Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Look Back at 2011's Projects

Last January, I posted about some decorating and building projects we hoped to complete during 2011.  

But, if you remember, I had just had rotator cuff surgery and I was not going to be able to do very much for 3-5 months.  I made a "Project List" on my side bar.  It is still up, if you want to see what the list looked like.  I will take it down next week.

Here is a look of some before and afters of my 2011 projects.













Whole Loft Area Before


Art on Loft Wall

There are some items on the project list that did not get accomplished.  Their are some, that I decided not to do.  Looking back made me realize how much I DID get accomplished and I am pretty proud of Mr. Comforts and myself.

I am looking forward to 2012 and a new list of "to do's".  I have some great plans for this year and I will share them all with you.

Wishing you a healthy, happy, peaceful, prosperous New Year!

Happy New Year


Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Gorgeous transformations! Always nice to see what you are up to! Have a GREAT 2012!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

so....are you saying that if we'd have surgery we'd be able to finish all of these lovely projects??? lol! Maybe projects on the sidebar....we could do that :) Wishing you all the best for 2012 Penny!
Karla & Karrie

T's Daily Treasures said...

I would definitely say you accomplished much -- and that's just the big projects. I know that you do a whole heck of a lot each and every day. Blessings to you in the new year. Tammy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, you made some remarkable changes. I could look at your bathroom all day. Thanks for joining the party.

see you there! said...

Such fun to see the before/after pictures all lined up. You certainly accomplished a lot. I look forward to seeing next years list.


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I think the master bedroom and the bathroom draperies were the stars! They transformed those rooms Penny!!

Martina said...

I like this post!!!Amazing transformations!!!

Grettings from Spain!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You got a lot one, Penny, considering your surgery! I think your harlequin table was my favorite, although I did like the bathroom and bedroom drapes, too!

Kat said...

i think you did well! you have a very pretty place there.

Vee said...

Now this proves that having a list helps. Well and plenty of gumption, too. Wonderful projects all with amazing results!

Val said...

You have had a gorgeous year!!

Stacey said...

Penny, you never rest! You transform things so beautifully. I love your pretty and uncluttered style. Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

It's fun to look back and see everything you've done. I think my favorite is your bathroom remodel. It is SO pretty, it should be featured in a magazine!

Pamela said...

Penny your projects were all so wonderful that it is too hard to pick a favorite!! Your kitchen table and bathroom I think would top my list though. See ya Saturday!:)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You always do the best projects and big ones too!! I remember each of them! Here's to a fun and productive 2012!

Linda Leyble said...

Penny - fantastic makeovers! I do remember seeing your kitchen table one - fabulous idea. Makes me want to roll up my sleeves for 2012. I am going to post on my design blog - my home's New Year's resolutions (what I am resolving to change in my home). Once I write them on a post I will have no other alternative than to "do them" Bravo to you for accomplishing so much. And thanks for commenting on my Home Staging blog!


camp and cottage living said...

You sure got a lot accomplished in 2011. I think you are only showing some of the highlights, because I remember seeing a lot more projects than this finished!
I bet you already have a new list ready to go. I'm hoping I get a little more done this year than I did last.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Penny, you are amazing! I really think you should become an interior designer as you are so talented! You can transform almost any room or piece of furniture with such wonderful vision.

Wishing you good health and happiness in the new year!

Daffodil Hill said...

I love your blog! You have wonderful taste! Beautiful projects, too. I am now a follower:-)

Elyse said...

WOW, PENNY! what a spectacular round-up of projects!!! color me inspired!

wishing you health and happiness in the new year!


Adrienne said...

Your projects always amaze me - they are wonderful! I'm making my project list for this year. Again! Hoping to make progress so I can have new projects next year at this time.

Blondie's Journal said...

I would be proud if I had done just one of these! Love everything, especially your loft. I can't wait to see what you have planned for 2012. Hopefully a visit from me is on your list! :-)


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS transformations Penny!!

mgster said...

wow! I love everything you did! I especially love your bedroom curtains. The color you have on the wall is so beautiful. Do you mind telling me what it is called?

bj said...

WOW...you were a very busy girl in 2011....and everything is just beautiful.

MommaMindy said...

Are you free in 2012? I'd sure love to have you do some amazing projects in my home. :) You are so talented, I just love seeing your creations.

Penny said...

Happy New Year Penny. Looking forward to fun times with you in 2012.

Naturegirl said...

Penny you are a gifted soul for sure and a busy bee in 2011!
You certainly
"changed the way you look at things!"
Wishing you Christmas cheer during this joyful time of year!
love and light Anna

Donna said...

Penny, Happy New Year to you too! All of your projects this past year have been amazing! Looking forward to more of your beautiful blog in the coming year.


Kathleen Grace said...

It has been a great year, and your home looks prettier than ever! Looking forward to more fun posts and sharing friendship over the miles:>)
Happy New Year!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Good for you, Penny! You really accomplished a lot, even in spite of the rotator cuff surgery. I too have accomplished a fair amount -- a lot of it, putting the great ideas and information from your site to work!

Hope you have a wonderful New Year's. Looking forward to reading about more wonderful projects in 2012.

Hugs, Carol

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Penny, an amazing amount of work to accomplish, in a year, or longer. Congrats.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Good morning Penny! You had a fabulous year of creating! I really love your kitchen set, and your bathroom is oh so pretty. I look forward to more in 2012! Have a very Happy one!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, You did get a lot accomplished this year! I love your paint projects and the curtains all turned out beautiful.
Happy new years!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve. I am so impressed by your fountain and pergola. They are truly incredible. Your bathroom looks just like the one Sarah Richardson designed for her farm house. Love it! Happy New Year Penny!

Rhondi said...

Wow you sure got a lot done, especially considering the slow start to the year due to your surgery. Hope the new year is a great one.
Hugs, Rhondi

Catherine Holman said...

That's pretty amazing Penny! Maybe I should make a list for next year. Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Penny, you definitely accomplished a lot this year. I've enjoyed following along and look forward to see what creative projects you have to share in 2012. Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

Calypso In The Country said...

You made some beautiful changes! I just love those bathroom curtains - so elegant! I look forward to seeing what you accomplish in 2012! Happy New Year!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Watching you do all this has been so much fun, Penny. I learn a lot from you..you are amazing!
Happy New Year...

bj said...

Just coming back by to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR...:)

Shelia said...

Happy New Year, Penny! Almost! :) You know what a big fan of yours I am and I've loved everything you've done! Your furniture pieces and those beautiful bedroom curtains! Here's to another year of fun blogging with you!
Be a sweetie and thanks for your concern for our little Carter,
Shelia ;)

Pamela said...

Thanx for coming to party Penny! Hope you have a fabulous New Years Eve!

Melanie said...

You are a master with material and redoing furniture. I'd hire you in a heartbeat to make curtains or redo some furniture in my home! I can't even thread a needle, lol! Your home is just gorgeous...love that bathroom, wow. Did that window come with the house?