January 1, 2012

My favourites of 2011

Hello, and welcome to 2012!  

I am thrilled that it is the start of a fresh new year, and I am very much looking forward to getting stuck into the projects that I have planned.  My baby starts school at the beginning of February, and while I am sure there will be tears (mine more than his!), I am excited about the new era that brings to his life, my life, and for our family dynamic in general.  It means I have 5 days a week to concentrate on my furniture (in between putting my mark on our new home, of course!)

Here is a bit of a roundup of my favourite makeovers of 2011...

I had to jump on the Union Jack bandwagon, here is my first attempt at it

And here is my second... I love them both!

I loved how the Shabby Chic Chicken Wire Hutch turned out:

This French Style Tallboy was a very satisfying transformation, made even sweeter by the fact that my client was so thrilled with it :)

The same lady commissioned me to do these French Style Chairs, and I loved how these turned out too!

This cute Hutch and Dining Suite just make me smile :)

And my absolute favourite project for the year, and the only one that I have kept for myself, are the Shabby Chic Retro Kitchen Chairs
they have already seen many happy family meals in our home, and I look forward to them seeing plenty more :)

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xx Karen

11 comments:

  1. Okay ~ I love the Union Jack and Chicken Wire Hutch ~ but what are you doing to me with those chairs? OMG OMG ~ I think you will have a commission very shortly for some of those! I ADORE them. Love your work. Mx

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  2. i love everything you do- you have a really sweet retro style. but those last chairs are my fave! i always love your fun fabric!

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    1. Thanks Cassie...my style is a real mix to me, but it is nice to know that it looks somewhat cohesive from the outside looking in, lol!

      xx Karen

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  3. What great work, lovin the french style chairs but l wouldn't have parted with the retro kitchen chairs either...they're fantastic.

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    1. Haha nope they are definite keepers...I already know where they will go in my new house, yay! (Just need a table to go with them)

      xx Karen

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  4. All your projects are inspiring!!
    Even though Im a retro fan thru + thru.....Im a sucker for your chicken wire hutch!!
    Look forward to seeing your new projects this year + following your house redo!!

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  5. Thanks Rach, glad I could tempt you with a wee bit of shabby chic! ;)

    I am very much looking forward to getting stuck into my house redo...come Feb 15th I will hit the ground running!

    xx Karen

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  6. I love all of your projects but the vintage kitchen chairs are my favorite too - so adorable.

    Lovely blog!

    Tanya from
    dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com

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  7. Exciting to see my hutch on here! Still love it as much as I did as the day it arrived :) Never get sick of looking at it! Wish I could purchase more from you! MOve back to NZ!!!!

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