Where did 2013 go?
It seemed to have passed by in a flash! It’s been a crazy busy year with lots of new things: I was a contributor at some amazing blogs (The Girl Creative, The Everyday Home and Simply Designing), I could hardly keep up with my furniture orders (which was great) and I ventured into new territory like working on campaigns with a lot of different companies.
On the home front, the unnamed child learned to drive (and I had suffered several anxiety attacks), we went on our amazing cruise, the animals kept life exciting as always and I’m not sure where the time went.
I just want to thank each and every one of you for your encouraging and supportive comments throughout this last year. Every Facebook project you like, comment you make and retweet you do makes this blog grow bigger. I appreciate all of you who take a minute out of your day to see my work, and sometimes just have a conversation with me.
When my aunt passed away this year you blew me away with all of your love and support and I thank you. Though I have not met most of you face to face, I do consider what I have with many of you a friendship. There are thousands of blogs out there that you could be clicking over to, but I am so grateful you visit this.
As we are reminiscing, I thought we might go back and review my most popular projects last year.
January started off with my giant aqua dresser. This guy was an ugly beast when I got him, but after a ton of work he turned into a beauty.
Other popular posts that month were the child’s bedroom furniture I did, the pink striped table, and the aqua nightstand. I also did my first and probably last craft show. It was a success, but it was a ton of work. The only saving grace is that I did it with an amazing bunch of ladies.
In February, my ivory desk was the most popular post. I did it for a super cute couple and they were thrilled with it.
Next, I did my first metallic piece with a vintage silver vanity. Then I ended out the month with my yellow nightstand , wallpaper roller lamp and my tissue paper wreath.
In March I did one of my favorite projects which is this red antique dresser. I was a little nervous about stepping out of the box with the red but I was really happy with how it turned out.
Also in march was my vintage frame turned magnetic makeup board, the twin turquoise nightstands, the initial frame and my Easter Egg Wreath.
In April my client brought me a vintage vanity that we made into this pretty grey desk.
April’s other big posts were my pink polka-dot table, my aqua striped table and my ruffled lamp shade tutorial.
May’s biggest post was a HUGE grey dresser I did for a client. It was so ugly and nasty before and once painted it was a beauty.
May also included my antique yellow table, my giant aqua end table, and my photo frame wreath I did for my mom.
In June, I ran around like a crazy person getting ready for my sister-in-law’s baby shower I was hosting. My How To Host A Baby Shower series had the most hits. We covered the Diaper Cake, the Tissue Paper Bunting, the Dessert Table the Tulle Wreath and the flag bunting. In a last minute panic I also threw in a Gallery Wall Reveal.
July brought one of my biggest posts ever: my pink striped dresser. The only post that has ever surpassed this is my turquoise chandelier. I did this dresser to use as a changing table in my new niece’s nursery.
Another huge post was the DIY Nursery Picture Frames that I made to go above the changing table. My ivory union jack table and my antique black dresser were also big hits.
August’s big post was my Turquoise Ombre Dresser. My daughter nearly killed me when we went to pick this bad boy up and it weighed a million pounds. I also had my Painted Wine Cork Bulletin Board and my 20 Dreamy Dresser Makeovers for Hometalk (the most pinned posts I ever had).
September meant Halloween was on the way. I started out out with my BeJeweled Jack-o-lantern.
I also had my Spooktacular Halloween Wreath and my aqua chevron striped table.
October was a crazy month getting ready for my Haunted Halloween Home Tour.
I nearly killed myself getting ready for the world to see my home. Since I sell furniture, I end up selling the pieces in my own home frequently. At the time of the tour, my house was bare. So not only did I have to make decorations for my house, I had to make new furniture for the house too. Who needed to sleep in October?
Other big hits were my ivory and blue buffet I did for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, the Glitter Halloween Wreath, my ivory cabinet, my ivory buffet, and the glitter skull garland.
November was a little lighter on the posts due to us being gone half of the month on a cruise. The biggest post of the month was my Easy Button Ornament.
Falling in behind was my Yarn wrapped Wreath and my Chicken Tortilla Soup.
For December my Christmas Home Tour
And my DIY Ornament Wreath tied for the most popular post of the month.
Other popular posts were my Vintage Door Coffee Table, my Polka-Dot Reindeer and my Window Screen Christmas Wreaths.
If you want to see tutorials or the before pictures of the above posts simply click on the underlined words above.
Well that was Restoration Redoux’s 2013 in a nutshell.
Thank you so much for taking the journey with me last year. I am excited to see what 2014 brings, and I hope you will continue on with me.
Here’s to a blessed and Happy New Year to you!
Love all the projects! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2014. Happy New Year!!
Karen Marie Kedzuch says
Congratulations on making through 2013 with business success even though life through some tough curves personally. I agree about the unity blogging. My goals for this year is to improve on my blog, learn more, keep a balance, share my talents, tap into others, and make some fabulous relationships.
Wishing you the best for 2014!
Those sound like great goals! They are ones I hope to achieve myself. Happy New Year to you!
I love your furniture makeovers Shannon – you are very talented. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2014. Happy New Year!
Thank you Marie! Happy New Year to you too!
Jen @ RamblingRenovators says
So many great projects – looks like you had a fantastic year! The baby shower and the pink striped dresser are both completely adorable.
Thank you so much Jen! Have a great weekend!
Hi , So great projects .Thank u for everything . Have a lovely & blessed week!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
All beautiful….Love all of your projects!! Furniture is my favorite transformation! 🙂
Thanks Nancy! Have a great weekend my friend!
I love all your pieces! I am looking forward to seeing what you do in the new year!
Thanks so much for linking up with Hit Me With Your Best Shot! Hope to see you again next week!
Thank you Shelly! Thanks for hosting!
A very impressive year and thanks for sharing it with us!!! : ) hugs…
Thank you Andrea! Have a great weekend!
Andrea Fogleman says
I love your color choices and the featured posts. Awesome!
Thanks Andrea! Have a great weekend!
Shana, you are so super talented. Thank you for sharing all your DIY and upcycle adventures. I am featuring this post today at my party. Love every single one of them!