Le Top Ten of 2012

Happy New Year!!!!  Do you have big plans for tonight?  We are having a quiet evening with friends and food, and looking forward to a 2013!

What a year it has been!  2012 literally flew by! I am so grateful to all of you who have stopped by here and supported my blog.  I am so grateful to have had the chance to get to “know” so many of you better this year.  Thank you for humoring me with my “Franglaise” and my penchant for “Le Dumpsters”.

I have so enjoyed reading all the fabulous Top Ten postings.  Here is my version.  Apprécier !

 #1 How to Make Anything Look Like Real Wood, that is glaze, and it works on any surface, even laminate!

Glazed Table dark 3

#2 Trashy Tuesday, if you think it, you will find it.  How I find the  good stuff. 

Wood boxes


#3 Outdoor Living, Redoux Style, my garage panel outdoor wall, changing table turned outdoor dresser and junque Plank Table

Outdoor Patio 2

#4 Le Junque Table, Old Sewing table topped with found scrap wood

Sew table 14

#5 Redoux is in Country Living Magazine!  My Vertical Garden on a Pallet

This was an extra special post for me, my switch to WordPress and the reveal of my blog’s totally new look!

Pots on Wooden Pallet

#6 My Trash is better than your trash.  My curbside finds and makeovers.


Sideboard in Gold


#7 Shut The Front Door, this trash is that good.  Desk find and makeover

Family work area 12

#8 Mixology, two snooty French Dressers and the makeover they received

Dresser and nightstand afer

#9 How to make a Workbench from a Shipping Crate

work bench pallet

#10 The ladders of the Dumpster.  Ladder makeover with CeCe Caldwell’s paints

Cece ladder 1

And finally, “le bonus”……..this project is  technically not from 2012, but it continues to be in my top 4 most viewed posts every day.  Who knew this would be so popular!  It has been repinned at least 120 times now!   Sorry if you saw it recently, last time I will show it!

 Turn a Blah Bookshelf into a Ballards Knockoff

Ballard bookshelf after

Merci!!!!!  I so looking forward to seeing what you have in store to share with me next year.  Happy 2013!


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  1. says

    I admit, I am in love with all of your transformations. I am so glad to have found your blog this year … what an amazing year you’ve had. I could sit in your outdoor space all day … and swoon over the scrap wood topped sewing table!! 2013 is going to find us moving to a new location. Nothing like starting the year off with a bang!! Happy New Year to you and yours!!

  2. says

    Hi! Hopped over from the Cowgirl up Party. LOVE your stuff! (And the “my trash is better than your trash” brag. LOL.) Especially love the Ballard-ish bookcase. Great work.

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