Thursday, December 26, 2013

The best of 2012 Furniture, Paintings and Crafts

Good Morning my Beauties!~
It sure has been a busy year hasn't it?
I can't believe everything that has happened in the last year.
Its funny when you look back and I think I did some of these projects a couple 
years ago and realize they were just a few months ago..where
others seem like they were just yesterday.
This past year has had many ups and downs..but I am happy to say 
More UPs than Downs..:)
So lets get started. One of my shining moments was this little beauty up above.
She was a rescue project done for Fenner Nature Center.
You can see the full post of her Before and after HERE

Another out of no where project that I had fun doing and trying to remember when it was hot and sunny (its snowing here now) is this old Entertainment Center turned
into my potting shed. Full post to see the transformation can be seen HERE

One of my most enjoyable, freeing, exciting projects that was JUST FOR ME
was this oil painting...I called it all my "all my days" it was inspired after a beautiful run through the
trails of Lake Michigan. You can see the evolution of the painting HERE

 This one was a project that was hard to let go. Another Rescue project that I was a
free dresser that I transformed with some paint and some Krink Paint pens.
You can see the full transformation HERE
Some more fun with some HOME MADE chalk paint. When you don't have the money to pay for all those expensive paints there are ways around it...and here is the key...the recipe for HOMEMADE CHALK PAINT here

One of our Downs this year was something we experienced a lot this year...We lost too many good people and one of them was our 46 year old cousin. This painting was dedicated to her.
Its titled "no thanks, I think I'll walk" after years of being in a wheelchair..this was her time to walk...You can see the full emotional story HERE

My fun little yellow warbler painting can be seen HERE

Another rescue was this French Franc bar stool..taken literally out of a dumpster
and turned so chic...You can see that transformation HERE

 How about bringing this 70's table back to the future by updating it with some fabulous paint and distressing and making it fit right back into can see the transformation of this lovely little table HERE
and Last but not of my biggest projects this year...was my Kitchen Makeover...What a doozy!!!! You can see that full Transformation HERE

I gotta say..when you look back on life...its kinda fun to do it this way...looking back...I am having a hard time remembering the hard times...but find it very easy to remember the good. I have been so blessed to be able to do so many things that I love with so much support from those that I love and love me back. I count all of YOU among those people. Because without you I would just be working...but you make it FEEL like Playing!! So THANK YOU, and have a BEAUTIFUL New Year!!!!!   Much Love and hugs............Karin

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Unknown said...

You are SO talented; I just adore you and all the work you do! What an amazing year, so much to be proud of!! Great job Karin!!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Omg!! I love your kitchen- how in the sam hell have I not seen that?! Off I go to check it out! Agree with Shelly- you are ONE TALENT MOther-ok I will stop there {you knew what I was going to say} that is why I just love your guts! :) Girl so happy I found ya- we need to hang for reals we would be trouble with a capital T! xo Jen

Good Time Charlie said...

I second what Shelly said. Truly, you have so much talent, and I am so grateful you share it with all of us. I am sorry about the loss of your cousin. What a beautiful tribute and painting to her. I have loved everything you have shared, and I count you as one of my favorite blogging friends. I hope to make my way to Michigan in 2013, maybe the three of us can head to a dumpster together! Have a beautiful New Year! -K

imklvr said...

With all the wonderful things you do, I don't know how you can choose "The Best of"! But my favorite is the painting you did for your cousin. Absolutely stunning. I was moved by it the first time you posted it.

Have a wonderful, and productive, New Year! Dona

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

You are beyond talented, you are an artist. You furniture and art work is so very pretty. My favorite is the painting of the yellow warbler. Simply beautiful!

reFresh reStyle said...

You are so talented! I love all your art!
Happy New Year,

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I love art with a story. Beautiful!

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

My favorite is the potty shed! I'd love you to come link this up at my Best of 2012 Party.

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Karin, you did so many amazing projects this past year! I think your kitchen was my favorite! Have a great new year and I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2013! ~ Jamie

foreverdecorating said...

Such talent and wonderful stories. You inspire me.

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

Wow! I love your favorites of 2012. I've admired your work posted on Redoux. I LOVE the tealish/turquoise hues you pick for your work. Its my favorite. Newest GFC Follower. :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

The kitchen is so beautiful! It all is just so breath taking, you do amazing job!

I love the dressers!

Allison @ The Golden Sycamore said...

You are so talented! I love your furniture pieces and your paintings are just amazing! I'm your newest follower!


Unknown said...

They are all so adorable. I wonder if you made a book about those creations?

Hopping by. Already your follower.

I am also inviting you to join my store's first giveaway event (please click): Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe Giveaway

Christine said...

2012 was a fabulous year for you!! Can't wait to see the goodies you'll create in 2013!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Thanks for linking up!

Good Time Charlie said...

Thanks for sharing! Sharing your gorgeous blue dresser with the flowers at my party later today. Happy New Year my friend! -K