Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 year in review~paint projects

Hi friends.....
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are rested up! I spent all day yesterday in my pjs doing nothing :) 
I put together a year in review of some of my favorite paint makeovers of 2012. Let's take a look...

 First up, the clock in my living room going from traditional...
 
... too country french.
  The table makeover I did for my sweet cousin.
Before...
 
 After...
 
 My tag sale chest makeover in AS Aubusson blue.
 Before...
 
 After...
 
 The little chest in my foyer went from looking like this...
 
 to this...
 
 This little tea table my mom gave me was a dark mahogany, using Annie Sloan Arles...
 it now looks like this...
 This next table had a few different looks.
 Before...
 After, using AS Old White.
 
 After after, adding AS Coco and a heavy distressing.

 This white shelf in my powder room got a new look too...
Painting it black really made it pop in this space. Sometimes it's the little changes that I love the best!
A little change that I'm so happy I made was repainting this frame on my mantel. When I look back at this one, I think to myself what was I thinking!?!
 Annie Sloan to the rescue! So much better!!
The last piece I did this year is one of my favorites!! My Craigslist desk makeover.
 This was also my first time trying Miss Mustard Seeds milk paint. I used Luckeets Green.
 
 Love this piece!
  Well that wraps up my 2012 year in review favorite paint projects!
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!
  
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 JOINING:
French Country Cottage
 My Romantic Home
Southern Hospitality
At The Picket Fence 
Debbiedoos 
Savvy Southern Style 
No Minimalist Here
Miss Mustard Seed 
 


53 comments:

Kristi said...

I love seeing all your paint make-overs! Each of them are so unique and beautiful! I don't know about you, but this time of year makes me want to start projects and create!! Hope you had a great Christmas! :)
Kristi

Barbara said...

Oh Martina what amazing tranformations! I think my favorite is the change to the picture frame. The new paint color makes the whole picture just pop off the canvas! And of course I do love your desk...can't beat that price and what a perfect spot it has to live. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very beautiful start to the new year!!!
Cheers!!
XO Barbara

Ron said...

Martina, your paint projects are fabulous. I am always nervous to paint a piece of furniture for styles and tastes change so much. I like your "go for it" attitude. Each project is so well done. Thanks for sharing and for following Uptown Acorn. xo, Ron

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You did some fabulous projects. It is fun looking back at our accomplishments. Looking forward to 2013.

Debbiedoo's said...

WOW you did a lot of paint projects Martina. My two favs are the clock and that blue piece with the embellishments. Gorgeous all of them!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Those are all great pieces! Love the paint colours and treatments. Wishing you all the best in the New Year my friend.

NanaDiana said...

Martina- You did some wonderful makeovers. I really love all of them-from the clock to the desk...which is just about as perfect as it can get- xo Diana

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
Merry Christmas to you and your family, I hope you had a lovely one...Your year in a view is amazing love all of your paint colours and special finishes. I can imagine you at your new desk blogging away! What a great little nook just for you! Happy New Year!
All the Best,
Christine

Jacqui said...

Amazing projects! You've done such a wonderful job on these projects I'm thinking of looking for end tables and trying my hand at something like this.

Leslie Harris said...

Wow, you got alot done in your PJs haha. This is a great post, Martina. I'm so glad you did this because I can go visit the posts I missed. Thanks for sharing,
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm in my pjs right now. lol I've been relaxing like crazy. I can't pick a fave, Martina. I love all your projects.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Martina:

You did have a busy year with your paint projects. Thanks for sharing them, you done a fabulous job!

Happy New Year!

Olive said...

I adore that blue piece. It is such a happy happy color.

Beth @A Little Country House said...

Love all the pieces, but especially the desk at the end! thanks for coming to see me!

Anne said...

so beautiful Martina! Every project was perfectly executed!!

Happy 2013!

xox

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

isn't it true that once we start painting furniture we never stop? all your paint makeovers are wonderful!

Terry Moore said...

Isn't it crazy what paint will do. Just look at the difference in the picture with the frame change! As simple as that. Funny how our tastes evolve too. Hey, stop over to see my best of 2012. I have great stuff planned for 2013!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful projetcs. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra

Judy K said...

You were really busy painting. Can't wait to see what will be next. I love all of your projects.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, I love all the furniture transformations. You have been busy painting. Happy New Year. xx, Sherry

Gina said...

Oh wow! Your paint brush got a workout this year. So many beautiful paint projects!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Martina! What a great job you did on all these makeovers! I have to say I think the little tea table you made over with Arles is my favorite. I think just because I like that color so much. They're all great but that's my favorite:) thanks for showing all the before and afters!

Deserae said...

Your paint projects are wonderful....each one is my favorite until I scroll down and see the next one!!! LOL...It was so much fun to see what you have accomplished!!!!
Happy New Year!
~Des

Maria Elena said...

Oh, Martina! These projects are fabulous! You have been very, very busy. Looking forward to seeing all your creativity and beautiful projects in 2013. Happy New Year!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your paint projects are so awesome Martina!I always enjoy seeing how you transform and update your pieces. Happy New Year!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, YOu work magic with a paintbrush! I love the way you let each piece speak to you about just the right color! The Abu. Blue dresser is gorgeous! I love "year in reviews"... always see something I missed!
Happy New Year, dear one!

Anne said...

Martina I LOVE looking back on all of your projects and transformations! What a treat it has been following along! Looking forward to seeing what you share in the new year!So glad I met you through blogging too!
xx
Anne

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love them all but my fav is definitely the clock. Wishing you a wonderful 2013 Martina!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

All of your projects are just beautiful! Love that clock. Happy new year to you,
XO
Kristin

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Gorgeous makeovers!! So inspiring! I have so many pieces I need to do. Seems overwhelming until you just jump into it I suppose!!
Karen

Art and Sand said...

Each makeover is wonderful. I still have a week before school starts up again and you have inspired me to get painting. I have 2 little stools that are crying for a makeover.

Happy New Year

KATHY said...

All your projects turned out so beautiful! Happy New Year to you and your family.

Kathy

The French Hutch said...

Hi Martina, You really accomplished a lot this year in your home. I would love to go to town with all my cherry with Annie Sloan! I especially love the your chest in the foyer. I love your new look! I did pretty much the same thing yesterday as you. Put a few things away and took a little down time.
Wishing you a Blessed New Year!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Babs said...

Great paint projects Martina. All your ideas have inspired me to do a paint treatment on a small table I have. I just can't decide what color. :)
Hugs and keep those projects coming.
Happy New Year!
Babs

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Wow Martina!! You sure can work magic with a brush.
Thanks for sharing these 2012 projects.
Love them all!!
Happy New Year!

Pamela said...

What wonderful projects!!

Pamela said...

What wonderful projects!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Martina...you certainly had some many amazing painting projects!... I bet your family did not want to sit still...especially when you had a paint brush in your hands...!!! :)....All so beautiful!!

~ Liz ~ said...

Nicely done. How fun to be able to look back and see so much accomplishment!
Liz

Wild Oak Designs said...

I would love to know what your favorite ASCP color is. Overall.
I think you were brave to paint the pieces....makes me think about painting many pieces, but they are "family" heirlooms etc....
Nancy
http:wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

jenna said...

You have been busy! I want to paint something! All your pieces look great!!thanks for sharing the colors and brands
Jenna

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, All of the paint projects are wonderful and really transformed each piece. Can't wait to see what you are up to in 2013.
Hugs, Sherry

Dear Emmeline said...

gorgeous pieces Martina! Love the clock your cousing gave you too! It's so beautiful! My husband's grandfather owned a clock shop so my husband has always loved clocks. I pay more attention to them now knowing he appreciates them so much.

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