Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Doors and drawers and Wolves...OH MY!

A sweet reader by the name of Brandan recently commented asking if I could share client transformations, especially the colorful ones. Maybe I will round up all the pictures I have of colorful ones (because I always email photos before pickup for client approval)... but I think it would be a full time job to try and include them in blog posts. At the beginning of the week is when I tend to attack my pile of jobs, and by the end of the week my garage looks like this. None of these things are mine, and actually belong to 3 different people from JUST THIS WEEK.
This week there are lots of random doors and shelves that came from an armoire so large that the owner had it disassembled before arriving. So 4 doors, 3 side panels, a top and bottom and 24 shelves later it looks like I run an assembly line of sorts. Also mixed in are coffee tables, 3 dressers, a bed frame, a kitchen table and a glass display cabinet. And as soon as this all clears out it will start to pile back up before the beginning of next week when the cycle starts over again~

It just so happened that this week everyone wanted white!

And I have to tell you that I nearly lost my life just taking these 2 photos. I am still shaking just thinking about it. As I was standing there shooting the last shot I heard a strange sound. I had a bad feeling and so I slowly turned around to see a WOLF standing about 12 feet away. My heart started racing and I didn't know whether to run for my life or play dead!
I decided to bolt for the front door and sure enough he charged after me and I just managed to slam the door within miliseconds of him catching me. Sean couldn't see him at first and was wondering what the heck I did to myself (I was sobbing hysterically at this point). When he opened the garage he saw it and make a noise to scare it, causing it to run away. He insists that it was some sort of husky or something but I am 100000% convinced it was a wolf.
So if you see a news report about an escaped wolf from the zoo or something let me know so I can prove to him that's what it was~

36 comments:

Kelsey said...

OMIGOSH you poor thing!!! That'd be so scary! Thank God you're a fast runner and that you made it before he did! That little round table is TO DIE FOR (pardon the pun) CUTE by the way! :)

Tyler and Kendyl said...

Scary!

Do you spray your items? I have always used a roller/brush combo and may want to make the leap to a sprayer..

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Scary! No matter what it was, it sounds like a close call. I'm so glad you are okay!

Amy

Miss Modern Vintage said...

Oh my goodness, how scary! Wolf or dog...it charged after you, girl! (I had a similar incident with a large animal and have wanted a taser ever since!)

So glad Brandan else asked to see some of your custom work...I've always wanted to see it too :)


Christa

Giggles said...

I bet it was a wolf and that was your intuition thankfully in high gear!! My heart is still pounding...you were in a perfect stance for him to attack!!

As for all the furniture...it looks great. A couple of pieces remind me of my childhood furniture...which my daughter still has.. It's got a million layers of paint on it too!!!

So glad you're safe and Wren still has a mommy!! phew!

Hugs Giggles

L said...

wow! that's crazy!
do you live in a rural area at all?
seems so bizzare.
i'm glad you lived to tell the tale :)

MaryBeth said...

Wow, so glad you are okay. I would be scared to ever go out again.

Beautifully Inspired said...

Oh my goodness Holly! I am so glad you are okay. What a scary event!

jen @ {decor junkie} said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That would scare me so bad! Glad you're okay. And your furniture looks great! You've got some lucky clients!

Stephanie said...

oh my goodness! you poor {lucky} thing!! my own dad just got a huge chunk taken out of his thigh by a dog a month ago {dangerously close to tender muscles and arteries} and it was just a little medium sized dog that luckily bit him and ran away. (it came from behind too - he didn't even see/hear it coming)

a wolf?! ah! i'm so glad you daughter was nowhere in this situation - i would be crying just reading it!

Holly and Sean said...

Whew you have no idea how stressed I was to leave the house a little later on with Wren! Thankfully Sean was with us and kept a watch out. I am not in the least afraid of dogs so I know just by how I reacted that it was definitely not a friendly neighborhood dog.

And we live in the middle of a city!! How crazy?!
Thanks for all the kind words~

Lauren said...

Oh goodness, girl! How scary? Hopefully, it was something other than a wolf...If it was a wolf...maybe it was Jacob from TWILIGHT? Bad joke! Glad you are okay!

MelissaOK said...

Wow that's so scary! I can't believe that!!!!

But otherwise, the furniture looks great!

Chelly said...

Eeek! I'm glad that you're okay! I'd be super scared too. On another note, I see three pieces of my furniture in your photos, and am super excited to see them again in person! You always do a great job!

Katie said...

This is why I'm glad I live on the east coast where our only wildlife are crabs, cicadas and the occasional snake. Those I can deal with. A wolf I could not. So glad you're ok!!

Christine Peterson said...

I don't usually comment, but when I read on your feed ...and a Wolf. I thought "oh she's gonna talk about eclipse" Not an actual encounter! AHHH. Scary, I know they say you shouldn't run, but I too would've bolted so fast! First instinct. I guess. So glad you made it in the house.

Amanda said...

i cannot even begin to imagine the fear and emotion you must've felt. my stomach was sick reading it and i wanted to reach through the computer screen and hug your neck! :)

thank goodness you're ok lovely lady!

Cathy said...

Yikes! Thank God for your instincts! There's been a lot of bear sightings around here, this reminds me to keep an eye out. Glad you're okay!

The Pennington Point said...

Oh my goodness! Who knew furnure restoration could be so dangerous? I'm so glad you're ok. Lisa~

Pam said...

I love this!! ...I've never seen anything like it! Ohhh I want to win!!!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Well thats weird...must have been a big scary dog. No matter what it was it didnt sound like a pleasant event thats forsure. Thank god Wren wasn't with you.

Question for you, i've been meaning to ask you for like ever and i keep forgetting and i don't see any info on your blog answering this question but do you paint the dressers with the drawers in them or do you pull them out and tape and wrap them?? If you have a faster way to get the edges of the drawers painted without messing up the insides of the drawers i would love to hear it - please share your secret lol!

Have a good Canada Day weekend!

Catherine said...

Oh my god that's scary! Glad you're able to run fast!

I have a table exactly like that large round pedestal table. I bought it from ebay and it's a yucky honey oak type colour. I've been wanting to paint it white but everyone tells me not to because I won't be able to get a good enough finish on it.

Cherie B said...

OK...freaking! I would have been screaming as well! Although surely a would have alarmed said animal. Sure it wasn't Jacob from Eclipse coming to check things out? Sorry...got Twilight on the brain as I just saw the movie last night and started reading the 4th book Breaking Dawn.
Probably not funny! SORRY =(
Glad you're safe none the less!

Jennae said...

Whether it was a wolf or a husky or whatever, being charged at by ANY animal is a scary experience. Just glad you're safe!

Kathy said...

Wow you are really lucky....maybe you should call the news to let them warn others, he might be rabid.

Aja said...

Ohmygosh!! How scary! I'm so glad you're okay, I would totally freaked!

Colour Yourself Design said...

Ok, My heart was pounding just reading about this! I can't believe you made it to your door in time... wow!

I have a question for you... First of all... love love love your blog and work! I love upcycling (as you call it) but hate sanding! Do you have any special tips on making it easier? What type of tools do you use?

Caitlin @ That House on the Corner said...

Thank goodness that door was unlocked! How scary is that?! Glad you are ok!

xoxo,
Caitlin @ That House on the Corner

Alex said...

Please - a wolf?!!! Wolves are actually on the endangered species list & are very, very rare to see around neighborhoods! Did you know there has never been one single recorded attack of a wolf on a human being? Look this up if you don't believe me. They have gotten a bad rap from the movies & books. Please don't scare anyone with a wolf story. These creatures need to be saved - not to be threatened by.

Heather's Haven said...

That is crazy! I have never seen a wolf for real, but I am guessing they are pretty large. We have coyotes and kit foxes out here in Nevada. And one night I was going to my car and saw a dog across the street and I said, "Hi doggy!" Like a dummy.
I realized in that moment it was actually a kit fox. Got into my car pretty quickly, but it was probably more scared of me than I was of it.
I can not believed the thing chased you though! Maybe it was rabid.
Be safe! And watch out for rabid husky/wolf hybrids.

Vintage Creations said...

HOLY COW!!! freaky! are there normally wild animals around your home?! Good things your tenny shoes worked like they are supposed to! :)

Heather @ vintagecreationsinc.blogspot.com

Gina said...

Oh my goodness how incredibly scary!!! Ok stop risking your life for us lol.

Furniture is fabulous as always :) Have a great weekend!!

Revamped French Maison said...

How horrible of an experience for you! We have wolves up here where I live too! You're right they're quite large males weigh up to 144 pounds and females 110. I feel terrible for you! I'm scared to walk my dog on the nature trails in Anchorage because wolves do come in town and lurk on the nature trails that are interconnected to the raw wild.

I'm just glad you're okay. :)

Lindsey Tollefson said...

That freaks me out just thinking about it!

Holly and Sean said...

Oh how I wish it was Jacob LOL. That would have made my day!
Alex, I am not sure where you are located but there are quite a few wolves here. And Wren and I actually ran into a fox as well just a few weeks back coming home from the park. Even if there are no recorded attacks I didn't feel like being the first! Bears are also endangered but my uncle was actually killed by one 2 years ago so. Wild animals are always dangerous.

Susan said...

Thank God the baby wasn't near by!

 
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