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O-Nine, You Were Divine

by - Friday, January 01, 2010

When it came to making our house a home, I doubted that 2009 would surpass all the things we accomplished in 2008. But we did get some things done. Here's a peek back.

The dingy waterlilies and carpet (!)...


...gave way to gleaming tile and shine


A deck that ain't so sweet...


...is now a sweet place to enjoy a summer night.


A room with no personality...


...transformed into a room for a little person.


Long lost family treasures...


...are treasured once again


One door closed...


...and another one opened


And 2...


...became 3!


Wishing you all a 2010 filled with lots of DIY, renovations completed, and rooms lived in and enjoyed!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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21 comments

  1. I love the bathroom renovation. Happy New Year!

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  2. your renovations amaze me!

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  3. Caroline4:50 PM

    What an awesome recap of 2009!!!!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  4. An amazing year. It was fun to follow along. Looking forward to 2010.

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  5. So many people seem glad to leave '09 behind - so fun to see you celebrate all the good '09! I loved the pic of your daughter in the mini-chair from months ago. It would be fun to take a pic of her in it after it is refinished and frame them in a double photo frame. Happy 2010!

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  6. Your projects are so inspiring! Thanks for providing awesome posts that are helpful to us in our renos!

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  7. Anonymous11:12 PM

    Impressive! My faves are the baby and the bathroom.

    Happy twenty-ten to you all.

    jbhat

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  8. what beautiful renovations! your house is darling - and so is your family!!!
    have a wonderful new year!
    JOni

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  9. I've read about 3 dozen of these '09 entries, and I have to say that yours is the most succinct and touching. I don't know what it is about it that "got me," but it did :). Best to you and yours in '10!

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  10. I saw them as you were working on them, but it's such a big difference to look back. The nursery is unreal, it turned out great!

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  11. haha I still remember that bathroom! it was great to see all the pics again =)
    Happy 2010!

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  12. Happy New Year! hugs from Conroe, TX!

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  13. You've been so busy this past year. I think your bathroom reno might be inspiration for our master bathroom this next year.

    Take care,
    Lisa

    P.S good looking family :)

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  14. I love the fabric on the rocking chair in your baby's bedroom. Where did you find it?

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  15. You guys are awesome - and busy.

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  16. LOVE this recap... especially the bathroom (seeing as that and laundry rooms are about the only thing on my radar at the moment!) I'm particularly a fan of how you used the basketweave tile - where did you buy it and how much did you pay???

    Also a big fan of the vanity you picked... so many choices for my little basement bathroom :)

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  17. Lovely post J, really heartwarming.
    Happy 2010!

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  18. I love what you did with the doilies! I have tons my grandma has made, how did you adhere them to the fabric?

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  19. Thanks for the kind words everyone :)

    My Notting Hill - great idea! I guess that means I have to get the chair finished first though, haha!

    Kristin - the fabric is Devin in the Film Noir colourway and I bought it (in person) from designerfabrics.ca.

    Kerry - we bought the basketweave and the moonstone at Saltillo Tile. Sorry, I don't remember how much. I do remember there was a 'cheaper' basketweave that had the pieces closer together, less room for grout, but we preferred this look so we paid a bit more.

    Michka - I used straight sewing pins to hold the doilies on. They were too long so I snipped off the ends once I pushed them through the doily, fabric, and foam. I tried using spray glue but the doilies kept falling off.

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  20. 2009 was a big one for you! Love how all of your projects turned out--but especially the littlest, cutest one. Happy 2010 to all 3 of you! :)

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  21. Anonymous12:57 PM

    I stumbled upon your blog via younghouselove.com and I just wanted to say that your renovations are inspiring! You have a really lovely home. Well done!

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