My Top Projects for 2010

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality is hosting a “Top Projects 2010” party.  I thought it would be fun to recap some of my favorite projects of the year.

Where to start?  We completed one of the biggest projects in our married lives in 2010, a new driveway.  There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t admire it and truly appreciate that we were able to have this work done for our home.  You can also see another favorite project in the picture below, a new Chippendale door.

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In 2011 we will have a green lawn thanks to a newly installed irrigation system and we’ll work more on the landscaping.

Extending one of our flowerbeds was another favorite project.  I love having more planting space and I also love to look at my flowers when I sit on our patio.

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I learned to use power tools this year, thanks to Mr. SP.  My first project was a tree to hold my Swarovski snowflakes.

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Mr. SP let me back into his shop in March to make a knock-off handbag.

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4th of July required another workshop invasion to make this centerpiece.

 

We stenciled a wall in our family room in August.  I intend to extend the stencil out a bit in 2011 and Mr. SP intends to replace his handcrafted TV cabinet with something else.

 

Projects slowed down for me once school started.  I managed to craft school pride bracelets out of tennis balls just in time for football season.

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Getting better at tennis is an ongoing project for me.  In October my bestie and I came oh so close to winning our division of a charity tournament.

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At the end of November I crafted a Pottery Barn knock-off garland that I’ve really enjoyed this holiday season.

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The way it goes for me is always a project, never enough time.  I hope you’ll join me in 2011 for another year of project fun!

Comments

  1. That was a fun look back at your 2010 projects. I’m so glad Mr. SP let you use his power tools. Are you in love with them (the tools that is) or not?

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

  2. So many fantastic 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!

  3. Very cool stencil…love that! I’m impressed with your use of power tools, Paula :)

  4. You had some wonderful projects, Paula!! :) I think out of everything, I’d have to say the stenciling and the PB garland are my faves!!

  5. Looks like you got a good bit done this year. ps. your the first blogger that plays tennis i have met. yippee!!! this spring i hope to jump back in and start playing again. I can’t wait!!

  6. Hi, Paula, what fun projects! That handmade purse is so neat & I love your Christmas garland, your house looks like a postcard. Thanks for joining in! Oh, I have that stencil too & have some plans for it soon, love it!

  7. that stenciled wall looks fab! can’t wait to see what 2011 holds.

  8. Paula, you were one busy girl in 2010. I don’t think I ever say the knock off purse but its fabulous!

  9. I enjoyed seeing your projects…it may have inspired one or two of my own. Carla

  10. Some great projects, Paula! However…that driveway!…fabulous! and such a labor of love! I just added pavers around the edge of my patio and it took me forever! lol Happy New Year to you and your family!…hugs…Debbie

  11. Your home is darling! I’m hoping to venture into the power tool world this upcoming year…it can’t be that bad right?

  12. I am surprised that I missed so many of your projects! They are all great. I love the stenciling, and wow… Power tools!

    Best wishes for a New Year of great projects!

    XO,
    Jane

  13. Stopping by from Rhoda’s party! What a great year you had. You have an adorable home!!

    Karen

  14. The driveway looks like it was a huge undertaking. But looks fabulous. I love the wooden tree you made to hang your snowflakes from. It was great fun getting to see some of what you have accomplished over the past year. Here’s to many more projects in 2011.

  15. Hi Paula! Love the look of your beautiful home and the driveway was a big project. Woo Hooness – you can work power tools!!
    You look so cute and very serious in your tennis game!! Look at that gorgeous purse! :)
    Happy New Year and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. Fun review! Your stenciled wall is beautiful and love the color choices. Happy to follow along with you in 2011! Happy New Year!
    Wendy

  17. The driveway looks so good! We really need to have ours redone but I’m shocked each time I get an estimate :) I enjoyed seeing your projects!

    Manuela

  18. Your projects leave me with a bad case of project envy!!! Your are truly so talented I stay in awe.

  19. You’ve had such a busy year! I love all of your projects. How did I miss the knock-off handbag? Very cool! The best project was your new driveway landscaping stuff. GORGEOUS! Straight out of a magazine!

  20. Your home is just adorable. It’s like a Christmas post card. I love it!

  21. This was a really fun post to read, Paula! I didn’t know you at the beginning of 2010, so it was fun to see some projects from early in the year. You should be really proud of all that you accomplished this year. Now I’m going to try to emulate you and set some goals for 2011!

  22. Your home is so cute. Is that a screened in porch on the right? I love it! You’ve accomplished so much in a year. Happy New Year!

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