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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top {diy} home projects 2011 {crafts, painting furniture, stencils}

My favorite 2011 diy home projects all in ONE!
Kick back, take off your shoes, grab a cuppa joe, your going to be here a while.
I had 430 posts in 2011!
Seriously, I did not even realize that until I was putting this post together.
YIKES, that is a whole lotta posts.

I started off January 2011, very motivated and ready to inspire, and be inspired.
I started hosting the weekly Monday newbie party...which is still going strong and I am very happy with all it has done to help newbie's get started.

Projects have been a many this year...
Stenciling, burlap, pallets, just to name a few...
let's take a look at some shall we?

You may view many more stenciling projects

Then I moved on to the big leagues, and started painting furniture, using Annie Sloan chalk paint...
{you may click on that link to take you directly to my favorite stockist}

These are just a few samplings..
You may view many more

Moving on to Spring...

I started hosting my monthly Magazine copy cat challenge..
{one coming up soon TBA}
I was inspired to do IT, after looking at the back of Country Woman magazine and thinking, hey I can copy that pretty image.
 Then there was this pretty table scape in the summer...
You may view more copy cat's

 In March 2011, I received a phone call from Country Woman magazine. They wanted to feature our this a JOKE?
NOPE you may read about that

By the time Summer rolled around, I was in full swing, stencil high, Love

Nothing was safe from the hands of me and a stencil.
Lightbulbs started flickering like crazy in my head...

Burlap was also a big kick of mine...

I was burlaping{not a word I know}
 everything in my site...
you see I tend to over do it sometimes.

Now we were ending the Summer projects, and I decided to move outdoors...

Mike and I had put off a much  needed back yard makeover.
It was TIME!

Our outdoor area went from this...which was very nice and rustic...

to this...

We took on the job of building an outdoor pizza oven...
You may see the details of that
I can tell you for certain, it was worth every blood, sweat and tear shed, and yes, we shed all three!

Moving off of Summer now and into the Fall season.
Fall is my ultimate favorite time of year......

October is one of my favorite months.
I found out HGTV had featured my last year Halloween table
scape on their decorating ideas site.

{Still loving chalk paint btw as you can see from this cute outdoor chair.}

Somewhere in between here, I discovered my love of pallets...

For the record these flowers are still growing and look amazing...

Then from November on...

we have had Holiday gatherings and family, fun time.

{Savannah, GA}

I have enjoyed playing and learning new tricks with my camera, and still learning every day.

I really like this picture, although nothing is in the eye of the beholder I guess.

Not sure what 2012 will bring.
I am only looking for good health, peace, love and Happiness...
what the rest will be, will be.
I can probably guarantee I will NOT have 430 posts.

Thank you so much for your friendships, your kind visits, your wonderful emails, and in general just being here
at my blog.  There are so many talented and inspiring women out here..and I am flattered you take the time to come over to little ole debbiedoo's and show me some LOVE!

Southern Hospitality
WOW us Wednesday
Primp your stuff
Show and tell
Sugar and dots
Someday crafts
Ruby jean {sew-crafty}
Frugal friday
Flaunt it Friday
Feature yourself friday
Show and tell Friday
Top 10 linky party
Tatertots and Jello

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Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow I'm tired just reading about everything you did! What a wonderful and creative year for you. Looking forward to 2012 for sure! hugs, Linda

December 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You had some great projects this year. The best is that outdoor area. Wish I had one.

December 27, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's amazing when you look back and see just how much you've accomplished! Great recap of your year Debbie!

December 27, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

What a great year you had! I love your stenciling and am going to poke around some of your highlights. I'm so glad you started the newbie party! How on earth were you able to do all that AND make more than 400 posts?? There must be some tricks to posting I need to learn because it seems to take a chunk of time!

December 27, 2011 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, I knew you did a lot of posts Debbie. You are one busy lady. That is why I keep saying, "I don't know how you do it." Love your creativity, and generous nature.

December 27, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Tami Michel said...

Everything is amazing. This newbie has really enjoyed getting to know you and your followers. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration!
Happy New Year!
~Tami @ Curb Alert!
and Scribbles and Swirls :)

December 27, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

You have had some wonderful projects this year, and I'm so happy to have been able to see them. Looking forward to see what you come up with in 2012 - Happy New Year - Peggy

December 27, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

great projects Deb and I know there'll be a lot more in 2012.
Spring will bring on new energy and you'll be creating all over the place..

December 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are one powerful woman and I still think you should be on television, I'm so happy to have met you and thankyou for being you Debbie doo!

December 27, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Everything is so lovely- fantastic projects this year Debbie!!! :)

December 27, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I love seeing this recap of your projects! You always have great ones.

December 27, 2011 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Debbie it has been so much fun following along with you this year. You have created some amazing projects and can't wait to see what you come up with for 2012!

Happy New Year,

December 27, 2011 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger outjunking said...

Thank you for the newbie parties. met a lot folks, and learned a lot about blogging because your parties.

December 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I'm one of those newbies that got her start on your newbie party! Thanks so much, Debbie. You are an inspiration.

December 27, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

You ALWAYS inspire me because you keep everything so real and so doable! (Is that even a real word??) In fact, I loved your new hairdo so much, it inspired me to go have some lighter highlights put in my hair last week! I love them and so does my hubby! ;) Keep on inspiring, girlfriend!!

December 27, 2011 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Grannys Attic said...

Debbie you will never know how much you have help each of us this year from the Newbie Party's to words of encouragement and sharing all your projects. Your just the best in all that you do. Blessings for a wonderful 2012. Hugs, Vicky

December 27, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger foreverdecorating said...

Uh, that's more than one post a day! You need to slow down:) I love what I see.

December 27, 2011 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie you have done so many cool things this year,Can't wait to see what you will bring us in 2012....

December 27, 2011 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am proud to say I read everyone of those posts when they came out! 430 posts! In my 1 1/2 years of blogging I have only done 176 posts!

So you left the mean comment! It's a good one, I think I sent it to you when I got it, but it is worth another good laugh! See you Thursday


December 27, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Amazing Debbie! Love all that you've done! Can't wait to follow you in 2012!

December 27, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, I'm always excited to visit and see what you have been up to and I'm not surprised at how many posts you had this year, phew! You always have such creative ideas and your projects are always so cute! Wishing you all the best in the upcoming New Year!

December 27, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

You have been one crafty girl haven't you? It was fun to see some posts that I haven't seen before. I spied a familiar rice sack on your stool too!

December 27, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear! Yep, I'm tired too! You're amazing with all of your projects! I love everything you do!! Your outdoor thingy is one of my favs!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

December 27, 2011 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Wow-You had a busy year, sweetie! I love how inspiring you are-your upbeat outlook on life. You are my kinda gal. I love all your projects but that outdoor area just makes me drool! xo Diana

December 27, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Still can't believe you built your own pizza oven. How awesome is that? Aren't you proud of all you accomplished? Not to mention what you do every week for the newbie bloggers. Well done Debbie. Please don't stop!

December 27, 2011 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Custom Comforts said...

Wow ~ have you been busy. That's a lot of projects for one year. Can hardly wait to see what you'll do this year.

December 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger sabri said...

Deb, your such a fun ,creative and pretty gal !! thanks for all you do and share..stenciling has became a project of mine....around here and got a new camera for xmas soo playing around with photos is also my new hobby..hope you and your family had a wonderful christmas..~sabri~

December 27, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Girl you sure kept yourself busy this year with some amazing projects!! My favorite was the outside patio. Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012!! Martina

December 27, 2011 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I just noticed that some of you copy cat photos were better than the actual photos! Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2012!

December 27, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger An Oasis in the Desert said...

You have certainly been a busy lady, Debbie! I was like a proud momma when you had the article in Country Woman -- that was so much fun! You are really a special lady, very kind, willing to share, & just plain fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with this next year.

December 27, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

All great projects Debbie and I bet more to come in 2012! Happy New Year!

December 28, 2011 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

It is so much fun to look back over the year! You were one busy girl! Great projects! Your copy cat party is so much fun to read! Happy New Year!!

December 28, 2011 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

Debbie, you're no doubt inspiring. I read almost every posts and I joined your Newbie party so got lots of new bloggers. Your works are wonderful. Looking forward to another successful year.

December 28, 2011 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Mariaelena said...

Good these are surely talented and inspiring!!...Happy New Year!!..xo, Mariaelena

December 28, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a fantastic round-up! No wonder I love your blog so much :-)

December 28, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Katie @ sweetgirlexpressions said...

I still consider myself new to blogging (just started this last summer) & your blog quickly became one of my favorites! Your newbie party is the best!!! Thanks for all of the inspiration & keep it up :)

December 28, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have the right name...Debbie DOOS and does a LOT! I don't know how you have time for all that you DO and time to blog about it, too! But I'm so glad you share! It inspires all of us! Enjoy your day! I did a little 'what you wore' today! lol! Hugs! ♥

December 28, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

Wow you did a ton of great projects. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for 2012. I'll be here each day to check it out.

December 28, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie, What a fun post! It is so fun to look back over all the posts -I hope you someday publish a book with all you fun ideas and written in your casual upbeat personality. love your new header too.

December 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Wow!!! You had some really amazing projects this year and I am sure you will continue with some amazing projects in 2012!!! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I don't know which project you did was my favorite...they are all so fabulous!

December 28, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger KimMalk said...

Wow, Debbie, that is a lot of posts! Your home looks so great. I really like those bar stools. Blessings in the new year!

December 28, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger karah said...

Awesome! What an amazing selection of projects and features. I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

December 28, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

That's more posts than days! You are a machine! I always love seeing what you've been up to. Thanks for sharing.

December 28, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Olive said...

If only we could bottle your energy Debbie. Your stencils are my favorite and the backyard project. Olive

December 28, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I have missed you my friend...hope you had a fantastic holiday, back later to check it all out!!! Happy New year

December 28, 2011 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I've enjoyed everyone of your 430 posts, looking forward to reading more in 2012!

December 28, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger nannykim said...

Hope you have a happy new year! Last year you accomplished much!

December 28, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

What an exciting year you've had! So glad I found you, and I appreciate so much your newbie party. You are an inspiration. :)

December 28, 2011 at 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! Very Impressive,so many wonderful projects. Thank you so much for your newbie parties, they have really helped me keep moving! Here's to a great 2012~

December 28, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your 2011 Projects were AWESOME! I’m excited to blog with you in 2012!!! I’m hosting a party and would LOVE for you to link up!!! XO, Aimee

Overflowing with Creativity

December 28, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger said...

Enjoyed your trip back in time. I think the outdoor projects are my favorites too. You really were busy this year!

December 29, 2011 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Debbie,

Your projects have been amazing! I love the pizza oven and outdoor area the best.

The best part of 2011 is meeting you.
Thanks for helping me learn to blog.


December 29, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger bj said...

SUPERWOMAN ! ....that's what you are, Debbiedoo. And, your projects are in love with your whole house. You are very blessed. :)

December 29, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Shanee said... were one busy lady! I enjoyed your year in review and I am so excited to see what you will come up with in the New Year. Happy New Year!

December 29, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

What a great year of projects and fun stuff! I always love your copy cat challenges. It's fun looking back at what we've accomplished in a year, makes me feel like I really did complete one of the 752 projects I started. Looking forward to seeing what you do in 2012! Happy New Year!

December 29, 2011 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Stephanie from said...

great round up. love those stencilled pillows!

December 30, 2011 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Great stuff Debbie! I have serious pizza oven envy :) Happy New Year!
xo, Andrea

December 30, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

these are all so great! I'd love you to add this (and any other posts you like) to my What We Wore and Made Party over at

January 1, 2012 at 10:18 PM  

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