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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Home Projects Of 2011 And Another Christmas

I hope you are all having a great start to the new year! I thought I would follow in alot of your footsteps and show my biggest 2011 projects. The kitchen transformation and Chase's room redo were by far the biggest. In the kitchen we bought new appliances, I added more stain to the cabinets, changed out the hardware, painted the island and got granite countertops. Here is the before pic...

This is after the new appliances were installed. Yay!


This was after I restained the cabinets and added new hardware.


After the island was painted...


And finally...what I wanted for so long...granite countertops.

Here is after everything was done. We are still really enjoying it.

The next big project I tackled was Chase's room. This is the best picture of the before. Chase wanted something a little more Epic than boring plaid bedding...


So this is what I came up with...

I was on a major budget, but managed to come up with something he liked. He decided on a music/rock n roll theme. The records belonged to my dad and his brothers...they worked out just perfectly!


Unfortunately this side of the room does not look this neat right now! Oh my!

I don't think I will be doing anything as major as the kitchen this year, however, I am going to install new flooring in the craft room soon. Anyone have any suggestions on a cheap and durable floor? I am wanting something that looks decent, but can take a beating...I am very messy when I work! I am also going to be changing some things up in the living and dining room. Not sure what yet...but I am really loving this blue/aqua color with the reds/corals and golds....hmmmm.


Ok...on to another Christmas. We had Christmas with my dad's side of the family the other night. It's always a fun time eating and visiting with everyone. Wow! Look at all of those presents!

I tried to get more pics this time. My Christmas day pictures were pitiful! lol...Here is my grandma, she is in her 80s and still looks and feels good. She still loves to shop! In fact, today we both hit the big sale at Dillard's and found some great stuff.



Here's Chase...all he is into these days is tech stuff and models. I just know he is going to work in the computer field someday.



I bought my mom the framed butterfly...it says "Expect Miracles" I could probably make that! Hmmm...She probably has enough butterfly stuff now.

Ha Ha! My dad holding up his long underwear...


Here's my brother Daniel. I finally got a picture of him.

This is his girlfriend Lucia. She is really sweet and has an adorable son named Eli who is in the background. He wouldn't be still so I could get his picture.


This is my uncle Randy...I think blue is a great color for him!

My aunt Laura...who is always dressed so cute!

My cousin Trent and his girlfriend Paige...they make such a cute couple!

This is my Aunt Lynn, Uncle Ricky and cousins Leigh and Brett from Kentucky. I love when they come to visit! We always have so much fun...

I hope you enjoyed the pics!


I hope you will join me Wednesday evening for my Share Your Creations party. I will be sharing a pearl and rhinestone IPhone case I made for my cousin Leigh above. It is really blingy but turned out pretty cute.


Have a wonderful Monday!


14 comments:

Designs By Pinky said...

So nice to see all your family! Great pics. Happy new Year! Looking forward to more blogging in 2012. XO, Pinky

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like everyone had a great time, Kristen! If those pants are that thermal weave your Dad got, I've been looking for them for my hubby. : ) He loves them for pajama pants. I couldn't find them anywhere this year!

I don't have any suggestions for flooring; I always hear that ceramic tile is good for clean-up, but I'm sure that is more expensive than other options. Chase's room came out great and using the albums was such a great idea!

Katie said...

Great Pictures!!! And love the new updates!!!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas! You have a lovely family. I'm probably Aunt Laura's age and could use some of her fashion tips! Your kitchen redo is great--I especially love your island. I have an oak chest in my dining room that I'd like to repaint like that. Hopefully this year although our big redo is going to be our master bath. ~Roberta

Kimberly said...

I definitely want to see the IPHONE case!!! :)))

NanaDiana said...

Kristen- What a lovely, lovely family you have. How wonderful that you were all able to get together to enjoy the Holidays. Love the pic of your Dad with the long johns...every Dad needs one picture like that!;>)

I hope your New Year is just as wonderful as the past one- xo Diana

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful family my dear friend..and your grandma is just darling..your Chase is getting so big girl..do you miss having a little boy not around any more..Love and hugs Gloria

Judi said...

Happy New Year Kristen!
It looks and sounds like you had a really great Christmas and holidays. I loved the tour of your kitchen. You've done a great job and it looks so in order and the colours are lovely. Great job on the cupboards.
I hope 2012 has started out just the way you would love it to be...and throughout the whole year.
Judi

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great looking family! Looks like ya'll had a wonderful Christmas!

Love your Big Projects of 2011! The kitchen is beautiful and Chase's room was fabulous!!!

Hope your New Year is off to a great start! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share in 2012! :)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your kitchen project. I am in the midst of buying stainless steel appliances for my new kitchen....I just came across your blog and am one of your new followers. When you have a chance, feel free to visit my blog and follow me if you wish.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family over the holidays!

Becca said...

Great pictures of your family, Kristen! Looks as though a fun time was had by all. And, I love your fabulous projects that you did last year ... can't wait to see what's in store this year!

Maureen said...

What a lovely family you have. Thank you for sharing your photos! Everything looks so beautiful. Happy New Year!

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