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2014 in Review: The Best of the Year | Join us as we bring you back through the year of our most popular projects and their posts from 2014!

I can’t believe it’s already time to do a “2014 in Review” post! 2014 has brought so many changes in both my real life and my blog life- it’s impossible to sum them up into one post! However, I want to do my best to take you through a recap of my first year of blogging more regularly, and share some of the best posts of the year! Thank you so much for joining me for 2014, and I look forward to everything 2015 will bring- starting with (hopefully VERY soon) the birth of our little girl!

The Pantry2014 in Review: The Best of the Year | Join us as we bring you back through the year of our most popular projects and their posts from 2014!

Although we finished the pantry in the spring of 2013, the pantry still ruled in 2014- both the initial reveal and the recap of the organizing mistakes that I corrected a year later! It was the very first DIY project we completed in this house and continues to be a very popular post on Pinterest and elsewhere. It’s a great space- it’s easy to keep organized!

The Kitchen

We finally finished our DIY Kitchen Remodel in February. It was by far our largest project to date, but it was without a doubt our most rewarding! It was also the most controversial- I had exciting features on both Elle Decor and House Beautiful that led to viral exposure of our space, and received hundreds of comments- some very lovely, and others not so much ;)

2014 in Review: The Best of the Year | Join us as we bring you back through the year of our most popular projects and their posts from 2014!

A lot of the controversy was a result of filling in the oak grain and painting solid wood cabinets white with a paint sprayer. I happened to find the old oak cabinets to be dated and dark. We are very happy with our new kitchen! We also built a DIY farmhouse-style Kitchen Island and I gave it a knock-off Restoration Hardware gray-wash finish. I have continued to decorate and add farmhouse character to the room in the past year. We are about to enter the next phase of the renovation with new dark rustic/handscraped hickory floors, trim at the bottom of the cabinets, recessed LED ceiling lights, and interior organization. I can’t wait to share the changes!

The Powder Room

2014 in Review: The Best of the Year | Join us as we bring you back through the year of our most popular projects and their posts from 2014!

Last spring we focused on updating our first-floor half-bath, which I call the Powder Room. It is the bathroom that anyone visiting will use and it’s right off of the kitchen. I considered it a priority to make it a nice space.

2014 in Review: The Best of the Year | Join us as we bring you back through the year of our most popular projects and their posts from 2014!

We built a knock-off Pottery Barn vanity and gave it a gray-brown stain to compliment the granite vanity top that had already been in the space. It’s one of my favorite pieces of all time!

Summer2014 in Review: The Best of the Year | Join us as we bring you back through the year of our most popular projects and their posts from 2014!

We were a bit burnt out by two such large projects, but over the summer we managed to build a Farmhouse dining table for my Mom.

Fireplace Remodel Part 1

We also completed the first part of our Fireplace Remodel. In 2015 we plan on adding built-ins to each side and planking behind the TV, but it is already a huge improvement! We have made quite a few exciting changes to the living room that I will be sharing in 2015.

Seeing it laid out like this it is crazy how far we’ve come on our Renovation List!

But there’s never a dull moment around here:

  • I have a brand new Mudroom to reveal to you soon.
  • Also, the living room changes that I mentioned above!
  • Our new Master Bedroom is in its final stages.
  • We will be pulling baby girl’s nursery together in the coming weeks.
  • Our big flooring project is about to begin…
  • Somewhere in the mix, I will be giving birth to the baby girl mentioned above ;)

It’s a crazy life, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! I can hardly wait to see what 2015 brings!

If you’d like to see more of our projects, please check out our Project Gallery and Home Tour!

2014 in Review

Some of my favorite friends are sharing their years in review today too and these ladies have had amazing years! You won’t want to miss out on their best posts, so be sure to hop around and check them out!

Rachel- Maison de Pax | Jamie- So Much Better with Age | Jenna- Rain on a Tin Roof | Chelsea- Making Home Base | Abby- Just a Girl and Her Blog

Jen- Migonis Home | Nina- Everyday Enchanting | April- House by Hoff | Krista- The Happy Housie | Sarah- Life on Virginia Street

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Nina is the owner & designer of Nina Hendrick Design Company and the Nina Hendrick blog. Along with her husband Mack, she is chronicling the journey of transforming their builder-grade 80s colonial into a modern day New England dream home. Nina and Mack live in the suburbs of Boston with their three children and golden retriever Lucy.

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All beautiful transformations! Your kitchen especially looks totally amazing. You have replaced dark colors to lovely shades of white so elegantly. Actually, I love them all :)

I totally agree with Sarah, everything you touch is perfection! I remember first seeing your stunning bathroom on Pinterest and being completely floored and that kitchen is to die for!! Happy New Year, Nina! I know it will be a great year for you! xo

Wow, you’ve had a great year, girl! Love your kitchen.
Hugs, Jamie

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So many amazing posts, Nina! I’m always completely obsessed with your kitchen…I can’t believe anyone would say anything negative about it. They must have horrible taste. ;)

Everything you touch is perfection! I am especially drooling over your kitchen remodel this year. Blessings to you and your family for an amazing 2015!

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Ahhh you had so many great projects, Nina (best of all the little one about to be born!). I can’t believe anyone would give you grief about that gorgeous, stunning kitchen. I’m in love with it and CANNOT wait to see the new flooring everywhere!

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What amazing changes and projects you have shared this year Nina!! I love how your home is looking – such a beautiful space!! I look forward to seeing what you have to share in 2015:)

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