The best of 2012

I can’t believe this year has flown by so quickly. So much has happened this year on my little ol’ blog and in a couple of months it will be coming up to its one year anniversary already! Totally amazing! I am still in awe that my technically-challenged self was able to figure this whole blog thing out and also cross so many projects off my to-do list this past year.

I want to thank all of you that have been following along with me in this journey so far. I very much appreciate that you take the time to check out my latest projects and leave me your thoughtful comments. Your comments give me the motivation to keep on creating! Everyone likes to know how they are doing, right?

With the New Year almost among us, I have decided to reflect on some of the highlights from my blog over the past year. You may have seen some of these projects already but there may be a few that you may have missed.


Best of 2012 Hooked on Decorating

{Click on the photos below to read the posts}


# 10

Reinvented French-Style Sideboard


 # 9

Vintage Book CabinetMy Vintage Book Cabinet


# 8 How to Easily Transform an Outdated Bathroom Vanity CabinetHow to Easily Transform an Outdated Bathroom Vanity Cabinet with Molding


# 7

Turquoise Antique Sewing Cabinet MakeoverTurquoise Antique Sewing Cabinet Makeover


# 6

Some of My Absolute Favorite Products for Furniture RefinishingSome of My Absolute Favorite Products for Furniture Refinishing


# 5Photo Transfers onto Wood: a Vintage Sewing Storage Box MakeoverPhoto Transfers onto Wood: a Vintage Sewing Storage Box Makeover


# 4

Large Ornate Frame to Chalkboard TutorialLarge Picture Frame to Chalkboard {Tutorial}


# 3

Poster-Sized Art Canvas & Do Inkjet Transfers Really Work?

Poster-Sized Art Canvas & Do Inkjet Transfers Really Work?


# 2

DIY Decorative Books With Raised Stencils and Image TransfersDIY Decorative Books With Raised Stencils and Image Transfers


And the post with the most views for 2012 was my tutorial on how to transfer photos to canvas. It had 60645 page views and hundreds of pins! Wowee!


# 1

Transfer Photos to Canvas {How To}Transferring Photos to Canvas {How To}


Wishing you and your family a….





I look forward to sharing many more projects and chatting with you again in 2013.


All the best,

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Parties I’ve Linked Up To:

~ Diana Rambles – Best of 2012 Party ~ Southern Hospitality Blog – Top DIY Projects of 2012 ~ One More Time – Share It One More Time ~



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  1. Audrey Zumwalt

    Love your Best of 2012. I still plan to copy your books with raised stencils and image transfers. I think that is the neatest thing.
    Happy New Year.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

    1. Carrie

      Happy New Year to you too Audrey! It’s great to see you again. I would love to see your books when they are all done and I sure they will look gorgeous.
      Take care,

  2. dianaramblesdotcom

    What a great year! Thanks for linking up to The Best of 2012 Link Party! Diana

    1. Carrie

      Thank you Diana!

  3. D@TheShadyPorch

    Carrie, I’m happy that my timing allowed me to stop in and catch your 2012 highlights! What a great bunch of projects! Of course, your furniture makeovers are awesome as usual and I’m intrigued with the Inkjet transfer and the Photo-to-Canvas projects too (I want to try this!)! Looking forward to seeing what you do for 2013! Blessings, D

    1. Carrie

      Thanks D! I’m so happy you stopped by. Yes, you should give transfers a try some time. They are so addicting.
      Take Care,

  4. Tammy

    Love your best of 2012 If you would like to share over at http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/01/share-it-one-more-time-4-2013.html would love to have you! new follower

  5. Tammy

    Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at One More Time Events. Thanks for sharing and hope you can come link up again at http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/01/share-it-one-more-time-sunday-5-2013.html
    Thanks again,

    1. Carrie

      Hi Tammy,

      Thanks so much for featuring me! That was so sweet of you. I am honored.


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