2015 In Review - My Favourite Projects

As usual, this year whipped by!  I do have a lot to show for it - could be why the year went so fast!!  Here are a few of my faves from 2015:



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The free chandelier I found at the dump:




Making over my linen cupboard:


Shutter doors for the laundry room:


My master bedroom makeover:


The vintage iron bed and bistro chair for my guest room



Restoring the beauty to this gorgeous antique washstand.


My front entry makeover


The nightstand makeover project


The shed I built from old doors


Creating a much taller and wider opening to my kitchen:


My Craig's List Dining Room

with my turquoise hutch!  




and my favourite of all - the washstand I built from scratch!



Thanks so much for visiting and for all the wonderful comments!   I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year!



With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!



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21 comments:

Art and Sand said...

You always do wonderful projects and it's fun to see them in a collage.

I don't think I did much this past year, but I think I need to make a collage to show myself that I actually did something.

sweet violets said...

Impressive!!! My favorite is the front entry makeover.....it set a whole different tone for your home!! Merry Christmas....

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

You've been very busy making your home beautiful. Sending wishes for a productive 2016!

ANNE said...

Thanks so much - and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Anne,
Your projects from this past year are fabulous. You my dear are so good at making your cute home so pretty.
May you take a long NAP at the end of this 2015 and then start out 2016 kicking it again with lovely projects for the new year. Merry Christmas dear friend. Enjoy.
Kris

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

You are so clever. I love your shed project! Merry Christmas, Anne. xoxo Su

Little Vintage Cottage said...

You've been a busy, busy girl Anne! I love all the projects... I can't decide on a favorite, they all look great... the wider doorway is pretty awesome and the shed built from doors!!

Have a Merry Christmas and I'm looking forward to seeing what's up next year!

Tania

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You had so many great project this year, I can't choose a favourite. Here's to many more in 2016!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You had some magnificent projects this year Anne!....Here's to another great year of wonderful inspiration from you!....Merry Christmas Anne!!!

Pat Marschand said...

You put all of us to shame, girl. Can't wait to see what you do in 2016.

ANNE said...

Thank you Pat! You're too kind!! Merry Christmas!

Marie Blackburn said...

I remember all of these fabulous projects Anne and I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2016. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

A Joyful Cottage said...

You're like the Energizer Bunny, my friend. I've enjoyed tagging along on your DIY adventures, seeing your sweet cottage evolve into what it is today -- charming, welcoming, cozy and uniquely you. Hugs and love for the New Year. ~ Nancy P.S. I was trying to remember -- I think I've been following you since your very first bathroom post. Quite awhile. :)

Libby said...

I'm just in awe! You have put many hours into your space. You have really created a home. Can you send me the link to your sewing machine table? I have a very similar one that needs to be restored a little. I wasn't sure if that was a post or not.

Merry Christmas!

Amy Ellis said...

With each project you can see how your home has become more and more your very own style. I can't believe that you pulled off all of these projects within a 12 month period. Loved them all though if I had to pick, it would be the Ikea Hack bureau and the washstand built from scratch under the furniture category and the kitchen entryway widening in the home improvement category. Happy New Year Anne xoxo

Bliss said...

My fav, the IKEA wardrobe hack.

Karen Aber Ploransky said...

Loved seeing all your great projects again! You amaze me! Luv ya girl!

Angie Chavez at Knick of Time said...

I love them all, but your handmade wash stand is my favorite too!

Linda said...

Such a talented Lady!
Love your sweet home, you make it look right out of a magazine!
Here's to many more great projects!! Happy New Year Anne!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

It is amazing when you put all of your fabulous projects all in one place and you do not realize how many of them you completed in 2015....they were all so amazing...I look forward to more of your creativity in 2016!!!!...Happy New Year Anne!!!!

Art and Sand said...

I'm visiting once again for Share Your Cup and I have to say that my favorite is the shed made of doors. I love anything made with old doors.

Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!