Thursday, January 14, 2010

Top 10 in '09

Here it is! My anthology post for 2009!

I've loved seeing these on other blogs, so I thought I'd share my own. (and throw a party so everyone else could, too!)
These are my 10 favorite posts from last year :)

10. I have a tie for #10...is that a cheat?
My $5 lamp

 

Because it taught me to to look twice at brass! What a transformation!
and...
My Candlesticks -
 

because a Pottery Barn knock off this good has never been this cheap!

9. My Front Door
 

Every time I hang a new holiday wreath on my front door I'm glad I painted it black!

8. My daughters bedroom


It took weeks to complete and my 7 year old can't keep it clean to save her life - but on the rare occasions that I clean it up it makes me smile :)

7. The Swing Set


It felt like it cost a fortune and took a year to complete - and it was SO worth it.

6. My sons bedroom


I didn't want him to be a big boy, but he really was. A bunch of fun projects, culminating in a room redecoration made the transition a lot easier for me.

5. Porch Bench


I actually talked my sweet, handsome, indulgent husband into building this for me...but I conceived the idea! And it gives the front porch so much character!

4. Laundry Room
 

The after is SO MUCH BETTER than the before, I couldn't love it any more.



I did this project before I was blogging, so my before and after pictures are pretty lacking, but the transformation was really rewarding. Even better, I LOVE the piece in my house - it's like it was made to live with me.



This project was also done before I started blogging, so the post is a bit lacking. Our front room is so much more attractive and usable now, though, that I had to put it near the top.



This was a huge undertaking, and it was worth every second of work.
I followed it up by building a bench a week later.

They were my biggest DIYs of the year, they are the things I've used the most, and they are what I've been the most proud of.

There it is - my top 10! Can't wait until next years post :)

7 comments:

Jeanette said...

You did great! The lamp is amazing. I did not know you could paint brass.

The Girl Creative said...

Ahhh, yes. I remember that table. I think that was one of the first posts of yours that I read........and it obviously hooked me. I'm such a fan. :)

Reynie said...

I spent 2009 creating a baby but I hope now that she is getting older I can get back to creating some new projects! Your list is inspiring! I love the candle holders!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

You had a good and productive year!! Great projects. It's fun to see all of them in one post.

Kimberly said...

I love the candles! I have about 2 million brass candle sticks. Can't wait to try out what you did! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to 2010.

Anny said...

I think I love the door most :D

Dawn said...

What a fabulous list - look at all that accomplishment! My favorites are the candlesticks and the lamp, followed closely by the black door. If I didnt already love my dark red door, I would run, not walk, to paint it black!

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