2011 in Review: Our Top 5

As 2011 comes to a close, I thought I’d jump on the “year in review” band wagon and give you a look at my top 5, “most viewed” entries for the year.

Number 5:  Garage Sale Loving

I took this fun little piece and transformed it into a funky entryway table. It sold this summer at The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival.  It was the first time I had attempted a landscape motif on a piece and I must admit this turned out to be one of my favorites!

My friend Krissy will be glad to know that her daughter’s dresser made the cut!  This piece is actually one of the highest “repined” items on my Pinterest page-it shows up all over-and for that I am honored! I’m hoping I will have the opportunity to get to some larger pieces again this year!

I've had a lot of people affectionately call this my “Toy Story” table, and you know what, I like it! If my babies were still little, this would proudly be displayed in their room, but alas they are teenagers, dark & Gothic, teenagers, gone are the days of Toy Story and bright colors.  Even so, I personally L-O-V-E this table and its primary color pallet, cow print meets just ROCKS!

Great piece, but boy, was my hand tired from painting in all those zebra prints on the back! Perhaps that’s what prompted my carpal tunnel surgery this November? Hmmm…

I really liked the blue on blue and the red on red (I did a linen weave faux on the top, which didn’t come out all that great in the picture, but looked really cool in person) then did a gold metallic Polk-a- dot on top-SWEET! Then the feet...Shut the front door! They were fencing post toppers-love it! Sold this piece to the same person who bought number 5! Ya baby!

Funny how the number one, most viewed post on my blog for 2011 isn't even furniture! BUT STAIRS!  

As many of you know The Decorative Paintbrush is a 2nd business for me. Although this year, and hopefully in 2012, it will become more of a full-time career for me. My partner and I own another business called 2 Women and a Paintbrush We do all kinds of painting in & out of people’s homes-as a matter of fact, if you've ever read my bio, you’d know it’s really how TheDPB was born.  
Anyway, we were commissioned to paint & stencil a customer’s stairs, and although we have a blog for 2Women and a Paintbrush because I loved how these looked I wanted to share them here as well! I’m so glad I did because it turned out to be the most highly viewed post on my blog since we started in 2009! Too funny, hugh?

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful, safe & happy New Year! Thanks for being a part of my world this year! Your comments are always so uplifting and inspiring! Can’t wait to get painting again-lots of great stuff on tap for 2012! Remember to come follow along on FacebookPinterest or Twitter
Be safe! Big hugs & much love! PEACE!


Pam said...

I so wished I was not afraid of color like those. LOL....I am your basic off white, black, brown and tans! Love those pieces.

Feral Turtle said...

I am pretty sure I am your biggest fan. You are so talented! You inspire me! Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Years and I look forward to all your awesome projects in 2012! Cheers!

brincando com linhas e tintas said...

Lindo! E a escada ficou tão famosa que aqui no Brasil já fizeram a mesma escada com branco e amarelo. Adoro seu blog, Parabens!

Marti said...

The entry way table is my favorite. How fun to see that every time you walk in the house. It would really brighten my day.

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Great projects, Mary! Can't wait to see the ones you come up with in 2012!

Deborah March said...

Your phenomenal staircase was what inspired me to become a follower. I love love LOVE it, and will definitely use it for inspiration when I make my move from one-floor-condo-in-Nova-Scotia to a place with STAIRS in Ecuador!!