Breaking Radio Silence

I’ve been caught up in the holiday relaxation mode and haven’t posted anything in a little while – SO SORRY!  But now I’m breaking radio silence, looking forward to a wonderful 2011.

I’ve noticed a lot of people are shying away from the ole New Year’s resolutions this year.  Well, not me – sign me up people.  I have some serious organizing and project completing to do. 


Exhibit A:
I have many, many, many projects to do – I don’t know where to start. Oak, oak, and more oak.  Nothing against it, I’m just envisioning a little more cottage/worn/white/grey look.  

Here are just a few (if I put them all up you would glaze over).

Dining room set
I want to restyle my new dining room set I picked up right before Christmas at a thrift store.  I've always wanted a set with cane back chairs.  I fell in love with this one, unfortunately it was missing the 6th chair. [I'm sure I will find another in my travels].  

The Dresser I inherited from my grandparents:

ewwwww.... yes admittedly it's covered in 1990s crackle glaze. 

I did it. 
Its gross. 
I know.

Exhibit B:
Refer to pics in Exhibit A. 

Those of you familiar with my story know that we moved to Chattanooga in May.  We decided to rent a house instead of buy so that we could really get a lay of the land, explore, and figure out exactly where we want to settle.  Our house is everything we need it to be for now, but not what I would have necessarily picked for an end product. 

Example – my living room/dining room area is so dark BATS would be at home here.  Seriously, I would only need to open the front door at dusk so they could fly out to eat and I swear they would circle right back.  There is one 3 ½’ x 5' window for a 25’ long room.

Look, I tried to take a picture of a china cabinet that I want to make over and you can’t even see it.

Exhibit C:

I didn't want to show my office but we're all friends, right? I work from home in addition to this room being my nest.  I really truly need to get things cleaned up. Oh and the two chairs and mini loveseat you see are two more projects on the list....

But I will prevail, it is only January after all!

p.s. here's the chair I recovered for my Mom- nothing fancy [surprise! she's likes beige and oak].  I also need to add another cushion in the back to fill it out and make it more comfy for her.

p.s.s. look at the little donkey & cart I found. isn't he cute?  


jandjhome said...

Hi! Welcome back! You are definitely going to be busy this year. Good luck and I can't wait to see some before and afters!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hmmm... maybe i will crackle my next piece? whatdoyathink? ;) love the shape of that dresser though. and i don't see the china cabinet you are referring to... kidding. so you don't get the best light, but ya know what? we all just make do and that's what makes us crafty and creative- necessity. you are going to make it all awesome, one thrifty find and makeover at a time!

Jenn ~ Flea With Me said...

actually have one room (my guest room) that gets awesome light.

I asked my husband, "hey do ya' think we could drag the china cabinet in there for a photo?"

He just kind of looked at me and said his favorite movie line "That would be a negative Ghost Rider, the pattern is full".

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