In March, my favorite is this dear little nest and sweet butterfly made from double-sided printed paper.
In April I refinished a desk for our spring Open House.
In May, I refinished this bench, reupholstered it, and made chicken pillows to match.
In June I had lots of favorites, but this garden bench I found at a flea market was number one. It was a church pew in it's previous life and if I had had anywhere to put it, I would have kept it. But off it went to the store and sold within 24 hours along with everything on it.
In July I refinished this wrought iron table and chairs and gave the seats a face lift with pretty geranium fabric.
August was a slow month for me, but I managed to refinish this old writing desk and send it off to the store.
September was an even slower month or maybe I just wasn't posting much, but I gave this oak icebox a makeover since it wasn't selling in it's original oak form.
In October, I made a trio of chalkboards from old frames that were full of personality. This one seemed to be the favorite among bloggers and also the first to sell at the store.
In November, I refinished this antique dresser and fell in love with it in the process. Nevertheless, it went off to the store sporting a very high price tag. But ~ after a few weeks ~ I found a place to put it, and back home it came to live out it's days with me.
And last ~ but not least ~ is my own hutch come home from the store for a makeover and a new place of prominence in the dining room.
The store kept me busy this year trying to keep my space full. My New Year's resolution is to slow down and use my energy and time to feather my own nest, rest, spend more time with family and friends, and read a good book.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.