Thursday, December 31, 2009

Peanut Petunia: A Year in Review

Oh so many projects this year. Some got completed. Some..not so much. Some are still sitting in my garage. Maybe they'll get done in 2010. Maybe.
This was my favorite project of the year. My craigslist hutch.
It received a pretty coat of white paint, new knobs and countless re-arranging of accessories.

Here is the kitchen before we moved in. Horrible red lights. And a backsplash that wasn't to my liking.

Enter subway tile and schoolhouse lighting. Much better, if I do say so myself.

The dreaded purple carpet made way for hardwoods and actual furniture!

We lived like this for a few months. It was a little depressing.

But now, it's one of my favorite rooms. (Drapes made such a HUGE difference.)

And I'll always have a special place in my heart for my first painting project.

I actually have a red berry wreath hanging above that bench now and a sign on the way.

The dining room that has become a major pain (in my you know what) as of late. Here is is with the former mid century modern dining set I inherited from my parents.

Sold the set on craigslist and with the profits bought these ugly parsons chairs and a farmhouse table.

Add some white slipcovers and this is what the dining room looks like today:

It is a work in progress....

My second farmhouse table that I also found on craiglist. This one received a coat of paint on the legs and a new stained top. Voila--a new desk!

Not all of my projects were such huge undertakings.

My ebay sconces were a simple enough task.

As were these placemats.

And that my dear friends is Peanut Petunia 2009 in a nutshell. Hopefully, 2010 will bring more finished projects and much more fun!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great year of projects you had. I love your Craig's list find as well.. Happy New Year
hugs ~lynne~

Tracey said...

You really have done amazing things in 2009!!! Incredible make overs! I look forward to your new projects this year :)

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!!!

:) T

Lynnae said...

You really accomplished a lot of projects for one year! And they look great!

Anonymous said...

what great projects! good for you!
I love the bench....

Mikal said...

You have an adorable house!

I can't wait to show my sweetie that I'm not the only person with a TON of projects in the works... and that paint is a GOOD thing!

Have a great day today,


handbags*n*pigtails said...

EWverything looks amazing! If you get bored this year, feel free to come visit me!:) I have the best of intentions for furniture makeovers but dont know where to begin. Our attic is half full of beautiful pieces but I have no idea what to do with them. Love looking at your projects!

Come Junk With Us said...

I love all your projects! Great ideas. Why aren't we hanging out?
Thanks for the fun posts.
Have a good day!

Pink Thumb said...

Everything looks amazing. I love your style and how you've artfully arranged your furniture and wall art. Sadly I'm not so talented. We still have so much work to do on our house which we're doing right now.

Question: Where are the slip covers from and did you put a cushion into them???

Susan said...

the slipcovers are from someone I found on craigslist to make them. The parsons chairs were already padded so need to add an additional pad. :)

Pink Thumb said...

Thanks! I figured you had them made. I was hoping there was some magic cushioned slip cover fairy that I could turn to, but looks like I'm going to have to get sewing. Unfortunately, our chairs don't have that straight back as yours do. I'm tempted to stow away our chairs and get a new set as you did, but our dining room set is from Keith's gma. I don't think I would be "allowed" to sell them. eeekkss

I'm dying to get our house done so I can start decorating. It's still in the midst of demo and rebuilding. Bleh! You've done a beautiful job.

~Anita (aka snow pea)

Kelly Muys Wood said...

i love how your kitchen turned out. where did you get that fabulous schoolhouse lighting?


Tammy@InStitches said...

You had some great projects and your house is just adorable ! I am dying to paint my Mom's hutch... love, love, love your dining room.

Susan said...

the lighting is from pottery barn! :)

Amanda said...

Love your hutch! What a transformation :) Lovely blog - will be back for more!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am so surprised of your Craigslist findings!!! Maybe I need to try it -- super cute transformations and house!!

Room to Inspire said...

I just love all of your projects. I just started following your lovely blog - I am a fellow Washingtonian!