December 28, 2010

Top Projects of 2010

I wanted to join the party and share a few projects I did in 2010.    Some are still in the “pending” stage (i.e. not quite complete) but hopefully they will get finished in the new year.

Okay, starting in January, I did a fun little project using two of my favorite mediums, monograms and drop cloths!     I ironed our initial to two dining room chairs that needed a little TLC.


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I also started working on a couple of pieces of furniture in my sunroom and did get them done but for the life of me I can’t decide on a wall color so the room is still in limbo.  


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I don’t think you can count this as a project unless you count it as getting my wall planters planted last spring…..springtime in Alabama….the best time of year!


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Oh, now here’s a project I really had fun working on and I love the way it turned out….my guest room “Guest Cottage” sign.   It hangs over my daughter’s bed in her old room.


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As the summer wore on, I was “commissioned” to decorate my granddaughter’s bedroom as she was getting a new baby brother in August.    DIL was going to move McKinley out of her old nursery into the children’s den across the hall and put the new baby in her OLD room.    We are 95% done with McKinley’s room but I’ve not finished her bed yet nor made drapes for the room.    However, I did get this cute oversized frame ready to hang over her bed (if I ever get the bed refinished!)




And here’s what we have done so far in her bedroom.    This photo was taken right after we finished painting and before her furniture was moved in.   I will post pics when we get it all done….it is really a sweet little room.   My inspiration was from Melaine at My Sweet Savannah….when I first saw her daughter’s bedroom a few years ago, I fell in love with it.   She has completely redecorated it now as that daughter is getting a little older but McKinley is only 5 and I think she’ll be fine in this room for a while.


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Then we got started on baby brother’s room.    We have got to add chair rail all around and a few other touch ups.     How is it that projects are never ending?    These grandchildren live  1 1/2 hours away and it’s hard to get everyone off work long enough to finish!


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I tried my hand at making little slipcovers for my ladder back chairs.   They turned out okay but “someday” I’m going to redo the bottom ruffles….my first try at making them and you can tell I don’t know what I’m doing!


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That about wraps it up for 2010.    A few other little things here and there but nothing spectacular like a lot of other blogs I’ve seen.   I really want to tie up loose ends on the unfinished projects and then I have two rooms that are going to get a complete makeover…..son’s old room and the sunroom (just as soon as I decide on a paint color!)

I’m linking to Kim’s party at Savvy Southern Style and her Boring to Better Wednesdays.


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There are a lot of great projects featured at Rhoda’s so be sure to check them out.




Ya’ll have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love the slipcovers and the monogram seats...I need to try doing these two. Happy New Year!!!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great projects. Are we ever really through. Thanks for linking to my party. Could you please add a link to my party. Thanks so much!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Judy, I love what you got done, Those slipcovers & drapes are so gorge. Thanks for linking up. Happy new year, friend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, I love that cover you have on your chairs in the last picture! That is just lovely, Judy!

Chris Kauffman said...

Those slips look so familiar and you did a great job.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Judy, You had a busy year! All of the projects turned out great. I especially love the chair slips.

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