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Tidy Brown Wren's Favorite Projects of 2012
By Tidy Brown Wren, bringing order to your nest on Dec 31, 2012
I love looking back on the past year and being reminded of what I accomplished during the past 12 months. Getting back most of the feeling and function in my right leg was a big help in getting projects done. Yay for physical therapy!
Guest Room Redo:
Right after Christmas last year, I started working on the guest room on the 3rd floor our our home. This bedroom with a sitting area and 3 piece bathroom is perfect for guests. I was able to finish the room inexpensively by using things I already owned. I only spent money on paint and a new set of sheets.
Goat Feed Bag Grocery Sack:
I finally made use of the goat and chicken feed bags that had been accumulating in our barn. I turned a few of them into grocery sacks. I'm still making them and selling them in my Etsy shop, but they quickly sell out and I've had a lot of local customers buying them. I hope to add a few more into the shop soon.
Hanging Lanterns Without Using Nails or Screws:
I was thrilled to figure out how to temporarily hang my lanterns from my mantle without using nails and/or screws. I found some purse hooks at the dollar store and after a quick spray paint finish, held the lanterns perfectly.
Trash To Treasure Dining Room:
A trash-to-treasure project provided 4 nice chairs and 2 bar stools for my daughter.
Refinished Bedside Table:
After searching for weeks for the perfect bedside table for my bedroom, I found one in my garage (who knew). After refinishing it, it's just the right touch.
Window Seat Cushions Covered With Old Curtains:
Six months after starting this project, I finally finished the new comfy window seat cushions. I made slipcovers for the cushions with my old curtains. I felt like Maria in The Sound Of Music.
Floating Barnwood Shelves:
Hubs and I worked together to design the floating barn wood shelves that I asked for as a Christmas gift.