A Thoughtful Place: Favorite Projects of 2012


Favorite Projects of 2012

One of my favorite parts of approaching a new year, is reflecting upon the one that is coming to an end. While I intend to do much soul searching and goal setting as I try to do each year, I also enjoy looking back at ways in which I have been productive. I think we all feel a sense of accomplishment by checking things off of our lists. It somehow allows us to feel a sense of control over our daily lives. There is no denying I love a good project and often get sucked into them. Whether they were little or large, here is a look back at some of my finished projects from 2012.


{brass cornered frames}


{big boy room reveal}


{rope vases}


{lined shelves}


{gallery wall}



{semi custom headboard}


a thoughtful place

{striped dresser}

reversible table a thoughtful place

{reversible coffee table/game table}

poweder room a thouhtful place

{distressed mirror and powder room updates}


{jewelry nook and custom drapes}

I am so very very grateful for all of you who stop by my blog to browse, read, take a quick glance at photos or even pause to comment. It means so very much to me and I am thankful to each and every one of you. I am excited for the year ahead and all that I have planned for A Thoughtful Place. Happy New Year to you and your families.

c h e e r s !



  1. Wonderful projects Courtney! Blessings for the New Year!!

  2. Such great ideas! I love the fabric-lined shelves. I'm going to try and figure out how to modify this for the built-ins in my family room. Don't think I can use a glue gun directly onto the wall. Looking forward to more ideas in the new year!

  3. so much amazing projects! looking forward to a wonderful new year ~ tons of new projects!

  4. Loved all your projects from this year, Courtney! By the way, what's the name/where did you get that bag that's pictured in the jewelry nook photo? :)

  5. So many gorgeous projects this past year...the big boy reveal is still one of my favorites!! xo

  6. Love it all! Esp. the big boy room. I have a couple pieces of furniture painted that same green;)

  7. I am so in love with the first picture that I had to save it as one of my "things I loooove" for when I finally get to purchase my first home and figure out what my style is. Thanks for being so inspirational! Have a wonderful new year :)

  8. I just love your style! Thanks for providing inspiration through the year!! Happy New Year!

  9. Love them all, but my favorite has to be the big boy's room. I have a soft spot for kids' rooms! Happy New Year!!

  10. So many great projects. I have really enjoyed following along your posts and projects this year. You have a great decorating style that I love! Happy New Year!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  11. Your designs are always so striking! Every single one is fantastic! Happy New Year!

  12. Nice blog... thanks for sharing with us..


  13. I've stopped over at your blog before but never really spent much time reading your older posts until this morning! I became a follower because I love all your posts from last year and am looking forward to your new posts this year. My favorite was the gold frames! Just pinned it! Happy New Year!

  14. You are such an inspiration! So glad you posted this re-cap. Happy New Year to you and your sweet family. I hope you are feeling better.

  15. Phew. So many AWESOME projects. Love this recap....I forgot about the brass frames and the jewelry--both are 2 of my favorites! Planning on doing those brass frames soon!

  16. You have certainly done some absolutely wonderful things this past year...I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the coming year! :)

  17. I love the "brass" cornered frames-- one of the most ingenious little things I saw all year!

  18. You were very productive. I did the same thing this year - looked backward - and saw that I had actually achieved a lot. As soon as I post my comment I am heading to your post on the rope vases. Love them.

  19. You have gorgeous taste and do everything with such style and class. Fun to look at your re-cap. Your striped dresser is one of my favorites. Happy New Year to you and your family Courtney. XO

  20. I also love those picture frames! Happy New Year. See you in a few weeks!

  21. Your projects are amongst the prettiest out there, but what I love most is your ability to do them on such a great budget, and your eye for transforming the typical into amazing. You did so many lovely things this past year!

    Love you!

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