Friday, December 31, 2010

Top Projects of 2010

In keeping with some other blogs I've seen, I'm going to list my top 10 projects of 2010.

 We took a cheap craigslist bench that looked like it came from a hotel lobby and made it a cute bench for our (old) kitchen. 
Now that fabric matches nothing in our new house and the bench will be recovered again!

This was the project to start projects for the next thirty-ish years.
And it's a good thing I don't have buckets of money at my disposal.
I'd be buying houses every day. 

Moving with three children, two dogs, and a full-time job is a treat.

This is an ongoing project. 
I love me some craigslist.
We've gotten a ton of great, inexpensive things this year.
Like what?
Eight dining chairs for $80.
An enormous braided rug in like new condition for $40.
The bench in project number 1 for $20.
A desk for $20.
Three matching twin bed headboards for $40.
A hoosier cabinet for $150.
I know there's more, but those are the things I can remember off the top of my head.

 5.  Unpacking

This project is still in progress, but has already added a lot to our kitchen.

I know 2011 will bring us several more projects. . . the biggest will likely be to fence our backyard!

I'm linking to Rhonda's top projects post at Southern Hospitality.

And to A Little Knick Knack's Everything But the Kitchen Sink party. 


Samantha said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for visiting my blog. Just read your post- and I am jealous! Your new 'old' house is a dream of mine. Looks like you had a great year. Happy New Year!

The Pennington Point said...

By golly I think you've done more than anyone else I've read about! Moving is the worst.

You inspire me to get onto Craig's List and see what I can find to remake into something wonderful.

And I LOVE the pictures on the stairs. I remember when you first did that and I'm so glad you showed it again. Lisa~

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I LOVE your house! Love, love, love it! We have an old house, too (1907) but it's not in nearly as great of shape as yours appears to be.

I love the lavendar along the walkway. Are you going to leave it?

I'm a new follower.

Meg said...

Wow, those are some amazing projects. I love the bench and your Craigslist deals are making me swoon. I also love your living room and I'm sort of completely in love with your new house! Thank you so much for sharing!

I just listed a giveaway for an "our nest" sign! Hope you can join in!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Everything you have shown is fabulous! Especially your new home. Love the fabric on the bench...

Happy New Year!


Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

What a great collection of projects!

I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

Katy said...

Just a note to say I love your stairway and the picture frames...I desperately want to do that in my house next. Love the (old) new house!!!