Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I promise I haven't been trapped under a pile of precariously stacked furniture (almost though!). I've just been busy with this little person.


Okay, and there has been a lot of this as well.
That is my "To-Do" list. But since that is all mine, I will do it when I please~
And tonight it pleased me to do quite a bit! I got to this guy:


And this guy as well as his big brother, an 8 drawer dresser. By most standards these would be considered unsalvagable... but they just needed a LOT of love~

I get a lot of questions about where I work, and while it is far from magical alot of magic happens here. I get to play, think, and create... all in one half of a garage. Dolled up in my paint clothes, an old silk scarf over my hair and a pair of old purple Uggs I usually feel surprisingly glamorous. Because I enjoy every minute out there mixing paint and patching up old knob holes, and because it is quite a luxury to say you can do that for a living.


Specially when your commute is a doorway away to this.

26 comments:

Tamstyles said...

great pics

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Aw that's the cutest Daddy-Daughter pic yet!

Can't wait to see your new creations. When you talk about practicaslly unsalvagables and show us peices like that...where do you get stuff that close to being thrown out? I don't picture even a thrift store selling something in that condition, or even craigslist people bothering to hope someone would want it. Do you ever save peices from curbside throw-aways? Just curious how such neglected peices are found before they get completely destroyed...which only makes it more exciting to see your transformations!

Oh one last thought- looks like you have a pretty, finished-garage...is it heated or anything, how do you work away so happily for long periods with your Canadian winters out there!?

Amber said...

aww such a cute post!!! I loved the words on the photos , you rock holly =)

Sue said...

Love that last photo, too cute!
You have your work cut out for you, my verandah looks like that at the moment, wish I had a garage! Cant wait to see the finished results.
Sue

Mel said...

LOVE the propane heater shot. Despite the heater, I would have thought that it would be too cold to allow the paint to cure once you leave the garage?

Mary said...

Oh that little Wren, she is just the cutest. I can't believe after all this time I am going to try spraying my furniture! Yikes! I am hoping I can figure it out...I may need you for a couple of pointers. Setting up my spray booth next week, so we will see how it goes! ;o) ~mary~

Teresa said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the bedside table and big brother dresser. I am pretty sure that it is the same as our bedroom suite which I would love to redo. These are hand-me-downs from the ILs when we first got married. Been wanting to replace them, but life has gotten ahead of us on that one.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a big believer in trying to save things from the landfill. Thank you for not only creating pieces of great beauty but making the world a little lovelier for our children.

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Your workroom looks about like mine! My sisters & I paint in old sweats and crocs. We are quite the lookers, but we have so much fun when we get in our paint room to create! Can't wait to see the finished pieces - I'm sure they are gorgeous as always :)

Melissa said...

Pictures! Pictures! I wanna see what happened to the uglies!

Morning T said...

You are one lucky and extremely talented lady! Thanks for showing us your workshop and I can't wait to see the results of yesterdays conquests.

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

ahhhh -what sweet pictures- ohh your baby girl Wren!! She has your eyes- too cute!!

Kel

Amanda said...

Out of all of the absolutely lovely posts you do, this one was by far one of the most beautiful. From you feeling glamorous in your workspace to coming through the door to your precious family- beautiful. And, now I don't feel so bad about having so much of our furniture in the garage awaiting me to get around to spraying it and wondering what our neighbors must think of us. :) Lol.

cousin Deb said...

You have a beautiful little girl! You are so fortunate to be able to work at home as well.

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

I love the last photo, so sweet!

Emily Call said...

Can't wait to see what you do with all of that awesome furniture.

Stephanie said...

LUCKY!

I'm constantly thinking of how I'm going to get out of the pharmacy biz and work from home!

Your girl is just precious!

One Love said...

Wren is so precious! And that pic of daddy and daddy's little girl, yeah, it made my heart melt!

Amanda said...

She is so precious!!! And I can't to see what beautiful things you come up with next!!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

what a fabulous tribute & celebration of your life!!

Love it.

Have a sweet day ~

Bridget said...

I love that last picture...so stinking cute!

TRACEE said...

in the top photo of this post, there is (a smallish table perhaps a part of a nesting table?!?) It has gold legs, and probably has some scroll work at the top, What are you planning to do with that?? I have the same table!! And am very curious!! Please advise. Thanks :)

Melissa said...

Wren is so adorable. That pile of furniture excites me - endless possibilities. Can't wait to see how your pieces are transformed. You are soooo lucky to get to do what you love every day.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Hey there! Your post also reminded me of my "To Do" pile! Looks very familiar-- good luck with it-- it is fun to make a good dent in it and be creative! Take care.

Just Fine Just Dandy said...

That pic of your baby and hubby is precious! You'll need to frame that one!

And can't wait to see your next finished projects! Love all the pieces you do!

Breeanna said...

Love the pictures!!!!

 
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