Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Favorite Projects of 2010

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I've got two favorite projects of the year (and let me just say that looking at everybody else's quantity of fabulous accomplishments makes me feel like a bit of a slacker!).
The first is my powder room vanity.  Not to brag, but I really think this was a rare stroke of genius on my part. I'm pretty good at copying things I see, but not the greatest at coming up with unique ideas, and to my knowledge, this is unique. 

For the story behind how I used my great-grandmother's antique mirror to create a "wash stand" out of the builder-grade vanity, see this post.

My other favorite project is my bedroom nightstands.  The one on the left was $10 on craigslist, and the one on the right was $46 at an antique mall.  I painted them both Heirloom White.  I love that they are similar, but not identical.

For befores and afters, and to see the old clunkers they replaced, see this post.  For more of the master bedroom makeover, go here.

What's your favorite project of 2010?


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I loved your vanity makeover!!! That was genius. :) I didn't do a whole lot of makeover type projects this year, but I did like the couple of updates we made to our deck. :)

Country Dreaming said...

Those were cool projecs. Especially the vanity.

Happy New Year.


April Westerhold said...

I am hoping to do more projects this coming year but the one that I am most proud of is re-doing my mother-in-law's buffet. You can see it here:

Sabrina said...

Love both of the projects....I'm a sucker for Heirloom white too. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Paula said...

Both projects are good ones. Using your grandmother's mirror was a very good idea! I must have discovered your blog after this post because it's the first time I've seen this great idea.

My favorite 2010 project was our driveway. It's so nice not to have to weed or mow the driveway like I used to have to do!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Such great projects! You have inspired me to try and recreate a few on my own.

Thank you so very much for sharing.

Have a very Happy New Year!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Holly, love your bath vanity, that is beautiful. And those nightstands are great finds too. the power of paint! thanks for linking up.

Rene said...

I do love a wash stand and what a great way to warm up a bathroom and give it a personality of its own. Those night stands look great too. I have a pair that need work after the holidays.

Happy new year to you!


Karen At Home said...

Stopping by from Rhoda's! I love the bath vanity, so pretty!!! Happy New Year to you!

Scribbler said...

I found you on Rhoda's party -- both your projects are wonderful.