Picture Barbara Walters perched on a chair flipping through the Ciburbanity archives declaring these her “Top Ten Posts of the Yeewe.” I have another post lined up of MY favorite posts, but these were the most read prom queens of the blog for 2013. I’d like to take a moment to thank my friends and family for their tireless support…. yadda yadda.
(Dorky blog disclaimer… last winter I switched to a different host server and for some reason, any posts from before the transfer take longer to load. Sorry!)
These are still some of my favorite and add an amazing punch of color into our living room. They were also my first attempt at sewing piping… the emotional scars have almost healed. Oh… and don’t look too carefully because I have yet to make the last 8 inches of piping.
Along with every catalog on the planet, I love a sunburst mirror. Fortunately there are loads of tutorials on Pinterest and this one looked the most rugged to me. I was amazed how cheap and easy this project turned out to be!
After a garden party at a friend’s house, I was hell bent on scattering succulent filled planters all over our patio. Turns out concrete planters are expensive, so I up and made some myself!
This old rusty wheelie stool from the flea market got a new lease on life when I cleaned up the seat and gave the base a coat of vibrant turquoise spray paint. Young children and wheeled seating don’t go super well together so this one is taking a breather out in the garage until the kids are big enough not to play bumper cars with it.
This was my first attempt at a shaped and detailed DIY headboard. All things considered, I love it. There are definitely a couple of things I’d like to go back and change (like the outside band of foam is too thick), but I’ll keep it ‘as is’ for the time being.
In anticipation of the birth of our 4th child I shared a list of my pregnancy must haves. Being pregnant ain’t always comfortable, but hopefully these will make the nine months a little more relaxing.
When my grandfather passed away three years ago, I was given some of his old neckties. I like a funky outfit but I haven’t incorporated neckties quite yet. However… with a quick little craft project, I was able to transform his ties into cute cuff bracelets.
Thanks to Craigslist and a little chalk paint, I finally have a new grown-up sized dresser in my bedroom! What a nice excuse to hit the mall.
This Craigslist find was refurbished and is in the living room along side the chevron chairs and it’s perfect. The right diminutive size, the right colors… I’m keeping this project!
So there you have it! How can a year go by so fast and yet stand still in so many ways?! I look at my family, at the kids, even the projects on this blog, and it’s all so rich and wonderful- here’s hoping that 2014 is just as filled with love and laughter and joy as 2013 was.
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