I cannot believe that 2013 is almost over! Am I the only one?!?! I hope you had an amazing holiday with your family, and I hope you find some inspiration from the most popular posts at Maison de Pax this year. Good luck with choosing and making New Year’s Resolutions!
Just for fun, let’s count down…
Be sure to see the tutorial if you’d like to turn an old, outdated file cabinet into a gorgeous, vintage piece. And, for a slightly different look, don’t miss the industrial, brushed-steel finish tutorial.
Use any old mini blind to create a functional, custom roman shade.
#7: Entryway Tour
Since we only moved into Maison de Pax about a year and a half ago (and, consequently, it was a mere week before my second child was born), it has been a gradual process to make our house the home we desire. One of the first steps, though, was to create a welcoming entryway. And though it’s still a work in progress (what isn’t?!), here is our current entryway (and a bonus – the Christmas version).
Mr. Pax showed off his amazing skills last summer by leveling his very wonky office flooring, laying new floors, and building some beautiful built-in bookshelves. Someday, maybe I’ll finish decorating the room and give you a full tour. 😉
#5: Curb Appeal
Our very first step in our 1940 colonial (after rewiring the whole place and patching the walls before we moved in!) was to give the place a facelift. I LOVE the change, and apparently others did, too, because this was the #5 topped viewed post.
You can’t beat the cost of drop cloth for a textured, neutral, sturdy fabric. But in an effort to bring some grace to these simple curtains, I added some basic honeycombed smocking to the top.
After living in Paris for two years, I couldn’t resist the urge to incorporate a taste of our wonderful life there into our home. This tutorial includes step-by-step instructions to create your own Restoration Hardware decoupaged map knock off for a fraction of the price.
This may have been a time-consuming project for me with my very primitive sewing skills, but the result was well worth the effort. These curtains are one of my favorite items in my home, and most of my visitors complement them, as well. The muslin is so affordable and light, while the ruffles add the perfect amount of interest.
#1……………………….: American Flag Mason Jars
Isn’t public opinion a funny thing?? I had so much making making these with the help of my three-year-old, but I never imagined that they would be the top viewed post! For a quick, easy, and patriotic project, though, take a look. 🙂
So how about you? Which was your favorite?