As the year is winding down, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the best things that happened in 2011. Today, I’m going to share my favorite projects we tackled in our home. I did a lot of projects and makeovers, but I sold most of them, so I really enjoy projects I get to do in my own home. We’re almost done with two that have been a long time in the making, but until those are finished, my favorite makeovers happened in the kitchen and family room.
I was itching to paint these cabinets from the day we bought this house five years ago. It was a happy day when I finally got the “thumbs-up” from hubby and the courage to tackle the 52 cabinet doors.
…and what a difference. It was totally worth all of the hard work.
I also love the changes we made in the family room. We swapped out pale yellow walls for pale blue (Glass Slipper by Benjamin Moore) and I made new drapes out of discount indoor/outdoor fabric from fabric.com.
We also recently ripped out our fireplace and found a perfect vintage buffet to anchor a flat screen TV. The space is much more functional now and it looks so much better.
These spaces are *almost* where I want them and will look even better when we install hardwood floors in a few months. (Notice I didn’t say the rooms will be finished when we install hardwood floors…)
More favorites to come…
I’m sharing this over at Home Stories A to Z Favorites of 2011 party.