Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Favorite Projects of 2010

This week, Kim at Savvy Southern Style and Rhoda at Southern Hospitality are having link parties for everyone to share their best projects or favorite makeovers of the year.  How great is that?!  I guarantee there are going to be some great things to view. I am going to join and list my fav five.
I have two favorite furniture re-do projects.  The first is this sideboard, that started out as a cherry stained piece with veneer that had yellowed.  Here is the before....

 and this is after I painted it, applied a metallic glaze and gave the hardware a new finish.

My next favorite furniture re-do was of an old oak table that had an Early American stained finish that had yellowed terribly.  Here is an "in progress" before pic as I had already had started on the table top...

This is after I painted it black and applied metallic highlights...

Plus chairs....

My last three favorite projects have to do with specific room improvements. The first room is the hearth room in my kitchen.  Here is the before with a sofa from my previous home...

and here is the room after I picked out an area rug, coffee table and sofa...

 Each pillow is reversible...

Another favorite room project in progress is my great room.  I chose two identical sofas for the space...

The sofas have reversible pillows...

 allowing different looks.

My last favorite project is my still unfinished dining room. I love the mirrored eglomise console table I put in the niche...

and the end chairs I found this fall..

and in place.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and looking forward to 2011!


Linking to:
BTB Party #8 at Savvy Southern Style
Top Projects of 2010 at Southern Hospitality



  1. Lori, I just love looking at all your beautiful redos and your gorgeous home. Thanks so much for joining the party again!Looking forward to next year.

  2. Wow all of your projects turned out so beautifully! I think my favorites are the oak table and the sideboard.

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  4. What I meant to say is, I can certainly see why these are your favorites! The white buffet is to die for! You have a gorgeous home.

  5. I think I "met" you when I saw this buffet makeover! It was so unbelievable, a job to be proud of for sure. Love watching the rooms come together, and seeing the process is terrific. I think the reversible pillow idea is one everyone should copy. Genius.

  6. So fun to look back and see all those great projects. Everything is so elegant yet cozy. Did your son take that oak table to his new place?

  7. Your buffet makeover is amazing. And your home is beautiful. I think this is my first time visiting your blog, but I'll be back.

  8. Lori I can't wait to see what you'll post for 2011! I have absolutely enjoyed each and every one of your posts from 2010! You are amazing and I love you! Happy New Year!!

  9. Lori,

    I very much appreciate all of your posts. The sharing of your beautiful home, the exceptional furniture that you have chosen, and the very informative projects you have completed. Really love that sideboard!
    Thank you for telling me about your blog. Looking forward to 2011! Happy New Year!


  10. Lori, you have such exquisite taste. I can't believe you visit my lil ol' blog and say such nice things! The new sofas are oh so lovely and I adore the last photo of the dining room. Glad to see you back to blogging. I was getting a little worried about ya.

  11. Sometimes I cringe when I see (IMHO)beautiful pieces painted but I really like the credenza. Nice work. Everything is looking good. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to all you do in 2011. Happy New Year!

  12. Happy New Year. How are the Dobes? Great projects, I like the white dresser.

  13. Your home is delightful!

    I am a follower and I posted a link and your button on my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,


  14. Oh Lori - you have my button on your sidebar. I think I'm going to cry!!

    Thank you friend!

  15. Lori, thanks for your sweet congrats. Your credenza makes me smile! Absolutely stunning.