A Few Of My Favorite: Tutorials (2010)

Well, 2010 is almost over, and boy was it a busy year! Kevin’s actually not off the hook quite yet. He’s gotta work ’til after midnight tonight…

(He’s a rock n’ roller, and rock n’ rollers almost¬†always work on New Years Eve)

So while he’s out doin’ his thing, I’ll be quietly ringin’ in the new year here at home, Layla-style. Snuggled in bed, with my laptop- lookin’ through all those lovely links you left for us yesterday! And I must say, I’m very excited about spending New Years Eve with you!

And, hey, thank you for making 2010 so much fun too. We’ve had the best time blogging about every little thing throughout this past year, but “meeting” and sharing some of the days our lives here with you made it even more super-cali-fradge. We’re sending a big ol’ round of virtual bear hugs and butterfly kisses your way today!

Now onto today’s “A Few of my Favorites”! This one’s all about Tutorial posts. Here are a few of my favs from 2010…

Click HERE to check out Kim’s beadboard wainscoting tutorial, and click HERE to read about her faux fireplace project!


Read Britt’s “Hanging Garden Basket-Turned-Beaded Chandelier” Tutorial HERE,
“Hollow Core Door-Turned-Floating Shelves” Tutorial
HERE, and “Lamp-Turned-Pendant Chandelier” Tutorial HERE!


Click HERE to check out Danielle darling dear head tutorial!


This next one wasn’t technically a project in 2010, but I found it while blog-hopping in 2010, so I thought I’d include it!

Click HERE to read about how Jenny created her awesome ottoman!


Click HERE to read Nicole’s fun fortune cookie tutorial post!

(I’d love to put a whole bowl of these in our reading room!)


Click HERE to read Shannon’s amazing plywood floor tutorial!


To check out Ashley’s Subway Art Tutorial, click HERE!


And last but not least, if you haven’t already checked out Joy’s “Burlap Window Treatment” tutorial post, click HERE!


Do you have a favorite tutorial post on your blog you’d like to share? If so, we’d love for you to link it up!

Here’s how you do it:

– Scroll down ’til you see the little blue “add your link” button. Click it, and follow the steps from there to add your link and a small photo. (Make sure to create a descriptive name for your link, like “Pottery Barn Lampshade” or “Mason Jar Lights”. This will make it easier for folks to browse.)

– Also, be sure to link to your specific tutorial post, not the main page of your blog.

– Here’s a button to add to your blog post if you’d like to invite readers over to our party!

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  1. says

    Is that really a pic of Kevin’s band? What a great shot!! And I love the deers head, plywood floor, and subway sign! All of them were good – those are just my faves! Thanks so much for sharing and hosting!

  2. says

    What an amazing group of women and tutorials you’ve featured here! I can’t wait to try out a few of these projects and scour over thier sites! Thank you!!!! I have plenty of inspiration for the new year!
    Happy New Year!

  3. says

    Layla, I recently got a laptop and snuggling in bed while playing in blogland has become one of my favorite things to do.
    I’m looking forward to see what y’all have up your sleeves in 2011.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Alea says

    So, a question – how do you keep track of blog posts that you love but they’re not on blogs that you follow? I find great things – like several that your mentioned, but don’t know how to save them for future reference. Do you have a very organized favorites folder that you use? Or is there a better trick?

    Thanks for all your inspiration this year!

    • says

      Hey Alea!

      I keep an email in my drafts folder called “Tutorials” and keep adding links to it throughout the year.
      I know that’s probably not the “best” way, but it’s MY way, and it works for me! :-)


  5. geri says

    There once was a beautiful girl named Layla Palmer.
    She married her love Kevin who is quite a charmer.
    They both have talents galore,
    We all pray 2011 will bring them a baby and more.
    So their life will be just a titch calmer.
    Happy New Year

  6. Amanda says

    Hi Layla!

    I have been a follower for a few months now and find your blog so helpful in “looking beyond the obvious.” I can’t tell you how much my vision has changed where now I see treasure instead of junk!

    Anyway, my hubby and I own a house and have some lov-er-ly pine paneling in our living room, almost identical to what you had in yours. I’ve been bugging the hubby for years now to let me paint it because it is the same awful shelacked (sp?), knicked, ugly pine that you painted a lovely white. Can you share with me your process of painting? Also, I’ve been toying with the idea of whitewashing it so it almost has a pickled, weathered look. What do you think?


  7. says

    Love, love, love your blog full of amazing ideas and tons of love. Wishing the best for you both and hopefully a new little one in 2011.

  8. says

    Hi Layla-

    Your New Year’s Eve sounds perfect to me. Hopefully you won’t be asleep by the time Kevin gets home and you can ring in 2011 with him then.

    Thanks for hosting all the parties – I have found a few new blogs which is exciting!

    I hope 2011 brings you all the best that life has to offer.

    Cheers – Diane

  9. says

    Thanks so much Layla! I’ve enjoyed following you guys this year! Thanks for all the fun links, I’ll have a blast ringing in the new year with them. Glad to know there’s other “party animals” like me!

  10. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    Happy New Year Layla & Kevin! You guys are so cute and inspiring! Wishing all your dreams come true in 2011!!!

  11. says

    Happy New Year, Friend! I am having SO much fun going through all these linkies! Thanks so much for doing this! Love love love ya!

  12. says

    Thanks for hosting, Layla! I have a bunch of tutorial posts on my blog- especially for slipcovers. I included the most comprehensive one here. Happy New Year! I hope 2011 brings you and Kevin lots of wonderful blessings!

  13. Julie says

    Great Blessings for 2011 may all your dreams come true. Thank you both for a great year of blogging , altho I dont have a blog Ive enjoyed yours so much.(daily read) Thanks for your time, energy, and soo many wonderful ideas and tips. Julie in Holland … :)

  14. says

    What great projects! Love them all! I’m so glad I found you this past year, I’ve really enjoyed following along!
    Happy New Year! Thanks for hosting!

  15. says

    Hi Layla! Thank you for hosting the party. Just linked up and going to use the day to mingle around the link party to see what everyone else has been up to! Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing and cozy day (: xo Michaela

  16. says

    Layla — my hubby was a professional musician for years…so I’m familiar with your New Year’s Eve! :) Now that he’s hung up his guitar (kinda), we love staying home together. LOVE your blog and all you two are accomplishing. Can’t wait to follow along in 2011!