Friday, December 28, 2012

End Of The Year Wrap Up 2012

Just a few more days until a brand new year. Don't ya just love a new start? The end of the year is also a time of reflections for me; I like to look back over what was accomplished.  I even forgot about a few of the projects I did this past year. Must be getting old ;)

The Two pillows I made for the vintage chairs in my Foyer were easy to make. I'm hoping to do a few more simple sewing projects in 2013.

Another easy project for January was a wood sign made from a leftover 2 x 6. 

The post on how to make Wax Paper Crayon Hearts was viewed 12,500 times. I was surprised at the count since it was such a simple craft.

I had fun making  some Valentine Hearts. These were made with vintage fabric that my grandmother made me a dress out of when I was 8 years old.

Raised beds  in our North Garden were finished in March.

My Wax Paper Transfer project was really fun. Thank you Graphics Fairy!

I made some Pretty Little Pillows for our daughter in California in June.

One of my favorite projects of the year was the Jewelry Organizer  Mr. Fanatic and I made for our youngest daughter.

I was so happy to show you our New Paint For The Family Room... It only took me several years to pick a color. lol.

Who doesn't love a super easy paint makeover? The Painted Side Table on our basement patio got a fresh coat of paint last summer.

Everyone seemed to love  Make A Basket From A Wine Box and Baskets Made From Cardboard Boxes, as they have been viewed over 59,000 times. Whooda thunk?

Spent some time in the kitchen sharing How To Dry Basil that I grew in my herb garden. I dried enough to last me until the next harvest. In just a few months, it will be time to start thinking about the Spring garden.

Making Homemade Vanilla Extract couldn't be easier. 

I must have struck a nerve in October with How To Store Your Stuff because it was clicked on 63,000 times. Guess there are lots of people who have a bunch of stuff to store!

We're all still loving the  Solar Tube Mr. Fanatic installed in our upstairs bath. The light it brings into the room is fantastic.

Finally, Christmas decorating in December. My favorite room to decorate is our Breakfast Room.

Fortunately for ya'll, I've left a few projects out, otherwise, we could be here for hours.

Even though we built our Barn Doors for the Basement, I haven't shared them yet because there's still a debate on diy Design Fanatic Facebook page and at Casa Fanatic about which door pulls to choose. I shared this photo the other day, which shows a peek of the Barn Doors in our Basement Family Room. Hopefully, you will see them all finished soon!

Thank you all for stopping by all these months and for leaving your nice comments. Ya'll are just too nice.
I am so grateful to have so many wonderful blog friends and I'm looking forward to "meeting" some new friends in 2013.

Happy New Year to you and your family!



  1. You had a fantastic year and some really fabulous projects Pam. Hard to pic a fav! Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. You had a busy year and I can't wait to see those doors.

  3. You did some really fabulous projects this year. I enjoyed reading them, and love your transfers you do. Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  4. Great projects! Looking forward to many more in 2013! Blessings for the New Year to you and your family! :)

  5. Pam I enjoyed seeing all of these projects from the past year! What a year!Best wishes to you in the coming year!

  6. So many fabulous projects Pam!! I LOVE those barn doors!! Can't wait to see what you have planned for 2013!

  7. So many great projects! Wow you got a lot of hits and clicks on some of them!!! :) I can't wait to see the barn door reveal!

  8. WOW! What a year! Amazing talent up there by you and I love so many of those posts! Cheers to 2013!

  9. You've had some fantastic projects!! I can't wait to see what you come up with in the new year!


  10. Great projects Pam! I love your dining room too. I saw the peek of the barn doors and can't wait to see the reveal.

    Happy New Year!

  11. Wow! You have been a busy lady and I have so enjoyed following your many projects.Blessings in the New Year,Jane

  12. So many great posts! If you can remember, where did you get the fabric on you black dining chairs? I have been searching for a stripe that exact color forever!!

    Happy New Year!

  13. certainly had many beautiful projects this year...i so enjoyed them all!!....Happy New Year..may it be blessed with great joy, great health, and prosperity!

  14. Each project is such a winner! Wonderful picks, Pam!! I love your breakfast room... so open and airy! Lovely!


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