I’m honestly baffled that 2011 is over! This year has been a blurr! Doing a recap of the year is always fun, and if you missed the top stories of 2010, you should to check it out!
2011 began with an addition to the family!! We started the year with a BANG and brought Creed Courtney Ulrich into the world on January 23rd!

Creed 12 weeks

Since the biggest news this year was having a baby, decorating my baby boy nursery was a definite highlight of the year! Decorating nurseries, and kids rooms is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!!
Baby Boy RoomI transformed my crib for cheap, and I even created a some custom wooden letters to make his room as unique as possible! Then I made this fun barn wood wall art!
Nursery Decorating Ideas 2 Letters for Baby RoomNursery Wall Art
Then we had the angry bird pinata that my brother Phil and his amazing wife Aubrey made for our family party!!  I also gave some fun yard sale tips to teach you how to advertise successfully for a yard sale.
Angry Bird Pinatayard sale sign tips  
I made this fun owl pillow too! Owl pillow 1
The DIY turquoise mirror was definitely one of my all time favorite projects! I wish the pictures would do it justice!! It is MASSIVE and makes a huge statement in my entryway.
 Turquoise Mirror Turquoise Decorative Mirror
Making picture frames out of old chairs was a fun project too!

DIY Picture framegarage sale chairs

We also launched our GLAZING FURNITURE video tutorials to help you glaze furniture with more confidence!glazing furniture video part one glazing furniture video
Painting furniture a bright color is one of my FAVORITE things to do, and painting my daughter’s desk pink was a fun project!
pink furnitureThe Wilding Wall Bed was a definite highlight of our year! We have visitors a lot since we live in St. George, Utah (a place where people like to come and enjoy the warm weather).
Wilding Wall BedWall Bed Murphy bed
Our backyard was a big project in 2011 too! Our DIY inground trampoline instructions was a hit!
DIY inground trampoline instructions
Making a fun lamp out of Christmas ornaments was a blast too!

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My cute hubby brought me these chairs and I had fun transforming them into my style!
intricate chair glazed chair
The backyard was a HUGE project that took a lot of our time and resources this spring. It was a lot of fun to have a finished backyard!landscape rockWe even made a flagstone pathway so that I could walk barefoot through the rock areas! backyard flag stone pathway
After our backyard was finished, we had time to start refinishing furniture again! I refinished this birdie hall tree for my friend Jo! Then I made a fun Christmas wreath out of burlap!
Refinishing FurnitureChristmas Wreath 2              
The DIY diamond tufting tutorial was one of the hardest tutorials of the year. But, I learned a lot. diamond tuftingThe blogger behind the blog series was a highlight for me because I got to learn a lot from some MAJOR blogging stars. Blogger behind the blog copy We also added molding in our living room/kitchen area in our home! It added a lot of character! DIY molding In October, we shared all of our pumpkin carving secrets since we are freaks and carve around 80 pumpkins every year! pumpkin carving instructions

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We also reupholstered this yellow wing back chair and made these fun quatrefoil wall art panels!

Week of Chairs was really fun too! Check out Day 1.Refinishing Furniture_thumb[6] Day 2
refinishing furniture 1_thumb[4] Day 3Refinishing furniture 4_thumb[6] Day 4refinishing furniture 5_thumb[2] Day 5
Reupholstering furniture_thumb[2] Using old windows is also fun to give some old character and charm!
Old windows
Making HUGE Christmas ornaments was also fun this year!! And last but not least, the DIY pot rack from a coffee table was also a fun transformation!

Outdoor Christmas Decorations_thumb[4]kitchen pot rack_thumb

As you can see, 2011 was a busy and productive year around here at the All Things Thrifty headquarters! I hope you had a great year, and we look forward to showing you the projects we have in the works!
xoxo, Brooke


  1. says

    So many amazing projects! I'm exhausted just thinking about all that work! :) Your home is seriously gorgeous – love your style!

  2. The Yoder's Four says

    You are one BUSY woman!!! And to have done all that with a new baby!!! Amazing! Love everything you did! :)

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