Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fashionably Late

Rhoda from Southern Hospitality has been hosting a fabulous Top Ten Projects of 2008 party and I'm arriving late....but better late than never, I always say!

It's been both fun and rewarding to look back through the past year and remind myself that I was actually able to complete a few projects.

Last spring I took an old dresser, that someone had left at the curb for trash, and turned it into a treasure for our backyard patio.
I love the transformation of an old desk from the thrift store into a beauty of an entry table.
There was the "ugly art"
that I changed into a unique and useful chalkboard.
I'm surprised at how popular my 5 minute monogram project became!It's exciting to see how others have personalized it to their taste.
I always enjoy a quick and easy project like taking a plain wooden tray
and making it special.
I did a paint makeover on one of the very first door projects my husband and I ever made.
I'm always amazed at how much paint can transform just about any object.
Speaking of door projects, my husband and I enjoyed taking several doors, that we had stored in our garage, and making them into useful and beautiful pieces of furniture.
I'm so glad that I started to blog in 2008! It's been just the motivation I needed to accomplish a few projects. I'm looking forward to a new year full of creativity!

43 comments:

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Wow, cool projects!! I for one am enjoying your blog immensely, and I know from previous entries I've commented on that many others are as well!

Heather

Rach said...

Love all the projects that you do. I find inspiration by stalking your blog. I am a fan, from way out in Hawaii!! Well thanks for the inspiration and great tips. I love the paint. thanks

rachel

Jeanneoli said...

What amazing projects. It really does help you to look at objects in a different way and see the potential...and paint can do wonders.

Sheryl said...

Joy, your projects are amazing! I just love them! Thank you for inspiring me.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love all of your projects my dear. cherry

Amber said...

Wow, I love all of your stuff! I mean, really. Everything is brilliant and beautiful. Your very first door project? That's why I started following your blog, but I'd never seen anything else. And I'm seriously SO impressed.

Amber

Vaughn Family Blog said...

amazing...all in a year's time

Katie said...

Your awesome, I wish I lived next door so I could admire all your beautiful things and get ideas. The blog is awesome though, love it. What is your style called it is what so many of us like here in blogland but I always want a name for it so I will ask?? (:

Mommy Mac said...

Joy,

You're blog has been the highlight of my blog reads in 2008! Just wanted to tell you that!!!

.mac :-)

Janene said...

Joy~You inspire me...to just sit at my computer and watch you create! LOL
Seriously, I have saved some really good ideas that you have shared, I just have to implement them into my home!
I'm glad that you started blogging in 2008 too!
Let's see what you can come up with in 2009!
No pressure!!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..you are so inspiring...I can't wait to see what you do in 2009! It was fun to look at your pictures again..my favorite is what you did with that old picture into a chalkboard..I would never have "seen" to do this!
-sandy toe

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your projects are always amazing! Jackie

Kasey Hunt said...

Great job. Everything turned out really good. Looking forward to 2009!!

Leigh said...

imply amazing projects! I know I am inspired. And I LOVE doors. I just wish I could inspire my husband...to become a carpenter. NOt gonna happen.
Ok, off to the yellow pages.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I have admired your door projects for awhile now and want to do one of my own. I have just been keeping my eye out for an old door. I love your ideas.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Joy, thanks for joining the party! You are the queen of redoing furniture, esp. doors. I think those are SO cool. You always have great ideas & I'm glad to have met you last year. Here's to another fun year of blogging.

Wendy said...

I'm so glad that you started to blog in 2009 too! What an inspiration you are!

MJ said...

I loved seeing your projects again! Do you mind sharing the spray paint color you used for the chalkboard? I tried to enlarge the pic to see it, but no luck. :( Apple green is my favorite color and the accent color I want to use in my kitchen. I have severl things begging to be painted with apple green spray paint! :) Thanks so much!

Darlene said...

Hi Joy,

I have LOVED each and every one of your beautiful projects! You have been such an inspiration to me this year. I can't wait to see what 2009 brings!♥

Joy said...

MJ,
That green was Rustoleum's satin apple green spray.

AndreaLeigh said...

you are the queen of the makeover! i've loved seeing your projects.

Kasey said...

I'm glad you started the blog also. I have enjoyed reading about your projects!

cindy said...

Very nice! I love the Letter A that you did and the wooden box turned into a tray! Great Ideas! May I ask what you used to put on the wood behind the letter, and how did you put it on there...decoupage? Thanks for the inspiration! Cindy

Valarie Lea said...

I love all these, again :)

I still have a tray to redo, hopefully here soon I will have time. :)

salmagundi said...

Your projects are always fun! What do you have in store for 2009? Sally

Kasey said...

Love, Love, Love all of your 2008 projects! I'm so happy to have found your blog and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us for '09!

Screaming Meme said...

You are an amazing artist! Look at all that you have accomplished in 2008! I am in "ahhh" of how much talent you have!...I love your blog, your ideas and your courage to try new things! You are such a gift to Blogland and to this world! And I love that I stumbled upon your blog! And am grateful for it! Keep doing what you are doing! Your creative talent and blog give people (especially women)hope and inspiration to reach their own creative goals! Love, Meme
Ohhhh!!!....P.S. I would love for you to be a part of my new blog...Project: {Create A Home}...As a mentor of DIYer's...You could write and contribute when you had the time...If I had it my way everyday! :) I love your blog...and you! :) Love,Meme

jenjen said...

Oh my gosh -- I love those doors that you have made into tables. They are adorable!!!!

Thanks for letting me drop by!

Jen

The Martin Family said...

Hi Joy I just love your blog!! I have a question for you, What is the best way to attatch the finials to your tray and also how do you attatch the legs to all your door tables? Thank you so much for all your inspiration!! I love all your projects and that you are willing to share them with us so freely.

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Your projects are inspirational.

Renee

blessed mama said...

I am still amazed at what you can do with a little paint & elbow grease. Great job...looking forward to what goodies 2009 brings!

MeganSloan said...

I love seeing old furniture remade into something beautiful and you do such a great job! I love the first two pieces, especially the entry table. Such a great makeover!

LuLu said...

WOW, your projects were fantastic. you have kicked me into high gear for '09. So happy I found your blog,
Have a great weekend,
LuLu

Shiloah Baker said...

You are absolutely amazing and uber creative!!! Wow, what an inspirational and gorgeous posting! I love coming to your blog!

Tracey said...

What wonderful projects!!

Living with Lindsay said...

Wow! I love ALL of those projects. Great job! Here's to hoping my 2009 will be as successful as your 2008.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I LOVE your projects! Keep them coming for 2009!

Paige said...

What great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Paige

Jeanneoli said...

Love all your projects. It is really nice that you and your husband are able to do many of them together. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Amy Jo said...

wow! What a recap of your year. Your projects are an inspiration to me to look for ways to reuse and repurpose discarded items and make them into something lovely. Keep up the great work!

Barnes Yard said...

Oh my! I love everything! You are my new blog obsession :)
-Jill
Fantastic doors!!

Susan S. said...

COOL projects! They are ALL awesome. On the picture and frame that you turned into a chalkboard....did you paint the chalkboard paint right on the picture or did you put a peice of board over the canvas? Happy New Year from Houston, TX!

Taryn said...

OMG you are amazing! I LOVE the doors. I would have never thought to make a door into a table- but it is perfect. Especially with the handles still on. thanks for the ideas. I will be coming back for more.

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