The Older I Get, The Faster it Goes!

My mother {Edith} always told me that the older you get, the faster time goes.  She was a very wise woman and was usually right about most words of wisdom that she imparted to me!  She was definitely right about time flying!  I don’t know where 2014 went!  It has been a whirlwind year with so much going on in our lives.  We’ve been busier this year than ever before with a complete home renovation, that we are doing ourselves, and my business growing, sometimes faster than I can keep up with it!  All good things, but hectic at the same time.  My lesson learned for 2014 is to enjoy the process.  I usually get so caught up in getting to the final result that I forget to slow down and enjoy the journey!

As we close out 2014, I thought you might enjoy a look back at our top five viewed posts this past year.

5.  The French Sofa Redo

I had been looking for an old French sofa for quite some time and finally found one at a good price.  I updated it with my favorite upholstery material, grain sacks and drop cloths, and love the end result.  It was my first attempt at a major reupholstery job and I made lots of mistakes that I won’t repeat, but I’m still pleased with the results.

French Sofa Before

French Sofa Before

French Sofa After

French Sofa After

4.  Coffee Filter Lamp Shade

This is an old post that just keeps getting lots of views!  I updated an old lamp shade using parchment colored coffee filters!  So easy!

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3. Renovating a Time Warp

We bought a new {old} home in early 2014, an old French Country Ranch with great bones and beautiful features.  She just needed some renovating to bring her back into this decade!  Hubby and I are tackling this complete home renovation ourselves, one room at a time.  It’s fun to go back and see where we started.

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Formal living room with original pink shag carpet......

Formal living room with original pink shag carpet……

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The outside of the patio area.

The outside of the patio area.

2.  A French Buffet in the Kitchen

This post has been viewed so many times and I am still getting comments on it!  I wanted a nice large Frenchy buffet to go into our newly renovated kitchen/breakfast room area.  We found a lovely French Provincial dresser at an estate sale that was unusually large and had some great details to the wood.  It ended up fitting perfectly into the space.  It was quite the transformation!

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1. The Kitchen is Finished

Our most viewed post in 2014 was about our kitchen renovation!  After eight months of tearing down, redesigning, and rebuilding, the kitchen was finally finished.  We did it all ourselves, and I can now say that I am very familiar with a vast variety of saws, sledge hammers, jackhammers, pry bars, and nail guns!  We are thrilled with the end result, and even more thrilled when our our kitchen renovation was featured on the websites of Elle Decor, Country Living, and House Beautiful magazines.

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Click on any of the above links to go to the original post to see more pictures and details!

Wishing all of you a Happy New Year!  May your 2015 be filled with more love, laughter, and joy!  Slow down, enjoy the journey………I’m going to work on spending more time with family, laughing more with hubby, eating good food, drinking good wine, and finding gratitude and joy in the little things.

Grateful,

Cindy

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