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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Passing Time

Instead of working on furniture this week, I decided to finally get ready to have a garage sale this weekend. I've been needing to have for awhile now but I'm sure all of you have seen that Hades sent its weather up to the U.S. for the month of July, so I wasn't able to have it earlier. This weekend though... it's gonna be perfect! 84 degrees and no humidity! Yes!

So I've been passing time since Monday getting ready for it, which has been somewhat helpful to keep me not focused on the stresses in my life, the main one being my Dad and his amputation. I do have good news on that, my Dad went through the final surgery yesterday and it was below the knee. THANK GOD. It's so much easier to live with an amputation if you can keep your knee. Now all he has to do is heal and get ready for another prosthetic.

Anyways, I spent 12 hours outside yesterday weedeating, de-weeding, gardening, landscaping and cleaning out my garage. You should've seen my yard... I was ashamed. A few weeks ago, when my morning glory plant started to take over the wood bench on my porch, I thought... that one odd nasty chair in my studio would be perfect as a climbing source for the plant. So I dry brushed some white paint on it and sealed it off with some high gloss poly and stuck it in the ground! I wrapped the plant around it and it looks great!

This was a before and after pic I took of the chair when I did M and K's walnut table and chairs.

Left: New Hotness. Right: Old and Busted.

I tried really hard to save some geraniums we planted earlier this spring, but the weeds engulfed them and a few died from a really bad hail storm we had. They look so sad... but alive! :)

I dug up the right side of my garage and made a little area for my youngest son's bell pepper plants. I used some left over bricks and soil from previous landscaping projects. Nothing like a little free DIY landscaping!

As much as I want to work on furniture right now, I have to make it through this week, get past some of my stresses and come back bright eyed and bushy tailed next week. A little self healing I guess. ;)

Thanks for stopping by today, much love goes out to you all for supporting me in all ways!



  1. Susan you have done a lot of INCREDIBLE transformation I really love the striped dresser :) Your newest follower!

  2. Thank you so much for being my newest follower and for the kind words! I really appreciate it! :)


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