Saturday, January 19, 2008

Top 10 Projects of 2007

Manuela at The Feathered Nest and Cindy at Romantic Home did this and I had such fun looking through theirs that I decided to join in too!

So, here are my top 10 projects for 2007. I had such fun doing them all - some where quite the challenge and some were very simple but I loved completing each one!


This is the bedroom redo for the boys - we went for a travel/safari theme

here is the baby's nursery I did

here is one of my favorites. It's an old vanity that was rescued from one of those beach houses in the Outer Banks of NC. My sister used to live there and she got it for me. I painted it white and then sanded it down A LOT to give it a distressed look

this is an old french chair that I picked up curbside - CURBSIDE!! for free - they were throwing it away. Aside from needing to be refinished, it was in great shape. This is one of two that I got. Right now I've got them in my dining room. It's a little more formal so they're stained in a cherry stain but I'm thinking of painting them white. what do you think??

here's a pretty little sideboard. When I got it at the flea market, it was a little rough. I saw great potential though so I bought it, brought it home and gave it a little love (and white paint of course)!

another curside find! It amazes me what some people throw away, but hey, keep throwin' cuz I love to find it and bring it home!! I painted this one white too and now it's my favorite little letter writing desk.

I found this lovely at The Old Luckets Store in Luckets, VA. I painted it and put a pretty ballerina print inside. The rose paper it's mounted on is actually just some pretty wrapping paper I found!

here is by far the most time consuming project I did. I got this wing chair - for free - and decided to reupholster it. It was the first time I have ever tried to do this so please excuse this reupholstery rookie - LOL!! Anyway, it was quite the challenge but lots of fun! Can you tell that I LOVE toile??!!

a cute little fan that I found at the flea market. It wasn't a very nice color though - kind of a yucky brown metal. I fixed that though, I took it apart and painted it then put it back together again

and last but not least, an old wicker tray that I found at the flea market. I painted it white and then decoupaged some pretty wrapping paper to the inside. I then added some grosgrain ribbon and voila - a cute little tea tray!

I hope you enjoyed the little tour of projects! Have a great weekend all!


patti said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog and love it. You are very talented and lucky finding all those things to refinish. I think your cherry stained chairs would look great white but I also like the cherry. Thank you for sharing your projects! Patti H. from Livonia Michigan

Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ said...

Thank you Patti, for your kind comments and for your visit to my blog! Have a wonderful weekend!

justabeachkat said... did a great job on everything. I was quite impressed that you re-upholstered the chair. Oh.My.Word!


jennifer said...

Gosh Erin, I will have to clean for a week before you can come over for a diet coke and coffee cake (pathetic, i don't have a coffee maker 'cause i don't imbibe. And they don't make 'diet coke cake'). I love your projects- love love love them! The boys room is inspirational - I am getting sick of my son's room and need a change. and my humble opinion on the chair is (drum roll please) Leave them! I like the contrast of the light fabric and the cherry wood. I like the way you used a french fabric to go with the french provencial style of the chair - Jennifer

Brenda said...

You really did some great work. Love the furniture.

Jillian said...

I really enjoyed your projects for 2007!!! WOWIE. You have a great talent. Anyone that can reupholster a WING CHAIR for the first time and make it look like that...has my attention!! Very impressed and thanks so much for showing. Give me reason to run down to my "crafty bench" and finish some of those projects I've been avoiding!

~ Jillian

Rhondi said...

Hi Erin This is my first visit to your blog. I came form alink On Penny's Lavender Hill Studio. You accomplished a lot in 2007! I love the colors you use and what great curbside finds. Those are the best! Rhondi

jennifer said...

Hey Erin , my sister hare from another mister hare, you have been TAGGED! Drop by my place for the details. If you don't have time, it's ok ...I just won't ever speak to you again and if anyone says the name Erin in my presence I will cross myself and pressure here! Just kidding - let me know if you are in - Jennifer

A Woman Who is: said...

Ahh I have one of those vanities. I love what you did to yours. I was thinking of getting rid of mine. Don’t really have anywhere special for it. But after seeing yours I will just have to figure it out.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, I'm so impressed! I love all your projects. I would paint that chair white. I would love to find a set of those chairs to paint white myself!

I'm adding your blog to my sidebar!

Feathering My Nest said...

Hello Erin, I just met your sister over at "Dusty Bunnies," this weekend. I just discovered your blog today, and it is lovely. Both of you have great blogs. Blogging is new to me too, since December.

My sister introduced me to it. She is "Rose of Sharon May."

Your projects are wonderful. I love your taste and your colors. Great job. I hope to complete some projects this year too.

Hugs, Kathi

Laume said...

Unless you doctored that photo, I'd say you did a fantastic job on that upholstery for a first time. I have a wingback chair and it really needs a redo but I'm afraid to tackle it.