2018 Year in Review of Repurpose and Upcycle

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I can’t believe it’s December 31st already. Where has this year gone? This has been a year of change for us.  Mostly good change, but still change. The biggest change was deciding to sell our home and “downgrade” to a home almost 1000 square feet smaller. My motto was, “less of life, more of living.”  So far we have been very happy with our decision and haven’t looked back. Speaking of looking back, I want to share a few highlights from this past year.year in review of 2018

It all started when a little over one year ago I “stumbled” upon a home that both the hubs and I fell in love with.  We knew we had to have it. The only problem was, could we sell our modern farmhouse builder grade home  before our “to be” home would sell? Six long and emotional months later we finally did! Things seemed to fall in place. Basic Builder Grade Contemporary Home to Modern Farmhouse

Let’s go back to the beginning of last year. I created more posts around crafting than I ever have. Like how to age a terra cotta pot with paint and then how to age a pot with texture.

How to Age a Clay Terra Cotta Pot with PaintHow To Age a Clay Pot with Texture for an Antique Vintage Look



DIY Framed Botanical Prints with Free Botanical Printables

I created some fun free botanical printables and shared how you can too!

Oh and then there was that time that I decided to blow up the kids! LOL. What I mean is how I made oversized engineered prints and shared all about it.how to make oversized pictures or portraits on the cheap

Then I found out my love for fabric tape! I’ve shared a few posts below that I used it with.

Then there was our move……

I shared a few spaces that I created shortly after we moved in. You can see all our room transformations in the Rustic Beach Cottage category HERE. 

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Beverage BarRustic Beach Cottage Dining Roomchippy antique doorRustic Cottage Summer Mantel

Shortly after I felt a little more “settled” in our new home, I decided it was time to get back to the basics and create more furniture flips.

I tackled Lime Washing a coffee table, refinishing an old steamer trunk, a french farmhouse dresser makeover to list just a few. 

As we near the end of the year I want to focus on where I’m going in the year 2019. I need your help with this.

My plan is to focus on more “how to videos” and more informational posts about the whys and the hows to paint, refinish and update spaces. Is this something you would like to see?

I realized not long ago that I’ve created more content on sharing the steps of my projects but not necessarily sharing how to re create them. I want to share all the knowledge I can with you guys (mainly sharing all my mistakes so maybe you won’t make them too:).

Please tell me and help me to know what kind of content you want to see this coming year. I’m all ears!

As always, thanks for following along. This little blog would not be here if it weren’t for y’all following along!






16 thoughts on “2018 Year in Review of Repurpose and Upcycle

  1. I love the DIYs, furniture flips and anything that uses something old or thrifted to make something different. Thank you and Have a Happy New Year……..look forward to your posts in 2019.

  2. I enjoyed following your progress with your project but for the most part, it was your project. There was not much that interested me to do for myself. My own home is very small compared to your project so there wasn’t the chance to put much of what you did into my space. However, I did appreciate learning about how you did things. I am more into crafting things that I give away. I know. Most crafters are trying to make money on the side. I have yet to make any money on anything I have crafted. People like my crafts but only as gifts. I enjoy doing it and just giving them away. I love learning new things to do so my gift box of things to give on a moments notice is always full. I like giving things that are small, cute and can be done in an afternoon. If it takes too much time, it probably won’t fly for me as I give too many away to be able to do something that takes a lot of time to put together. No matter what you put in your site, I will read it as I am just naturally nosy that way. I like to see what others are doing. I hope that helps.

  3. WOW, where have you been all my life?? I was browsing the Homestead Blog Hop, found you, subscribed to your blog, and pinned a bunch of your stuff. You’re my new best friend! 🙂

  4. I love the French dresser, and the idea of a rustic beach cottage. I live in the SC coast, and do not like the sea shell/ocean look at all. That theme is so overdone for the coast. Saw your post on Morning Cup of Joe. Congratulations on the feature.

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