happy happy new year to you and your family! xoL.

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  27. Lots of hard work in 2011; how fun will it be to put all that expertise to good use in 2012. You're right about the difference the board and batten makes. Who would've thought. . . Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  28. Sorry about the last comment I got my blogs mixed up. Your projects are great for their coloration and details. I especially love that you introduce a touch of bright color into a calm space. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  29. Rene, you are amazingly talented! I now rememeber that Swiss cross pillow that I wanted to copy... See - that is how inspirational you are!(I rarely copy others).

    I look forward to following you more closely in 2012!

    Hugs,

    Mon

    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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  30. Rene, everything's so beautiful! You are very talented!
    Happy New Year!
    Debbie

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  31. You were busy this last year! My favorites of the year were...
    * Tween Room
    * Pleather case
    May I say I agree with Camille. Those Hellebores are beatiful. Mine are just popping up outside!
    Happy New Year

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  32. I would say you've had a VERY productive year with some fabulous projects! Love your creativity and love your blog!

    Happy New Year Rene!

    Karen

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