Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2008 projects

Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality is hosting a 2008 projects party. When I think of projects I tend to think of 'major' projects and when I think of 'major' projects I think of things like gutting the kitchen or turning the attic into a bedroom - you know, 'major' stuff, so I didn't think I really had anything to post here but I went back to see what we had done this year and there are a few things. Here we go.

In March, hubby built me a DVD cabinet using salvaged shutters for the doors. I won't say how long I had these shutters waiting for this project to get done.

Also in March, we finally got the underpinning added to the front porch.

In April hubby used salvaged brick (from the original back and front porches on the house) and put in this little brick pathway. We still have brick for more projects!

In May, we added flower beds to the front

and the side of the house. The rock borders were salvaged from what passed for a patio when we bought the house.

In June, I got 4 of these metal chairs from MIL

and painted them - don't you love those colors?

In July we emptied this little closet-turned-office to clean the carpets

and make a home for Big Bertha.

In October we cleaned out the attic. Now that was a 'major' project!
I guess we did get some things accomplished in 2008 - I just needed to remind myself. (blogs are good for that!) I keep seeing the things that still need to be done - stairs that need to be finished, trim that needs to be put down, walls that need painting.
Thanks, Rhoda for the reminder that we did get some things finished in 2008!


Linda's Blue Gate said...

You really had some greta projects.... and the house looks so pretty...

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Goodness, we tore our whole house apart in 2008! Guess I ought to join in! Robert is cleaning out my garage as I speak.

Leigh said...

Looks great! I invite you to drop by my place and see my before and after's.

Lamp Tramp said...

Beautiful projects, they all have such a special touch. I so envy your clean. I need to do mine!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Tina, you did do a lot! I love those outdoor projects & brick sidewalks are SO pretty, what a great job on that. Thanks for playing along, I look forward to more fun in 2009.

Margo said...

I love all your projects from 2008. The porch looks great, and that path from brick is lovely.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Wow, you were busy! I love the chairs, those colors look like sherbert! Hope you accomplish as much in the year to come...

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Hey! I remember quite a few of these projects! I feel like we must know each other quite well because I can say "Oh yeah, I remember when you did this" or "did that". lol Gotta love that blogging, huh?

I love your porch - and the brick walkway is awesome. And I STILL love those chairs!


Rue said...

Hi Tina :)

I'm sorry I missed this post. I ran out of time to finish up the tour and when I went back Mr. Linky was gone :(

Anyway, you really DID get a lot done last year and it all looks wonderful :)