Now that the Christmas rush is over, it's fun to look back over 2014 and to consider all its challenges and accomplishments.
This year included projects big and small around my house. My favorite project was the makeover of the kitchen island. I'm so happy with the way this turned out!
I also did some smaller projects in the kitchen, like the transformation of our bar stools.
It was fun to look back at the way they've changed over the years:
I claimed the use of a large closet and made a space for crafting. It's not fancy, but it surely is useful!
One of my favorite small projects this year was creating a watercolor portrait of our home. This was easy and fun, and I share step-by-step instructions for it.
2014 was an event-filled year for me. Some of the events were wonderful, such as taking a trip to East Asia to visit my oldest son.
Other events were decidedly not fun, such as when my 21-year-old son had a stroke this fall.
Perhaps the best way to sum up my year was my final project: this DIY "Joy" sign.
In good times and bad, life is full of joy. The key is to remember our blessings even in the midst of the trials.
What blessings has 2014 held for you?
I'm joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for her Best Projects of 2014 party.