FYI

My NEW blog address is
bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com

and I have a link to where you can receive
SWEET NOTHINGS posts in your EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Please go to the NEW BLOG.
thanks, bj

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

TOP TEN PROJECTS, '08 and WEIGH-IN WEDNESDAY

RHONDA, OF SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY, is hosting this fun PLAY TIME today.....be sure to swing by her place and check out all the other TOP 10 PROJECTS in Blogland today.... just click on her button on my sidebar.....
********


My most current project of my bedroom was started in '08.....to be completed sometime in '09..
As most of you know, I am trying so hard to have MY bedroom have just a touch more charm...
like TINA'S of CHERRY HILL..... her beauty is on the right...*sigh

I have had as SMALL a project as simply hot gluing white, pearly buttons to a RED pillow.....


and changing the color of vintage shutters beside my FRANKLIN WOOD BURNING STOVE....


and adding a pretty, RED rug beneath my coffee table for a little more color in my living room....



TO MUCH LARGER PROJECTS .............. such as helping MR. SweetNothings build a new, back fence...then painting a sealer on every bit of it so it will look nicer a little longer.....

and HELPING him to build this beautiful, brick step outside our French doors leading to our patio....I love how I HELPED HIM build the corners...;>)

BUT, IF YOU WILL REMEMBER...our biggest project was our sweet RED kitchen...
Here it is before we added a different backsplash....
I liked the kitchen this way but really wanted a LITTLE more personality.....
I LOVE PERSONALITY!!
soooo.... WE GOT STARTED WITH THIS.......

AND then....our kitchen looked like THIS...

and I am SO happy !!

and i even got a new table top out of the whole thing....
WHAT A DEAL !!
*****
We had a few more projects but these have been the ones that I remember...
OF COURSE, when I get in bed tonight and start thinking, I will remember one that I REALLY wanted to mention...
***************************************************************

WEIGH-IN WEDNESDAY (click on her picture on my sidebar) with HELEN should help us all to keep in better shape...
The rules are to weigh yourself every Wednesday and report if you have gained or lost or are still THE SAME....if you've lost, let us know how you did it...diet...excerise...??
MY WEIGHT IS THE SAME THIS WEEK.....
*******************
xo bj

50 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love them all but you know your kitchen is is my decorating notebook under " someday mine will look like this!"

Chris said...

GM BJ, boy you and hubby have been busy little people last year. I just love what you did to your kitchen. It has a great personality now. I bet you love that table too. I had a friend that did that to her tabletop and withstood everything from her huge family. I thought that was the smartest thing I had ever heard. Well, you have a great day.

Love Ya,
Chris

Southern Lady said...

BJ ...

I love all of your transformations, but have to agree with Rosie and Chris ... your kitchen is my favorite. It amazes me that you and your husband did it all yourself!

I like your fence, too, especially the narrow planks. That was a big undertaking and it looks great.

You are truly an inspiration to all of us, and I'm so glad you shared these projects with us.

Sincerely,

Janie

Beverly said...

BJ, you are always accomplishing wonderful things with your projects. And, the results are beautiful.

I wasn't too great with projects last year. I only managed to accomplish one of the big things on my list, but I am still hopeful for this year.

Betty Jo said...

Hi BJ! I'm a BJ too, Betty Jo, often called BJ. I found your link at Dana and the Stone Rabbit's blog. You have a lovely blog and I adore that red, white, and black kitchen. xoxo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love all your makeovers BJ! Your kitchen is beautiful. I love your cozy bedroom. Every room just shines with your personality!

Bo said...

Good morning to you BJ...after looking at all you accomplished even after 2 surgeries last year, I'm feeling like a big ol' slug...
Your kitchen is the cutest...it makes me smile imagining you in there hustling & bustling around.
♥ Bo

jen said...

Your kithcen looks fabulous!!

Jen

Smelling Coffee said...

Hi BJ~ I think your bedroom looks beautiful! And that backsplash - I was shocked at what a difference it really did make! I love all of the changes you made in your home!

Picket said...

Morning BJ...Love all the projects but your tile in the kitchen was a transformation and a half...I loved that!!!! I love it when Bill & I do projects together..but I wouldn't dare give him a paint brush! lol I weighed this morning and I have lost 7 lbs since starting my cutback Saturday! Yahoo...just another '700' to go! lol lol

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ...boy you and your DH just made me tired seeing all you did last year...I really love how the kitchen turned out with the black and white tile..all were great...hugs and smiles Gloria

Angie said...

You had a busy 2008!! I love the tile in your kitchen!! What a difference that makes!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What amazing transformations ~ well done ~ thunderous applause from Phoenix!

Smilingsal said...

Good review of your many projects. You're a crafty lady.

Do it yourselfer said...

love your kitchen re-do...so warm and cozy!

Anonymous said...

Hey BJ, what a long time it's been, but got thinking of you today and thought I'd stop by. I LOVE your new backsplash, made me instantly consider the same thing in my kitchen, I'm going to paint the cupboards black I think. I hope you're doing well, I'm good but have been so busy. I tried to go to RMS recently and can't get there, maybe it's gone?!
PJ

Melissa Wertz said...

I love how your bedroom is turning out and all of your projects are just great!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ,

I am in love with everything you are doing over at your place! Your red kitchen and those tiles are gorgeous and I love your bedroom, and that tea kettle...oh yeah, all of it!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, BJ! So glad you came to my party today. I just love, love your red & white kitchen, it is just gorgeous & I don't remember seeing it before. And I love how you are doing your bedroom. Yes, Cherry Hill Cottage has a beautiful room.

Rue said...

Good morning Bj :)

My weight is the same because I can't stop eating LOL.... um... anyway...

I love that kitchen of yours and I know how excited you were to do it and it looks absolutely fantastic!

I had to look closely at the two pictures, because the bedrooms are so similar now, but with a touch of you in yours which makes it perfect :)

You helped put up a fence and build a step?? Call me impressed!

I'm supposed to be packing, but after yesterday I needed a break and this tour was way too fun to pass up ;)

love you,
ruzzer

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Can't get over the difference the black & white tile made to your kitchen. You accomplished a lot in the past year...you go girl!

lookuptoday said...

This is a cute post, especially with the Dolly parton song. Every thing looks so nice. Dee

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Great projects- Love your kitchen!

Tootsie said...

I am applauding you! they all turned out wonderful!

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love all your projects! So many pretty additions!
You have been so busy!
Your kitchen is my favorite I must say. I have been contemplating a black and white tile somewhere when we finally DO a re-work in her (Soon I pray!!) and your cabinets are gorgeous! I actually told Bill I thought red would be so cool! : ) Like an antique-y red on them...like a wash...what do I know anyway but it sounded good to me!

Your home is so beautiful. Like you, I adore every inch of Tina's home but yours is every bit as warm, charmig and pretty!! I bet Tina would agree!!

Love to you BJ,
Sue

bj said...

OOOO, PJ...I hope you come back by..my computer went down and when we rebuilt it, i lost all email addresses..please email me at
bjconklin@xanadoo.com...I sure would just love to visit with you, my friend. I've thought of you so often and sorry we lost touch...
xo bj

jeanne said...

Hello BJ I love all your improvements in your sweet cottage home. Your bedroom is looking good with the change you made with the bedding. The tile made a huge impact and your kitchen is cottage charming.

Good luck with your next weigh in. I am getting my other knee done Feb. 2nd. That will be good for 10 lbs. Ouch!! Is it worth it? Yes it is.

Hugs...Jeanne

Mona said...

Dear BJ,
What do you do when your new husband tells you he is not happy with you having constant projects and constantly decorating. He knew before we got married what I was like, I told him, my family told him, and friends told him. He still wanted to marry me and said I could decorate to my hearts content...now..it is a problem. Truthfully, if I can't decorate..sorry, but I can't imagine living that way. It's just a sad day for me. Your home is lovely and your husband is precious for helping you.
I had to smile when I saw the red and white check quilt. I also own it and love it. Cherry Hill is great. I agree! So glad I discovered you.
Mona

nikkicrumpet said...

The buttons on the pillow are such a fun addition! And that black and white backsplash really added some punch to your already gorgeous kitchen!

Leigh said...

Oh, that looks great! It's funny- I bought that same quilt too after I saw it on Tina's cherry hill blog. I hope she got some kick backs, huh! I am here from the 2008 Before and After! Stop by my place if you can.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great projects, BJ! Love it all!

XO,

Sheila

dana said...

I so enjoyed your projects, BJ, especially that CUTE kitchen! I'm off to exercise--yuck! Dana

Linda's Blue Gate said...

You and hubby have been very busy..... your kitchen is just wonderful..... well all you do is... I just imagine your kitchen filled with family and lots of laughter...it just looks like a happy place...
HUgs
Linda

the pleasures of homemaking said...

You guys were very busy! Tina is a great person to be influenced by. Her home is charming with a capital C. Love all the makeovers!

Manuela

Susan said...

Love all your projects...and your kitchen turned out great!

KayEllen said...

Wonderful BJ!
Love all your scriptures on your blog!
Fun Kitchen:)
So nice to meet you!
What a fun party!

kayellen

Shelia said...

Evening, sweet BJness! I love all of your makeovers and your bedroom is so lovely, you little copycat! I'm a copycat too! But what I love the most is your kitchen! It's gorgeous and I wish mine looked just like yours!! Thank you for your prayers, dear one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

salmagundi said...

It looks to me like your bedroom is there already - looks wonderful and cozy! Sally

Tara said...

Hi BJ

I just love your kitchen, what a cozy place ot have a cup of tea...the color combination is so inviting!

Stacey said...

Hi BJ! You had a busy year for sure. What will you inspire us with next?

I need to join the Weigh In group. I can't stop eating!!

Sweetie said...

BJ, You and your husband were really busy this past year. I liked your kitchen in the first picture and it just kept growing lovlier. The back splash made such a difference. I especially like the vintage shutters. I think that once I declutter I'll work on my bedroom.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Anonymous said...

Guess what, my bestest friend! I like your bedroom better than Tina's. Although hers is a beauty, yours has more color. Still love your red kitchen! You and Mr. Sweet Nothings surely do get a lot done together. You both just amaze me!
Love you!
Martha

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What wonderful transformations. I can see that there is a lot of talent at your house! laurie

Heather said...

I LOVE your kitchen!!

The Muse said...

First...I want to tell you I have added your blog to my must reads :)

Second...Whoa...I can so feel your personality in those kitchen PICs!

Third...Did I mention your kitchen?

LOL FAB!!!

Miss Janice said...

Wow, I loved looking at all your pictures and when I see your kitchen, I think "maybe I could do something like that with mine." Everything is sooooo cute!

Kathleen Grace said...

I can't wait to see alla the beautiful touches you add to your bedroom. I think it is pretty just the way it is! But I know you will make it even better:>)

sandra/tx said...

You've had a very ambitious and productive year. Now you can relax, right?

Neabear said...

I love all your projects! Nice to see the red bottoms and white tops in the kitchen. I had been thinking something along those lines. After seeing yours, maybe I will try that.

Mona said...

I've decided I will live..LOL
No more whining ..I promise.
Your cabinets are amazing. Just amazing!