2013 was a great year for projects in our home. Being a decorator, there is always something in progress in my own home. I work those projects in as time allows and I completely see why people need a decorator of their own. It takes A LOT of time, preparation and energy.
I had a long list of projects at the start of 2013 and I completed most of them. In looking through them, here were my favorite ones.
Before I started the blog, we had started a master bathroom project and were finishing it up. It started out with white tile and lovely dusty rose counter tops.
It ended with beautiful tile, a warmer paint color, an antique soaking table, a custom designed shower and reconfiguring and adding to the existing cabinets. Here's a refresher of what it turned out like.
In 2013, I created a family wall collage for my living room. Wall collages are fun! They are a great way to display a collection and fill a wall. I love being able to help clients do this in their home and I was glad to finally put my own family collage together.
Since I have lived in my home, I have looked up at the empty space over my foyer door. It was really driving me CRAZY so I decided that I had to figure this space out. I knew I didn't want a floral arrangement or statues in the space. I was glad that I was able to come up with someone to draw the eye upward when people come to my home.
I created a number of florals for my home. This one turned out to be my favorite one.
I have distressed furniture for a number of years using latex paint. I had wanted to try chalk paint but had not. In 2013, I finally decided to give it try and IT IS ADDICTIVE! I have since done a number of techniques using chalk paint and have learned a lot. An old Tom's Peanut cabinet that came out of my grandparent's store was one of the first pieces I finished. I turned it into a linen cabinet to store some of my cherished pieces.
So what is instore for 2014? Here is my list:
- Complete my upholstery projects - settee and chair.
- Complete my living room makeover.
- Add window treatments to our master bathroom and a few final decorative touches.
- Purchase a sectional sofa, ottoman and window treatments to our downstairs den.
- Give the guest bedroom a makeover. I am going to distress the furniture and have been researching what route I am going to go in this. I can't wait to get this project started.
- Give my master bedroom a face lift with fresh paint and nightstands. This will complete what I have already started in there.
- Turn my office into more of a sitting room/office.
- Paint my dining room.
- Decorate my patio and landscape around it.
- Finish face lifting the exterior of my home with farm shutters.
Until next time remember, Great Design Takes Time!