Top DIY Projects Of 2012

by Sherry
I am joining Rhoda at  Southern Hospitality for the Top DIY Projects of
2012 party .
 My projects this year were few and far between though I do have a few
to share with you.

Carol at The Polka Dot Closet  hosted a Dress Form Ball and of course
Penelope Rose  joined in the fun.


After much trial and error I finally found a way  to dye sea fans with
vibrant color and no flaking. This Spring the Dyed Sea Fans will be for sale
again on Etsy.



I made pillows to add some color to our newly painted family room. 

Framed antique French Letters.


Summer Mantle with  new architectural piece.


Framed Intaglios.


Painted a new chalkboard.

Adding Patina to this Ex-Voto


I featured my collection of  Fall Decor.


I jumped on the bandwagon and made velvet pumpkins.


2012 Christmas decor.

Thanks to Rhoda for hosting the Top DIY Projects party.

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NanaDiana December 27, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Pretty cute projects, Sherry. Seems like you did a lot to me! Happy Holidays-xo Diana

Maureen Wyatt December 27, 2012 - 6:59 pm

I've already save a pumpkin stem for next fall's project. I love your sea fans, too!

Ron December 27, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Awesome projects, Sherry! You always do a fantastic job. xo, Ron

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting December 27, 2012 - 8:11 pm

Awesome projects Sherry!! I can't pick a favorite because I love them all!
Wishing you all the best in the New Year!! Hope your dad is doing well!

[email protected] Designs December 27, 2012 - 10:37 pm

Sherry…loved all of our projects this year…I want to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year…look forward to your future projects!!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter December 28, 2012 - 12:07 am

Love the two frames in a frame with the French Letters. The old truck with the Christmas trees too. And the dress form was my favorite, Sherry.

Ivy and Elephants December 28, 2012 - 12:22 am

Great projects, Sherry! You've had a wonderful year. I know that 2013 will be just as amazing!
Best wishes,

Karen Albert December 28, 2012 - 2:29 am

Sherry I adore all of these ….and the dyed sea fans the best of all!

Wishing you all the best in 2013!

Art by Karena

Mimi's Vintage Charm December 28, 2012 - 4:33 am

wonderful projects Sherry. those velvet pumpkins are just beautiful and i love your chalkboard in the vintage frame. i just made one of those for my homes too!

[email protected] December 28, 2012 - 6:00 am

Sherry, I love the pumpkins and the Menu frame!
You really had some great projects this year.

Happy Holidays.

Patricia Krank December 28, 2012 - 2:45 pm

You are so talented and I love it all. Let us know when your sea fans are up on Etsy. Patti

Anne December 28, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Great projects Sherry!I am always inspired!Best wishes in the coming year!

[email protected] Shabby Cottage Home December 28, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Hi Sherry, I love the old truck. My husband has an old toy truck he had as a kid, its an ugly orange. I'm going to paint it like yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ann from On Sutton Place December 28, 2012 - 8:50 pm

Happy New Year Sherry! I love your chalkboard. That was one of my goals for 2012 but it didn't happen. Maybe next year. :o)

Di Lewis December 29, 2012 - 5:03 am

OMG! I love your projects! This is a great way to Showcase. Pumpkins..ADORABLE! Happy New Year! huggs, Dianna

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. December 29, 2012 - 10:36 pm

It would be hard to pick a favorite…all fabulous projects. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas…and want to wish you a very Happy New Year. XO, Mona

[email protected] The Vintage Nest December 30, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Hi Sherry, Happy New Year to you and Steve and family. You did a lot of beautiful projects this past year. When I look back I can't believe I redid the family room and porch. I still need to take photos for you. Our New Year's will be quiet and the only festive thing I will be wearing is my new Christmas pajamas. :)Yep, grandson was born yesterday. She had a rough time of it but is doing fine now. He's a big boy too. Gary is so proud. Her Mom is there now, so we will head up there as soon as they settle in at home with baby Wheeler. Colin put up board and batten in the baby's room and I painted the room linen and white while we were there at Thanksgiving. He did a beautiful job on the nursery and the decor is so quiet and serene with a touch of blue. Can't wait to get up there! And I hope I get to see you soon too. xoxo

Mimi Mine December 31, 2012 - 12:35 am

Great projects! Best Wishes for a blessed and happy New Year to all our fellow bloggers out there.

Leslie Harris December 31, 2012 - 5:57 pm

I loved seeing these projects in one post. And I wish I had tried those velvet pumpkins! They came out so well.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Babs January 10, 2013 - 7:16 pm

Tons of inspiration and great looks. I admire your
persistence in dyeing the sea fans. The colors are gorgeous.


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