This year in my life has been a year of growing and developing in many ways. Now that it is the end of the year, I would like to reflect on what I have learned and accomplished.
This past year my “focus” word was REACH.
This is always a fun time of year. AS I look back to search for my top TEN posts, it’s fun to see the most popular to the least popular. Today I am joining my friends for The 100 BEST DIY & Design Posts of 2014. How fun is that?? ONE HUNDRED best DIY and Design posts ALL in one place, at one time. And, you get to see it!
I started off last week by sharing 3 of my Best of 2014. Today I am excited to share ALL 10 of my TOP posts with you.
Well, How was your Christmas? Was it filled with family, friends, and the magic of the Holidays? I REALLY hope so!
Today is Best of 2014-Day 3. This is one of my personal favorites. I think it even surprised me!
Last week I promised to show you my new chair. It’s not what you might think I would chose. It’s not white, it’s not shabby, it’s not, well, Meegan. BUT! It is “Out of The Box”. And I love it.
You have seen my OLD chair here.
What my “out of the box” new chair is:
Blue, lime green, gray, purple, lavender, abstract,
textured, tacked, curved,
armless, curved back, dark legs,
and an excellent fit for our living room.
My Out of The Box-New Chair pairs well with the “girl” picture, and our rug. It’s fun to mix and match patterns, colors and styles.
It is as comfy as can be. That IS ALWAYS important.
I really like that I went “out of the box” with my new chair. I wanted something to break the colors up. Something that would almost be a work of art.
I saved this picture for last, because it shows the beauty that my “out of the box” chair brings to our living room. It finishes the look I was hoping for.
Thanks for stopping by today! I liked sharing my Out of The Box New Chair with you. Do you have something in your home that doesn’t “fit”. BUT, it DOES fit???
Think about it, and let me know.
Make it a terrific Thursday!
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Welcome to another day closer to Christmas!! Are you ready yet? We had a fabulous party last night with lots of laughing, silly gifts, food, and family pictures.
Yay! It’s time for Best of 2014-Day 2. This is a post that I had fun doing as well as sharing with all of you. If you haven’t tried it yet, IT IS A MUST!!
Good Morning! I am happily writing this post from my mom’s home in the hills of So. California. We are here for the week to start our Christmas parties tonight. My mom has a tradition of hosting all of her kids, grandkids and great-grandbabies for a fun night of food, white elephant gifts, games, and MORE food. I can hardly wait!
BUT, right now I am sharing with you of MY Best of 2014-Day 1 .
I hope you enjoy it as much today, as you did the first time I posted it. It was featured on Shabby Art Boutique and French Country Cottage. SO, I was MORE than pleased with it.
Happy Tuesday!! And it’s time for me to share my thrifted Buffet Makeover!! Woo Woo!! I am seriously so excited to share my thrifted buffet with you on this lovely Tuesday.
You know how you are looking for something, and you KNOW exactly what it is, but you haven’t ever seen one before??? Well that is how this was for me.
I was at the thrift store crossing my fingers for a dresser type thing to hold some of my crafts. My vintage cupboard holds the other crafts. But, I have SO many, I needed another cupboard.
Okay, so back to the story…I was walking towards the back of the store and said to myself,”You can’t spend over $40 on a dresser. That is WAY too much. Be patient.”
Well low and behold, I spotted this buffet. She was just the right size, measurements AND
just the right price!! Five dollars UNDER what I wanted to pay. I love when that happens, don’t you???
She has shelves and folding shutter doors, what more could I want, right???
Here is the before and after. Oh my, I am crushing on this buffet.
I started out by painting her with a white primer. Very sloppily, I might add. I had a vision of having her freshly painted before Thanksgiving.
But REAL life took over, and I finally finished her on Monday.
I spotted these door pulls at Hobby Lobby the day after I brought her home. They spoke to me. And wanted to be on the buffet. (Not really, but it fun to imagine)
Using Clark and Kensington Flat Ancient Gray, I began to choose where I would accent my buffet/craft cupboard.
I decided to accent the drawers, the shutter doors and the top.
And, yes, I painted right over the drawer handles with my paint brush. Easy peasy.
While I was painting I remembered these other drawer pulls I bought over a year ago, hoping to find something to use them on. Don’t they look great??
As I was painting, I liked the look of the sloppily painted primer. So I left it as is. It fits my taste and my style, so why change it, right??
Have YOU ever just left primer as a finished look???
The total cost for my Thrifted Buffet Makeover??? $35. I had both the primer and the Ancient Gray already. So I used what I had.
I was so excited for you to see the outcome. I am glad you stopped by today for Best of 2014-Day 1.
Your comments and visits make me smile everyday.
For MORE of MY Best of 2014, and YOUR favorite posts, visit:
Make it a lovely Monday filled with Christmas lights, baking and some hot chocolate…
Christmas is in 4 days, what!! Time to relax and be inspired!
Christmas Tree Brownie Pops from Five Heart Home
Gingerbread House from Shop Girl Maria
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies from Virginia Sweet Pea
Snow Globe Ornament from It All Started With Paint
Pallet Christmas Card Holder from Making it in The Mountains
Please keep in mind:
– Be sure to mingle with other party guests (it’s always fun to click on a few other links to see what fellow bloggers are up to.)
– Link up all of your creative fun…including recipes, crafts, printables, DIY projects and other fabulous things you’ve been up to on YOUR blog.
Here we are ONE WEEK from Christmas! Are you ready? Are you having guests over? Do you need a small gift for a special friend or neighbor? Do you need a simple centerpiece for your Christmas table? Try making my Snowflake Trio Topiaries.
Welcome to What Meegan Makes. Today I want to show you what I did with my Thrifted Christmas Wreath Makeover. It definitely needed a little Christmas cheer.
Can you believe I bought this for a dollar? Well, not this…
Welcome to another week of Christmas fun here on What Meegan Makes! Today I am excited to share a personal favorite craft of mine. My DIY Snowflake Banner. It’s super easy and looks great in any home or with any theme.
I know you have already seen most of our Christmas home through my Christmas Tour 2014. But I can’t help but show you MORE of my Christmas goodies and ideas.