Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Baby Book

2012 was a great year for my blog.  I'll be celebrating my 1 year anniversary in just a couple of weeks.  I must say it's been fun and am so grateful for those of you that have come along for the ride!

So here's my "baby book," featuring the best project of my first year:

In January I showed a few projects that I'd done before I started the blog.  These included a numbered chest with yardstick top,

A white English cabinet,

A tutorial on how to create this lamp shade,

And the most viewed post in January was this desk.

By March I had created this window

And painted this china cabinet 
(which is still in the shop, surprisingly)

April held a few great projects like this chair,

my favorite of the month, this stenciled table,

And while I was stenciling, this bench.

In May I added a stool to my collection,

Painted this dresser, the one that got away,

And tackled another yardstick project.

While the weather warmed up in June, I got this chalkboard done (the most viewed post of the year).

And this stenciled table, the second most popular post.

I got a little number happy in July, making this numbered chest,

And this kids table set.  I kept both of them!

In the midst of getting ready for school in August, I managed to whip out another window,

and this fabulous grain sack table.  Wish I'd kept this one!

September brought fresh inspiration.  It started off with this buffet with veneer repair,

This table dressed up in stripes,

And I tried my hand at some chalk typography.  Someone told me this piece made its debut at a wedding.  Perfect!

In October I reupholstered a bench with vintage grain sack.
I kept this one, too!

November's big project was working on this buffet.

And while December had been ridiculously busy (ask any principal managing a campus after the Sandy Hook tragedy), I managed to repurpose some ice skates for Christmas.

I haven't always been a productive and prolific as I'd like to be, I have to remind myself that this is my hobby and I still have a day job!  

I do have some great pieces in the garage waiting to be refreshed!  Can't wait to show you what rolls out of the garage this year!

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Showing off the Baby Book at these parties:

i should be mopping the floor”Creative


NanaDiana said...

Cyndi- You had a wonderful first year and got lots done! I think you work full time, too? Happy New Year to you-xo Diana

Susan Thomas said...

You did a TON in a year girl. Nice blog, visiting from Rusty Hinge's site. Have a Happy new Year, can't wait to see what's in store.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, what an awesome first year Cyndi! Not sure how you get so much done. So glad we've become blog friends. Wishing you all good things in 2013!

Christie said...

Thanks for sharing over at Carter's Cottage, My Monday Muse! You WON the Gift-A-Way! Please email me your address at so I can send out your Gift!
Christie Carter~