My Favorite Projects Of 2015

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It’s so hard to believe that this year is drawing to a close!  It was an eventful one for us, there’s no doubt about it.  At the end of 2014 we moved into our construction zone of a house and have spent this whole past year on the remodel. of this house has been touched. 

Taking on a whole house remodel has pretty much been all consuming – mostly fun, but consuming.  The first half of the year was filled with the not so fun stuff – the process of putting back together what was torn apart and dealing with unexpected issues and their impact on the budget.  The last half of the year has been mostly filled with the fun stuff – decorating!  For me, it’s been especially rewarding because I’ve been able to work on turning this house into the home that I’ve dreamed of for a long, long time.

I thought it would be fun to take a bit of a trip down memory lane and share a few of my favorite projects with you.  So, in no particular order, here they are.  


Kitchen And Breakfast Room Remodel

The kitchen was a full-on gut job, all the way down to and including, the floors.  We originally planned to update and reuse the original owner’s existing cabinets, but we discovered that they weren’t in as good a shape as we first thought.  Considering that I’m not a kitchen designer, I’m really pleased with how it turned out and what a dream it is to work in.

Farmhouse Christmas KitchenPin

The breakfast area is located at the opposite end of the working part of the kitchen.  I recently finished putting the finishing touches on this part of the room and will be sharing more details next week.

Farmhouse Christmas KitchenPin


Fireplace Makeover Before And After

Oh my, this was such an amazing transformation and all it took was some paint.

Fireplace Makeover - Before and AfterPin


Southern Screen Porch Makeover Reveal – Before And After

We love our porches here in the south, so I was tickled pink to make this a space for us to enjoy.

Southern Screen Porch Reveal - Before and AfterPin


Laundry Room Makeover Reveal – Before and After

Oh dear, I can’t even begin to describe what a mess this room was when we first looked at the house.  But, the size!  It grabbed me right from the start.  You gotta take a look at the before.

Laundry Room Makeover Before and AfterPin


And lastly, let’s go back to the kitchen one more time.

DIY Rustic Industrial Shelves In The Kitchen

I know this is part of the breakfast area, but the addition of shelves to this wall is a fave project of mine.  I started out with a gallery wall above my dresser turned kitchen linens storage chest, but this is sooo much better.

Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves Decorated For ChristmasPin

Now, come on 2016!  I have lots more projects up my sleeve.

Like what you see?  Pin it for later!

Remodeled kitchen, laundry room, breakfast room, screen porch and a fireplace makeoverPin

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  1. Suzy, your new house looks so amazing, I know you must be thrilled. Your lighting choices really make the kitchen and breakfast area and the screened porch, be still my heart. What a fun year you had, making this house your own. Love what you’ve done!!

    1. Thank you, Rhoda. You’ll have to come up for a visit again when one of the next furniture markets rolls around! I really wanted to come down to your last open house, but we had a conflict that weekend. Looking forward to seeing you at Haven this summer!

  2. Your kitchen is my favorite…but they are all great projects! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you, Donnamae! I’m kind of fond of the kitchen too. lol

  3. I just love your kitchen! Gorgeous! Now I’m off to take a look at the before of your laundry room since that’s my first project for 2016.

    1. Thank you so much, Pam! Good luck with your laundry room. I look forward to seeing what you do!

  4. Your kitchen is amazing. I can see why its a dream to work in! Love all your other 2015 projects and look forward to seeing what 2016 holds for you.
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    1. Thank you so much, Suzanne! Happy New Year!

  5. Holy Smokes! I had to make sure your breakfast area wasn’t an ad for Pottery Barn. Your home is amazing! I’m so glad you linked to Rhoda’s party. I am in awe.

    1. Wow, Kimberly – thank you so much!

  6. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says:

    Wow…you had a busy year! Everything turned out beautifully though!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  7. What a beautiful home you have!

  8. Wow, love your blog! I would love to have you post on my blog hopβ€”the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home ( It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you’re interested.


  9. I love your house, Suzy! And I would happily do the laundry there, it is like a dream!
    Happy 2016, thanks for sharing with us at #2usestuesday!

  10. Okay your home is seriously amazing! So many great changes you have made, seriously looks really good.

  11. I have to say, the front porch was my fave! That and the laundry room, although they’re all fabulous! You’ve had a busy year! Thanks for sharing this on Throwback Thursday!