When I look at all the projects I finished last year, it gives me motivation for the coming year, especially when I feel like I can't possibly squeeze everything I need to get done into one year. I enjoy looking back at everything I accomplished last year and picking out my favorite projects, starting with this old world chandelier that I finished last March.
My next favorite project from 2011 is the full set of cane back dining chairs. I am starting to see a pattern here...both the chandelier and these chairs were extremely labor intensive. I guess they were labors of love! When I put so much elbow grease into a piece, I can't help but love it when it is done. I used a lot of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint last year and this set of chairs was one of my first Chalk Paint projects.
If the amount of energy I put in influences my choices for my favorites, then these parson chair slipcovers are no exception. I had never made slipcovers for chairs before, so these were quite the feat for me.
My next favorite is this Country Gray and Old White Chalk Paint armoire. I loved this piece at first sight and it was not hard to make it beautiful. I also really like the complex, yet neutral, shade of Chalk Paint.
My last, favorite of 2011 is this two-toned, vintage hutch. I painted it with Pure White and Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint and it made quite a transformation for this, once outdated, dining hutch.
Thanks for joining me for my highlights of 2011. I hope that I can accomplish this much and more in 2012. I wish you all the best for a happy, fulfilled and productive new year!