Best of 2011

It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to an end, isn’t it??

We might not have crossed all our 2011 goals off the never-ending list, but looking back, we definitely made some big changes around our new(est) home
{dubbed the Peach Pit when we first moved in because every surface was in that color family – including the painted brick in the fireplace and even the bologna-colored kitchen countertops!}

If 2010 was the Year of Painting,
2011 around here was definitely the Year of Settling In!
Here’s a little roundup of some of our favorite DIY projects from the past twelve months.

Kitchen Refresh
Painting our kitchen cabinets made a world of difference in the Peach Pit, and even made the countertops more palatable.
The “Treehouse” 
aka our mudroom, is a little utility room in the garage that keeps my sanity with three kids, a very large dog, recycling, and all the gear that comes with a snowy New England winter.

The Garage Stairs
As part of the mudroom project, I painted the stairs that lead from the garage up to the mudroom and into the house.  So much better to come home to these cheerful steps instead of the grubby unfinished version!

The Foyer
Between refinishing of the stairs in our foyer and and adding board and batten, we pulled this room right out of 1985.  Next up:  adding a sisal or jute runner, and eventually installing a hardwood floor.

This and That
In between some of the big projects I also had a little fun in my lady cave (also known as my kitchen table).  Here’s a sampling of some popular crafty posts from this past year.

Destinations Sign

Shell Mirror

Jewelry Board

Postcard Display Board

Wine Cork Herb Markers

All this recapping has me thinking about goals for 2012 – what about you?  Any big projects on the horizon?

Thanks for being a part of the adventures over here this year – sharing projects with you has made them so much more fun!

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Wishing you a happy and healthy year ahead!!