I can’t believe this year is almost over, and come to think of it, an entire decade ! 2009 has flown by at record speed. It’s true what they say, “The days are long but the years are short”, and boy do they get shorter every year !
Anyway, I thought I’d post a roundup of some of the non-holiday focused crafty and creative projects I’ve completed in this past year, especially for those friends who are new to this blog. Last week was a roundup featuring thirty of my Before & Afters of 2009. Check it out right here if you missed it.
Now for the creative and crafty roundup !
This fabric covered headboard is surrounded by decorative painted trim for a romantic and feminine look in the bedroom.
This Ballard Designs inspired laundry room drying rack was a cinch to put together and the effort has paid off handsomely. It dries all our delicates and sweaters. Love it ! It was also featured on Apartment Therapy !
Inspired by Restoration Hardware, I framed some vintage skeleton keys I found at a local salvage shop.
This series of candleholders I made out of quick drying cement, plastic molds and paint.
Using the same supplies, I also created a few cement planters too.
Three different lampshades were upgraded one week, including this large drum shade in chocolate silky fabric and a white shade layered with some linen fabric.
These pillows made out of suit material add a bit of sophistication to any space !
I recovered and re-tufted this ottoman in some blue fabric in one afternoon. It now sits in my home office.
This fabric covered memo board is fashioned from a recycled cabinet door, and finished off with ribbon and nailhead trim nails.
I installed this invisible wire trellis in my backyard to support a growing bower vine and to hide a ginormous retaining wall in need of some disguising.
I sewed these simple outdoor cushions with some Sunbrella fabric for my outdoor sofa I found at an antique faire.
My front porch received an upgraded look last summer with some inexpensive fiberglass urns I refinished with white spray paint specially made for plastic and fiberglass.
This recycled frame jewelry holder is backed by fabric and provides a stylish display for jewelry. A great way to recycle an old frame from a flea market or antique store !
A series of paint can planters like these detract from an ugly patch of fence.
These plain nursury pots get an upgraded look with some spray paint designed for plastic.
I painted this cherry tree wall mural in my daughter’s bloom themed room back in May.
This spa towel wrap was an easy simple sew project.
This fabric covered magnetic board turns an ordinary white office magnetic board into a stylish organizational tool.
These monogrammed clear glass plates were created with paint designed for glass and two layers of stamps.
“MBC” is for my Martini Book Club – a group of best friends who gather for libations and literature !
This fabric covered headboard with nail head trim was one of the first projects I ever posted about. I made it for our master bedroom and I’m still delighted with the result.
However, I just noticed the other day that it’s hung on the wall a little low, so I’m going to raise it up for more impact.
At the conclusion of this whirlwind year, I must share how absolutely delighted I am to have made so many new friends in blog land. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you and being inspired by your sites as well. Thanks so much to all of you who keep coming back, and I look forward to continuing this journey together, one DIY project at a time !
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook