best of 2011

As the days of 2011 dwindle away, I’ve been reflecting on the year that has passed.  The projects I’ve completed.  The vintage treasures that I’ve found.  And who am I kidding?  The projects I’m planning for 2012.  Bigger and better than 2011.

I officially started the blog, Circa Dee, in April 2011 to highlight my vintage finds and transformations.  Writing has kept me motivated to complete projects and follow through with my ideas no matter how out there.  I’ve found a great community here always willing to provide feedback.  Thank you for following along this year!

Without further adieu, I’d like to summarize a dozen of my favorite ways that old junk has been transformed into something totally new this year.  Afterall, this blog is about “vintage inspiration for a modern lifestyle” so let’s see what vintage goodies we’ve successfully incorporated into our lives in a new way, shall we?

Starting with BEFORE AND AFTERS

Sunroom furniture

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After:

 

Whitewashed cedar closet

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Dream Sign

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Blanket curtain panels

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After:

 

Coastal headboard

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Chicken coop coffee table

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Faucet shutter hooks

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My favorite FREE project in 2011

Driftwood shelf

 

My favorite vintage TREASURE of 2011 – no transformation needed…

 Retro orange bench

Actually it was a tie in the favorite TREASURE category…

Industrial rolling chair 

 

My favorite CRAFT project…

Spoon wreath

 

And the READERS FAVORITE post from 2011…

Mumkin

There you have the Circa Dee best of 2011!  In some cases we saved items from the landfill and others we saved from a life of mediocrity with a little reinvention!  What is your favorite vintage transformation out there from 2011?

Linking to:
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