Today I'm joining the party at Rhoda's, (and more, see below!) recapping my favorite projects from 2009. I began Heart and Home at the end of July, and getting this blog started really motivated me to finish my projects much more quickly and start some new ones, because I felt accountable to all of you! So, thank you for that, followers! I really appreciate the kind comments on each post, too. You guys always have nice things to say and it helps when the days get lonely or the weather is gloomy, or I'm just not feeling inspired in some way or another. Before I started this site I had no idea how much I would look forward to sitting down at the computer every day!!
This is the picture from the Heart and Home button, I wonder if any of you have this little angel on your sidebar? (Hey, let me know if you do, I'm curious!)
This was my most challenging project last year, for sure! Getting this blog up and running, figuring out all the stuff that came up, and finding you readers was intimidating at first. But now I'm feeling pretty confident that I know at least 40% of what I need to in order to keep going! Thanks for sticking with me while I worked everything out....(oh, and grab a button if you'd like, it's right there in my sidebar!)
Anyway, to recap the last six months favorite projects:
The famous $12.00 goodwill mirror:
Huge, heavy, gold, scratched, chipped and ugly:
until a quick fix with Krylon and some rubbed on gold paint transformed it:
I rescued two of these stone pillars, and some stone baskets, too, from a friend who was ready to send them to the dump.
Again, they were very ugly and dirty, but nothing the Krylon stone textured paint can't fix!
One of my favorite finds is this old globe in a stand, (check out the price!):
It looks dignified now!
For the whole story you can go here.
My neighbor pulled this weather vane out of a trash heap for me. What a guy.
More Krylon, some elbow grease, and ta-da, here are the results:
I just love this, it adds so much character to our home! Check out the whole story here.
My most practical and desperately needed new-to-us item, the old coffee table
Hurray! So much better! If you want to see more, go here.
I recovered the dining room chairs with this fantastic fabric, yay!
(see more dining room here)
By far my favorite project (because I had been putting it off for so long!!):
the pique assiette table
Pretty! There's a complete tutorial right here. Check it out!
So, that about covers everything! It's nice to have a record of all the things that I've actually managed to finish, in the past I've found it difficult to remember what I've accomplished, and focused more on the things that weren't done yet. That all changed when I started this blog! I'm compiling a list in my head (that I may actually post soon) of all the ideas I have in store for this year.
Looking back, I'm reminded of all the other 80+ posts that I've written, on places seen, favorites treasured, meals prepared, tablescapes enjoyed, and memories shared. If you're new here, welcome! I'd love for you to stay awhile, leave me a comment, and feel free to check out the rest of my site! I hope you'll enjoy yourself, and stay tuned because I'm looking forward to hitting my 100th post very soon!
Until next time,
PS. If you are a follower of Heart and Home XOXOXO to you and many thanks!
Also linked in to DIY Day, 3 or More Tues. and Trash to Treasure Tues. Thanks Kimba, Tam, and Kimm! Also, Thrifty Treasures at Tales from Bloggeriteville. Hi, Leigh!