Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Top 10 Projects of 2007

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Manuela~The Feathered Nest posted her top 10 projects for 2007 and I thought it would be fun to do the same. (click on the highlighted text to see the original posting)

1. The bedroom makeover. This was the biggest project I did last year. I plan to paint the walls a different color this year, a softer blue.

2. The dining room chair makeover. These were my last project for 2007.

3. My little caddy a easy project, just added an applique and painted.

4. My Coffee Filter Roses. I have these on my counter at work. People still come by and smell them. They can't believe I made them from coffee filters. I plan to make more of these this year!
5. My bench makeover. I also redid the mirror last year or maybe that was in 2006?

6. My apron that I sewed from leftover fabric with so much sentimental value.

7. My patio. This is still a work in progress. I guess gardens always are.

8. A simple project of wrapping clothes hangers with ripped strips of fabric.

9. Valentine cookies. These were a much bigger project than I expected them to be but I can't wait to make more this year.

10. A button wreath. This was one of two that I made last year and I gave this one away on my blog. It was simple to make. I just wrapped a styrofoam heart with strips of muslin and hot-glued buttons on it. eBay is a great place to find buttons!
That was fun. I can't wait to do this again for all my 2008 projects! I know my kitchen and dining room table will be on the list but I wonder what else I will be doing this year. I can think of a few projects I want to accomplish...the bergere chair, the wallpaper in the powder room, slip covering a chair in the living room, making little tie on cushion covers for my dining room chairs, painting my bedroom, finishing my daughters room, painting the upstairs bathroom....


BittersweetPunkin said...

I love all your projects....my goal for this year is to make more handmade items...for myself, gifts and resale!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Your home is so beautiful. You did such a fabulous job on all your projects. I will be following you closely this year is see all the new things you do :-)

All the Best to You..........Rosie

Tracy said...

Cindy, I love all the photos of your home & projects!! Everything looks so cozy and romantic. :)

Mary said...

Oh, Cindy, how beautiful! All your projects, big and small, are truly wonderful. You should be so proud to see them here -- what a great accomplishment! Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Anonymous said...

I really love reading your blog everyday and really admire your hard work. You are always working on something and getting it finished right away. I'm always working on something and get sidetracked and start on something else and it takes me forever to finish a project---I guess I need to be more focused!! Have a good week and keep up the good work. ~teri~

Carousel222 said...


Please come stay at my house for a year :>) While redoing the master bedroom and bath, my "craft" room got everything dumped in it. I can't even get in there. I have so many nice things stored away. I just wish I had the time and energy to do something with them. You just have so many wonderful ideas. I will be off work for about 6 weeks starting Jan. 23rd. I'm having Arthroscopy knee surgery. Hope I'm able to do a little around the house while I'm recovering.

maggie said...

I love to visit your blog and see all the great projects you do. I am always amazed at how much you do. I'm great at starting projects but very often I don't finish. I love your bedroom makeover. My bedroom set looks similar to yours but it's not wood...just a cheap imitation. Since I can't afford to buy a new one I've thought I might attempt a make-over. Just need to get motivated to start.

Tara said...

You are just the most talented woman! Everything is just beautiful! Can't wait to tune in to 2008!

the feathered nest said...

You have such a beautiful home filled with wonderful projects that you've done! I love the heart button wreath - think I'll make one of those since I have tons of buttons.


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

OH! There is *my* button wreath!! It is proudly displayed in our living room, and is so perfect in there!
Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL, such inspiration!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What fun projects, Cindy! I didn't go back & count all mine, but I know I did a few too. I've got lots up my sleeve for this year too!


Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy what great projects you completed in 2007. look forward to seeing what projects you do in 2008.

Miss Rhea said...

I have been reading your blog for some time. Such inspiration !!! I am having a giveaway, come see. :)

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy All your projects are so beautiful. You were a busy girl last year. It wa sfun for me to see them since I only discovered blogging in November. One day when I have time, I'll have to sit down and read some of your older posts to see what else you were up to. I really love now you decorate. Rhondi

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Cindy!

You do all things beautiful!! I just may try the coffee filter flowers, they are so beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful projects you have shared with us, I am always so inspired by your lovely blog!



Anonymous said...

I really love how you've decorated your home ... can't wait to see what you'll do this year! ~ Lynda xo

ACottageIndustry said...

What?! No coffee filter roses? Those were one of MY favorites of all your projects!
You've done some darling projects this year Cindy....I can't wait to see what you think of in 2008.

Anonymous said...

You were a very busy girl. It is all pretty and what makes it so special is I know how you work on a budget.Proud of you. hope you have a great 2008.

Muffy from Canada said...

I absolutely love, love, love your site! You are very talented and I love your style!

Elaine L. said...

I don't know why a magazine has snagged you for a feature on your bedroom. Are you listening Fifi?!


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Cindy, you have accomplished so much! And everything looks so pretty too! Your home is just beautiful!

Rosemary said...

All of your projects were great Cindy. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve this year.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I was in awe of Manuela, and I am in awe of you too! All of the projects are lovely. I can't remember amy major projects this year other than my mosaics.....but I have already almost finished one big project this year and I am posting on it in the next day or two!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness ! Those are such beautiful projects ! Thank you for sharing with us !

Gail McCormack said...

I think you should give yourself a pat on the back Cindy for all you've done in 2007! You are so clever and inspiring and congratulations on an up and coming blog feature bit (?) with Romantic Home Magazine, hope I got that right

Katrina said...

Hi Cindy, your projects are amazing. I will be checking back here more often to see what you have been achieving! :)

All the best..

Elzie said...

For some reasons we forget how much work we can do in one year. You are a wise woman that have control of what you make and it was lovely to see it all. Guess you love blue??
Have a great day.
Love Elzie

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

You always inspire me. All of your projects are beautiful. I am looking forward to see all that you do for 2008

cathymac said...

Cindy, Cindy, Cindy! What a creative person you are! I love the coffee filter roses and will be trying that craft soon. You've inspired me to get busy on my list of projects, documenting them on my blog and making some crafts too! Thanks for the inspiration and the wonderful pictures!! Stop by when you get a chance!!

heartartz said...

I love to read your blog!
Thanks for the fun trip down memory lane of 2007 projects. Can't wait to see 2008 projects.
I am especially intrigued by the bergere chair. Check out The French Chair at William Sonoma Home:
Happy New year and New Projects!

Nan said...

Looks like you succeeded in all your projects for '07. Can't wait to see what you're up to in '08.

Mary said...

Cindy you must never sleep - I've enjoyed watching all these projects over the past year, goodness me, you put us all to shame!!

I have a slightly narrower same type of table in my kitchen and would like to paint it. Please tell me what you used for primer to make the paint adhere to the wood top - and I guess you sanded well first. Also, who's paint and what finish? Did you finish it with clear Briwax by chance? I have used that on other painted pieces and like the finish it gives and seems to prevent scratches etc.
Perhaps you could drop me a quick e-mail when time permits -


Jen r. said...

These are great projects! You have to do a tutorial on the coffee filter roses, they look amazing!
Jen R

Anonymous said...

What lovely projects indeed. I am always inspired when I come to visit.

Kathy said...


All of your projects are absolutely AMAZING! You have such wonderful talent! You created a sanctuary, that brings you (and those of us who are able to see it through your photos) peace and happiness! You should be VERY proud of yourself! You have accomplished SO MUCH in 2007! I cannot wait to see what you do in 2008! I KNOW it will be AWESOME!

michellelorie said...

Hi Cindy,
Love your blog and the work that you have done in your home. What color white paint did you use for your bedroom furniture? Did you prime as well?
Thanks! Michelle

Mary said...

I love all your projects. Could you please share how you made the coffee filter roses? So clever!
I enjoy your blog so much...Thanks for sharing your talents.

Monday through Sunday said...

Beautiful..I love the coffee filter roses..gorgeous!