Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Year in Review

Hello Everyone,  I hope you all had a great Christmas time!  2012 is coming to an end, so it is a good time to look back at what was accomplish during the year.

I compiled the main projects I worked on, by time line, rather than by popularity, and here they are:

-It all began with the kitchen where painting the cabinets, extending the island, adding moldings, new lights and many more DIY projects gave it a totally new look.


A big difference, compared to the previous builder's grade style it had, check it out HERE.



-Once the kitchen was done I continued with the family room, where the fireplace was heightened all the way to the ceiling, paint and other small projects made it blend better with the adjacent kitchen.  This is how it looks now, dressed up for the Holidays, but HERE you can see the before and after.



-Next, the laundry room was the one to get a big dose of TLC.  Steps away from the kitchen and family room it was a big eyesore that needed lots of extra storage space.



You can see the difference with the before and after pics.  For the final reveal, click HERE.





-Then, I continued with my kids bathroom, like the kitchen, it was a fine functioning place, but it looked dated, a simple makeover made it look way better!


Check HERE to see the vanity transformation, diy bath tub cover, wall stenciling and more.


-I closed the year with my daughter's room transformation.


As with all the other projects, it is full of DIY tutorials, one of the rooms I like the most since it reflects her style and the fact that I could incorporate many of the things she asked for, like the window bench, the desk area, the picture frame board and more.  Check it out HERE.


It's been an exciting year, almost a full year since I started blogging and it's been a wonderful experience!  I really appreciate each one of you, my dear followers and visitors for your support, encouraging comments and wonderful friendship.

Have a Happy New Year!




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44 comments:

Maria Elena said...

Cristina, you have done such a gorgeous job with all your projects! Your home is amazing and you are the best DIY person I have ever met! Amazing and beautiful projects. Can't wait to see all you will surely do in 2013. Happy New Year!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Oh my goodness Cristina, you have been so busy this year! All of your room transformations are just beautiful and so inspiring. My favorite is your daughter's bedroom, but I love them all. I can't wait to see what you do this year! Have a great day!

Debbie

Decora Adora said...

Cristina todo en tu casa me ha encantado . El cambio es increíble... El baño de los niños . La habitación de tu hija ..yo un día me dedique ha revisar todo tu blog y lo que más me ha servido para sacar ideas es la habitación de tu hija . Ella tiene una silla con un bordado atrás . Precioso. Los colores que has elegido para la habitación de ella me ha encantado
Cariños
Angelica

Jae said...

COngratulations. You've been super busy.Your transformations are fabulous. Y

Kristin Cadwallader said...

Cristina, your home is looking beautiful! I absolutely love your kitchen! xo Kristin

NanaDiana said...

Cristina- You have only been blogging a year? Wow! You have done some remarkable projects and I love everything you have shared with us. ALL the rooms are amazing and show love and dedication to your home. Love it and love you! xo Diana

Feral Turtle said...

AMAZING!!!!!!! You have completed so much! Looking forward to spending 2013 with your blog. Cheers!

Kristel said...

Awesome work done in your home! I especially LOVE your kitchen. Great job, and happy new year.

Maureen Wyatt said...

That's been one busy year for you and your projects all turned out looking truly professional! Love reading your blog and look forward to all the posts!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Wow, Christina--so many beautiful transformations in your home this year! I love all your touches of turquoise in the rooms, and I really like the way your kitchen turned out! The light fixture over the island is so dramatic and gorgeous--well done! Happy New Year!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I can't believe those before photos are the same rooms! The kitchen transformation is unbelievable. It is truly a dream kitchen now! You really have been hard at work this year, Cristina!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Your home is gorgeous and specially the kitchen is awesome. Love this post with elegant white. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Christina- congrats on your 1 year. Your projects are amazing. Best wishes for another great year. Happy New Year!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

You did an amazing job with your home in one year - the key is finishing the projects which you started. I look forward to seeing what you acomplish next year. Thank you for sharing. Have a happy new year!

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Really impressive amount of work you accomplished in 2012. Can't wait to see 2013 on your blog. I'm your newest follower! On Pinterest too!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your year has been very fulfilling and you have achieved so much lovely work, with great taste, decorating your gorgeous home, with such detail and taste..beautiful like you! I'm sure you and your family had a great C'mas. Happy new year and thank you for been my blog friend..looking forward to visitng you next year too. xoxo
FABBY

Megan said...

I'm so happy I stopped by! I love all of your transformations! I'm a new follower!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Great makeover projects. Love all the rooms. Now following you!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Your house is so gorgeous. Love all the projects and can't wait to see what's in store for 2013!

Beth said...

Gosh! I wish I could get that many BIG projects done in my house, and with that much impact too! Unfortunately, my husband puts in soooo many hours for his job that even little things are a big accomplishment when they're finished. I'm envious of your transformations!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Super job on everything! My but you were a busy bee. I think the laundry is my favorite, that something I need to get started. Simply gorgeous, I can't wait to see what you do next!
Happy new year!
Hugs,
Patti

Heather said...

I love your kitchen!

Pieced Pastimes said...

You managed to do some amazing work in 2012. Your kitchen is so wonderful! Look forward to your 2013 posts. Happy New Year!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Lovely transformations! I'd love for you to link this up to my Best of 2012 Linky Party!

Vanessa said...

HI, Cristina

These are amazing projects! I love all the details you have added. Happy New YEar's

Hugs,

Vanessa

Our Pinteresting Family said...

You have such an amazing home, Cristina. The projects that you have done make it look even better than a model home. It belongs in a magazine. :) Thank you for sharing them with us and thank you for your support on our projects. :)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

WOW, I couldn't believe that was the same kitchen! I've also done a oak kitchen remodel so I know the powers of paint...but my goodness yours was truly remarkable!!

DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful work, Cristina! Every project, every detail is awesome! Great recap! Thanks so much for sharing. :) Have a happy new year!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Lovely makeovers! Your home is just beautiful and you should be very proud of your work!! Happy New Year!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, you did a ton this past year and everything is stunning. I love your kitchen, gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Gretchen said...

wow--such big changes! great work!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love your projects, especially the laundry room!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great projects and transformations!!....Loved every one of them...Happy New Year...looking forward to your future projects!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

All the projects are great, but that kitchen before and after just blew me away! Pinned it to show my husband later as our kitchen has a similar (before) look and is in desperate need of some help!

Happy New Year!
Angela

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Great projects!
I enjoyed them a lot.
Congratulations and Happy New Year! Feliz Año Nuevo!
Besos, Silvina

Wild Oak Designs said...

What a great bunch projects you have done! They are all stunning, and I have to say, I am a bit jealous. Your laundry room hit me the most....mine could use a face lift....its old cupboards, it is where everything else is stored...You did an amazing job.
What paint colors did you use.
Nancy
http:wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Thanks so much for linking up!

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

Love these! Come link them up at our linky party featuring everyone's BEST OF 2012: http://www.finecraftguild.com/best-of-2012-linky-parties/

Thrift Dee said...

Holy Cow! I can't wait to show your kitchen photos to my favorite handyman! I love the transformation!!

Parents of a Dozen said...

You have beautiful transformations! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Your kitchen is lovely!!!! Great transforamtions!

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

I nearly fell off my chair when I caught sight of your kitchen! WOW! It is truly breathtaking. Your other additions are all stunning as well. Now following you.

Judy K said...

Gorgeous! I will be featuring you tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Sherry said...

I bet everyone in the house has enjoyed all of your remodeling! Your really good at it! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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