Tuesday, December 28, 2010


It is the end of 2010 already, and time to review our favorite projects for the year! Here are mine in no particular order.

We found this old commercial-type cupboard with sliding doors at an auction, and knew that with its dimensions it would be perfect to house our TV in the living room. This is not our primary TV watching area, so the sliding doors were a bonus. Unfortunately, this cupboard was a mess and had been in a barn for many years. It cleaned up well, and has become a favorite!

I love to find thrifted Ralph Lauren wool skirts, and transform them into pillows.

I've waited several years to be able to have this green vinyl chair recovered professionally.
I love the new red upholstery!

I also waited several years to trade out my old china cupboard for something I liked better. We found this one that needed refinishing. After Bob refinished it, I lined the inside with fabric.
I love the details!
The project that was probably the most fun was the building of the tree house in our backyard. I had nothing to do with it, but Wyatt and his Papa sure had fun.

He was one happy boy when it was done!
I finally found an alabaster lamp in my price range after looking for a long time. It needed a new shade, so I purchased a self-adhesive one and covered it with my favorite toile fabric that I had bought 10 years ago from a French vendor.
We refinished and recovered a $2 chair purchased at an auction.
I love a pretty paisley fabric.
And finally, I made some red wool pillows from bargain fabric and estate-sale velvet ribbon for the living room.
I'll be joining the following parties to wrap up 2010. Please check out these hostesses for a plethora of inspiration.

for Top Ten Projects of 2010
for the Boring to Better party


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So many great projects. Love the cupboards and that chair went from looking like trash to a brand new chair. Thanks for linking up!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Dear Sally,
May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Marilyn said...

You two are certainly talented, busy people. Love the refinished furniture pieces with your personal touches.

Also, I just saw your trees and love the one with red ornaments for each year of your married life!

Best wishes for a Happy, healthy New Year. ♥♫

Kathy said...

Sally, I love seeing all the beautiful transformations! I love your China cabinet-Wow -the chairs you had redone are so pretty and I love the surprise pictures at the end with your husband and grandson -priceless!
Thanks for sharing your ideas -
Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Sally I enjoyed seeing your wonderful 2010 projects!

Happy New Year!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, what wonderful projects! You and your hubby are very inspiring! I love all of your pretty cabinets!!
Hope you had a Merry Christmas and here's wishes for a very Happy New Year!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sally! I am still so impressed by your upholstering skills...fabulous! Great projects! Happy New Year!...hugs...Debbie

SavannahGranny said...

Such awesome accomplishments. I especially love the plaid pillow and the tree house. Oh, heck, they were all fantastic. Happy New Year, Ginger

Jacqueline said...

You have some wonderful projects here! LOVE the pillows! Your cabinets are wonderful too, and of course the collection of transferware is FABULOUS! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a good word!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sally, what wonderful projects you had this past year.. I loved seeing the smiling face of one happy little boy in his new fort??? Treehouse??? I'm wondering what he's calling it..lol
From our home to yours Happy New Year! hugs ~lynne~

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sally...

My friend, all of your projects turned out beautifully! I'm not sure if I remember seeing your new china cabinet...it's gorgeous! The wood and mouldings are really pretty! And...I love both of your newly refinished chairs! Ohhh...and all of your beautiful pillows...soo very pretty!

Well my friend, it just doesn't seem possible that we are about to see a new year in! I wanted to come by to wish you and your sweet family a blessed and Happy New Year! It has been such a blessing to get to know you...and to actually get to meet, Sally! Thank you for your friendship!!!

It sounds like we are finally going to get some snow tomorrow! I think we've only had two snows all winter and they didn't really amount to much! Russell had to go out and water our trees last weekend because things are so dry here! I welcome the snow but it sounds like we may have blizzard conditions...lots of high wind expected as well!

Warmest wishes and Happy New Year!
Love ya,

bj said...

You had some great projects..
Mr. Sweet built our grands a tree house almost exactly like that one. I need to find the photos.
Happy New Year, Sally girl.
xo bj

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, you were really one busy lady. Love it all. The pillows are fabulous and the tree house is wonderful. I really love the chairs that you recovered, they are just fabulous.

I hope you have a very Blessed New Years. Hugs, Marty

Chatelaine said...

I absolutely love that Ralph Lauren pillow. Great job on all your projects. Oh to be that handy!