Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Best Projects of 2010!

I'm participating in:

The Lettered Cottage

Top Projects 2010 at Southern Hospitality

Here are my favorite projects of 2010! I'm so glad these parties gave me a little nudge to reflect back on what I've been able to accomplish in my home this year, especially since I was feeling badly about not posting as often as some bloggers do. I've realized that what I lack in frequency, I think I make up for in content! Without further ado, here are my faves from the last year...

I made this slipcover:

I slipped this coffee table:

I made new pillows and finally wrote out a tutorial for slipcovering sofas and chairs (which may have taken longer than actually sewing the slipcover!)

I used a ledge shelf to make a simple wall mounted charging station:

I turned this clementine crate...

into this little footstool:

I revamped my sewing/craft area from this (eek):

to this!

and took my daughters' bathroom from this:

to this:

I copied these Ballard pillows:

and came up with these:

I made this prayer wall art for my daughters' room for less than $5!

I slipcovered this chair for my dear friend. Before:


I wasn't thrilled with the state of my dining room (before):

but after making more slipcovers, refinishing and reupholstering the side chairs, sewing new drapes, doing lots of painting and faux wainscoting, backing the china cabinet with grasscloth and velvet ribbon and adding some new accessories, I'm in love!

I couldn't take one more day of pink carpet in the "man cave"...

so my hubby helped me lay a great looking and downright cheap (and easy!) peel and stick faux wood floor:

I took my 3-sided fireplace from this pink monstrosity:

to this with the help of spray paint (lots and lots of textured spray paint!)

and then my wonderful dad helped me take it a step further and added this beautiful mantel!

He also built this nice chunky mantel in our basement family room (lots of details on this room including some not-yet-finished projects in the new year!)

and last, but not least, I had a ball decking my halls for Christmas!

I hope you enjoyed my 2010 year in review and I hope you'll come visit me soon!



  1. You really accomplished a lot in 2010. I'm looking forward to your 2011 projects!

  2. What a fantastic projects! There are a few I am tempted to recreate. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

  3. You are the sewing queen! Your slipcovers are amazing. You got so many big projects done that I think we can forgive you for not posting every single day ;)
    How is that vinyl "wood" floor holding up? I have it in my powder room, and it's fine, but I'm considering it for the kitchen, which would get a lot more abuse.

  4. oh my gosh...where to start. your fireplace and the mantle! amazing transformation! your dining room chairs...fantastic! what great projects you undertook!

  5. Wow you really have done a LOT. It's all beautiful. You are doing a great job of making your house into just what you love. The slipcovers are wonderful. Lisa~

  6. You were one bbbbusy girl this year! I so enjoyed reading your post!

  7. Wow, I love those transformations!! Really stunning! Happy New Year!

  8. Honestly, Pam, I think you may have accomplished more in 2010 than just about anyone I know! And to think that you also started a new little life and have been pregnant for a good part of the year--wow! I pray that 2011 will be a wonderful, wonderful one for you and your beautiful family. God bless you all!

  9. It's amazing how much you accomplished in 2010. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2011 and many more great projects.

  10. Wow, I love your projects -- what talent! But really? WHO would ever choose that pink tile-- must have been on clearance!? I'm glad you were able to put that in the past -- it looks GREAT now!


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