Welcome to the Décor To Adore Top 10 Decorating Projects of the year. I have participated in Rhoda’s annual best of the best for three years now and it is such a fun trip down the diy memory lane. As always I started out thinking “I don’t think I accomplished all that much”. As I traveled back to the January posts and finished with December I soon remembered all of the projects found on the DTA blog in the past year. Here are just a few…
A side of the road find coupled with spray paint and upholstery webbing resulted in this February classic.
10. Luggage holder
After creating a great guest bedroom for under $500 I set out to revamp the closet into a DIY’ers dream for just $15.00 back in June.
8. Craft Closet
Back in March, after five years, I finally got rid of the dated oak finish on my bathroom cabinets.
One of my spur of the moment, dollar store transformations was a tiny project that garnered the grand attention of the Martha Stewart craft department and Jenny Doh of Crescendoh and Somerset fame back in March.
The doilies were used as part of the décor for yet another one of our fabulously fun themed parties held in April~
Taking an inexpensive painters drop cloth and a bit of paint I created something to jazz up our flea market booth. It received a “like” from Brooke at Velvet and Linen back in October.
My office wingchairs slipcovered in antique ticking and grain sacks took me only eight months to finish, but they were well worth the wait. They made their debut on Sept. 3rd.
The runner up was my most popular furniture makeover of the year from May 24th.
In past years it has been very hard to select which project should receive the title of #1. This year, however, I knew EXACTLY which post would receive the coveted slot. This post continues to be read and provide inspiration to others on a daily basis. Which is what I had hoped when I originally wrote it back on May 15th. Drumroll please….
1. The Ultimate DIY. (A project that took 23 years to finish.)
In looking back over the past year it is interesting to see the twists and turns that life had to offer. So often when in the midst of this journey I think “Why is this happening?” Over the years I have learned that time always reveals His plan. Soon after writing the DIY post I met Andrea who had read about it on Cote de Texas (Thank you Joni!). We found that we were kindred spirits who adored simple, fine French living which led to our partnership in the opening of Metis Linens. We are gearing up for our next showing at the Long Beach flea market on January 16th. Our inspiration for the spring collection is a collection of confectionary colors. Lucky for us, Pantone just named our signature spring shade as its color of the year.
I am excited at all 2011 will offer. Here on the DTA blog I will begin two new features~ Makeover Mondays and Royal Wedding Wednesdays. Over on the Metis blog we will begin Fabulous French Fridays.
May you have a very Happy New Year!