Re: wiring switch to outlet
Hopefully you wired the replacements exactly like the originals. By the description you gave, it's difficult to tell just how the wires run. We need to know the color of the screws each wire goes to, too.
I'll assume you matched old and new, and the devices are wired exactly like they were before. It sounds to me like you failed to break off the jumper between the screws on the hot side (side with the narrow slot & brass colored screws) of each outlet. In each outlet, the red should go to one screw; the black to the other. By breaking the jumper, you should find that one half of the outlet stays live while the other half is switched. Do not break off the jumper on the neutral side (wide slot, silver screws, white wires).
After turning off the power supply to this cirucit, break the aforementioned jumper off one of the outlets and see if this corrects the problem. Outlets are inexpensive, so if you really screw something up, for around a dollar you can get back to where you started.
Where's the jumper, you ask? When you look at the screws on the outlet, you'll notice there is a plastic ridge between the screws. Toward the face of the outlet, there will be a small piece of brass that goes around this ridge and connects the plates the screws go into. This small piece of brass is the jumper that must be broken off. Using a pair of pliers (or a screwdriver if there's a slot), bend the jumper back and forth until it breaks off. You shouldn't even have to remove the wires from the screws, but take this opportunity to ensure that the connections are still tight.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.