Home Projects of 2013

As I was looking over my posts of 2013 to gather pictures of my 2013 projects . .

I really did not think at that time I had many..

~ ~ however, I did.

Amazing what you can accomplish in a year.

I had a great year of blog related traveling too!!

To conferences (Haven), Country Fairs (Country Living Fair), and MY TRIP TO FRANCE!!

It certainly has been a busy year for me!

So here are my projects of 2013!!

This chair was my Valentine’s gift ~ it had a plain taupe linen fabric..

~ ~ I had it reupholstered and it transformed to a more interesting chair ~

~ ~ ~ that really popped in the room!

I recovered the bar stool seats.

There are some reupholstery/slip covered projects coming in 2014!

The following are some of my room painting projects.

Painted the master bedroom in SW Silvermist.

I love that color and painted more rooms in it!

The laundry walls were painted (SW Silvermist) and a decal added above the window ~ ~

~ ~ “I am thankful for piles of laundry, it means that my loved ones are nearby” ~ ~

The second guest/craft room also was painted SW Silvermist.

And speaking of craft rooms . . .

I purchased the Martha Stewart line of Craft Furniture when it went on sale ~ ~

~ ~ and it is situated at the other end of the second guest room.

New mirrors were placed in the second guest bath ~ ~

~ ~ I purchased these mirrors for I believe $12.50 each at a “going out of business sale”

~ ~ ~ ~ and painted them.

The Master Bath got a facelift of SW Silvermist too..

~ ~ along with beautiful crystal hardware from D. Lawless Hardware

And speaking of new hardware ~ ~

The kitchen got a facelift with new hardware of hammered copper.

I will be adding more copper to the kitchen this year.

With exception of the Great/Living Room . .

~ ~ we replaced all of the ceiling fans with chandeliers.

In the main guest room ~

And in the 2nd guest room/craft room.

There is a new one in the media room, however, one of the glass panels was broken ~ ~

~ ~ and waiting forever for Pottery Barn to send me a replacement (on back order).

Now on to painting projects:

Painted this chest in Martha Stewart Metallic paint (Golden Pearl).

The chest is no longer there..been replaced with an antique bench.

This table was originally a gold color with stenciling…

~ ~ painted it with Annie Sloan Duck Egg ~ I left the gold embellishments as is.

The table has since been replaced with a vintage one.

Painted the hat rack in Annie Sloan Old White, was originally a dark pine finish..

Along with this little table..

And this magazine rack..

And switched up colors and used Annie Sloan Old Ochre on the coffee table..

I even tried my hand at painting this metal shade in Rustoleum high gloss black.

And last but not least, my skirted potting bench project.

Started with an enamel topped table I obtained from Kristen

~ ~ and added a floral design outdoor fabric skirting.

So these are many of my Projects of 2013 . .

~ ~ and have many in store for 20!4!!

Thank you all for stopping by and supporting my projects this year!!!

Here’s to a wonderful 2014!!

Have a wonderful day!!

I am joining:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Southern Hospitality for Best Projects of 2013

The Scoop Party

No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party

Unskinny Boppy Year in Review Link Party

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  1. I love seeing all your projects- you have indeed been a busy lady this year!
    SheilaG @ Plum Doodles’s recent post…Keeping Room Gets New Area Rug- Plus a GiveawayMy Profile

  2. Shirley,
    It was so much fun looking back on all your transformations for 2013. I look forward to seeing what you do for 2014. I know you are excited about the French treasures arriving. I cannot wait to see them in your beautiful home. It has been such a great pleasure to get to know you more Shirley in this past year. I look forward to sharing a bloggie friendship in 2014. Happy New Year.
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  3. Shirley, Your really have been busy. Great projects…love your idea of replacing the ceiling fans with chandeliers. Wish I could talk my husband into doing that. 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing your projects in 2014. Happy New Year!
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  4. You had some great projects, Shirley! You should be quite pleased with yourself. : ) I love that Silvermist color. Love the new chandy’s you’ve added into your home, too. I wish I could add more, but we use our ceiling fans quite a bit. I would love to add a couple in other areas though. We’ll see if I can manage that in 2014.

    Happy New Year!
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  5. Every project is just lovely and magazine worthy. Happy New Year!
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  6. You had beautiful projects in 2013 Shirley. Thanks so much for sharing your review.
    Pat@Back Porch Musings’s recent post…Top Project Highlights 2013My Profile

  7. Wow, girl you did do a lot this year. Now on to the new year!

  8. Geez, I feel like a slug:) Most of my projects this past year were outside. I feel like it was a busy year but I can’t think of anything great that I did:( YOUR projects are all beautiful, I adore your house!!!!!!!!
    Pinky at Designs by Pinky’s recent post…Christmas Morning Shadow ShotsMy Profile

  9. What a wonderful year you’ve had. I love your home and all your pretty and special touches.

    Happy new year Shirley! I wish all the success in the world to you xox
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  10. I’m not surprised at all your accomplishments. Again and again I have been amazed that you always seem to have something going on. It’s going to be interesting to see if you can keep up the pace!
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  11. You really have had a productive year! I enjoyed seeing all of the projects that you completed this year. I can’t wait to see the reveal of the new furniture you brought back from France soon.
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  12. Oh I wish I could have joined you in France and dined on croissants and shopped the Paris Flea! Your home is amazing – love that bedroom color!! Here’s to a fabulous 2014 my friend!!

  13. Shirley, I always enjoy visiting your lovely home. I remember most of the projects and I adore what you have done. You are one talented young lady. I am in love with the SW Silvermist. I may copy you for my craft/Etsy room.
    I think your bedroom is the most beautiful of any I have ever seen. The ceiling is to die for and you have decorated it so beautifully.
    Have a Healthy and Happy New Year, dear friend, Ginger
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  14. I echo Pinky’s comment above Shirley, LOL! I only spent time in the kitchen 🙂 Love your Silvermist shade and new chandys! Wishing you a productive and happy 2014!
    Mary’s recent post…A Sparkling New Year’s Celebration and Mini ParfaitsMy Profile

  15. Wow, you did get a lot done! and knowing in the coming year my LR is going to get painted, I may have to use the silvermist. It’s a great companion to purple!LOL
    Christine’s recent post…Predictions & ReflectionsMy Profile

  16. I know that I’m supposed to be looking at the projects, but I can’t get past your GORGEOUS home! You are a decorator extraordinaire! LOVE the golden pearl chest. What a beautiful color. I need to repaint my buffet in the foyer and this just might be the right color!

    Shirley, meeting you has been such a blessing this year! I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year and I hope to get you up to StoneGable in 2014!

  17. Shirley, you have been so busy! I love the rooms you painted- what a lovely change! Your furniture painting projects are fabulous too. Isn’t it amazing what a little paint can do to update a piece of furniture? Your chandeliers are stunning; you’ve inspired me to change out a ceiling fan! Thank you for this wonderful review! May you and your family have a blessed New Year!
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  18. Lots of wonderful projects in 2013 — and these were just the tip of the iceberg. You are one busy lady. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2014, and I’m really looking forward to seeing those France purchases.

    So, I wanted to ask you about your Martha Stewart craft furniture. Is it holding up well? Do you still like it? I’m in the market for some new furniture for my home office/craft room, and I think want something modular like that. I’d love to hear how it’s working for you.
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  19. I don’t think I have ever seen your master bedroom Shirley, and I must say I love the curved double tray ceiling. We had a similar ceiling in our previous master bedroom and it is one thing I do miss. The little dresser also reminds me of our night stands, although ours have a bit more ‘curly cues’. (They’re not painted, they came that way.)

    I know what you mean about not thinking there’s much to show for the year, but it seems we do more than we realize.

    Have a wonderful New Year, and thank you for stopping by! I’m so glad we had the opportunity to meet at Haven in August and I look forward to getting to know you even better in 2014.
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  20. Wow, Shirley, you were a busy lady. I’ve loved following along on your adventures. Wishing you all the best in the new year!!
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  21. I could stare at your beautiful home all day!! And I love seeing all of the Silvermist, my mom sent me that paintchip a few months ago and I’m planning to use it in 2014. The way it pops off your beautiful master bedroom architecture is so perfect!! Happy New Year!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog’s recent post…2013 in review {with our top 10 posts}My Profile

  22. Shirley, I loved seeing all your beautiful projects and I know this year will bring many more. Have a wonderful 2014!
    Sherry @ No Minimalist Here’s recent post…Open House Blog PartyMy Profile

  23. You certainly were busy in 2013. I enjoyed reviewing all your projects.
    Kim Hites’s recent post…January Organization and “The Big Chill” of 2014 Already!My Profile

  24. You had an amazing year of gorgeous projects ~ I love following along with your home decor adventures, Shirley!! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year!
    Pam @ Simple Details’s recent post…2013 project highlights…My Profile

  25. 2013 was an awesome year for you, Shirley! LOVE SW Silvermist – exquisite color, exquisite rooms – quite inspiring!
    Kathy’s recent post…The Dining Room – Simplified Winter DecorMy Profile

  26. Yep, kept going and going 😉 Your home gave me an idea to share Bloggers stylish homes…would it be o.k. to include a photo or two with links?


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