Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Year in Review

Well, I just recently did a review of all the major projects that we did this last year, but I really wanted to join the year end parties, so here is just a recap.

The Familyroom went through quite a few changes.  It started out looking like this - -

 then with a drape change and several different pieces of furniture, it now looks like this.  You can see the entire post here.

The Living room got quite a few different color scheme changes and some new furniture too.  I started out like this - - -

 and with some different furniture and 9 different color schemes, it wound up like this.  You can see the entire post with all the changes here

The hall bathroom got a few tweaks also.  It is such a builder basic and there's not much I can do without gutting it, but a few cosmetic changes definitely helped.

 New accessories and mirror made a huge difference.  It looks much more pulled together.

The Guest Bedroom got a complete overhaul from top to bottom.  It had been a storage room for a few years, so everything was gutted and it got new paint and all new furnishings.  A small room, so a soft camel color for the wall and small striped drapes that blend in.

I used all of my antiques that had been in storage, and even though there is a hosier, kitchen worktable, butterchurn table and lawyers bookcase, it all works.  The hosier is a perfect desk.  I did the room in a hunt theme.  You can see the entire makeover here.

The Master Bedroom was the last room to get a complete makeover and almost all new furniture.  It had looked like this just using what we had since we moved in - - -

 After refinishing a new headboard, dresser and nightstand, all thrifty finds, plus some new accessories, it now looks like this.  You can see the complete step by step here.

That's it for this last year.  It always amazes me how much we accomplish when we stop and look back.  Now I think I will just enjoy for a while, but you know how that goes, you never know what changes might be next.

Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

I am joining the following parties:
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality for Best Projects of 2012
Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors for SNS
Mallory & Savannah @ Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
Debbie @ Debbiedo's Power of Pinterest Party

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  1. Marty,

    I have to say you did do many projects through the year. They were all lovely. Happy New Year!

  2. Marty, that is one good thing about blogging..looking at where we have been and what we did.
    Always enjoy reading what your up to and appreciate your comments on my blog throughout the year.

  3. I loved that post. You really did some major changes! I am feeling very lazy. The only pictures I have are how my house started out just a bit messy and is now super cluttered and overgrown with STUFF. This really motivated me. I am hoping to have a few before and afters like this in the New Year!!! You are so inspirational!Happy Holidays!

  4. Marty I have enjoyed seeing all of your projects of 2012.Thanks again for sharing!

  5. WHERE do you find all that energy?! You must have such an active mind that it won't settle until the work is done!
    I enjoy your posts tremendously and I look forward to what you have to share in the coming year!


  6. You know I love that more neutral sofa and that headboard is gorgeous. hugs, olive

  7. You did so much thruout this year and each is gorgeous and your house looks lovely. Can't wait to see what you create next in decorating or vignette making...and everything else.. for that matter! Best wishes for 2013.

  8. You really did a lot of work, Marty. The truth is that it was all pretty even before the makeovers. You have a great touch with everything you do. I do love the changes you made, though- xo Diana

  9. It's always fun looking back at all the changes that we make! Yours look fabulous Marty!

  10. You sure have been busy Marty! I love your living room transformation most...really looks beautiful. Happy New year to you and your family, many blessings for good health and good cheer!

  11. So, so many great projects this year!! Love it. I especially love the new headboard you did for your room. The guest room, too! So great! Merry Christmas, Marty!


  12. That was a fun recap of the year. I sure did enjoy this you talented decorator.

  13. Thanks so much for recapping all your changes. It is hard to believe you did so much work. Looking forward to the next year.


  14. Marty...I so enjoyed seeing all of your wonderful projects of 2012....Hope you had a terrific Christmas with your family....I look forward to your many beautiful projects in 2013...

  15. Marty, I have enjoyed following along as you made changes to your lovely home. Everything looks beautiful! Happy New Year.
    xx, Sherry

  16. Marty,
    Your transformations took your home from lovely to elegant!!!
    I adore the softness added to your living room palette!!! Thank you for your continual inspiration!
    P.S. Stunning header change!!!

  17. Thanks for stopping by today, Marty!

    I LOVE the changes in your family room. It is amazing what a difference a few things can make.

    The living room is great too. And that headboard turned out really well.

    Happy New Year!