Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 Top 10 Projects and a Glimpse into 2011

I was taking a look back at my posts from 2010 and thought I would do a recap of my Top 10 favorite projects in no particular order.
#10 - Pin Keep Box

One of my favorite things is pin keeps. I just can't seem to get enough of them. I made up this 'Pin Keep Box' back in February.

I try to find new ways to use old things whenever I can.
This bowl rack had some humble beginnings as an old bookshelf.

This newly made nesting box was made to look old. I use this aging technique quite often and it seems to work out nicely.

This Whale Tail Candle Sconce was another new project to reflect a time gone by.

This re-purposing project was my favorite from 2010.With the help of my husband, we converted this old factory cart into a coffee table filled with character.
The cart is around 90 years old and has worked hard it's whole life. It now resides in our family room and is being used and loved again.

My husband is a pretty smart and talented guy. He created this lovely gated entrance for our property and it is another one of my favorite things.

I jumped on the Subway Art bandwagon and came up with an old school version - no cricut cutter for me.

Halloween gave me a creative excuse for this Primitive Witch Hat.

A need for a new chair brought about this project. After some much needed refinishing, she is now enjoying a new lease on life.

I ended the year with our Christmas Mantel for 2010 - a blending of old things with a 'Snowy Owl' theme.

With 2011 now here, I am looking forward to sharing many new projects. I am leaning towards a lighter pallet and 'all shades of white' are my color choices of the moment.  Using antiques and vintage objects when I can, or recreating them when I can't. There is never enough time in the day to complete all the projects that dance through my head, but a girl can dream.

Linking up to the following parties:

The DIY Show Off
Best of Tickled Pink at 504 MainIts So Very Cheri

Until next time ~ Suzanne. Print Friendly and PDF


  1. i am fairley new to your blog and i am quite impressed with alot of what you posted today....did you do any tutors on any of your projects?

  2. What wonderful eye candy- thans so much!

  3. Oh... what awesome projects, Suzanne. I absolutely adore the cart coffee table. I love that style! I'm impressed with how you've repurposed ordinary objects to be beautiful and useful pieces for your home. Love the bowl rack, too. Genius! I've been wanting to make a plate rack so this was good inspiration. You'll have to share where you found your French Script fabric.

    Hope you're off to a great New Year! xxx

  4. Wow! That factory cart coffee table transformation is amazing!


  5. I can't wait, Suzanne! You just know I'll be following along to see what you come up with next.

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  6. I love your top 10 projects, especially the cart coffee table and your wonderful gate. It looks like your husband is as talented as you are!!!

  7. I am proud to say I was there when you were blogging almost every one of those projects. =] My very favorite of all is the factory cart! I don't show my husband very many things I see on blogs but I had to show him that post. He, like me, absolutely LOVED it! I've been on the lookout for old railroad carts and the cheapest I have come across is $550. I won't give up though.

    I have really enjoyed following your blog this past year and looking forward to many more inspiring projects to come from it! Thank you Suzanne!

  8. What a great post, and what a great ten items! Hope 2011 is as creativly inspiring for you...LOVE the cart table, and the front gate. Happy Thursday - Tanya

  9. All of your projects are fantastic!

  10. You really have an imagination to recreate with old and vintage things. I have enjoyed seeing them all year. Look forward to more.

  11. wow my first time to your blog and I am blown away...and we live in the same state, what part? I am in the White all your projects.

  12. Hello.
    I started to write blog in English.
    I will write about everythinkg, will be a lot of pictures, reviews of books, films, songs etc.
    So it would be nice if you visit my blog sometimes :)
    (Sorry for mistakes, I'm still learning English)


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