Happy New Year!
Where in the world did 2018 go? It just flew by for me. Overall it was an awesome year, except this last part got a little rocky. I had some dental work done just a couple of weeks before Christmas and it was a rough recovery. My body just doesn’t adjust well to having foreign objects installed (it was a crown, in case you are wondering what in the world I’m talking about). I’m only just starting to feel more like myself again. Have any of you had this experience with a crown?
It required four trips to the dentist, and I do not enjoy the dentist (even though my dentist and her assistant worked really hard to make me comfortable). Honestly, the whole thing just threw me for a loop. Mr. Q was concerned because I completely abandoned my paint brush during this time frame. I find it difficult to be creative when I’m not feeling well, how about you?
Next time remind me not to schedule this sort of thing just before the holidays!
I’m starting to feel much better now though and I’m putting the whole experience behind me, along with the rest of 2018. But before we move on, let’s take a look back at some of the projects that I shared with you here on the blog this past year.
Photo collages wrapping up your work for the year are all the rage on Instagram these days, so I thought it would be fun to create one myself for this blog post. But as I started looking back through my 2018 posts I realized that I needed more than just one. How about more like seven?
Starting with some of the pieces I did with Prima Marketing transfers …
In fact, I had so much fun using transfers during 2018 that I have to share a second collage of transfer projects.
I was going to do a collage with just pieces painted with Dixie Belle paint, but I soon realized I could do an entire collage of just those painted in Dixie Belle’s Caviar …
This deep, rich black has turned out to be one of my favorite colors to work with.
Next, here are many of the mid-century modern pieces I painted last year. It’s obvious that Fusion’s Park Bench (green) was my go-to paint for the mid-mods in 2018.
Those are four different dressers painted green, not just different shots of the same piece. I also did a few dark grey pieces usually using Fusion’s Ash, but the one on the lower right is Dixie Belle’s Gravel Road. Fusion’s English Rose is the perfect Millennial Pink for this style of furniture too.
And then there are the milk paint pieces from 2018 …
Hmmm, it would seem that I have a definite preference for using milk paint in shades of blue.
Next up are some of my favorite smaller projects that I did in 2018 …
Smaller projects like these are one of my favorite ways to try out new techniques or new paint colors.
And let’s not forget my favorite garage sale finds of 2018.
Is anyone else starting to experience garage sale withdrawal? Spring is just around the corner, right?
Well, that’s a wrap on 2018. If you’re looking for more details on any of the pieces of furniture featured in the photos above just visit my ‘fab furniture‘ page where you can see ‘before’ & ‘after’ photos with links to blog posts with all of the details.
I hope to have many more inspiring projects to share with you in 2019, and perhaps I’ll experiment with a couple of new products here and there too. Be sure to stay tuned!