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