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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010: The Rehab Craft Roundup

So 718 blog posts later, I'm sitting here sifting through my spray painted madness, looking at all of the strange ideas that have come tumbling out of my head, and wondering how you guys put up with me. I have subjected you to some doozies! I mean seriously. But of course, I am going to ask you to sit through it all one more time because it's time for a roundup! Yessiree, we're going to trot all of this out in a dog and pony show format and act like it's a legitimate post! Why? Because I haven't done anything new! SO THERE!

Quit fidgeting. It'll be over in a minute.
Okay, maybe not.
Below I have the top 30 crafting projects since we broke out the hot glue, and I hope 
you enjoy a little peek backwards.
One of the first things I did was take some cheap plastic planters and turn them into personalized 
In a couple of hours for less than $100, I put together this
If you have access to lidded envelope boxes, you can whip up
in no time flat.
We started revamping our bedroom accessories with these
And I kept the color scheme going by giving these 90's
a new look.
I wasn't about to forget my
I used softer colors for
We threw together a super easy
with a few clay pots.
And I did a simple make over on some mismatched
I proved I could sew by taking a Goodwill tank top and making a
And then we stacked a few cinder blocks and made a
Sprinkler guards and ripped screen turned into
Some spray painted odds and ends brighten the backyard as a
We made a 
Seriously, who didn't?
And we used some old glassware to make solar
We unified all of our mismatched collections into
We made it a little classier to have a beer with our Mod Podged
I successfully kept the fruit flies out of my wine by using spaghetti jar lids to make
I ended the front door nightmare with our recycled
 The kids gave our hodge podge of outdoor seating some new life as
Some empty wine boxes turned into
Some paint and new fabric breathed life into my 
We made
out of, well, empty tissue boxes.
 I think our
proved you can save almost anything.
Even this
got a $3 facelift.
This is our most popular project to date- did anyone else make their own
I love when a project is free, and that's just the price tag on these
I had antlers, okay?
These got addicting. I've made 4 and have the stuff to make 2 more
And you all put up with my blatant refusal to act normal as I whipped out

We've had a lot of fun this year, and I want to thank all of you for your cheerleading in the comments. It's kept us all moving and motivated, and without it, well...
we'd have to do it anyway, but it wouldn't be anywhere near as much fun.


Kim K. said...

I'm even more impressed with all your creative energy. You seriously outdid yourself last year. I bow to you and your sewing and painting skills. I'm also glad to read that we aren't the only ones that struggle with fruit flies in our wine glasses...hee hee. Bring on more crafty madness in 2011!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Going through these is just could you get so much accomplished? I have several favorites and it was so much fun to see them all again.(-:

Anonymous said...

2010 was great. Can't wait to see what you come up with this year. I'm going to start stocking supplies LOL

Michelle L. said...

Good times, good times. Your posts were often the highlight of a crappy day. Thanks for it all! Sunny, you are one of the most generous and open people on the webs, that's why we all heart you and your fantastic family so much!

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

I need to get my butt in gear and do a month-by-month roundup too. My favorite of all of your displays, ever, is that last photo - the autumn by the sea display. Rock on.

Cheryl D. said...

How gorgeous! I wish I were crafty! Well, I am in some ways! LOL

anna said...

You're amazing! A kind of queen of upcycling I think. It must be so satisfying to look back on the year and find that youv'e accomplished so much.

Donnie said...

The photos were gorgeous. You are so talented.

Heather said...

Amazing! It was so neat to see all your projects. I'm looking forward to what you have in store for 2011!

High Street Cottage said...

Really enjoyed your Rehab Roundup, great sewing projects, and the colors are so vibrant, stopping over from Trash to Treasure, tami

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I did not make a tiered planter. Just sayin!

Here's to wonderful projects, yours are sweet! said...

Loved seeing them all together like that...very impressive!!!! I can't wait to see what you cook up this year!

P K Glitz said...

Wow! You have made some pretty inspiring projects. Do you have any way to subscribe to your blog by email? That is the only way I can keep up and would love to visit your site more often.

radn said...

Love the boxes decorated with shells!

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Robin said...

So I see you like aqua...LOL love these thank you for linking up to Upcycled Awesome!

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

I some how missed the bowls stacked and glued together to become a candle holder. Too bad. It's pretty awesome. I can see lots of great uses for that. Thanks for linking to Whatcha Got Wednesday!

Nikki said...

That pillow was a tank top?!?!?!? LOVE it! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Johnnie said...

Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursdays. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!


Leanne said...

I love all your storage box makeovers. They turned out beautiful. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

Honey at 2805 said...

You are an amazing crafty lady. 652 posts in one year makes my head spin...maybe I need a glass of wine.

Condo Blues said...

I love your roundup but I have to ask where do you get all of your sea glass and shells? Do you leave near a beach?

Life in Rehab said...

I'm about 15 minutes from Hollywood Beach in beautiful South Florida, which means my seaglass and shells come from The Dollar Tree and Michael's Crafts! I buy them whenever they are on big time sale and hoard them.

AllieMakes! said...

Isn't blogging fun! I am always delighted to see your crafts in the weekly party! Get working on some more fun stuff for this next year! :)
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

Wow! You are one crafty lady! What a great look back at your projects, a lot of which I never saw since I am so new to blogland! Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday! :-)

Holly said...

Great roundup. I think I especially like the unexpectedness of autumn in aqua.

freckled laundry said...

These are ALL wonderful! I just love your use of color. You nail it every time (says the muted color girl). Thank you for sharing with air your laundry Friday!