12.28.2011

My Favorite Posts and Projects of 2011~

2011 was a good  year for our family...and a good year at The Shabby Nest.  Here's a recap of some of my favorites posts and projects from this year.

In January, the hubby and I celebrated 15 years of marriage.  You can read about how I used balloons to surprise him on our big day here.



In February, I shared a mini-makeover  in our dining room.




I also shared how I created a mudroom out of an awkward space between our kitchen and our back door.



And I shared how to make cupcakes in a jar...cute and yummy!



I am in love with Subway Art...and this year, I shared an easy way to make your own personalized subway art.


The summer found us moving to a new town and a new house...which gave me lots of projects to share.

I loved sharing my boys' bedroom.


The hubby created some beautiful equine art for our dining room.


At the beginning of November, I was given the Blue Ribbon Blogger Award for best decorating blog by Country Living Magazine. I travelled to New York for a special luncheon to honor myself and the other 6 Blue Ribbon Blogger Award winners.



I was so excited to be featured in Country Living Magazine along with the other winners!



Later that month, I shared our living room reveal.


And then showed you how I created that fabulous accent wall.


And finally, I shared how I created glamorous wall art on the cheap for the Princess' bedroom.



2012 is sure to bring many more DIY and decor projects as I finish up the Princess' bedroom, and our master bedroom...as well as our loft/playroom/media room and the kitchen.  Can't wait to share everything with you this coming year.  Hope you'll all join me here for the fun!

xoxo
Wendy

Linking up to the Top Projects of 2011 Linky Party at Southern Hospitality.


12 comments:

Paula said...

You had a great 2011! I'm a relatively new follower and didn't realize that you were a CL blog winner. Congratulations!

paige said...

i love this recap of all your highlights!
especially YOUR award!!
happy new year wendy :)

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Wonderful projects-Love them all! Happy New Year girl.

adventuresindinner said...

So wonderful! Very glad I found your blog this year and get to be inspired so often by it :-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Wendy, I completely missed your move, but wow, did you do a lot of fun projects. Love them all. And big congrats on the Country Living blog win. That is so great! I know you are beyond happy about that. Here's to a fun 2012!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

What a wonderful recap! I hope 2012 is just as phenomenal!

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

I pretty much adore your little girl's wall art. Reminds me of the fabulous stuff my mom kept from her childhood. :)

Marianne@Songbird said...

Ah moving to a new home, the dream of every DIY/decorating blogger. And you sure made it work. I love all of your projects, but that living room is definitely my favorite.
Here is to a wonderful and creative 2012!

janet said...

What creative makeovers for 2011..
Congrats again on the award..
Can't wait to see what 2012 brings..
HaPpY NeW YeAr..

Jamie said...

I love the post about your anniversary surprise! My man and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary in a couple weeks, and we are so excited. A ways to go before we hit 15, but it's so nice to know there are still some people happily married after all that time. Thank you! :)

Eclectically Vintage said...

Wow - you are putting me to shame with all your great projects! Love both the boys and the princess bedrooms! Congrats on your blogger award too! Have a fab New Year.
Kelly

Good Time Charlie said...

Huge congratulations on the award! That is really so fun. I love the pics of your home. I especially love those lamps that frame the fabulous art piece your husband did. Did you make those shades? If so, do you have a tutorial on them, they are fantastique!