head diy Design Fanatic: My Favorite Project From 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

My Favorite Project From 2017

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to 2018! 

I know I am. 

This time of year it's good to look back and see all you've done throughout the year and to plan for the coming year. 

I'm glad I have a blog where I journal some of our projects for these 2 reasons:


1. We can look up how we did something or when it was done.
2. We can see that we really did accomplish something!

This year we've finished some really great projects at the Mountain Cottage.
We've spent a few years on it, but the Mountain Cottage Kitchen is finally coming together.
Here are a few of the projects we finished in the kitchen...

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You can see more details here:




Mr. DIY also finished the banquette seating in the kitchen at the Mountain Cottage...
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Since our Mountain Cottage is tiny, we keep storage in mind in the design  of everything!
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You can see more about how Mr. DIY built the banquette at the Mountain Cottage here:




It seemed like we went without crown molding on the cabinets forever. What was the hold up? I decided there should be a wall cabinet to the left of the refrigerator to balance out the open shelves on the adjacent wall. Then, we had to order more crown molding!  We were warned that the finish probably wouldn't match the other cabinets because it had been over a year between  ordering, but the quality control at Kraftmaid Cabinetry is outstanding and there wasn't any difference. Wood finishes change over time, but our finish is paint, so there wasn't a problem. 
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You can see more about how to install crown molding here:





Our daughter moved into her own apartment last June and Mr. DIY took some time out of our project list to build her a bed. I designed and finished it. 
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Not a big project, but one that makes me happy when I walk into the office at our home is the Gallery Wall.  I love having my favorite artwork, and mementos up where I can see them. The bulletin board keeps me organized. I now keep my project designs pinned up and they're easy to find when Mr. DIY has time to make them
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You can find out how I designed the Gallery Wall here:





Our daughter's best friend was married this year and she hosted a bridal shower at our home. I helped with the decorations.
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Here's a very beautiful and affordable floral centerpiece I made for the shower. 
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You can see more about the bridal shower here:







Ya'll know I'm an organizing nerd...or at least I want to be!

This is one of my favorite little projects of the year or ever. lol. 
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I'll have another drawer organizer to share , hopefully next week! Oh, if only all my drawers looked this good!
You can see how Mr. DIY made this custom drawer organizer here:



We've done a lot more projects this year, but these are some of my favorite.
You can do a search for something in the Search Box on the right sidebar.

Many wishes for a prosperous, healthy and happy 2018!!!

Pam



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