Best Projects of 2012

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are enjoying it :) I have been on pins and needles waiting for this baby to come. I never imagined that she would be born in January. The way this is going, I feel like we won't have her until February. Here's to being overdue! lol. Well, I was hoping that this little baby would be in this list of best projects for 2012, but alas, she'll have to wait for the 2013 list :)

I don't feel like a got a lot accomplished back in 2012, but looking back, apparently I was a pretty busy pregnant chick :) Here's the top 10 projects from Thrifty and Chic:
 (click on the title or picture to go to tutorial/post)

Cheap Board and Batten: Update a bathroom for as little as $11 with this cheap and chic board and batten:

Striped Burlap Curtains: Added some pizazz to my living room with these striped burlap curtains.

Coffee Filter Hanging Light: Even though this project took forever, it was well worth the effort :)

Guest Room/Office Makeover: Finally got around to merging my office with the guest room with some good secrets on how to hide all your crafts/clutter ;)

$60 Guest Bathroom Update: Best $60 I have ever spent! This bathroom went from builder grade to cottage chic in a pinch....and with only a penny :)

Easy way to update a desk: I expanded this small little desk with just a little help from some 2x4s.

Cedar Planked Walls: Finally...Finally! added some character into my dining room with these walls. I just love it in here now :)

DIY Headboard: I absolutely love how this headboard for the guest room turned out. It's amazing what some cedar planks and paint can do :)

3-1 Coffee Table: One of my favorite projects was making this coffee table. It is so maneuverable and changeable...and pretty :)

Outdoor Farmhouse Table: Getting the weathered wood technique was key for this project. I just can't wait to start using it in the spring!! It's been under a tarp since I made it :(

Here's to a great new year! I'm excited to see what it will bring :)


  1. Your projects are beautiful and so creative! You are very talented. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2013! Happy New Year.
    House on the Way

  2. Wow you have been impressed, whilst pregnant too! When I was pregnant with my little one most of my projects came to a grinding halt unfortunately. Your work is stunning too!

  3. I love your blog! Hope everything is going well with you and baby! Can't wait for more posts! :)

  4. Again, love everything you do. Thank you so much for sharing! You are very inspiring :) We need to figure out how we're going to fix our oweful bathroom... I might have to borrow the board and batten idea! :)



happy DIYing! Alicia