Yeah, I thought so. Let's get to it.
10. Handpainted "Bienvenue" sign
I loved this sign! I'm always on the hunt for another old cabinet door like it so I can make another.
9. Dumpster Rescue Chest of Drawers
Poor thing had names of hair bands scratched on its drawers, but it's been cleaned, painted and given a new life in my craft studio.
I added visual length to tiny basement egress windows. It took two tries, but it's finally how I wanted it...at least for now.
7. Adding Patina to a Concrete Birdbath
I used outdoor craft paint and lots of ebow grease to add years to a new concrete bowl.
6. Lantern Love
Lanterns were everywhere this year and I had to have one. A big one please, but not a big price. ReStore to the rescue!
What dog doesn't love a good makeover? I pulled the stuffing from the old smooshed bed and made a classic basket sans canine-themed print.
Stay tuned because I'm not finished with this built-in yet!
Poor little thrift store cabinet was covered in gobs of glossy brown paint. Amazing what a little love and A LOT of paint stripper can do.
2. Potting Bench
What to do with an old garage workbench left behind by previous homeowners? Turn it into a potting bench, of course.
1. Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt
This project gets top honors because it took me 10 months to complete it. Then I gave it away. And that felt so good.
Thank you for joining me for another year. 2011 wasn't a big year for projects at Casa de Tallgrass, but I have high hopes and big dreams for 2012. I hope you join me!