Friday, January 3, 2014
First off, and most importantly, my little babe was born. I gotta say that's the best DIY project ever :) She has brought so much joy into our lives. It's been an amazing year with her! I just can't believe how quickly she's growing. She's already walking; she now knows how to make quite a mess too, but I have a feeling she's going to be a clean freak...she puts things away all the time (even if it is in the wrong place). I hope her clean-freakness lasts for a long time lol. She is the most independent and social baby I have ever met... and the strongest. She just continues to amaze me.
Of course, the second best post would of course then be her nursery. I love this nursery. It is so serene and calming. That cribs been moved a few times since she's been around and I now have opted for the black out curtains...what was I thinking just having blinds and some pretty tulle curtains?? Either way, it continues to be a place I love :)
I also redecorated my master bathroom...which was definitely needed. In the process I decided to spice up my existing hand towel hardware and put a frame around it with some fabric. I think this little thing made one of the biggest differences in the whole bathroom.
planked wall I did in my front room. This room was so blah before. I never spent time in there, it was just horrible. I hated it. But just adding this wall in there perked it up and I now love the room.
redecorating my living room. I had a tough decision to make but knew I had to make it for the babe's sake. She was starting to get pretty mobile and I just didn't think the stumps and the chairs and glass table were something I wanted her to be around often, so I moved everything out of the front room and put it in the living and vice versa. I love love love how everything turned out even though I wasn't quite sure I would. As luck has it though, her favorite room to play is in the front room...where the stumps are now located :( She's already bruised her eye on it pretty good. Poor girl.
Who knew that a few of the most popular posts would be cleaning oriented! I decided it was about time to clean my horribly disgusting iron, and found that vinegar was the best way to clean it :)
Also, I use vinegar to clean all my hard water stains from practically everything now -silverware, glasses, sinks, faucets, water dispensers, showers... Who knew that vinegar was the practically the best cleaner for everything?? I now use it to clean all my household surfaces and have tossed out all my commercial stuff.
Of course, what would be a good year without building some awesome furniture? This X sofa table has become a favorite and a definite top post for this year. It's so easy to make, and the perfect starter project for a beginning furniture builder.
this rosette pillow. It's a super easy pillow to make with great impact. You can turn any existing pillow into something like this just using glue.
And my most favorite trick of all that I use all the time is my way of distressing furniture without using stain and without making a mess. The best part of doing it this way? You can do it inside and you don't have to worry about the fumes and stink :)
It was a great year and I thank you all for your support! I was going to share with you my New Year resolutions for this year, but have decided to wait until tomorrow. I have some exciting news that I want to hear your opinions on :)