Happy New Year, DIY friends!
Do you have the habit of looking at all that needs done with little regard to all that has been accomplished? Me too! Always looking ahead to what’s up next on transforming this old house. Who does that? DIY crazed much? So, this time of year (here’s last year’s post), I love looking back to the year’s DIY and all that we finished up and tackled. Mr. DIY says we get tons done in odd years and that on even years, we’re allowed to sit around and be lazy. Um, he’d be wrong. This DIY girl isn’t going to let that happen! There’s so much to be done, I don’t know where to begin! Let’s start with reflecting on 2011 for some DIY motivation.
Here is a recap of what went on (DIY and otherwise) at the DIY Show Off home in 2011 according to my picture files:
We adopted Lalka…
Kitchen cabinets were painted, marble backsplash installed, walls painted, new granite countertops and bamboo flooring.
How to Install a Tile Backsplash
Helloooo beautiful bamboo!
Helloooo beautiful bamboo!
After, the fridge is closer to the work area instead of trying to run out the door…
Love this new-to-me piece of furniture:
Guest Bedroom Now…
Sitting Room Makeover
Dining Room Sliding Door
Dressing Room Closet Before…
Bi-fold turned French Door tutorial…
Craft Room After (still tweaking)
Some favorite projects:
Shaw/HGTV Home Design Challenge…How to get this Beach Cottage Look
Whew – what a great year!
Let’s see a recap of your DIY productivity in 2011! Link up, then visit the links for some motivation to get moving this year!
- Write a post about your top 2011 DIY Projects.
- Add the Looking Back button by copying/pasting the code shown above into your blog post.
- Leave a comment and visit some of the other links.
- If you noticed your link has disappeared, please edit your post to include the link back to this post and try linking again (double checking that you’re linking up a 2011 recap. Here’s the link: http://diyshowoff.com/2012/01/diy-2011-recap-party.html
- Be sure to follow along on G+ or subscribe via email (right side bar) so you catch the latest at the DIY Show Off in 2012.
- Thanks so much for sharing your 2011 recap!
Special thanks to YOU for making 2011 so much fun! Your support, encouragement and comments mean so much to me…for real. I look forward to us all having a productive 2012 and can’t wait to see what you have planned! I also want to thank these companies for their support and amazing and super fun opportunities this past year and look forward to an opportunity to work with them again this year…
You were a very busy gal! Your home is beautiful!
I enjoyed the recap!
Gorgeous projects! You were incredibly busy and insanely talented!
Ahhh, could you tell me what you’ve been taking? Because I sure could use some, energy that is . What a great year for you! Beautiful.
Oh my…you were really a busy bee in 2011…maybe you should take a year off:) I so LOVE your kitchen makeover.
Happy 2012 and thanks for hosting the party!
My favorite part is the kitty. She’s gorgeous!
Roeshel! You have been a whirlwind of productivity this year! I can’t believe all you completed. How very satisfying to look back and see all those projects completed. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to see what you do in 2012!
Thanks for the opportunity to link up. It feels so good to look back through the year and see everything we’ve accomplished, both DIY and in life in general.
You sure had a lot of great projects, thanks for sharing!
What a busy year! Wow! I just love the stenciled/painted floor and your kitchen, those are my favorites but it is all wonderful. Thanks for linking up and now I’ll be back to link up here. Happy New Year Roeshel and looking forward to seeing what you do in 2012!
Awesome recap. The kitchen was definitely a fave of mine. Thanks for hosting.
You have had an amazing year! Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiration with us. I am finally going to ask…what is that amazing “something” that hangs over the 9-drawer chest in your sitting room? I don’t know what it is–but I love it!
You have really had some awesome projects this past year! The kitchen looks so great and I so want to do that sliding door project in one of our rooms soon!
Thanks for the recap! I added my post from 2011 with the top viewed/most popular items throughout my blog.
Have a wonderful week!
Thanks for hosting! Love the sliding door makeover in your dining room! Cheers to a happy 2012 🙂
I just love all your projects! That painted floor is AMAZING! Thanks for hosting and thanks for all your support in 2011 … you really played a major role in helping me ‘introduce’ my blog to the blogosphere …
Happy New Year!
What an amazing recap!! Your projects are absolutely amazing and I totally think it’d be a lot easier if instead of my own attempts at DIY, I just move into your place.
What do you mean that’s not an option?? 😉
Ohh okay, I suppose I’m just going to have to continue to visit here and be endlessly inspired by your projects and those you share through your parties! Happy New Year!! xxx
Wow, it’s a good thing everything is chronicled. You have a beautiful home, Roeshel. I think my favorite thing is your sliding door. Happy New Year!
You had some great projects last year! Can’t wait to see what 2012 brings! Thanks for hosting 🙂
Ok! I have been here several times today and yesterday..I’m been sharing some of your stuff with some local girls….they are in AWE! LOL
I Love everything you did last year! I can’t wait to see what 2012 holds….
So now I’m back to link up….I added the picture and linked it! Thank you for hosting….
I’m doing a little blog stalking today and LOVE looking at everyone’s BEST of 2011:-)
Fabulous projects! I’m glad to be following along now and looking forward to tons of inspiration!
Thanks, you guys! You always give me encouragement to move forward and do what we love!
Make sure you’re linked to the correct party! This one is for 2011 Recap. The latest DIY Project Parade can be found here: http://diyshowoff.com/category/diy-project-parade.
Going through the links as time allows. My DIY friends are AWESOME! Great projects, beautiful homes and tons of inspiration!
Loved looking through all your past projects- you are truly a talented lady!
You are such an inspiration!! Seriously, woman! You have been a busy bee, and it shows.
Everything is gorgeous!
Thanks for being so supportive of a new blogger in 2011 and always leaving such encouraging comments and hosting such great parties! : )
Here’s to another fantastic year!
Wow, OK, so those are some pretty amazing projects and all I had to link up today was my wee little pinecone bird feeders that I made with my family on New Year’s Eve. So I’m going to take a look back and make up a best of 2011 post and link that up. Although it will in no way be as impressive as yours. Wow (again).
Wow! Roechel, you have gotten so much accomplished this past year. Some of your projects are really big undertakings…like as in “one of your projects would probably take me a whole year to do”. Thanks for hostessing this party as a place others of us can show off our posts of 2011 also.
It provided me several ideas.
Hi Roeshel, I’m so late to this party but wanted to join in! Thanks for hosting, and Happy New Year,
Your kitchen looks absolutely fabulous… and I just pinned your marble backsplash tutorial so I don’t forget its available! Thanks!
PS. Lalka is ssssoooooo cute!
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After seeing your subway art above your ottoman I am convinced it’s exactly what I’ve been searching for to complete my dining room decor!
Is it something I can purchase online or did someone make it exclusively for you?
Thank you in advance,
Shari, I purchased that subway art canvas from TJMaxx.
Thanks so much for letting me know!
You were one busy gal! Your home is simply beautiful. Hope you have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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