2014: My Favorite Posts

It was nice to have a good break and be with family! I hope you had a great holiday too. 2014 was a busy year of projects in our home and taking care of four little girls. We've lived in our home for almost two years. It's a beautiful builder's grade (the hubs, Steve and I) we are trying to make feel cozy and our style. Here's a recap of some of my favorite projects and posts this year:
                   I gave our sconces a makeover with Rub N' Buff  and love how they turned out.
Steve and I made this frame for our daughter's room. 

In the winter, I was a contestant in the Creating with the Stars contest where Steve and I made this Melrose knock-off table. 

Color Block Dining Room Hutch: A week after the table project, we did a makeover to a dresser/buffet and added a hutch on top painting the whole thing in different shades of blue.
I love how this old tv stand turned into a stylish bar cart. Also, I show how I made this gold leaf mirror. 

Our tween daughter's room turned out to be navy, coral and white. Love it!
                         In the summer, we brightened up our front entry by painting and adding trim.

My sisters and I worked together to create this nautical loft space for our family home on Martha's Vineyard.

                         In the Fall, I got organized the paper clutter by creating a command center on a skinny wall.
Steve and I made these bookshelves out of plywood for Home Depot and organized our home office.
             Our laundry room now feels pretty, and organized with some hooks and built in cabinets.
I made this mirror into a large statement piece for our living room. You won't believe how inexpensive it was to make.
Lastly, this sofa has a long story that will be told soon, but I'm glad she's done! My tips for reupholstering furniture and getting over your fear of it are coming up soon. 

I have to admit, this was a bit therapeutic for me to look back at some of the things that happened this year. If you're new to Right Up My Alley, I hope you'll stick around. Onto new adventures and projects for 2015! It's going to be a good one!


  1. Tracy you have completed some fabulous projects this year and I love how you and your husband work as a team on so many of them!! It's been so much fun to follow along and I'm looking forward to seeing what you're up to in the new year.

    1. Lisa, Happy New Year! You have done some amazing things too this year. Thanks for being such a great support this year!

  2. You've done so much! I love all the projects you've tackled and your home is warm, beautiful and inviting.

    1. Thanks Aubrey! It's been a great year. Lots more projects to tackle.

  3. All your projects turned out beautiful! Great work. I'm excited to see what you'll come up with next!

  4. Tracy, you have had such a busy year. Great job.