Before & After
March brought a post giving more detail about the Sico paint I used in my kitchen and its cool features.
April & May were pretty quiet.
I blogged in October, about work done during the summer. I stained the concrete patio blocks out back by the gazebo and we built/stained/installed shutters on the back windows, making the back of the house so cute and cozy looking.
I just didn't get around to making blog posts about them. Here are the highlights:
I used Sico Muse Soft Matte paint. The ceiling color is Sico's Paris Sky 6155-21 (or the shade darker, Paris 6155-41, I can't remember now which I went with)) and the walls are Sico's Diaphanous Sky 6176-21.
The light fixture was originally oil-rubbed bronze so I spray painted it gold. Isn't it pretty how the light fixture creates pretty shadowing on the ceiling and walls?
The room isn't completely finished yet (paint doors, caulk trim, etc) so I didn't take a finished product photo. The trim, paint, and light fixture all came from Kent Building Supplies.
The white you see to the left of the couch is a huge stack of trim boards waiting to be installed.
The new windows were slightly different in size, just enough to require new blinds. I bought these white blinds at . . . Kent Building Supplies! Are you surprised? LOL. I will be using the the other blinds in the kid's bedrooms.
The last DIY project of the year was creating this fancy-smancy wall decor for the bathroom. ;)
I got the ideas from Pinterest and then recreated them on my laptop and printed them out to fit the cheap dollar store frames I had.
The centre planter was the third planter in the set I had bought from Avon. The other two are in the living room.
The general public cast votes and there was a panel of judges who also voted. For each category, it was subdivided down to three regions: UK, US, and International. I was notified in September that I had made the shortlist in the International division! The shortlist was the top 5 of the highest votes in each category in each subdivision. I was incredibly excited!
I was invited to the awards gala in London where they would reveal the final winner for each category, each division. I was unable to attend but what an amazing honor! Although I didn't ultimately win, I am still very proud that I made the shortlist. Thank you, my readers, for allowing me this privilege!