Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 year in review~Part II

 I showed you guys my favorite paint projects of 2012 in my last post now I want to show you some of the changes that were made around the house this past year.

First up our sitting room/kid hangout room. New carpeting and white slipcovers for the leather chairs made such a big difference in this room.
Before... I never really liked these chairs but they were great for the kids.

Now I love them!
 Next was having a custom slipcover made for the dark colored sofa in my living room. Love how it changed the look of this room.
 
 In our dining room I dressed up the chandy by adding some crystals and bees wax sleeves.
and I finally got around to buying some red transferware here for around my mirror.
In the master bedroom I wanted to break up all the matchy furniture so I swapped out my nightstand for a skirted table that I purchased from Ballard.
Still lovin this change!
It's so much fun looking back and seeing all the changes that we make! I have a big project coming up for 2013 so stay tuned!
Wishing all my blogging friends Peace, Love, & Joy in the New Year!! Happy New Year friends!

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46 comments:

Ron said...

Great changes in 2012, Martina! I cannot wait to see what 2013 has to offer. Thanks for being a great blog friend! xo

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
I love the slipcovers for those leather chairs, so nicely done!! What a huge difference...and so practical too.
Looking forward to 2013 and what you do next ;0)

Peace, Love & Joy to you and your family for 2013!
All the Best,
Christine

Stacey said...

Everything you do is pretty. Can't wait to see next year. Happy 2013!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love the slipcovers, so perfect for the room and children!

Happy New Year Martina!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, those are all great transformations. I forgot about the white slips on the chairs. What a difference.

Happy New Year!

Anne said...

Martina I have enjoyed seeing all the changes in your beautiful home!Looking forward to seeing what you share in the coming year! I especially LOVE your white slip covers! I am planning on doing that as well.Isn't it amazing how much lighter and brighter a room is by adding white!
Happy New Year to you and your family!
xx
Anne

Anne said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for reminding me of your slipcover projects - I need to do something with a leather ottoman that the cats are destroying!

Have a happy new year! May all your wishes be granted!

xox

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful changes Martina! I especially love the sofa slipcover and those great pillows! Happy New Year, friend!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You made some wonderful changes and everything is gorgeous. I love them all. Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

All the changes you made were wonderful! Happy New Year!

Decorating Lady's Humble Abode said...

I really like how the white slip covers brought light into your room. I have a brown couch and love seat in my living room and bought some light colored pillows to make it look softer. Happy New Year from Humble Abode

Deserae said...

It is so much fun to see all the projects from the last year! Love those white slipcovers....so pretty! Happy New Year!
~Des

Pamela said...

Happy New Year Martina to you and your family!:)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Happy New Year Marina! Thanks for always stopping by and leaving sweet comment, I always appreciate it!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Happy New Year Martina!
All the Best in 2013!!
Thanks for review...love going back in time..

NanaDiana said...

Martina- You made some wonderful changes during the year. I have enjoyed following your blog and changes. Blessings and Happy New Year to you- xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the slipcovers, Martina! The couch slip was well worth doing. Happy New Year!

Katie Clooney said...

What beautiful improvements Martina! Happy New Year!

Jacqui said...

Great changes over the year! As I'm currently looking at paint colours for our living room, I couldn't help but notice the great colour of your dining room wall!

Happy New Year!

Pat@BPM said...

I enjoyed your review Martina! Beautiful.

Happy New Year!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your inviting style, Martina. Happy New Year.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Martina, you had some great posts this year! Wishing you all the best in 2013. Happy New Year!

Rhonda said...

Love the slip covered chairs - I've been kicking around the idea of slip covering a large leather chair myself.
Love the skirted table in the bedroom too. Isn't it amazing how a small change can make a big difference?
Happy New Year!
Rhonda

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loved seeing all of your beautiful transformations Martina!....and now I am so anxious to see your new project!!!..Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

It's always fun to look back and see what you accomplished in 2012! Love the changes you made. Hope you're having a great new year's day.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Beautiful changes Martina!
Happy 2013!
Pam

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your home is so pretty, Martina. All the best in this New Year!

xinex said...

Beautiful changes, Martina. Can't wait to see what you do in 2013....Christine

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I do love those little chairs with the white slipcovers...hope your New Year is fabulous Martina!

Christie said...

Martina, the changes you made are warm and make your home so welcoming! I love earth tones, so it is perfect with all the rich colors! I adore the red plaid blanket, too! Happy New Year! I hope 2013 brings you much laughter, joy and peace! Blessings to you! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Such inspiring changes and everything looks so wonderful! Happy New Year!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Martina, you have great style...everything in your home is beautifully decorated with lots of attention to detail. Every time I stop by to visit the pictures invite me to stay a little longer. Love it! Happy New Year to you!

Barbara said...

Some beautiful changes in your home Martina!!1 Amazing how quickly slip covers can change the look of a room. Cani't wait to see what you have in store for the new year. God bless and happy 2013!!
XO Barbara

Kristi said...

Your slipcovers are wonderful! I have a slipcovered sofa and love it! I am also working on our master bedroom this year. I have a "matched" set but with a mish mash of other things. But I'm breaking up the set some more and will be using good ole chalk paint! Love seeing your projects for inspiration! :)
Kristi

Art and Sand said...

I clicked on the picture via the No Minimalist blog party because your chair looked just like one of mine. Yours are actually smaller and would be a better fit in my little cottage.

I love all of your projects.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Martina, You've made some beautiful changes and your home is gorgeous! I love the slipcovers and your bedroom is inspiring me to do something new to mine.
Hope you have the best for 2013.

~Emily
the French hutch

Andrea said...

all great changes! Excited to hear about your big project!

Bliss said...

A big project huh.... wonder what you're up too?

Bliss

chateau chic said...

It is fun to look back at all the changes and accomplishments over the past year. All your projects have certainly enhanced your lovely home, Martina.
Mary Alice

Becca said...

I love seeing your amazing projects, Martina! Seeing your slipcovers again makes me think that I need to have a few *custom* ones made, as well! I love your transferware! Happy New Year!

Karen said...

Love your home pics. You have inspired me for our new nest.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Lovely changes. What a big difference the chairs make. Wishing you a Happy and Creative 2013!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, Your home is so beautiful and I especially love the bedroom. Having the chairs slipcovered made such a difference. Thank you for linking to the Open House party and I hope you have a wonderful 2013.
xx, Sherry

Babs said...

Beautiful changes for 2012...love the browns and creams and what a transformation with the white slipcovers on the leather chairs. Perfect choice of slipcovers.
Babs

Jann Olson said...

Martina, love all of the changes! the slip covers on the leather chair brighten up the room so much. Where did you find ones to fit so perfectly? Did you make them or have them custom made also? Hubby and I have lots going on this year also. Starting on finishing our basement in just a couple of weeks. Big job and big fun! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

It is fun looking back. One of my favorites of yours is your master bedroom...love it!!!
Hope our having a GREAT weekend!
Cindy

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