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2013 A Look Back

2013 was a strange year for me. More on that another day. I wondered, and doubted, if I got anything accomplished. Did I make anything? Did I do any decorating? I really didn’t think so, but since there are so many linky parties for the year in review going on right now, I thought I’d peek at the blog and see just what, if anything I did do. And guess what? In spite of the year’s weirdness I did do some things! So here are the best.

In January, I felt quite clever for marrying a sewing machine base with a decorative, iron floor mat:

Sewing machine base and metal floor mat coffee table

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In February, I stamped little wooden hearts with French script.

French script stamped chipboard hearts: Just Vintage Home

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March brought thoughts of Easter and I attempted dying bottle brush trees.

Dyed Bottle Brush Trees and Sheep

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Skip to May – Don’t know what happened to April –  I turned Dollar Tree buckets into chic decor:

Dollar Tree Buckets To Chic Decor : Just Vintage Home

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And in June, I figured out how to cut fragile paper with the Silhouette Cameo. I couldn’t find a tutorial or suggestion anywhere on how to do this and, through trial and error, came up with a method that works. I’m quite proud of myself for this one.

Dictionary paper filler strips : Just Vintage Home

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One of my favorite projects came in June. I finally put legs on an iron filing cabinet. This was a project that took probably 10 years to come to fruition.

Story of a fancy iron cabinet : Just Vintage Home

Also in June, I brought nature inside.

Nature In Apothecary Jars : Just Vintage Home

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This must have been when my funk came. I thought it had been there all year, and maybe it was, but it must have hit hard at this point. The blog has a few entries, cooking, a few minor decorating projects and a couple of random posts, but I can somehow feel the blues just looking at the post titles. Has to be because that’s what I was feeling at the time. So let’s skip to September. I perked up enough to do the decorating project of the year for me. This one pleases me the most. Probably because is was a fairly major change for that room.

Primitive cupboard, florals and red print drapes

I must have spiraled back down into my funk after that because the rest of the year is pretty boring. More cooking and more randomness. But I believe the funk is gone now! It’s so unlike me to stay down like I did last year. If you’ve ever experienced that you know what misery it is. But that’s not what this post is about. I’m excited about planned projects for 2014. A pantry, some painting, a slipcover, a kitchen update, perhaps 2 bedroom redos, maybe – dare I hope – a big fruit basket turnover that involves the laundry room and a big craft/sewing room. Will any of these projects come to fruition? Who knows? I certainly hope so!


I’m linking up with these great 2013 round-up parties:

SAS Interiors
Southern Hospitality
Cupcakes and Crinoline

 

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Hi! I'm Wanda, the owner of Just Vintage and this is my blog. Just Vintage sells decor and collectibles. This blog is all about the business, our home, our DIY projects and our lives.
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