Thursday, December 27, 2012

Reflections of 2012

I can't believe that 2012 is coming to an end. It was a exciting year for me moving into a new home and a new state. In February of 2012, we moved into our new home in Beaufort, SC.

The exterior of the home was painted and the back screened porch. White picket fence was also powered washed and painted a fresh coat of white paint.

Before Photo (taken with phone)
See old posting of painting of exterior of home here.

After Photo

You can also check out the before and after photos of the porch project here.

Before Photo


After Photo

Since the home was only 8 years old and in mint shape, there were no really big updates that were needed at the time. However, there were some small, cosmetic projects that were completed. We painted the whole downstairs and hallway in a Benjamin Moore (Powell Buff).

Since the first floor is all one room, new Levolor bamboo shades were installed in all windows downstairs which I really love.

See previous posting here for dining room.

See previous posting here for living room.

All new stainless steel appliances were purchased for kitchen. More updates to the kitchen will be coming later (with updated subway tiles back splash). I am so excited.

New furniture was bought from Pottery Barn in living room. The dining room purchases included my new candle chandelier, antique farm table, and new bistro chairs and bench.

A new gallery wall going upstairs to the second floor was also created with my Nancy Thomas artwork. See previous posting here.

And last but not least, I started a small hand-poured soy candle business (Palmetto Wicks) in early October.  I was very busy with it and it was a lot of fun making candles!!  See here.

Hope you had a great 2012 and thanks for visiting!


  1. What a beautiful home. So nice that it didn't need alot of work, just a family and some love.

  2. I always enjoy seeing your lovely home! Happy New Year to you!

  3. Kelly everything turned out beautiful!! I LOVE the after of the outside!!

  4. Hi Kelly,
    Your new home is so lovely!! The colours you have chosen are perfect. You had a very busy year!
    All the Best,

  5. Your home looks beautiful! You achieved quite alot in 2012. Can't wait to see what you'll be up to in 2013!

  6. Love your home and the beauty of the Low Country. I may have to try your candles soon. xo

  7. I absolutely love this home. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings to you and yours in the coming year.

  8. You brought that house to life. I adore the blue porch floor! Happy New Year Kelly!

  9. The front porch look great in that lovely blue mine needs something done to it I should try paint it as it really brighten it up.

  10. I just love your home, Kelly! And the personal touches you have added enhance it's charm ...especially the pretty blue porch floor! Looking forward to more inspiration from you in 2013! ...blessings for the New Year!

  11. You've really made your home come alive with your paint colors and furnishings! I'm looking forward to seeing your new projects for 2013! Happy New Year, Kelly!

  12. Wonderful job mixing old and new together to create your home. I really love your design style!!!

  13. Oh, your home is so charming! I need to see more!

  14. I received one of your candles as a gift and I love it!! Do you sell on line or not?? Let me know,




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