Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Before and Afters of 2009

Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality is hosting a Top Projects 2009 linky party today.



Here are a few of the projects that we worked on during 2009.


Victoria had an empty wall in her kitchen that just begged for open shelving which would also give her some much needed storage for her everyday dishes and stemware. Her talented hubby and father-in-law built these for her.

victoria's white shelves

She is loving this place to display her white dishes and other fun finds.

My seventies thrift store find.

Before:

uglyplatter


After:

whitelionsheadplatter

My thrift store lamp.

Before:

beforelamp

After:

afterlamp

Victoria's yard sale cabinet find.

Before:

beforeentertainmentcenter

After:

A compromise between her style and her hubby's love for electronics.

afterentertainmentcenter

Victoria's scary tree from Goodwill.

Before:

scarytree2

To spectacularly spooky Halloween tree.

After:

scarytree4

Christina's gold plastic chandelier.

Before:

chandy1


After:

chandylit

Go over to Rhoda's place and check out all of the links. If you do nothing else, check out her dining room makeover. Knockout gorgeous!

There are some wonderful projects. I even found some that I had missed on blogs that I read regularly.


Christina

17 comments:

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

All those makeovers are wonderful! That lamp one is just spectacular - what a difference! Love the chandy painted white. I'm waiting for a warm day to paint one I have white. I wasn't sure if I should do white or red but seeing how pretty your's is convinced me that white is the way to go!

Manuela

Darlene said...

I LOVE all of the make-overs you have shown. They all look GORGEOUS! Hope you are having a great evening.♥

Rue said...

Wonderful before and afters! That chandelier is particularly fabulous :)

rue

Carmen said...

These are all wonderful! :)

Holly said...

Hi gals! I am in love with Victoria's shelves of white. (I have a very similar enamelware pitcher that I got out of the science lab when I was in high school. The teacher said I could have it, but "just don't drink out of it!")
All the other stuff is pretty fab, too! Love the chandy!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, girls! Fantastic projects you did last year. Love, love the lamp, the buffet, the chandy, all of it. Gorgeous things, isn't it fun to create? Thanks so much for joining the party!

Lynn said...

oooooo I love the lamps! You are GOOD!!

Anna See said...

What fun! I love your makeovers. The shelves in the kitchen are my favorites.

Linda said...

AWESOME MAKEOVERS...thanks soooo much for sharing them...love the chandelier! I'm loving what I see...so I'm going to follow along with you.

Blessings,
Linda

Marianne@Songbird said...

Wonderful projects. I particularly love the chandelier. I have one in the works for months now, really should get that finished!

Tausha said...

So-I am wondering what wonderful things you are going to come up with this year. Do you get a little excited at the thought? I know that I do. now, only it wasn't so flipping cold here (it's supposed to be 3 tonight)so I could spray paint. It's killing me!!
I'm having a giveaway. Come over and say hi and check it out.

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

My favorites are the open shelving and the chandelier! You are the wonder sisters. Happy New Year!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh.my.gosh. I LOVE those shelves. And the chandelier? Gorgeous. Oh, who am I kidding, I love it all! :)
Carrie

angela | the painted house said...

Hey, Victoria! Thanks for the welcome back. It feels good to be back in the saddle again. :)

Fabulous befores & afters, ladies!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The shelves are my absolute favorite, and this year needs to be a great year for before and afters at my house. I need a lot of after going on around here. Have a wonderful week! Jackie

My Notting Hill said...

Love all your re-do's. The Halloween tree is really great.

Kanella said...

I need you to find me a hutch for my kichen!