Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

So here is.  Red Gate Farm's Top 10 of 2010, David Letterman style.

Number 10

Repainted an old coffee table, added new Anthropologie knobs.... for just the cost of the new knobs.

Number 9

Finally added a door, a free screen door, to our hall closet, which had no door.  Organized it with bins and jars since you can see through the screening.

Number 8

Installed new butcher block counter tops from IKEA and a FREE farmhouse sink from Craig's list.  Got this idea from multiple blogs... we hadn't actually considered using butcher block.  Replacing the stained 60 year old counter tops... YAHOO!

Number 7

After five years of dish pan hands, an 18" Bosch dishwasher.

Number 6

Finished the dog run portion of the back of the chicken coop.

Number 5

New power service for the barn and outbuildings.

Number 4

New, out of old, built in dining room cabinet.

Number 3

Yards and yards of cement for a finished barn floor... first floor that is.

Number 2

The barn is "buttoned up".  Here my husband and dad commemorate the last few boards on the final door, with the dogs too of course.  Closed now to the elements with all siding, doors and windows.

And finally, Number 1, of course....

An entire house, the Peach Palace.  This one is a little bit of a cheat since we're not quite done.  But after 3 months of working on the house, it deserves the number one spot.

Happy New Year to all my new friends,
Chris at Red Gate Farm

linking up to Southern Hospitality's Top Projects of 2010


  1. I am a newer follower and didn't see these projects as you did them. LOVE the recap and have to say WOW! All turned out wonderful.

    Happy New Year!

  2. What a busy and productive year! I hope 2011 is a little easier! : )

    All the best ~Andrea~

  3. Great countdown! What shall 2011 bring? Happy New Year!

  4. Chris, this is an amazing list. You got so much done this year--I can’t decide which one I love most but the kitchen, the BARN (oh my) and the Peach Palace blow me away. All in one year? Love it. Can you come to my house for a year? LOL
    Happy 2011!

  5. and now... I feel really lazy... you have worked hard and it shows!!! Happy New Year!

  6. Wow all of your projects turned out so great! The barn is awesome.Using that screen door was such a unique idea. I really like it.

  7. This has been one very busy and productive year! HUGE accomplishments. Congratulations. The barn looks awesome. We hope to have property with barns one day too. I love the kitchen update with the sink, d/w and butcher counters. Very nice. Is the peach house a second home on the property? It looks different than your header house. Happy New Year!

  8. OOPS! The last comment was from me (rammer.k is my son.)

  9. Let's try this again. I commented, both above. Elizabeth @ Blue Clear Sky
    Apparently with young teens, I need to check to see who is logged in to google first ;(

  10. Happy New Year to you, Chris, and all of your loved ones..have a good one!

  11. I am so glad I found your blog!!!! I love all the changes!!!!!

  12. Well, after all that work, I think you should put your feet up on the coffee table, have a bit of tea, and relax awhile! Happy New Year!

  13. Oh my goodness... I haven't seen your barn before... it's gorgeous!! What a fabulous job you guys did... love it!!
    It's been a wonderful year of inspiration in Blogland, and I look forward to more in 2011!
    Have a happy New Year, Chris!
    ~ Jo :)

  14. Hi Chris!

    Love your top 10! That kitchen is so cute and it! And what a change to the barn. I didn't realize it was that extensive. You guys really work hard!!

    I got the pattern at Folktales too! I really love how it turned out. I'd like to do more, but until I get my "over 40" glasses I just can't see very well to do that small stuff!!

    I have a collection of vintage baby bottles if you want to use them, also some old high chairs and a little baby buggy. An old little doll crib too. Just let me know!!

    Now I know why I couldn't find the house!! It doesn't look familiar to me, but I must have driven by hundreds of times! It looks so nice!

    Have a wonderful New Year and thanks for stopping by!!


  15. Wow, that's a lot of projects! Some of which (cement floor, power out to outbuildings, etc) we need to finish as well!) Great job. You're lucky to have a husband willing to use his talents!

  16. Wow. I am seriously impressed. Going to go look at that built in in more detail now!

  17. Wow! You have been a busy lady! I hope 2011 is a productive but restful year for yall!

  18. The kitchen is wonderful - SOO full of lightness (is that a decorating word?:) And I always have lusted fully for that built in lol...I love that you have foresight*, and it shows in all your projects - thats a gift you know!

    (*the ability to see the project finished in your head and so it looks like it "belongs" when its done! My decorating term lol)

  19. I just had to come check out this sink of yours! ;-) It's amazing! Your entire kitchen is so beautiful. Have a great weekend.


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