Monday, November 7, 2011

MAKING A DECORATING DENT...

In case anyone out there is wondering where I went after I said I was back from an extended blog break I have been chomping away on a steady diet of delectable decorating, remodeling, and refurbishing.  Somehow a simple menu of freshening up one bathroom turned into a full blown affair of gutting a second one while waiting in the wings were several pieces of furniture to be refinished, and a stack of sewing that practically reaches the ceiling.  Here is a small sampling of what I have been up against...

 (Hall and Master Bath)
 (Have you ever seen such a sad and lonely little cabinet huddled in the corner like it is afraid of the rest of the room?)
(WARNING!!!  What you are about to see is not blog worthy pretty!  This hall bath is pretty scary!)
(Handy Hubby was appalled that I actually paid money for these next two items.  He said they should have paid me to haul them off!  But wait until you see them!)
 (These are only a tiny sampling of my disaster to master decorating, can't wait to show the afters!!!)

The master bath did get freshening up and I have my sweet friend Laura to thank for that!  I so wanted to take her advice and Fall In Love with my home by making a few changes and then linking up to her party posts but, as my luck would have it, right in the middle of the project I got sick and was too pooped to party...
Then, as my even unluckier luck would have it, the hall bath got good and jealous of the master bath and had itself a water weepin' fit.  Its crying jag lasted for so long that it ruined its skeletal structure and freshening up was out of the question, a whole face lift was in order...
And then my even unluckier unlucky luck hit, black cats and luck done run out upside down horseshoes kind of unlucky, and I was down again, really sick this time...
By the time I got back on my feet I was so deep in needing to get both bathrooms back in working order that I just pressed on without popping in to blog.  I am happy to say that we no longer have a potty on our porch or a bathtub in our front yard.  I thought about disguising them with pumpkins and mums but Darling Daughter begged me not to perpetrate the myth that every hillbilly homestead has a bathtub or potty planter on the front lawn...
Somehow in the midst of all this I did make a  decorating dent in refurbishing some junk furniture finds I got for the farm and tackled the stack of sewing, which is now about half way done, AND, (I done good this time!) I actually took before, during, and after photos, pinkie swear I will be sharing those as soon as I can get them organized and edited.  So, baring any more major interruptions, I really truly think I am almost back...again.

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Monday!
Many Blessings,
Sandy

10 comments:

The Country Nest said...

Sandy,
You are such a tease.....I can't wait to see the finished pictures.

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

I'm dyin to see what you've done with those dresser cabinets.

Lorrie said...

Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to. I hope you are feeling just fine these days.

Kasia said...

What a hilarious (in parts) story! LOL Hubs was right but I KNOW that what you'll pull of with those two cabinets will be so spectacular that they wished they didnt sell them! :) Glad to see youre back again! ^.^

Cheers,

Vee said...

So many things to look forward to! (Say, I leave for one little day and you return? What's up with that? Ohhh, soooo glad that you listened to your daughter. That kind of front lawn art is way too interesting. Ha!

Vicki said...

lol..what a project. Love that you have dubbed it "disaster to master."

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

I´m sure your bathroom will be wonderful when finished Miss Sandy - can´t wait to see the finished result.
Glad to see you back ;o) - have a wonderful day
xo Tina

Sandy said...

I'm so glad to see you are back and feeling better! I still check everyday for updates and just love the music that is playing as I read! Looking forward to all the upcoming posts! I very much enjoyed this one, too, of course!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Good things come to those who wait. In your case I know it will be better than good and truly worth waiting for.

Blessings and design fairies to help you my friend.

Karen Valentine said...

Sandy I'm so glad you are feeling better! This is the time of year when lot's of bugs are going around isn't it?? I can't help but laugh (with you) at the rest of the story! We have been there!!! I've learned to be careful with "little fix it's". They always seen to turn into full blown re-models!!! I'm sure yours is fabulous!!! Have a beautiful and healthy week!
xo,
Karen

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