2010 year in home review

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is having a link party featuring all of our biggest project accomplishments of 2010 so this is me linking up!

2010 was a HUGE year for us. We made some drastic changes in both the home and office department this year. In January we moved into our new office model center that we built. I got to decorate my new office, which included this easy architectural door decor:

Then in May we finally sold our old house after being on the market for 18+ months. What a blessing it has been to move into our dream home this year.

So let me start off with our BIGGEST accomplishment of the year…. moving from here:

To here:

Every single day I still pull into my driveway and just say, “Seriously? I get to live HERE??” We are so blessed and grateful for all that we have.

After the moving truck pulled out of the yard and we finished doing a happy dance we looked around and realized what a huge undertaking it was going to be to make this house feel like ours. Inside the new house has been a snail’s pace for changes, but we are slooooowly getting there.

The first order of business was painting the master bedroom, bathroom and powder room.

The master bedroom went from boring beige…

…To a beautiful blue/green retreat using SW Retreat. 🙂

The master bath was changed from an outdated faux finish…

…to SW Connected Gray:

The powder room got the best makeover of all when the painters changed that hideous brown glazed paint that covered the hideous 90’s wallpaper…

to flat SW Latte.

Over the summer we battled the Cloudiest Pool in America and wound up making the transformation from Baquacil to chlorine. I know this is not exactly classified as an interior home project, but let me say it was one of the most labor intensive projects that we accomplished this year so you better believe I’m going to include it here. Here is a time lapse of how much it changed during our conversion process:

Once that was finished we moved on to the furniture. My handy husband repurposed this awesome coffee table using an old weathered door:

I decided to add some aqua to my life and painted this $50 dresser with robin’s egg blue paint and some Caromal Colors toner.

From white:

To aqua!

I love the end result of this dresser, even if it matches NOTHING else in my house. And here is a PS… I finally got rid of the shoestring pull and got some matching ones at Lowes. If you look over behind the cute kid opening 1,001 Thomas themed Christmas gifts you can kinda sorta see them in the background here:

For my final furniture painting project that I completed this year we cannot forget the beautiful Craigslist desk out in my sunroom!

I really enjoyed turning this:

into this:

Yay for another DIY project completed!

I didn’t DIY this one, but I still love it so I’m going to show off my new Nadeau bookcase here in this post since it is one of my favorite pieces in the new house.

Sometime around July I decided to rip the skirts off the sofas. Best decision ever:

In process of being ripped:

And here is the end result:

Speaking of end results, I FINALLY (finally finally FINALLY after buying four rugs online and returning half of them) found a living room rug that I can live with:


I’m going to update this entry to say that I finally finished a project I’ve been wanting to get done for months! Here is it is:

CLICK HERE to read more about my photo collage on a column!

There have been many more changes around here that I haven’t blogged about yet, including a new kitchen table and a new glass storm door that I got for Christmas! Maybe I’ll get around to telling yall about those in 2011!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, and please have a safe and happy New Year! Thanks for reading my blog. It makes me happy to be a part of an online community filled with lots of interesting and creative people. Reading your blogs blows my mind most days. I can’t wait to read more on Rhoda’s link party!

Love to you all!

For the complete Archive of my DIY adventures click on either of these posts:

2010 Year in Decorating Review

2011 Year in Decorating Review

I’ve also linked up at Savvy Southern Style! Join us over there for more great 2010 wrap-up parties.

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  1. I know exactly how you feel when you drive into your driveway. The year I turned 60 we built our dream home and moved from the farm. That was 7 years ago this month. I still feel the same way, when we round the corner and see our home, I always think, “Wow, do I really get to live here”:-).

    I loved seeing all your projects Beth.

    Thank you so much for your master bedroom paint color info. We
    hope to make some paint changes in the coming year. I will put SW Retreat on my list to try.

  2. Beth,thank you for sharing your home with the world! I love it. I must say though, the “old” house was no shack either…lol….Happy New Year!

  3. Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy says:

    Thanks melismama! By the time we moved out of that “old” house I was SO done with it. You might be sensing a little bit of my snarkiness in my words. LOL

  4. Kim @ NewlyWoodwards says:

    You have been BUSY this year! Love both your homes, but your new home is just breathtaking. And, all your furniture re-dos are fabulous. What a year!

  5. Karen At Home says:

    Hi Beth, wow, your new home just about took my breath away. It’s stunning. I feel the same way about our home, we have been here for 3 years and I still love it like I did when we first moved in. It’s such a great feeling. I love all of your projects, I can’t wait to see more!!!


  6. Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy says:

    Your house is beautiful! You have been busy with big projects! Love all the re-do’s. I want to do more of those this year. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

  7. Yay for all of the great changes and projects! You deserve a huge pat on the back. 🙂

  8. Bella Michelle says:

    Just found your blog and just love all your projects! The pool does look like it was a lot of work! Happy New Year and hope you are blessed in 2011.

  9. Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt says:

    Your new home is FABULOUS!!! I love that not only you are making it yours…you love SW colors too. My DH man room is SW Retreat. I heart that color. Love the ripping of the sofa…oh and you must show me more of that bookcase. I am in love…tell me more. 🙂

    Thx for peeking over in my little corner of blog world. Blogging is so different than the nest. I feel like that was another lifetime ago..but I am always thrilled to find old nesties/buddies along the way.


  10. Love the rug in your living room, where did you get it?

  11. Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy says:

    Thank you SO much for all of your kind words, ladies!! I appreciate it!

    @Caitlin: Here is a link for the rug: http://bit.ly/hVu4rr I snatched it up one day last month when I saw it on the Foundary for a good price.

  12. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says:

    Beth, those are a lot of awesome makeovers and projects. Thanks so much for linking up with the party.

  13. Hi Beth – great job all year long and congratulations on your completely fabulous new house. We moved into our house just over a year ago and had some pool issues this year too. Fun. I totally love that desk in your sunroom and remember seeing the door-table project, in fact I linked up to that in one of my posts several months back because that table of yours was so impressive. Happy new year!

  14. What a beautiful home you have! I love all of your projects, you really got a lot done this year!

  15. Great projects-found you through Rhoda’s-you’ve had a very busy year!! I’m your newest follower-come over to visit!!

  16. Janna Renee says:

    WOW! I absolutely love your style!! also love that you pulled the skirt off the couch…that was brilliant!



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