A Recap of My Favorite Projects

May 20, 2016

Hello there and happy Friday!! Hope you've had a wonderful week. So this is a fun day in TDC history because it's the eighth birthday of Thrifty Decor Chick! This is officially the longest job I've ever had -- ha! I cannot believe I'm starting on my ninth year of doing this -- what a crazy and absolutely wonderful ride it has been. :) I think I'll have a cupcake to celebrate.

I'm back today with a recap of projects from the past few months. I like to do this every so often (I used to do it every month but you know how well that goes) to share what I've been up to in case you missed something. Can't have that. 

I'm picking my favorites from February, March and April to share with you today. Enjoy!

This Disney pin art is seriously one of my favorites ever: 
Disney pin art

It's still holding up great -- I LOVE it. See how we created it at the link above. 

Our guest room has undergone some changes over the past year and it's so close to done. I changed up the color of the accent wall, added some new nightstands and showed you the new art in the room (it's adorable):
Farmhouse bedroom ideas

Our master is almost done too. Earlier this year I finished the painting, added new bedding and then made new pillows for the bed:
Gray accent wall with trim

I adore this room -- it's so soothing and pretty but the darker accent wall gives it some drama. (Still need to finish those nightstands!)

One of my favorite redos I think I've ever done was my son's nautical bathroom. The difference paint made was truly astounding: 
Simple bathroom makeover

You have to see the yellow before to really get a good idea. Plus the new daylight bulbs make a HUGE difference in here. 

I shared my top five decorating essentials and how I use them throughout the house: 
World Market everett table

I had to laugh when I wrote that because I do really stick to a lot of the same items, just different versions of them. They work!  

I finally finished up the upper cabinet lighting in the kitchen and shared the tutorial for that and under cabinet lighting
How to install upper and lower cabinet lighting

This is such an easy project -- I promise! It looks difficult but it's not. I share all the items we used with links to everything in that post. 

We got the news recently that there's an IKEA coming to Indiana (WHOOT). There are a few staples from that store that I love that cost less than $10

Five IKEA favorites (under $10)

I use most of them every day and they've all held up great. And you can't beat the price!

I went a little off topic when I joined in with some friends to share my favorite makeup

Gimme Brow

I use that Gimme Brow all the time -- love it! This was a fun post for this DIY girl. :) 

I've always wanted a blanket ladder and you'll never believe what this one used to be: 
Upcycled blanket ladder

I love reusing something that was headed for the trash!  

I have been purging our house for months now and I'm thisclose to done! I've shared how I organize some of our closets, including the linen closet
How to organize a linen closet

And the coat closet
How to organize a coat closet

As well as one of my favorites in the house -- our cubby toy storage
Toy storage in built in cubbies

I've been following the Konmari method and it's truly changed my life. I'm not kidding, it has rocked my world. Our house is cleaner and more organized than ever. 

In April it had been 12 years since we built and moved in to our home -- another milestone because before that the longest I ever stayed in once place was four years and that was a long time for me. I'm so in love with our home and feel so fortunate to live here. I shared the before and after photos of the rooms in our house to celebrate and one of my favorite transformations is our living room: 
Slipcovered sofa in neutral color

Again, you really have to see the before to see how far it's come. Some of the befores are pretty amazing. :) 

There you go! A recap of the past three months all wrapped up in one post for you. Of course there were many I didn't include but I know you've got stuff to do. ;) 

Have a great weekend my friends!! 

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  1. Congratulations on 8 years! I hope I make it that far with my blog. It's so cool to see the difference you've made when you have the projects in front of you like this. Looking good!

  2. Wow 8 years!! That's awesome! Congratulations and thanks for sharing all these projects in a recap!

    >> Christene @ Keys to Inspiration

  3. Congrats on 8 years! Love the updates. Could you give us an update on your couch? Wasn't it from WalMart? How is it holding up? I'm in the market for a new one. Thanks.

  4. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    I'm hoping you'll share a garden update soon. I really enjoy your landscaping posts.

  5. Congratulations on eight terrific years! I always go straight to your latest post as soon as I see it. Your home is charming, your projects are interesting, and your copy is always clever and understandable. Thank you for so much entertainment over the years. Best wishes for as many more years as you feel ready to write!

  6. I love reading your posts and seeing your transformations. I take care of my 91 year old father, so I have to redo vicariously through you. But seeing what you do makes me happy and I am so inspired. I did get a fiddle leaf philodendron, but it is not looking like yours...:-(
    Thank you for bringing joy to my days!

  7. These are some gorgeous projects! I definitely agree with you about that Disney pin board - I hope to have enough some day that I can make one like yours. It's too cute!

  8. Looks great! Looks really nice…


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