Sometimes I feel like a really lame blogger. I wanted to do a post of favorite projects shared on House Revivals Blog this year, and realized I have close to twenty painted furniture projects that just never got shared. How sad is that? It seemed like one of those years when I was trying so hard to get it all done, the extras (like writing about what was getting done) fell by the wayside.
I did manage to eek out a few furniture posts, and several craft tutorials. Here is a recap of some of the most popular projects on House Revivals in 2013:
This Valentine garland was created from re-purposed cardboard.
My friend Kristine has an antique birch eight-pointed woven advent star that was the inspiration for this version of a woven Advent star.
I was up to my ears in three different remodel projects early in the year, so I needed a quick easy project to do while unwinding. This pretty no-sew cuff was so easy!
Here is a tutorial for a no sew apron made from an up-cycled skirt.
It took, like, a year to get this hallway painted at the beach house. I was soooooo happy when it was finally done, and immediately unpacked some of our heritage pictures. These poor pictures had been in storage for four years! I shared some interior design "secrets" for creating a successful gallery wall here.
I'm pretty sure I will never get tired of working with vintage book pages, or of weaving Scandinavian stars. I love playing around with the concept, and experimenting with various strip widths. This is one of my favorite variations.
Beach combing is a favorite past time of mine. This tutorial shows how to turn little pieces of driftwood into cute little sailboats.
I managed to squeeze in one more woven star tutorial in December!
This pretty pompom garland was another quick project. It was created for a Christmas mantel, but I'll be able to use it all year long!
We had a last minute change of Christmas plans this year, and I was left needing to decorate a tree for our city "crash pad" and all our decorations were at our beach house. I made several of these folded origami stars, using supplies we happened to have on hand.
Did you get your craft on in 2013?