Monday, December 31, 2012

A Year in Review

This was our launch year of our blog and our design business. We had alot of fun working together and building our skills, redesigning our homes, doing eBoards and working with clients.  Here is a recap of our year.

The first thing we DIY'ed in January 2012 was Bethany's bathroom ceiling, which was the start of her "zhushing turned year-long bathroom remodel". We created our own stencil inspired by the O&L wallpaper "Best in Show".

Then Nancy took on her first sofa reupholster here:

In February we stenciled Bethany's hallway here:

A highlight in March was antiquing with Eddie Ross here:

We made a headboard for Nancy's master bedroom to go along with her dropcloth curtains. (So far we are realizing how bad our picture taking skills are!)

In March we also started working with clients doing design boards like these:

In April, Nancy participated in the Spring Into Action Challenge and did a breakfast room makeover involving recovering the chairs, adding the custom drapes, a kitchen valance and new chandelier.

After numerous long hours of work we delivered our first Design in a Box shown here. The client is doing the makeovers on her own and following the plan!

We are constantly DIY'ing planter boxes, over-dying rugs, painting trays, zhushing, tweaking, and otherwise obsessing with our homes.

Bethany participated in the One Room Challenge and did a master bedroom makeover.

Bethany and her husband finally finished their guest bathroom reno in October, complete with new pedestal sink, tub, tile shower, tile flower and toilet!

We did an ombre paint treatment on stairs for several clients. The Yoga Studio we designed was the most fun of all.

Bethany's home was finalized for our photo shoot for our upcoming website:

We were so fortunate to have such a successful first year in business and in blogging.  We want to thank you, our readers and new friends, for supporting us along the way and breathing creativity into the air. Without which, we would never have been able to take on 8 new clients this year and launch what we hope to be a great new chapter in our lives!  Thank you.  From the bottom of our hearts.

Nancy and Bethany

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  1. It would be impossible to pick a favorite. Happy New Year. I am so glad to have met both of you.

  2. You talented ladies were super busy this year! It's been so great to get to know you in the blogging world! I loved the stroll through your first year! Happy new year

  3. What a busy year! And I'm sure 2013 will be even better!! Wishing you all the best! I look forward to reading more.

  4. You two have done some inspiring work and I, for one, am glad to have met you.

  5. What a busy and very inspiring year you ladies have had! I'm excited to see what's in store for 2013!

  6. We loved being with you every step of the way. Thanks for all of the inspiration and wishing you all the best in 2013!!

  7. So many good things- love every single project- you ladies are so talented!!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! xoxo

  8. An amazing year! Kudos to you for tackling so many projects in 2012! I see so much success in your future for 2013! Happy New Year!

  9. Wow, you've had a very busy year :) I loved your posts and many projects ~ from painting a lamp to dyeing a rug to museum tours! Thanks for keeping it so fabulous. Happy New Year! xo, Loi

  10. Happy New Year Girls!! So happy to have "Met" you this year!
    Patty and MC

  11. I can't imagine the blogging community without you two! Not only are you talented and inspiring, but as sweet as can be, encouraging and genuine! Wishing you both the very best in 2013!

  12. You had a very successful 2012 You are a cornerstone in the blogging community and add so much insight and inspiration. Happy New Year!

  13. Congrats, you two!
    What a great feeling to look back and see your dreams materialize.
    Looking forward to your new site and all the inspiration you share.
    Happy New Year!

  14. Congratulations, Nancy and Bethany!! What a fabulous first year ... and here's to many more!!

  15. A wonderful 2012 ... and looking forward to an even more eventful 2013 with you two sweet ladies in 2013! Have loved getting to know you and know we'll have lots of fun this year!!

  16. NANCY!!!!!!!!!!!! TALK ABOUT SUCCESS and making beautiful things come alive! YOU ARE FABULOUS!!!

    Oh how I love that gray upholstered headboard, and really, all of it! BRAVO! And thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comments! It was a labor of love indeed, this paper dress, and I hope to do more. But many things are NOT in place yet for me to continue with another project of this caliber. My basement is just not a suitable area for this type of work. I am SO FORTUNATE in the sense that just up the road about 3 miles, are the Northrup King art studios in Northeast Minneapolis where I live. IF I COULD, I would rent out a studio for myself. But at this stage, I cannot afford it. I have to see if this is exactly where I am headed, designing windows.

    But it was a tremendous year, and I wish you a FANTASTIC continuation of a shining career already gone successful! Anita


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