Highlights of 2013

This year, instead of listing 10 or so things that I think were the best posts of my 2013, 
I am going to list in categories instead!                   Here we go...

Category - Chairs
2 chairs come to mind. My most popular post on a chair that I painted the upholstery and sewed a cover for the seat and a pillow.

This second chair was transformed with paint and a shabby chair cover made. It sold immediately from my booth, but I have another that I will be doing this winter, so you will have more eye candy to see!
Category - MacKenzie-Childs Style
MC, a true love of mine, but I don't feel good about paying their high prices for their pieces. Instead I paint my own version of their style. Like this vintage aluminum cake carrier...
Or this vintage aluminum coffee pot...
 And this sweet silver tea service...
Plus, my version of MC's Chard Trees and painted fabric...
Category - Lighting
Transforming lighting has become a passion of mine. As this upside-down candle basket turned electric light for my kitchen window...
 And this paper globe turned awesome map hanging light...
 Or this ugly vintage table floor lamp turned shabby with its sweet teapot and cup/saucer...
To this striking wooden charmer made just right for my daughter, I just love them all!
 Category - House Updates
My new shower is a luxury that I find hard to get out of in the mornings! Bigger and Brighter is Good!
And with its cute towel holder that I fashioned from an old bed foot-board, it is just irresistible!
A dramatic change occurred early in the year with the paint transformation of my kitchen and dining room from red to gray!
With the previous red backsplash being hand painted and not real tile, the beautiful and timeless look of REAL white subway tile with a fine black accent tile is the icing on the cake...
 Of course, with new paint came a new rug and sewing of new valances! A more calm space and a nice change.
Even with something simple as a new chandelier for the living room...
And white paint and trim above the fireplace mantel, the changes all add up to a very productive year!
Fireplace, After & Before

How was your year? I have more to show you of big changes again in my home. Stay tuned!

These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple  
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage 
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter 

Mop It Up Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Make It Yourself Monday @ An Original Belle
DIY'ERS @ Home Coming 
Give Me The Goods Party @ So Much Better With Age 
Project Inspired Linky Party @ Cupcakes and Crinoline
Cowgirl Up Link Party @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Homework
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
From Dream to Reality @ The DIY Dreamer
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home 
Be Inspired Party @ Elizabeth & Co.
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
Wildly Original Wednesday @ I Gotta Create!

What We Accomplished Wednesday @ Green Willow Pond  
Adorned From Above Party @ Adorned From Above
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Work It Wednesday's @ The Happy Housie
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts
Link Party Thursday @ Bloom Designs Online
Inspiration Gallery Link Party @ The Golden Sycamore
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours 

Paint Party @ Start at Home
Throwback Thrusday @ Glitter Glue and Paint
Create It Thursday @ Lamberts Lately 
Show Me Extraordinary Thursday Party @ The 36th Avenue
Blog Stalking Thursday @ The Crafty Blog Stalker
The Weekly Creative Saturday Party @ The Girl Creative and Reasons To Skip The Housework
Link'N Blogs @ Delineate Your Dwelling 
Fabulously Creative Linky Party @ Jennifer Rizzo
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
TGIF Linky Party @ A Peek Into My Paradise 
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
The Humble Brag Link Party @ One Project Closer/The Better Half
Inspire Me Please @ Liz Marie Blog 

Any Link Goes Party @ Bacon Time With The Hungry Hungry Hypo 
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello 
Serenity Saturday @ Serenity You
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal

What To Do Weekends @ Crafts A La Mode
Get Schooled Saturday @ Too Much Time On My Hands
Overflowing with Creativity @ It's Overflowing
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn 
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time 
That DIY Party @ DIY Show Off
So Darn Crafty Party @ Sew Many Ways
Think Pink Party @ Flamingo Toes
Let's Get Social Sunday @ My Turn for us 
Sunday Show Off Linky Party @ Twigg Studios
DIY Sunday Showcase Linky Party @ VMG206
Get your DIY on Fall Party Challenge @ Confessions of a DIYer


  1. http://foreverdecorating.blogspot.comDecember 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Beautibul, Beautiful, Beautiful! Jackie

  2. I love everything you do, but I especially love the tea set you painted! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. You have been quite the busy bee! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Thanks so much Kathryn. The pleasure is all mine to attend your party.

  4. Love all the transformations! I still love the chair cover and towel holder - although I'm envious of the fabulous home changes you've made as well!

  5. You sure had an amazing year and all of your transformations are FABULOUS!!!! Hugs and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!


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