Year of Epic Makeovers: The Best of 2011


So many amazing transformations took place in our home in 2011! From simple projects to entire room makeovers, 2011 was a year of FUN & Budget-friendly DIY transformations.

Here are the highlights from our 2011 DIY Adventures in Home Improvement & Decorating!

The Dining Room & Conversation Area
This Transformation post is from May 2011 - more has since been added {like the painted mirrorWest Elm curtains and the reupholstered bergere chairs - see below too!}.


The Amazing Chevron Wall
This was an amazing project because I truly realized the power of paint. We had originally wanted to wallpaper the wall, but it was too expensive. My beloved zig-zags added the perfect punch to a dull white box of a room!


The Kitchen Transformation
For details of this amazing transformation, click here for the full post! We've also recently added under-cabinet lighting - what a HUGE difference that makes too! I'm so thankful for a handy and talented hubby!


Little A's Room: Modern Nursery Chic
I am IN LOVE with Little A's fun & girly {without being baby-ish!} nursery. If we move, I'm going to have to re-create this room! Here's a link to the original post and a follow up post where I did some Dollar Store DIY art!

Spray Painted Door Knobs
I love this project because it's SO easy & fast and creates a HIGH IMPACT for little effort! It's spray paint. And it's AWESOME. Click here for the full post/tutorial.

Modern Moroccan Master Bedroom Updates
It didn't take much beyond paint, light linens & a vision to create this relaxing Master Bedroom Retreat! The furniture, rug & even the West Elm sofette was found through Kijiji - so this room is chic and VERY budget-friendly!


The Family Room
We turned our 4th bedroom into an upstairs family room! Click here & here for how we did it!

Simple Chair Transformation
This was a simple DIY project - my 1st attempt @ upholstery. Click here for the full post!

EZ's Room: Modern Zoom Zoom Zoom!
EZ's room is very kid-friendly, but not too childish. The wall treatment was done by Big A - and he did an AMAZING job! It adds a lot of architectural interest to an otherwise builder's box of a room :)

The DIY Alphabet Wall was done with letters from the dollar store! Click here for the tutorial!

Bergere Chairs
We're *almost* finished this now-gorgeous chairs, but this was indeed an epic transformation that completed the conversation area in our dining room!

The Entry Way
Our entry way went from being EMPTY to several changes itself this year. We added a bench & a large rug, framed photos, a new light fixture, drapes, painted the door black, then changed the bench to a console table -- I love to have a flat surface at the front entry!


Spice Organization
This was an easy little project, but I LOVED it because it made my spices so accessible which comes in handy since I'm cooking more since becoming vegan.


Bulletin Board Upgrade
Click here for the tutorial!

 Whew! We've had a busy DIY-ing year! I've probably missed a few, but I hope you've enjoyed our Year of Epic Makeovers!

Thank you so much for following along in our DIY adventures & madness! Thank you for the blog love and all your comments mean A LOT to us. 

Linking up to:

Southern Hospitality's Top Projects of 2011

Passionately Perfect's Coffee & a Conversation #19

It's Overflowing's Overflowing with Creativity #2

Space 46's Best of 2011 Made Up & Loved Linky Party


Mummy Maggie December 28, 2011 at 12:37 PM  

Thanks Jen! I didn't realize how much work we did this year! WOWZA!

Aimee - December 29, 2011 at 5:03 PM  

Everything is so cute I can hardly stand it! You've had a GREAT year making EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee

I'd love for you to stop by and enter to win my first giveaway (if you haven't already).

Oh and one more thing, where is your yellow piece in your conversation room from!?!? What is it!??! I totally want something like that, super cute!

Aimee - December 29, 2011 at 5:09 PM  

PS I'm excited to be your newest follower!

Anonymous,  December 31, 2011 at 12:03 PM  

Oh my gosh, you were busy, busy, busy! Absolutely love the master bedroom.

The Southern Product Queen January 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM  

Cute post! I'm having a Linky party too! I would love it if you would link up your favorite posts. Here is the link

Terri February 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM  

WOW!! I am so glad that I just found your link on the haven wall! Your year was crazy busy and I LOVE your style! Great job on it all, look forward to meeting you in June!

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