Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013~A Year in Review

Hi friends...I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did...we are still hosting Christmas visits with family! I love this time of year!!
I put together a little review of all the projects that went on over here at Northern Nesting this past year...let's take a look.
I started the year off with a room makeover for my oldest daughter Mackenzie...not only were the walls painted a new color, but all her furniture was updated with paint too!
BEFORE...
AFTER...using AS chalk paint in pure white.
The mirror was also done in pure white.
Next up was her armoire...I painted this before my blogging days and before I knew about chalk paint!
BEFORE...
AFTER... again using AS chalk paint in graphite.
Back in March my bedroom was featured in Romantic Homes magazine...talk about being THRILLED!!
In May we adopted our new pup Neena...she is such a sweetie! Our home wouldn't feel complete without a dog!
A little makeover that I still love looking at is this little footstool.
BEFORE...
AFTER...adding a little cheetah print.
Another makeover was this chair my mom picked up for me at an estate sale...I used Miss Mustard Seeds milk paint on this piece in Ironstone...I even added a wooden applique to dress it up a bit.
It's home for now is in our dining room.
Next up is the new chandelier in our dining room... the hubby bought it for me for my birthday...LOVE IT! I painted the medallion to match it.
My living room was something that I worked on for months...adding pieces that I absolutely love to give the room a casual, collected over time look.
Pieces like this wicker trunk that I'm using as my coffee table...
and the new pillows made by Ann On Sutton Place Designs...love them!!
The purchase of this wool rug has to be my favorite!
 Another room makeover I did this past fall was in my son Will's room...taking it from a young boys room to a pre-teen room.
BEFORE...
AFTER...we added a beadboard accent wall...new paint color on the walls...and new bedding.
Last but not least I freshened up our powder room with paint and framed these new botanicals for the walls.
Well that's it for my quick 2013 year in review...looking forward to another productive year:)
Thank you for always popping in to see me and always leaving me the sweetest comments...they truly make my day! Wishing you all a very Happy  New Year!

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35 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

These are all great projects. Hard to pick a favorite, but I do really love your living room. Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

Patty Sumner said...

YOu had some really great projects this year.. I do believe I visited for all of them. Have a great New Year. May it be filled with lots of beautiful creations and joy. Blessings!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You shared lots of great projects this year, Martina! The kids' rooms turned out great.

Happy New Year!

Christy Our Southern Home said...

Martina, thanks for sharing your year in projects! You were one busy mom! Your home is just lovely and has always been a favorite of mine! Happy New Year! ~Christy

Suzanne said...

Oh, so pretty! Did you get your Christmas decorations down already? If so, I'm envious! Everything is just lovely.

Dawn said...

Loved all your projects this year, especially the paint ones. Happy New Year!

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

All of your projects were wonderful! Happy New Year!

Custom Comforts said...

You've had a very busy year Martina with lots of pretty makeovers. Your bedrooms look so cheerful and I love your chandelier.
Happy New Year.
Cindy

must love junk said...

What a great recap! LOVE your wicker trunk/coffee table!!
Susan

Buttercup Bliss said...

I really love the beadboard accent wall you did in your son's room. It is awesome. I would love to try that for my soon!!

Happy New Year!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You certainly had a tremendous year of projects and accomplishments…from the beautiful rooms you redecorated to the fabulous feature in Romantic Homes!…I wish you and your family a most happy and healthy New Year!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Martina, beautiful year in review and great projects you accomplished.
Your pup is adorable!
Wishing you a great New Year!
Hugs

Barbara said...

Martina what wonderful changes you have made this year to your beautiful home! I'd love your before pics and then just oooh and ahh over the after! And congrats on the well deserved feature in Romantic Homes. Dang it...I don't know how I missed that because I would have grabbed a copy to keep. I always purchase a copy of any magazine a bloggy friend is featured. Just love your sweet new puppy too, a house is just not a home without a doggie!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year my friend!!
XO Barbara

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! I love all of your projects and each one turned out so beautifully! Your little doggy is adorable. So glad your Christmas was great and I'm wishing you a Happy New Year.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bliss said...

I think I have to pick your son's room makeover as my favorite, but I do like that rug!

Leslie Harris said...

I loved seeing all your beautiful projects and Neena is so sweet looking. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2014 Martina!

Cynthia said...

What a great year Martina. Giving that baby a great home is the for me since I am a huge dog lover. Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Cynthia

Dora said...

What a beautiful house! I'm in love with your updated chest of drawers.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Martina, enjoyed taking another look at all of the updates and makeovers in your beautiful home…so happy Neena joined your family in 2013! Happy, happy New Year to you!

NanaDiana said...

You had a lot of wonderful projects and posts this past year, Martina. Looking forward to seeing lots more of you this year. Blessings and Happy New Year- Diana

Babs Richman said...

You did a lot of great projects. Everything looks so pretty, but I LOVE your living room with those gorgeous pillows and rug. Looking forward to seeing what you do in 2014. Wishing you and your family happiness and good health in the New Year.

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Martina, Your home is gorgeous! Happy New Year!
Sherry

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, you did a lot of fabulous projects. Those pillows by Ann are my fave thing.

Happy New Year!

Savannah Granny said...

Martina, Everything you do is so lovely. I am always inspired you your lovely home. The beadboard wall in Will's room is awesome. Love it all.
Happy New Year, Ginger

Ron said...

Happy New Year, Martina. Lovely projects!

chateau chic said...

Lots of changes happened in the last year at your house! Fun to look back and see all you accomplished.
Your home looks so lovely!!
Mary Alice

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! I hope your weekend has been nice and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Robin Johnson said...

Looks like you've had a very productive year! Happy New Year

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Such a wonderfully creative year! It is impossible for me to pick a favorite.

May 2014 be even more creative.

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

So many things to LOVE! Like that amazing chandelier and that beautiful new rug! And somehow I missed your amazing news of being in Romantic Homes! Life to the full! Melissa

The Refeathered Roost said...

What a busy year of beautiful creativity, Martina! Love all the projects you tackled in 2013 and that you opened your home up to the sweet pup, Neena. Hoping this year is a healthy and happy one filled with oodles of fun projects.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

it's hard to pick a favorite, as you really do some great work. Happy 2014

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Great projects! I'm looking forward to see what you do in the New Year!

Twinkle Terrior said...

Everything looks soooooo pretty! All your special touches make your home so sweet!

Anne said...

I enjoyed looking back at your beautiful transformations!
xx
Anne

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