Dec 292013
 

I have  been blogging for only FOUR months and I am loving it!  The writing aspect is a great creative outlet for me but in particular, I love sharing my projects with friends, family and well… the blog world! 

Sharing my projects on Linky Parties has been tremendously rewarding, not to mention flattering when I receive accolades from so many incredibly talented people.

In this post, I will share:

  • some of my 2013 “before and after” projects from my pre blogging days and
  • my 5 most popular posts since September!

Enjoy and I hope you will follow me into 2014 and share my journey!  I have a feeling it will be busy, exciting and fun!

xoxo

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Pre-Blog Projects

Paulia’s Dining Room Update

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Four very dark chairs for $2 each!

P.'s Dining Chair

Pretty chairs in cream and turquoise!

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Table mid-painting

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Delivered!

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Two ugly dark side chairs.
Ripped by a pesky cat!

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Saved from the dump with
the power of paint and fabric!

 

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The Green Monster

A green monster gets new caning and new paint.

A green monster gets new caning and new paint.

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Vintage Vanity Chair Update
with Homemade Chalk Paint
and new upholstery

Unique chair updated with HM Chalk Paint and paisley fabric.  SOLD

Unique chair updated with HM Chalk Paint and paisley fabric.
I did love the original bark cloth but it was in bad shape.

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Holy Cowboy!
What a change!

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Retro phone table goes Cowboy!
Loved this project!

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 Vintage Coffee Table
to
Tufted Bench

Coffee table to Bedroom Ottoman

Coffee table to Bedroom Ottoman

 

This was such a fun project!  I recently did another one. I will share soon!

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 Glamming-up a 
Boring Vintage Student Desk

Top now walnut stained with painted base and hardware.

Top now walnut stained with painted base and hardware.
I loved this transformation and so did the new owner!

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FIVE of my Most Popular Blog Posts

#5 Toronto Sunday Market Visit

 

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The things you can find at this market are wonderful!

 

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#4 Could I Be an Estate Sale Addict?

Sadly, my surprisingly spacious Rav4 just did not have any room left!

Sadly, my surprisingly spacious Rav4 just did not have any room left!

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#3 For the Love of Orange

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Upcycled vintage student desk for a boy who loves orange!

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#2 Little Chair Big Numbers

Painted numbers

Pottery Barn Inspired Chair

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#1 Mid Century Makeover for $1.50!

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Someone else’s trash is now someone’s treasure!

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Well that’s it for 2013! 

I am so excited to get started, in earnest, in 2014. 

PLEASE follow me on my journey into the Blog Sphere! 
I love to hear from you and share all the wonderful projects we do.

Have a safe and happy new year and I will see you in 2014!

 Posted by at 5:36 pm

  7 Responses to “Looking Back at 2013”

  1. Hahaha Joan, I love the photo of your car packed to the gills with great finds…we may be kindred spirits. I too have an estate sale addiction. Do you sell the pieces you redo?

    Happy New Year
    Kelli

  2. Oh you have a glorious year of creating!!!! I don’t usually go along with the crowd…but your number 1 is my number one because it is simply AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING!!!! hugs and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  3. Love your For the Love of Orange redo! Modern and gorgeous pops of color.

  4. Such wonderful makeovers! Can’t wait to see what you do in 2014. Thanks for linking to TTF!

  5. I love every one of your makeovers! Will you be making any videos when you do a makeover? Hints on waxing?

  6. […] Nicer Than New is taking a look back at her most popular posts of 2013!!! Check them out!!!  I have a favorite hands down…here it is!!! […]

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