2018 Year in Review

In this post: A 2018 Year in Review

Knick of Time 2018 Year in Review

I’ve got to admit that 2018 has probably been one of the toughest years of my life.  I spent the first few months going to therapies after my stroke.  In other ways, it was a really good year.

Now on to a round-up of my posts and projects.

In January, I shared a Repurposed Window Stocking Hanger that I wasn’t able to share in December due to the stroke.

rustic farmhouse pallet wood and repurposed wooden window Christmas stockings hanger

I also shared my three featured projects in Farmhouse Style magazine HERE.

Country Sampler Farmhouse Style magazine

In February, I shared a Superfood Breakfast Smoothie that I continue to drink several times a week.  It’s so delicious and healthy.

Fight high blood pressure with this breakfast smoothie that tastes amazing and is loaded with the potassium which reduces the effects of sodium in the body.

I also painted and stenciled an antique dresser with my Fresh Flowers stencil that can be purchased HERE.

You can see the full post and other supplies I used HERE.

The first project in March was a super easy stenciled DIY Farmers Market Canvas Shopping Bag.

How to stencil on burlap to make a reusable grocery shopping tote bag with Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils #knickoftime #vintagesignstencils # burlap #DIY

I also shared several recipes.  First was a Carrot Pineapple Banana Smoothie that I love to make in the morning.

Carrot Pineapple Banana Sunrise Breakfast Smoothie

My favorite project in March was an old door that my husband and I repurposed into an entryway bench.  You can see how we did it HERE.

DIY Repurposed door farmhouse entryway bench

Another recipe I shared was my delicious glazed lemon poppy seed bread.  The recipe is HERE.

And another recipe I shared was for Strawberry Banana Muffins that are an easy make-ahead breakfast or snack.

March ended with my Costa Rican vacation with my daughter and youngest son.  You don’t want to miss reading about that adventure HERE.

Costa Rica River Tubing

In April, I had spring fever big time!  First I made a Repurposed Headboard Farmhouse Flower Planter.

Repurposed Headboard Junk Garden Flower Planter

I followed that up with Lavender Rosemary Essential Oil Soap.

Handmade Lavender Rosemary Essential Oil Soap Recipe

Next, we turned our attention to remodeling one of our bathrooms and I shared how we installed wood plank walls and ceiling.  Read about that project HERE.

How to add Farmhouse Style Wood Plank Walls and Ceiling in a Farmhouse Bathroom

June was a really fun month with lots of projects but I kicked it off with a huge round-up of 130 recipes all featuring lemons.  You can find all of them HERE.

I also became an independent designer with Chalk Couture and my first project was a patriotic sign for the 4th of July.  You can see that project with a video HERE.

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Patriotic USA Shape Sign

I was in full blown gardening mode in June, so I shared a farmhouse sink potting bench made with our old kitchen sink. You can see that project HERE.

Farmhouse style potting bench backyard patio garden

I also made some repurposed bottle citronella oil lamps for camping or picnics.  That project is HERE.

Repurposed Glass Bottles Turned Into Citronella Candles

July was also busy and I started out by sharing our Farmhouse bathroom remodel.  I’m still totally in love with it.  See the whole space HERE.

Cozy Light Bright Rustic Modern Farmhouse DIY Bathroom Remodel by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

Then it was time to show my Secret Garden Patio Reveal!

Farmhouse Secret Garden Patio | knickoftime.net

My last project in July was making a set of Explore More DIY Enamel Mugs.

Chalk Couture Explore More Set DIY Enamel Camping Mugs by Knick of Time knickoftime.net

I started August sharing a Christmas Tree Farm Christmas Sign.

Chalk Couture Christmas Tree Farm Transfer Canvas Christmas Sign by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

We all know about the dog days of summer, so I shared a roundup of Freezer Meal Recipes for National Lazy Day.

Delicious Make-Ahead Freezer Meals Recipes Roundup from Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

Then I shared 10 Ways to Give New Life to Old Books.

Repurposed Book Projects by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

My last post in August was 29 Delicious, Easy Icebox Cake Recipes.

In September, I worked hard at my Chalk Couture business.  I made some new Fall Farmhouse Decor featuring my favorite Vintage Truck.

How to Chalk the Layered Chalk Couture Fall Pumpkins in the Vintage Truck on Wood Scrap by Knick of Time |knickoftime.net

I made two more Harvest Festival Signs as well.

New Fall Farmhouse Decor: Chalk Couture Wood Sign by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

I challenged myself to do a 15 Days of Chalking Series.  The first project was a bunch of cute Halloween Treat Bags.

Project #2 was a Mountains Are Calling DIY Chalkboard Sign.

Nature Mountains Quote Chalkboard Wall Art by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

#3 was a Thanksgiving Sign.

Easy DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign: In all things give thanks | Chalking Series,Part 3 | knickoftime.net

#4 was a Farmhouse Style Ikea DIY Towel.

#5 was a No Drama Llama Painted Sign. Chalk Couture No Drama Llama Painted Sign by Knick of Time

#6 was a Fall Leaves Farmhouse Window Frame.

Fall Leaves Farmhouse Window Frame Decor by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

#7 was two DIY Kitchen Gift Ideas.

#8 was a Have Courage Inspirational Double-Sided Sign.

Chalk Couture Have Courage Inspirational Double-Sided Sign by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

#9 was Upcycled Dollar Tree DIY Halloween Glass Jars.

Make super cute Upcycled Dollar Tree DIY Halloween Glass Jars that are so easy even kids can do it! | knickoftime.net

For #10 I showed How to Make a DIY Vintage Truck DIY T-Shirt.

How to Make a DIY Vintage Truck DIY T-Shirt: Chalking Series, Project 10

#11 was a Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Chalkboard Sign.

Make this Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Chalkboard Sign! It's easy with a Chalk Couture Christmas Cheer transfer. Project by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

#12 was a DIY Scripture Sign.

#13 was DIY Christmas Gift Tins.

Galvanized Christmas DIY Gift Basket Buckets and Tins to make! | knickoftime.net

#14 was DIY Wood Christmas Gift Tags.

Easy Diy Wood Christmas Gift Tags. They do double duty as tie-ons for gifts and can also be used as ornaments! Learn how at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

#15 was a Christmas Cookie Sheet Upcycled Sign.

Create this adorable Christmas Cookie Sheet Upcycled Memo Board! It's super easy with a Chalk Couture adhesive transfer and chalk paint. Learn how at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

Although I was finished with the series, I went on to make a Home for the Holidays Christmas Sign & Placemats.

Make these two super easy Christmas projects to celebrate that there's No place like home for the holidays! at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

By then I was ready to take a break from Chalk Couture projects, so I made a Pallet Wood Christmas Noel Sign.

DIY Pallet Wood Christmas Noel Sign by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

My break didn’t last long because I just had to make a DIY Christmas Jingle Bells Shadow Box …

2018 Year in Review

… and a Reversible Farmhouse DIY Wood Tray or Sign.

ather & Grateful Words Reversible Wood Stained Holiday Tray by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

The last project of 2018 was a Tea Towel Display Shelf Christmas Upcycle.

Thrift Store Tea Towel Display Shelf Christmas Upcycle by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

That’s a wrap for 2018.  See you in 2019!

Vaya con Dios,


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  1. So glad to hear how well you are doing, you certainly were productive in 2018 with lots of great creations.

    Hope you have a happy, healthy and creative new year.

  2. You accomplished so much in 2018, Angie! Wishing you a wonderful 2019!

  3. Wow Angie, I had fallen behind on all your projects and news this year. I didn’t even know you had a stroke, Thankful to hear you have recovered so well!! ( Julie who commented above is just 1 province away from me and love to follow her too! – so neat ) Will try to stay up with you. I always love your projects.

  4. judy clinard says

    Thanks for all the inspiration Angie, may the New Year be just that!

  5. You had productive year! Looking forward to see your new projects in 2019

  6. Marlene Stephenson says

    You have accomplished a lot this year, enjoyed reading all your blogs and pinning them, thanks ,looking forward to lots more ideas. Happy New Year!

  7. Wow!!! I didn’t know about your stroke— and look at all you’ve accomplished this year! Amazing! So many neat, lovely things. I’m intrigued by Chalk Couture, but I don’t currently have time for a new adventure! Maybe sometime….

  8. Angie, I loved looking through all your 2018 projects and posts. I discovered that I had missed several! How is that possible? You are one of my all-time favorite bloggers. So I will have to go back and read those I missed.

    I have a question, though. In the post about the green-painted dresser you show a botanical print on the wall above the finished dresser. Where is that from? Is it a downloadable print from your shop, or from somewhere else. I really like it and would love to have/make one for myself. If you don’t mind sending me information on it I would be grateful.

    I hope the new year brings you all kinds of joys, much peace, health, and plenty of fun! Happy New Year!

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