Although I’m suppose to be taking time to organize my life, I could not resist joining in on my good friend Rhoda’s Linky party that showcases projects completed in 2010! Lets take a look back at some of mine shall we:-)

I want to start with a project that I did not complete this year, my bedroom

brown master bedroom

master bedroom

I showed how I won the battle with my husband to replace this ugly ceiling fan

black ceiling fan

with this beautiful chandelier

chandelier in bedroom

Oh and lets not forget about the french dresser that I finally found for the room

french dresser before

and how she got the teal treatment (sorry for the glare)

french dresser

I was in the home stretch with that project, but I just wasn’t feeling it. That is why its going on my list of projects to complete in 2011!

Next up, is the project I think really pulled out my creativity. It confirmed that I may know a little something about designing spaces! This is my son TJ’s bedroom

TJ bedroom

This room was so much fun to work on. It really took me out of my comfort zone with the colors and different things used in the room like the shipping pallets for the headboard.

I showed you how I hacked the IKEA light fixture used in the space

TJ bedroom 2

I also showed you that you couldto a add your own ribbon bedskirt to achieve a high end look. No need to spend over $100!

DIY Bedskirt

As mentioned above, shipping pallets can be used for more than just shipping things!

shipping palett headboard

A closet can be used for something else…Like holding an orange campaign desk!

painted campaign desk

And you can make your own curtains with fabric and stitch witchery

no sew drapes

Another project that I worked on this year is my sister in laws nursery. With a budget of $250, I showed how you can have a nice nursery on a tight budget

gender neutral nursery

Like making your own mobile

DIY mobile

to making your own crib skirt

no sew crib skirt

I’m bringing in the New Year with a room design for my other two boys. This space is another project that is bringing out my creative side

cars bedroom

Who would have thought that I would glue cars on my walls?!?!? All in the name of good design!

cars on the wall

And I love them on the wall too!

I have done several other DIY projects around my home in the last year. Feel free to look through my archives to see how my home has evolved since we moved in. I look forward to 2011 and all that it has in store. Hopefully, I can do some major projects like removing the carpet, or adding a backsplash in my kitchen. Or how about granite countertops (wouldn’t that be nice?!). Who knows what next year will hold for our home, but I would love for you guys to stick around to find out with me!

Thanks Rhoda for hosting the party! I hope you all have a Happy and Blessed New Year!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Tomorrow is going to get busy, so let me just say how fun your projects are from the year. I love the creativity, color & unique designs you came up with. Your master bedroom is going to be stunning when you're finished with it. Thanks for joining the party. It will open up around 7 am tomm. & I can't wait to see all the fun projects linked up.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

You've acomplished a lot; more than I have for sure- well I did paint my living room and had my wood floor installed in the entry, all to be revealed in the new year. :)

Brandi said...

I love what you've done to your bedroom so far! Can't wait to see how you complete the room!

Jessica said...

The teal dresser is beautiful! I love it with the gold handles! Your master bedroom is going to be beautiful.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You are one clever and crafty girl. Thank you so very much for sharing such great inspiration!

Have a very Happy New Year!

Niki McNeill said...

You really did some great work! Can't wait to see what 2011 brings :-)

Rene said...

Great projects wrap-up Lakeitha! I love how you put so much though and detail into each on.e I still need to use your bed-skirt trim idea.

Happy new year!


Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Loved watching you work on your projects!! You really hit your stride with the rooms for your boys! It is so much fun to decorate kids rooms...I think because we just let ourselves go for it!

Here's to a great 2011!

the cape on the corner said...

the bedroom with the closet nook is just great, and i LOVE the shape of that dresser redo. such great transformations happening in your home!

Kita said...

In the new year I may need you to come and do my kids room. You have done such a good job and I enjoy reading your posts I look forward in seeing what new transformations you will be doing in the new year.