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A look back at our favorite furniture restorations

Furniture Restorations 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!

I'm excited about a new year of furniture restorations, DiY tutorials, and a few home renovations. The new year for me means a look back at what happened last year, getting re-organized and setting goals and aspirations for the future. Along with this year's goals for the blog is to feature more DIY craft tutorials, furniture builds and easy recipes for the family. I am also considering adding another element to the blog by adding some lifestyle advice, but I'm still tossing around ideas on that so I will talk more about that in the next coming weeks. Outside of the blog, there will also be some changes for Maison Designs Home on the business side of things, in the next few months. I will be sharing more on that as we get closer to those changes.

The last three weeks, we have been spending a lot of time with my family and friends just relaxing and enjoying our time together. It has been a much needed break. The previous few months had been crazy busy and I needed a mental reset! As a creative person, I find that when I hit the reset (take a break), I tend to be happier and more productive. This had been something that I had ignored in the last 4 months of 2016, which tended to effect my creativity process. While on break, I spent a lot of time on Pinterest for inspiration, watching my favorite HGTV shows (Fixer Upper & Property Brothers) and making new plans for business in the new year. I'm not really alone in this process, as I noticed a lot of blogger friends saying the same things. But I'm rested NOW and I'm ready to start this year in full force!

One of my favorite quotes reads,

"Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains!"

Napoleon Bonaparte

I've got some fun and easy projects for the home to share with you this month! But first, I'd like to reflect and take a look back at our favorite furniture restoration projects we finished in 2016! I"m including some before pics and links to that particular post in case your interested in the full transformation. Just click the "title" to take you to that particular blog post! Here we go:

Adelaide Dresser

Apothecary Dresser

Barn Door

We didn't do a DIY blog post on this project but it was one of my favorite builds this year! I also had the chance to build a barn door for my Aunt Barbara & Uncle Larry who are some of my favorite in the world! I don't have a pic of the barn door that we did for her pantry, but we have made several barn doors this year and that will be one of the DIY projects that you will see again this year! :)

DIY Sawhorse Desk

This is another DIY build project that we did this year! I had a lot of fun with this one!

DIY Sawhorse Desk-Maison Designs Home

Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse Table-Maison Designs Home

French Country Chairs

French Country Chair-Maison Designs Home

French Country Desk

Gray French Country Sofa Table

Gray Patina Dresser

Shabby Chic Dresser

Shabby Chic Dresser

White Provincial Dresser

That's a look at our favorite projects from 2016! Thanks for joining me today for a walk down memory lane! Can't wait to share all of our new and fun projects coming soon!

Until next time...



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