2011 in review….

It was fun going back through all my projects I have done this year. I realized 3 things about myself. I love plants/flowers, I love color, and I love re-purposing things! That seem to be the theme through out my house and my projects. Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order. . . . . . . . .


My bedroom. I finished it in January this year. It landed me in the pages of Better Homes and Gardens :) It is where I go when I need to de-stress, put myself in time out, or rest. It is so peaceful. And it always smells like clean laundry………..since it has a giant pile at the end of the bed :P

I did a whole bunch of outdoor projects for a TV appearance this summer. This one, the old door privacy screen, was probably my favorite :)


This ladder turned plant stand was part of the outdoor projects as well. It will be featured in an upcoming issue of Readers Digest.


Wood block picture collage: I put photos onto blocks of wood that were all different thicknesses to create this 3D picture collage. Very inexpensive!

I made some terrariums using apothecary jars!

I redid my kitchen and dining room this spring. I spray painted my cabinets, replaced appliances, got new wood floors, and painted the ceiling with a checkerboard pattern!

I redecorated my bathroom and gave it a vintage feel. I love it all but I think the mirror I cut out and the door knobs as towel hooks are my favorite :)

My office is the most recent big project I have done. I am particularly attached to this room since I built and made almost everything in it :)

This little project became a Pinterest star! By far it was pinned more than any other project of mine this year. The only problem was that it was pinned as an herb garden and I did not plant herbs. These are houseplants I picked specifically for the moisture and light levels they would get in here. But since they were so popular and since everyone wants to make them as an herb garden I am going to do an experiment and try growing herbs from seeds and do a follow up post. My Mason Jar Wall Planter was also featured in a couple of magazines.

This is a corbel that I made. I have a tutorial on how. You might be surprised how easy it was!

I used one of my favorite power tools, the jigsaw, to make this funky frame. I didn’t even know what Organic Bloom was until people started commented that it was a DIY version. Whatever you call it, it was a fun project that inspired me to make my bathroom mirror and the mirror in my office.

 I am linking up to Rhoda’s “best of 2011″ linky :)

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  1. Christy says

    I found your blog from the Better Home and Garden magazine article and I have to admit that when I check in on the blogs I follow, yours is usually first! My favorite things that you did this year is the door knobs in the bathroom and the AH-MAZING floating shelves in the office… Thanks for great ideas!!!

  2. says

    Holy crap, woman! You have been so very, very busy! I am in awe of your talent and mad skillz with power tools. To heck with being a spokeswoman for Home Depot…I’m moving to a bigger dream: you with your own DIY show! (I’m still going to apply for a job working as your PR rep or social media consultant or something…)

  3. Jessica Sorensen says

    I see you just topped 4000 followers–good for you! Wish I could “poof” you down to Texas to help me paint my antique china hutch…I’m nervous about touching it! Ever try ASCP?

  4. Lindsey @ Lindsey Living says

    I didn’t realize you had used doorknobs as hooks in project, although I shouldn’t be surprised:) I’m wanting to do the same thing for hanging my bathrobe, or maybe a couple handbags by the front door. Nice to see it in action!

  5. says

    Dang, you’re talented! I’ve seen all of those projects but seeing them all in one place just wowed me. Amazing stuff you did this year! I absolutely love the door privacy screen. Might have to make one too.

  6. says

    I just stumbled upon your blog and spent the last hour browsing all your posts and I must say I am impressed. You have so many adorable and creative ideas that I want to try out. You have just earned yourself a new Follower:) I would love for you to take a minute to stop by and Follow back!!

  7. says

    Stacy – I see things I missed! Wow! You were busy and your projects are amazing! I can’t wait to see your creativity in 2012! :) Happy New Year!!!

  8. Nichole Fischer says

    I LOVE all your projects, ideas and how-to’s :) LOVE them! One thing I’m wondering about is your floors? I’m in the process of refinishing our floors @ home and I’m just having the hardest time trying to get our red oak floors to be dark and chocolate and rich… Like yours I see in all your project pictures. Can you please help me? If not, I understand. I’m soo stressed trying to get the look I want :( we have hired a flooring company to stain it for us and we just can’t get what I have on mind on my floor. Anyways, if you can help me in any way I would totally and completely appreciate it! Thank You
    Nichole Fischer