Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What a Year!

Well my one year blog anniversary came & went without being noticed. I knew it was fast approaching but didn't realize I had let it slip by without mention. I thought I had started my blog in Jan. 2012, but I actually wrote my first post in the middle of Dec. 2011. So without further ado....

It has been one year (actually 1 yr. + 3 weeks) since I started this little blog. As I am looking back at the years projects I am amazed at the number of pieces we were able to do. Prepare to look at a lot of pictures! I'll begin with your favorites


# 1 Most viewed was Butter Yellow with a Hint of Chocolate.
What's so funny is that this post was the most viewed yet, I had to finally repaint the base of this piece (in cocoa) before it finally sold two months ago.

#2 Most viewed was Little French Vanity . This also happens to be one of my favorite graphics, I can't tell you how many times I've had to duplicate this look. 

#3 Most viewed was Re purposed Window.  This post was also the Most Featured.

#4 Most viewed was So Much Potential .  This table took me back to my artists painting days. Hard to believe this table still hasn't sold.

Most Featured:

#1 Most Featured was Re purposed Window.

 I had a lot of fun creating these windows & wrote a tutorial so you could create your own. Fun stuff!

#2 Most Featured was Color of the Week Duck Egg Blue.
The cabinet with the chicken wire was by far the most challenging of the year. When we bought it, it looked like a puzzle.

 #3 Most Featured was Corner Table Roadside Treasure.
This table was one of my favorites to paint. 

My Favorites:
  # 1 All time Favorite of mine is the Charming Chiffarobe.
I loved this piece even before I painted it. This one was so hard to part with but in the end I had to let her go before she was damaged beyond repair. 

#2 All time Favorite of mine is My Clock Face Obsession.
If you follow my blog you know about this little obsession of mine. I seem to repeatedly paint clock faces on table tops. 

 #3 All time Favorite of mine is Queen Anne Nesting Tables.
I love how these came out. These are also still available.

#4 All time Favorite of mine is Americana Bench
I purchased seven of these benches. Two were painted Americana style & five of them were painted French Country:

Best of all though was when I happened to catch a glimpse of my bench on TV during the "Sunday Morning" program.
Yep! That's my bench you see over Kid Rock's shoulder. 

You can read about that here.

I thought it would be fun to show you some "Never before seen" pieces that I never had a chance to post about thru the year. So here we go:

Never Before Seen:

Wow, as I'm scrolling down thru these pictures I realize just how busy we really were this past year. I would like to thank my Mom & my family for all their help, love & support. I truly would not be able to accomplish all this without them. I would also like to thank all the wonderful people who follow me & the people who leave such encouraging comments. It really helps to keep me focused & motivated.

I hope you have enjoyed a look at my year. I hope to keep up the pace & be able to share with you more posts of our work. As always, thanks for visiting & have a great week!  Dee


  1. Happy one year blogiversary, Dee!!!! I still to this day can't believe we stumbled upon each other's blogs but I'm so glad we did!!! I love reading about your furniture and I love even more being able to see your furniture in person every week at Collette's!! Keep up the fabulous work my friend!!! :)

  2. Beautiful work! And so much of it... :-)
    Your blog is an inspiration, you're showing how lovely furniture can become which was not looking that lovely before.

  3. Congrats for all your creations! Have a great and productive 2013!!! thanks for share it!

  4. Happy Anniversary. I just celebrated 1 year also and I too had the date wrong.

    Your painted furniture is beyond wonderful. I love clock faces so all those pieces are my favorites. I will be back to explore more.

  5. You really are amazingly talented! Enjoyed all your projects! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend. Have a great weekend!

  6. Love all your furniture! I'm not sure what I'd pick as a favorite...probably the french country bench. Thanks so much for the advice on sanding my upholstered chair.. I am definitely going to try that! Hope you have a happy 2013 filled with lots of creativity and painting! :)

  7. Wow, you have really become an artisan! Lovely pieces!!!