Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Favorite Projects of 2009

I was just over at Rhoda’s and saw that she is having a linky party for our favorite projects of the last year.  Sounds like fun!

Here we go, with some of my favs:

Back in March, I used garage sale shutters as art in my master bathroom.


In April, I created a homemade version of ceramic alphabet balls using ping pong balls.  Can U find the one I made?  Do U need a hint?


April still, and I painted these numbered locker baskets.


In June, I redid the chair that sits at the computer desk.  Full disclosure:  the linen fabric has not held up well to constant use, and is in shreds.  I’ll be replacing it again soon.


In July, my sister reupholstered a couple of chairs for me using drop cloths.


In September, I helped my friend Dixie create a display of white dishes.


In November, I made apothecary jars.


And some pillows from thrift store clothing.


Finally, in December I made monogrammed vases.


And hand-tinted vintage prints.  (Some have questioned why you would bother to do this when you could just print it out in color.  Well, for one, I rarely have colored ink.  Secondly, I think it looks very cool hand-done!)


It was fun to go back and realize how much I have done over the year.  Can’t wait to see yours!


Rue said...

Great projects! Those chairs covered with drop cloth are fantastic!! I think I need to try it myself :)


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I hadn't seen your bathroom photo...that looks amazing, Holly!!! :)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You were very busy last year in your home and you friend's homes! Those are all great projects! I really love the apothecary jars you made.


Lucy Marie said...

I recognized most of these projects but I must have missed seeing you post about the monogrammed vases? They are so cool! Love them.

Christina said...

How did I miss your post on the shutters over your bathtub. This is fabulous! Love the blue color too.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Looks like you had a great year. That are some amazing projects. I love the numbered locker baskets, so simple yet so good looking. And of course your apothecary jars, but I think I commented on that post before.
Have fun with your projects in 2010!

Veronica King: aka Queen Vee said...

Very inspiring! I especially love the monogrammed vases. Very classy!

Love the blog, BTW!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Holly, you got a LOT done! I love all your projects, very creative. I remember those ping pong balls & many of the others. Those monogrammed vases are really cute. Thanks for joining in & for all your great comments. It's been a fun year!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your projects. Thanks for taking us back through them again. Very creative:-)


Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

How did I miss the shudders? Love them! I've seen the rest of your fab projects and am still envious of your pillows and reupholstered chairs. Perhaps this should be the year that I vow to learn to sew? Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment earlier :).

Blessings in 2010!

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

I love everything! I can't wait to come back and look around when I have more time! said...

Hi Holly!
I love the pillow so much. I made a sweater one too this past year out of a purse... I am a no sew kind of gal so this was pretty easy!
Oh and the vases are wonderful too as is everything else!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog it is so nice to meet you
Many blessings

::cottage instincts:: said...

You been busy this year, girl! I've only been doing the decor blog thing since August, so it's been fun to see all the projects you did before I started following.

LOVE those shutters! And I'm doing some similar apothecary jars soon. They look awesome :)

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

What great projects! Each one is really good. I especially love the monogrammed vases and apothecary jars. Nice job!


sweetjeanette said...

Wow! The projects kept getting better and better!!! I loved the pillows repurposed from clothing, loved your apothacary jars, loved locker basket idea, loved... oh my, I just loved 'em all!

Tracy Suzanne said...

You've had a creative year. I can't wait to see what 2010 brings.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Autum said...

Wow, you had a great year! I love the pillows and the apothecary jars. Nice work!!