Friday, January 1, 2016

The Best of 2015

If you are like me, it seems like you didn't accomplish too much this past year, but when you go back and take a look at everything, sometimes you are just amazed.

This year most of my house got a much needed refresh.  New paint, drapes, accessories and a few refinishing jobs too.

Take a look back with me.  Click on any of the headings to see all the details.

I started the new year off with fresh paint, drapes and shades.  Big difference from the before.

Paint, drapes and all new accessories freshened up this space.

I replaced an outdated column and plant with this fun wine cabinet.

Updating chandy shades with something more trendy and adding a little trim totally changes the look of a room.

After the family/breakfast area got painted, of course the kitchen needed some attention.  Pretty white paint to the rescue.

White paint, Beige/White drapes - This looks like a totally different room.

Step by Step on the Master Closet Makeover. Paint, fabric and a little glitz and glam.

How to Customize inexpensive Ikea Drapes.

New Bedding, Drapes and accessories, give the master a totally new and updated look.

All dressed for summer in pretty pink.  Complete home tour.

I love my gorgeous dining set, however the rush seats in the captains chairs had broken through, new seats were needed.  I couldn't find anyone to do the rush seats, so I took them apart and replaced with custom seats.  Step by step tutorial.

A round skirted table is just the perfect thing sometimes, but finding the right color and pattern can be a problem.  Step by Step how to make your own.

While making over the hall bathroom, I discovered this really fabulous product.

Hall Bathroom Makeover - Details - Details Details.

Tour the whole house cozied up for Fall.

A new painting and sconces for the family room changed the look again.

I loved being part of several tours this year for Christmas.  You can catch up on all of my Christmas Decor here.

You can catch up on the past -- -

I would like to take a minute to thank you all for visiting my blog and your gracious support of all my efforts.  You guys make my day and I love being able to share what's happening in my world with you.  Visiting your homes and being inspired by you is one of my biggest pleasures each day.  You guys always show such love and you definitely inspire me with your talent.  

Thanks so much and I look forward to 2016 and all the new year has to offer.


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  1. What a great year, Marty! It is really amazing to look back at all the accomplishments over the year. I always enjoy stopping by your blog and seeing your beautiful projects. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Cheers! Shelley

  2. Marty,
    Each and every week you inspire me, dear friend!!!
    Looking back at all that you accomplished in 2015 is a m a z i n g!!!
    I am so grateful for the tutorials you provide with your posts!!!
    I'm anxious to see what 2016 brings to A Stroll Thru Life!!!
    May all your hopes fir 2016 come true!!!

  3. Marty, you accomplished soooo much! Each redo worked out wonderfully. You house always looks so neat and tidy. I wish I could keep mine that way. I used to blame it on the I find that it is the two people who live in the house that cause such a mess. ha. I want to wish you the Happiest New Year. Sheila

  4. It is amazing what one accomplishes if they sit down and actually write it down. I need to do that. Love that horse painting!

  5. Oh love the horse painting!! Your home is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us!

  6. Marty---I love your ever-changing home. You have such a talent for making subtle changes that have a huge impact. I really love what you've done in your family room. Your bath looks fantastic, too.

    Happy New year to you and yours!

    Jane x


  7. You accomplished a great deal this year and all of it added beauty and interest to your home.

    I agree with Jane, the bath you did was my favorite transformation.

  8. You really transformed about every space in your house. I loved the bath makeover, and especially the closet! It's so beautiful! As always, everything is so elegantly and tastefully done!! You rock!! Happy New Year!

  9. Wow! You HAVE been busy this year!! :) I love the detail you added on the ikea curtains, and those touches of pink in your master bedroom. Your home always looks so beautiful and welcoming. I am dying over that baseboard trick! My husband will die when I show that to him!!

    Have a blessed new year, sweet Marty!! xoxo

  10. Marty, I so enjoy reading your blog and it's great fun to see the progress all in one place. I spend way too much time just trying to catch up, so I don't comment often enough (that's a resolution for the New Year) but I get so much inspiration from your blog and wanted to make sure to thank you... :-) Wishing you all the best for a wonderful 2016!!

  11. Marty,
    I enjoyed all your re loves and DIY this past year. You have done such wonderful posts. My fave was your closet re love. So beautiful. Happy New Year.

  12. Happy New Year Marty. Here's to another year of creativity and accomplishments. I'm so impressed by all you do.

  13. What a year! You are truly an inspiration, Marty! Thank you for sharing your lovely home and for all of the tips and ideas. Here's to a Happy New Year!

  14. So many amazing ideas and great inspiration!
    Many thanks for sharing all of your wonderful style and tips!

  15. Enjoyed all these moments Marty! Looking forward to more this year!

  16. Marty you had a great year! I so loved the closet!! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! Happy New Year!