Friday, December 31, 2010

Top Projects and Posts of 2010

Before diving into 2011, I thought it would be fun to take a look back on this past year. It definitely was a busy 365 days filled with numerous projects and house updates. The following are my favorites (in no particular order) from 2010.

Metal Top Table Redo
Using my favorite painting and glazing technique, I transformed a metal top coffee table a friend no longer wanted.

Daughter’s Room Redo
My daughter’s room went from little girl blue and green to big girl pink, tan and gray. Projects included dog silhouettes, embellishing a cork board, creating a marble top side table, and adding ceiling molding.

Dining Room
Paint changed a mismatched group of furnishings – a floor sample clock, thrift store chairs and buffet, and a Craig’s list table – into a cohesive grouping. With the addition of a zig zag rug, Ikat fabric to cover the chairs and a mirror (which has yet to arrive) this space started the year almost empty and finished almost full.

Bye Bye Red Room
We lightened up our red living room by painting it white, removing accessories and adding new curtains. This space is still a work in progress and is on my “to do” list for 2011.

Secrets to Finding Roadside Treasures
Here I shared the three reasons I have been so successful in finding roadside freebies.

Block Printed Pillows
Vintage printing blocks and letters were used to create unique patterns on fabric which were then turned into pillows.

One Dollar Decorating
I found a mismatched group of milk glass vases at the thrift store and created a pretty table and mantle for only one dollar.

My Sewing Machine
The only sewing machine I have ever owned belonged to my Grandmother - proving it does not take a fancy sewing machine to sew!

Worth the Wait
This post highlighted the landscaping transformation our house has gone through since moving in nine years ago. We began with nothing but dirt and have slowly created a yard we are proud to call our own.

So there you have it – the best of Red Door Home 2010. Hope you enjoyed the past year as much as I have. I am looking forward to 2011 and all the great projects and posts the year brings.

I would love to know your favorite post of 2010? What would you like to see more of in 2011?


Anne said...

It was fun to revisit those posts. I've been thinking about printing my own pillow fabric (remember, I'm still on the hunt for perfect fabric ...), so it was a nice coincidence to see you've done a similar project! Happy Near Year!

InMyOwnStyle said...

I also have an old Singer sewing machine and would not trade it in for a new model. It sews beautifully and has helped me transform my home. It was my hubby's grandmothers.

Wishing you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

My best- Diane

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

My singer wasn't THAT was newer and I too got mine from Granny--- wish I still had it!
Your's looks beautiful
Love that settee too!


Thanks for the roundup!! I missed a few of those so I was able to catch up on some of the best!

The Painted Cottage said...

Thanks for the recap of 2010! LOVE the milk glass vases ... they look so great on the tray & on the mantle!

{ The Painted Home } said...

oh, I so love everything on this page!!! Checking into the rug from your daughter's room, perfection, just what I needed! thanks!

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