Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year in Review

I haven’t been on the computer too much this last week.   First there was Christmas, then a niece’s wedding, then a Montana trip to visit my parents (and take down Mom’s Christmas decorations!)…anyway, not a lot of time for blogging!

But while the New Year’s Eve movie-of-choice is on (Unknown with Liam Neeson), I thought I’d follow a blogging tradition and pick a favorite project from each month to share

Hope you enjoy the journey!


The cabinet at the top of the stairs got a much-needed facelift!  (However, it got replaced in favor of something with a little more pizzazz in September, but I enjoyed the change until then!)




A friend and I threw a baby shower for a neighbor!  It was fun to decorate with ‘boy’ things.



My love of red came out in this cute numbered chest of drawers.




I shared how to replace a cane seat on a chair with kitchen utensils.



I knocked off an Anthropologie dresser, but in reverse!



Without a doubt, my most popular project EVER has been my French Chocolate table!  That’s OK, because it’s one of my favorites too!  It even inspired my to sell my sectional and buy a couch so I could keep it.



I was on a bit of a coffee table kick for a while!  This postcard table is another favorite; my little sister claimed this one!




I experimented with a little “Steampunk” in August.  I used old water valve handles as drawer knobs on this chest of drawers (it was claimed by another sister)!




I experimented with DIY chalk paint in September.




I dressed up the entrance to my home with vintage suitcase shelves.


And I’ll cheat a little in October, because there are two more projects that I just loved…

my Ballard Designs theater room knock-offs


and the TV armoire I converted to a sewing armoire.



I “discovered” a simple way to do image transfers using a home printer and an overhead transparency sheet.



And just two weeks before Christmas, I refinished my kitchen counter tops using a Giani Granite painting kit!



Thank you for all the support, kind comments, and helpful suggestions you have offered over the past year!  I feel very lucky in my community of Internet friends.  You inspire me and motivate me.

I hope the New Year will be a fun and productive one for all of us!




Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

Your projects are so amazing! You completely inspire me to try fun sassy things in my home!

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Wonderful projects. hard to pick just one favorite but if I had too, I pick the coffee table too.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Fabulous projects Korrie! YOU are inspiring! Happy New Year my friend! Wishing you all good things in 2012!

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

You've completed some really beautiful projects. I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012!!

The Painted Parlor said...

Happy New Year to you!! I agree with Sharon, YOU are amazing :)


Anonymous said...

Love all your projects...please don't make me pick just ONE!! Keep up the good work, you inspire us all! Happy New Year, Korrie!

Cassie Bustamante said...

that anthro knock off still rocks my world. happy new year!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've had a wonderful year of projects, Korrie! I can't wait to see what you have to share in this new year! Happy New Year!

Ann said...

Wow, what a great creative year you've had.
Can't wait to see what is up next year. Thanks for posting so frequently to Restyled Sundays.

Rachel said...

It's been a great year! Can't wait to see what projects you do in 2012!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

You do such fabulous work! All your project are just wonderful.
Happy New Year, Korrie! May it be even better than the last.

Karyn said...

OK, you have many awesome projects, my very favorite is the table done in June. I still have a little round table begging and pleading with me to get the same treatment. In the spring I'll have no excuses!! It's looks like it's been a great year.

Roeshel said...

What a fabulous year for DIY, Korrie! You certainly kept busy. Hard to choose a favorite but I do love that Anthro-inspired dresser! Wishing you an awesome 2012! Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity!


Miss Charming said...

You are so creative! I look forward to seeing all your 2012 inspiration.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

You make me tired! lol. Loved all of your projects! You are one gifted woman! Happy New Year. Have a grand evening! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse