One of the fun things about having a decorating blog is that it holds you to task on projects that might otherwise get half-finished (or not done at all). Rhoda, at Southern Hospitality holds a link-up every year at this time to look back at bloggers’ favorite DIY and home decor projects of the year. I thought I’d join in and take a look back at some of the projects I managed to accomplish amid the daily circus that is 3 kids and a dog!
This DIY painted wall canvas with the inspirational quote, “Love Conquers All”, was one of my most visited posts in 2012, which came as a surprise because it was an unplanned, spur-of-the-moment project. The interest in this project was one of the reasons I later decided to do a whole series on DIY Wall Art Ideas in October 2012.
See: DIY Wall Art: “Love Conquers All” Painted Canvas
Much to our kids’ delight, I also finished decorating our renovated basement. I was thrilled when it was later featured at Apartment Therapy (Family), as well as on RemodelAholic and Home Stories A 2 Z .
For more, see:
- Colorful Basement Family Room: House Peeping #2 (Room Tour)
- Featured at Apartment Therapy: Our Colorful, Play-Inspired Basement Family Room!
- Our ‘Alphabet-Inspired’ Basement Stairway Gallery Wall
With my dad’s help (thanks dad!), we also re-painted our entire main floor in a new color scheme of blue, gray/grey, and cream – using Benjamin Moore Woodlwan Blue, Navajo White, Silver Fox and Revere Pewter. It provided great entertainment for our 2-year old boys!
I was really happy with how it all turned out, and showed the results in a couple of posts about the living room and the kitchen.