Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Looking back at 2011

It is so hard to believe this year is almost over! We are five days away from Christmas and before we know it, we will be celebrating the New Year.

For our family, this has been a really busy year. My husband and I have been able to accomplish most of the home projects we set out to do through out the year and we are almost finished with the last project for 2011.
Hoping it will get done before Sunday! LOL
Here is a look back at what we have done.
We started January 1st, 2011 with a broken washer and dryer, yes! both on the same day!
Happy New Year to us! LOL We decided to just remodel the whole laundry room. We added new cabinets, counters, new sink and faucet, light fixture, shelving and a little bit of decor.

After that chaos was over, we finished building the molding around the front door.

I stenciled our dinning room walls. My first time doing this, so I am very proud of how it turned out.

We also put up molding on our stairwell and did a little painting.

We also finished building and staining our hall chest. This was a project and a half!

And now, we are trying to finish our last project before Christmas. We are enclosing our game room upstairs and adding double doors. Almost finished! Frame and drywall are up, doors are installed and we just need to finish the wall, add the texture and paint everything. Pictures are a little dark. Trying to take them while everybody is still sleep. LOL More to come on this project. Lots of changes happening upstairs soon!
Here is a little preview

What a disaster!
 I keep telling myself it will all be worth it!

And, while in the middle all all these projects, I finished decorating our family room and did a complete master bedroom makeover and decorated the house for Christmas.
Oh! And I made about a hundred pillows! LOL

I told you it was a busy year! LOL
But I am very much looking forward to a New Year full of new projects and I can't wait to get a lot of inspiration from all of you!
Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. You had an awesome year! Your home is so pretty and so filled with love and pride, it shows through. Merry Christmas to you.

  2. WOW! You DID pack a lot into this year!! Everything looks just gorgeous! You have created such a warm and beautiful home! I have really enjoyed your posts! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

  3. A busy year indeed, but well worth it, as the end results are so good. You've used some lovely fabrics on your pillows.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Maria, I'm amazed and I knew about almost everything you mentioned. I think I need a nap after reading it! LOL! I love it all, but that front door is my favorite! Merry Christmas, Helen

  5. Wow, you did have a busy year. Your house is beautiful. I love the way the front door looks with the molding and you laundry room is to die for.
    I'm wondering what you have for flooring. It looks like what I have in my kitchen and bathroom.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  6. CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

  7. An action packed year, indeed! I love all of your projects ... your mud room is awesome! And, closing off your game room is such a fabulous idea! Look forward to seeing more in tne new year!

  8. I just found your blog through Melissa Miller's blog. You have a beautiful home. I look forward to following you in 2012. Have a Happy New Year!

  9. Wow-you were a busy lady-I'm your newest follower from Kristen's Creations-stop by for a visit!!

  10. Your home looks beautiful, Maria. I LOVE your pillow collection. You are inspiring me to do more sewing. Happy New Year.


    I'd love for you to link up your projects at my Show & Tell party. It kicks off on Wednesdays of every week.

  11. What an absolutely lovely home you have Maria! That laundry room is gorgeous. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  12. Your home is so lovely! I'm still drooling over the entry way. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.


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