Monday, December 27, 2010

Top Projects of 2010


Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It was a quiet one here at Note Songs cottage ~ just Mr. Precious, Mother, Chloe Dawn and me.

I got all excited when I read that Our Dear Rhoda at Southern Hospitality was having a party! Not just any party, but a Top Projects of 2010 Party. So here I come...I just love parties! I'll be showing you my little projects too but not in any particular order.


I bought new chairs for the living room that actually matched my colors in the sofa. These chairs are so hard to snap and their true color doesn't really show up. But they are more a rusty color than you see here.


Then I got busy and painted the wall areas of my kitchen and breakfast area
from deep red to soft mellow yellow. Just loved it.


Painted my little peninsula who wants to be an island a sweet soft green.



Put some sweet little yellow polka dot fabric behind my chicken wired doors here at the kitchen desk area. I see now I need to cover that awful looking chair! :)


Oh, the joyness of life! I got new granite counter tops and a beadboard backsplash painted the same sweet yellowness of my walls!

New sink and faucets too! Woo Hooness!


Not a big project, but just changing out my tiny little wimpy buffet lamps to more chunky ones made a huge improvement.

Ta Dah!


Then I went upstairs and changed out a linen closet to a dish closet! I love this.


I organized and made little labels on the shelves so I would know what dishes were where. I'm so wonderful like that you know! :)


I covered little boards with batting and fabric to place at the backs of my wall units.
There was just too much woodsieness going on.


Makes all my little junk, um, I mean pretties show up so much better.


Oh, I learned how to make these fabulous shabby roses and just started putting them on everything! I made a special pillow for my bed and poked these little roses on it!

Am I good or what? You know I'm teasing...well, sort of! :)


We redid our master bathroom. Yep, red again. I do love me some red but was getting very tired of it in here. I have to admit I painted the walls red. There was some yucky wallpaper here and it would not come off so I just painted over it! :)

We had the yucky painted over wallpaper removed, the 1970s counter to ceiling mirrors removed, pulled up the carpet, refaced the cabinet doors and drawers, got a new counter top and new brushed nickel faucets and hardware! New tiled shower and removed the tub to ceiling mirrors from around the tub and had that tiled too. Whew!!

Then right out a little door off the bath was what we lovingly called "The Spa Room". Not too spa like, but we had a full blown hot tub in here (the previous owners did this) and you now can see the most lovely wall paper I was talking about! Yucky. The hot tub was literally cut to pieces to get it out of the room. The yucky olden floors were taken up and a new bamboo floor put it. It's beautiful now ~ but it's nekked (that's Texan for naked). That will be my project for next year ~ to furnish and decorate this new room.



I made a couple of Hooter Hiders ( I just giggle every time I say that) for my daughter to nurse our little grand under. We went to a high end store and saw these and I told her I could make her some...so I did. Again, I will remind you of my talents! ;).
I really am teasing, sort of! :)

But my very biggest and most rewarding project of the year 2010
was becoming a grandmother!!
That does count, doesn't it?
I hope Rhoda won't kick me out for stretching my most important project just a little bit.

Thank you for popping in to see my projects and please pop on over to Rhoda's to be so inspired by so many!


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

She Works Hard for the Money

She works hard for the money
So hard for it, honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right

She works hard for the money
So hard for it, honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right

Onetta there in the corner stand
And she wonders where she is
And it's strange to her
Some people seem to have everything

Nine a.m. on the hour hand
And she's waiting for the bell
And she's looking real pretty
Just wait for her clientele

She works hard for the money
So hard for it, honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right

She works hard for the money
So hard for it, honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right

Twenty-eight years have come and gone
And she's seen a lot of tears
Of the ones who come in
They really seem to need her there

It's a sacrifice working day to day
For little money, just tips for pay

But it's worth it all
Just to hear them say that they care

She works hard for the money
So hard for it, honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right

Already knows
She's seen her bad times
Already knows
These are the good times

Never sell out
She never will
Not for a dollar bill
She works hard

She works hard for the money
So hard for it, honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right
~ sung by Donna Summer

66 comments:

  1. This is a great party...it was fun seeing all of the projects you completed this year! The kitchen and bathroom really changed up, I love them both and of course that little Carter, she's the prettiest of all the projects!!

    Great job on everything, Shelia!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. Shelia, you had a very busy year! I would say that retirement is really agreeing with you and Mr. Note Songs. :)

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  3. Shelia -- My oh My! You HAVE been a busy girl in 2010! I think you need to put your adorable little feet up and sip a cup of tea for a bit....a girl could just pass right out from all that work!

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  4. I think becoming a grandmother is the 'best-est' project ever!

    Busy girl, you were this year! You put me to shame with all you have accomplished :)

    Happy New Year sweet blogging friend!

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  5. You have been one busy lady. Happy New Year! La

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  6. Woo Hooness indeed! You have been a busy girl and I have loved every single one of your projects this year! Your kitchen is one of my favorites! That and becoming a grandmother! Carter is just gorgeous! Those eyes!

    Wishing you a Wonderful, Blessed and Project Filled New Year!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  7. My goodness, you had a PRODUCTIVE year! I think I need an energy transplant! Congratulations on your darling grandbaby!

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  8. Of course, it counts, Sheila! : ) I think you will have every blogger who became a grandmother this year right behind you {and that includes myself}! I think your kitchen is my most favorite make-over yet. While I really liked the red, I am really loving the light yellow!

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  9. What a busy and productive year you've had Shelia...I think you're in need of a nice cruise to rest up!!! Don't ya think so!!!

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  10. Wow, after all of those projects you deserve a little rest my friend! When you recover your chair, please show us...I'd like to see the best way to recover one of these too :-)
    Your little granddaughter is so adorable!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  11. Wow I am so tired after reading your post! You definitely have accomplished much in 2010! Everything was so nicely done! I agree your grandaughter is the most precious! Happy New Year, Joan

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  12. Wow! You had a busy year Shelia! Since I didn't meet you until mid-way through it is fun to get caught up on all of your lovely projects and your house looks just gorgeous!
    Vanessa

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  13. You did great...I think I did nothing...but am determined to get some projects done in 2011...

    This year I worked hard on being content with what I have...
    Your blog inspires me

    Happy New Year
    Teresa

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  14. Yesssssss, being a grandma is almost as important as being a GREAT grandma!! That's ME, sugar! ;-)

    xoxo,
    Connie

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  15. Hi Shelia, Love that last photo! Adorable!

    What a fun post ~ love all your projects. I would love to try and line my wood bookshelves with fabric like you did.

    Happy New Year wishes to you.

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  16. wow, you must be taking some high powered vitamins...you have really been working hard.
    I love your last "project" the very best...the one called CARTER. :)))

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  17. Girl, you had a busy year with all these projects. They all turned out great!!

    Hope you have a great New Year!

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  18. Oh mercy....I was lazy this year. I don't think I accomplished much of anything....well, my hubs said I accomplished the most important thing....I am still here!! Happy New Year my friend. You are making me feel very inspired!

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  20. Hi Sheila, when you put it all together like this, you really see how busy you and the Mr. were all year long. They all turned out fantastic. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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  21. Wow, you have accomplished a lot! Hooter hiders, too funny! My dil nursed all 4 of our gkids without that. I must tell her about it!
    And your gchild is certainly one of God's best projects!

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  22. Oh yes, the precious granddaughter is the greatest accomplishement. You sure were busy and you had wonderful projects. Everything turned out beautifully....Christine

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  23. You've been a busy lady! I need some of your energy!
    Thanks for sharing. I need to get my dish storage organized.

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  24. Hi Shelia
    I hope you had a beautifully Merry Christmas *hugs*. Ours was very nice and I'm back home today.
    You had such a productive year. It was fun seeing your projects throughout and what changes you have made. Wonder whats in store for 2011..the new year is fast approaching.
    Hope you have a great week.
    *hugs*
    Judi

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  25. Ms. Rhoda's party was made for you, dear Shelia! I'd seen most of your projects as they were "made public," but it was great fun (and very impressive!) seeing them sharing a stage together. You must, and should, be very proud of all these improvements. How lucky little Carter is to have such an adoring (and adorable!) grandmother!

    Hope your new year is filled with all the joyous specialness anyone could possibly imagiine!

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

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  26. Sweet Sheilaness!

    Oh my.... I know you've done lots and lots of things this past year, but when you put them all together I wonder how ever did you have time for rest? You've been one busy chickie and everything is just perfection-ness.....

    Happy, Happy New Year...

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  27. What fabulous changes 2010 brought and I agree - best one by far - the little grand! Happy New Year!

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  28. Boy, you sure did have a busy 2010, I cant wait to see what you do to that spa room. And you sew too! Maybe that could be your craft/sewing room. You sure have an eye for decorating. You need to kick up your feet and relax, take some time to enjoy all your hard work.

    Happy New Year~!

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  29. You've done such a nice job with all your projects Sheila! Love your adorable rose and ruffle pillow! I'll bet one of those roses would look really cute on a headband for your sweet little grandaughter too!

    Happy New Year!
    hugs, Sherri:)

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  30. Sheila, this was so much fun seeing all your projects on one page.. You my dear sweetums are Amazing.. Yes you are talented, yes you are creative and yes you are a bundle of energy and I'm NOT kidding..
    I admire you very much~!!!

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  31. Loved the stroll down memory lane. Your projects were such fun when you first shared them and I enjoyed them again. Definitely the best 'project' was becoming a grandmother! Tops it all!
    ~Adrienne~

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  32. Hi Shelia! You have been a busy little bee! I love all of your projects...but I think your kitchen is my favorite! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas...my first white Christmas here!...and wish you a fabulous New Year!...hugs...Debbie

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  33. WooHooness is right!
    You had some awesome projects Sheila!
    Hard to pick a fave because there are so many really good ones!
    And of course, the Grandma project is the best and going on my post too!
    Oh, and you get the prize for most clever with those hooter holders! Love that!!
    And your a hoot yourself!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  34. I enjoyed this review of your 2010 projects Shelia.

    I especially loved seeing your very tippy top project of the year!

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  35. Shelia, you have definitely been busy this year! I think my fav was getting rid of the red walls in the bathroom....we got rid of some red walls at our house this year, too. Love the red, but not on the walls for a while. Linda

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  36. You have had such a productive year! New kitchen, new bathroom, new "spa" room, new lamps, etc., and new grandbaby. What a wonderful year! Every time I see photos of your kitchen changes, I am so amazed. It really doesn't look like the same room. That pillow with the fabric roses is gorgeous, but little Carter has to be the most gorgeous accomplishment of all, and what a beautiful photo of the 3 of you. Looking forward to see what you do in 2011, but there's no way you can top 2010! Happy New Year! laurie

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  37. Hi sweet lady...

    Ohhh my goodness!!! Dear lady, you were definitely a busy little bee this past year! I can't believe the amount of projects that you took on...and big projects at that! Your home really seen some awesome changes this past year! Of course, I had seen your new kitchen but this is the first time that I seen what you did in your bath...wow...it's gorgeous!!! Ohhh...and this is also the first time that I seen the changes you made to the "spa room"! I'm so excited to see what you are going to do with that room...can't wait! Well my friend, this post has been absolutely delightful and sooo very inspirational! Sure makes me think that I need to get busy here at my place! Hehe! Loved getting to see your beautiful home transform right before my very eyes...thank you so much for sharing!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for stopping by for a visit yesterday! I always enjoy your sweet notes...they make my heart smile! Thank you, sweet friend!!!

    So happy to hear that you had a nice Christmas! We also had a quiet one but it was sweet! Sending you and your family many blessings for a wonderful New Year, dear friend!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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  38. Oh Shelia, wow, you guys really did do a ton of projects this last year. Your kitchen and bathroom are just wonderful, and I love the new chairs too. Yes, I agree, being a grandmother is just about the great thing in the whole world, it tops everything else. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  39. What lovely projects, Shelia...and Carter is the BEST!!! LOL!

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  40. My Sweet Pickle...You my Dear friend have been one busy lady...I so adore you girl did I ever tell you that..and I'm so glad to have met you 4 years ago on RMS and contine with our friendship in blogland..One day i hope to meet your sweet self in person..I'm going to Tx next Dec to Ft. Hood maybe then my friend...Love ya girl.

    May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

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  41. I am so exhausted!! What an amazing year you have had and what wonderful projects. I love, love, love the pillow and want to make one too! It is fabulous and so is your wonderful kitchen and everything else. Hope you have a great 2011!

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  42. Wow, Shelia! You've been a busy, busy gal! What are you making your old hot tub room into? Whatever it will be, I know it will be gorgeous!
    Have a Happy New Year!

    Hugs,
    Margie

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  43. GREAT post sweet Sheila and yes indeed you are talented... LOVED all your improvements! I have been gone from the blogging world for a while & I am trying very hard to get back on the bloggin track... I have missed my blogland friends! Have a Very Happy New Year!!!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  44. I totally think becoming a grandmother counts! ;) Your kitchen makeover was great!!! I'm visiting from Rhoda's party. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

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  45. Sheila, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful makeovers and that precious new family member. I became a grandmother twice this year. That is the best gift for sure.
    Looking forward to 2011 with you!

    Happy New Year!

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  46. I love that pillow! Your grandbaby is adorable! Those blue eyes...sigh!

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  47. Hi Shelia, You've been really busy redoing this year, those counters and new faucet make a HUGE difference. The grand is just darling - a big congratulations to you!

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  48. Hooter Hiders~heehee. Love it. I was lucky enough to have had my Sweet Boy in Germany where nursing is expected and applauded and no one gawks, etc.

    You are one clever and crafty girl and I can't wait to see what 2011 brings.

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  49. your kitchen makeover is fabulous! i am sure you just adore it...i'm envious, b/c my kitchen makeover is way down on the list!

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  50. Its all very nice and my favorite (besides your cute granddaughter and the Hooter Hiders) are those great roses!! Do you have a tutorial there in your blog somewhere?
    thanks for your visit to mine too :-)

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  51. Sheila, I adore the changes that you made in your kitchen. Both the yellow paint on the walls and light green paint on the peninsula make the area so fresh and bright. I had to laugh when I read about the hooter hider that you made for your daughter. (In fact, I'm still giggling!!) Your dish closet is a stroke of genius. A gal can never have too many dishes.

    I hope that you have a wonderful New Year and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for your blog in 2011!

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  52. You guys were so busy! I do remember the kitchen makeover and love it! Although I have to agree that becoming a grandmother is the best on of all!

    Happy New Year dear friend!

    Manuela

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  53. Wow, you've been busy! Enjoyed your project review! Your kitchen changes are beautiful and I love your fabric roses! You are good! I bet you are the sweetest Grandmother!
    Wendy

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  54. I love your posts.. You've been quite busy this year. I can't say the same for me. Your home is lovely and I have so enjoyed your blog!! Happy New Year.. and yes becoming a grandmother is great work!! LOL

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  55. Great projects Sheila! Your organization projects have my wheels turning.

    Happy new year to you!

    -Rene

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  56. Wow! You had some major projects! Love the kitchen make over... And that china closet is a major desire of my heart! :) Sweet! And who can top a grand baby?

    Happy New Year!
    ~Liz

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  57. Shelia, you truly had some wonderful projects completed this year. What transformations you've made throughout your home the last couple of years. Have to tell ya the most adorable one is that granddaughter. She is just toooooo cute for words. From our home to yours Happy New Year~!
    hugs ~lynne~

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  58. Hi Shelia~ wow, you have done a lot of wonderful projects this year! I'm inspired! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments!

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  59. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you'll swing by my linky party Friday as well :) http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  60. Wow! You were incredibly busy. I love absolutely every thing you did with the kitchen. Gorgeous! And I'm so very jealous of your dish closet.

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  61. Lots of great projects Sheila! I LOVE the pillow on your bed! Looks fantastic!

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  62. Sheila, I am tired just reading everything you accomplished in 2010! Great projects and I especially love the transformation of the kitchen and bathroom. Congrats on becoming a grandmother to that precious little baby.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  63. sheila, you are just so cute! I love your spunkiness & wit. you did a lot of painting, love your mellow yellow & that pretty green island. You did some awesome updates in that bathroom too. Great year for you & yes, indeed that precious grandbaby is the best project of all.

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  64. This review is so fun! I did not see some of your transformations and am glad to have a chance to catch up. I love, love, loved your kitchen transformation but that bathroom, OMG! I missed that one, but want you to know I think it is amazing! I love your Hooter Hiders too! I've never heard of that but it really is so neat! I certainly don't think Rhoda will kick you out for showing your grand..that is by far the best!

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  65. The pillows are fabulous and I must say a big HOORAY for hooter hiders! I had a son in June and I love these things :)

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  66. Hi Sheila~

    I just love your home and your projects~ I think you are the cutest santa, E-V-E-R, too! :)

    Have a safe and happy New Year!

    Hugs~ J

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