Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
If you read my blog last week, you know I broke my thumb.
Stupid I know.
I look on the bright side of things though. It was only my thumb and it was on my left hand. It's more of an annoyance than anything else. I can't grasp things and so far I have almost zero movement in it. I'm being really good about keeping the splint on it. This is hard for me though..I sooooooo do not obey rules well.
I'm also thankful I have had zero pain. Oh yes it hurt for a few min after initial impact, but nothing since. So no pain killers for me. (not a fan of taking pills)
It has slowed me down a bit..but not as much as I thought it might.
And this weekend I was able to finish a wonderful set of night stands that didn't start out life as night stands.
They started out as a vintage vanity.
Yes this picture sucks, and I have no other "before" pictures. But it's that one in the middle with the crate sitting on top of it.
Maybe not so cute...not before and not during.
After taking it apart and doing some fill work, it was ready for paint. I wanted to keep the top pulls as I thought they were super cute. Then had to find some other pulls that would work with them and a colour that would bring it all together.
Bring on the green!
The knob on the bottom isn't as "blue" as this picture seems to suggest. But check out that pull. gooey love. (is that an emotion?)
I love when a project comes together.
Min of two more weeks with this splint on....ugggg. Lord help me be a good patient. :)
It's a long story. Short version? Don't place your thumb between a reversing drill while unscrewing a screw and a 2X4 that doesn't move!
It really hasn't slowed me down much, it's more of an annoyance than anything else. As you can tell by the primer. I was working on some trim.
Minimum of 3 weeks to heal enough to remove the splint. The swelling has gone down enough that I no longer have to shove the splint back on after washing my hands. It's still tight...but much better than it was when I first broke it on Thurs.
I should probably count the number of projects I do with a broken thumb...sounds like a challenge to me :)
It really does come from growing up with it. My parents had a bedroom set that was waterfall. The double bed eventually found it's way to my home and was used for my daughter when she got out of her crib.
Sadly that piece is now gone, along with all the other pieces.
But I still have the memories.
A few weeks back I finished a dresser for our bedroom at the cottage.
It fits perfectly. I couldn't be happier.
But now I'm wondering if I should sell it and replace it with this one I finished last weekend.
A couple of weeks ago I was out yard sale(ing) and came across this old radio cabinet
I think I had a dirty lens on my phone. And I never bothered to get a second "before" picture.
This thing was dirty. When I say dirty, I mean I had to go change my clothes after bringing it home. It had grease and something else on it..just gross!
So I scrubbed it and stripped it and could not get the stain out...no matter what I did :(
But that's the good thing about what I do. There is always a plan B or even C if needed. :)
Plan B worked wonderfully!
I kept looking at this and it seemed like the perfect blanket box! How many of you have a corner in your living room that holds throw blankets for those cold winter evenings and all you want to do is lay on the couch and cover up while watching a good movie? But that pile of blankets is always a mess? Yup...me too.
I've always repaired everything...but lately I've been embracing age (even on me) And some imperfections I've been leaving alone. I'm actually starting to really like the character it adds. Like on this piece.
It turned out perfect
And it's sold
And I can't wait to find out what it will be used for. You know that just because I have one vision for a piece of furniture, that doesn't mean that it's new owner has the same vision.