Monday, December 22, 2014

12 Projects for the New Year

No worries, I am still savoring the season, enjoying time with family.  Tonight's activity will be pajamas and hot cocoa while driving around looking at lights.  

But, I am also looking forward to the new year and what I might want to accomplish.  I am picking a dozen (which feels ambitious!) projects that I hope to complete for me, for my home.  I tend to be the cobbler whose children have no shoes--I make things for others and to sell and don't keep much for myself.  I want to get a little selfish this year.  Yep, you heard me right, selfish and do some projects for our family.  Here are my ideas:

POUFS--I want to make a pouf or two.  This past weekend with family here made it clear I need some extra spots for sitting when we have extra bodies over.
PAINTING CABINETS--I think it is time, I think I am ready to paint my cabinets.  I am not sure what color or if I can convince hubby, but I want to do it!
And after I paint those cabinets, I need to FINALLY install CABINET HARDWARE!
HEADBOARD--We got a king sized bed more than a year ago and I have yet to make a headboard for it. 
Speaking of headboards, my GUEST ROOM  needs one too, not to mention some cleaning up and freshening up. 
Oh to have STORAGE SHELVES like this--it will happen, it will happen!
I need WINDOW VALANCES for my family room.
REVAMP KITCHEN TABLE--we built a kitchen table over a year ago, but it I have never shown you because it isn't quite right.  It needs new legs like this!
We have a TV NICHE in our bedroom that needs hiding (don't judge--our marriage is great even with a TV in the bedroom).
An easy project that I can check off the list in an hour or so is PAINTING MY PANTRY DOOR.  I might paint it a fun color and then add chalkboard paint. 
I want to TRIM OUT my builder grade bathroom mirror.
And a final, need to check it off the list project is A SHED.
That seems like a lot, but I think listing it and thinking about it as a project a month will help for sure.  What 2015 projects to you hope to accomplish?  On another note, I was delighted when a sweet friend let me know that my ribbon star had been featured on BUZZFEED.  See it HERE, along with 39 other fun ideas!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Half a Dozen Last Minute Ideas

Time is a ticking and my previous "I have it all together attitude" has turned a wee bit to "Oh my, how am I going to get it all done?!"  Regardless of what I do or don't get done, I am enjoying the season and the preparations.  If you need some quick last minute ideas, I thought I'd share a few favorites from the past. 

A quick and easy banner to add a touch of plaid to your decor.
State art that you can create in under 30 minutes.
Toffee that has only 4 ingredients.
Quick sugar scrub that leaves your skin smooth as silk.
Raspberry Vinegar--beautiful to give and delicious on a salad.
Make a door knob coat hook for a favorite friend.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to Vintage Inspiration Party!  I'm sure you've all been so busy trying to put the final touches on your shopping and decorating.  Yes!  I'm happy to say that I'm finally calling it good enough, and now I'm looking forward to just enjoying everything that this wonderful season is all about.

When you link up with Vintage Inspiration Party your links show up on all four blogs!  That's four times the fun and exposure!

Monday, December 15, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Round-Up

Yeehaw, it's a round-up!  A round-up of the ideas I shared this year for the 12 Days of Christmas.  As I mentioned several times, I changed up all my decor this year getting rid of the all white Christmas an opting for what I call the spunky lodge look--naturals and wood with bright, fun colors! Here are the links to the individual projects.  Which was your favorite?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Bloggers have been busy little elves recently, making the cutest home decor items and gifts! I am excited to share with these lovely features from last week's Vintage Inspiration Party.
Remember, this party is extra special because it shows up on 4 different blogs, which mean 4 times the exposure for you!

Check out some of our  latest projects!
                           My Salvaged Treasures               Marianne Songbird                                         
              Knick of Time                 Beyond The Picket Fence

Monday, December 8, 2014