Monday, September 28, 2009

This & That & A Reveal...finally

Happy Monday ya'll! Hope the weekend was good to you and that your Monday has been just as good as well! Other than Littliest being under the weather and me christening the new dining room rug things have been good. The weather was wonderful last week so there was a lot of playing outside which now has come back to get us. Littliest has bad allergies and he is congested in his chest and tries to cough it up. We go thru this at least twice a year so not a big deal but still not great to hear him go thru. Now the rug I have not even taken pics yet for ya'll to see but I promise I will soon! It came in last week from Ballard and is super sweet. Better than I had imagined and well it holds Chick Fil A sweet tea without staining. I was going thru all of our HobLob treasures and thinking abt the chandy in the dining room and well knocked a fill cup on the floor! I was afraid it would stain and go thru onto the floor but nope. Soaked it up and then sprayed water on it and soaked it up again. So far so good. In actuality I am glad it was me and not somebody else. I would have been livid. Now not so much.
The yard sale was Sat morning. I was out there at 7 and it was beyond slow but I expected that since we are way back in the back of the hood. I wrapped it up early around 11 but still made out super well. Well enough to buy a new sewing machine at Costco I had been coveting for a month now with money left over! To top it off I even got a FREE table from our neighbor/Realtor. She was out walking and said she was sitting it out at the curb cause ya know somebody would take it. Well she put it out there and I made The Hubster walk down there because my interest was peeked. I was thinking coffee table. Nope! The Hubster came back and said go down there. I made a bee line down there knowing good and well if I did not somebody would get it. Thankfully it was slow and The Hubster and I carried it down the street to our garage. It is a dark brown with rattan and a VERY heavy glass top. It will become the new desk in our soon to be office! After that find I did not care if I made any more money that day. I was just thrilled!

Now on to the big reveal that I have been promising! Here is the before of our breakfast area in the kitchen. It was a work in progress that I was stumped on. I had hit a road block and liked nothing that I was attempting in there.Then one day it all started coming together.

Remember this beauty? Ha! I had purchased her for just $10 on the local yard sale site with every intention of her going in the breakfast nook. I loved her then hated her and decided to by a new fixture and then after three differ attempts at spraying her I finally found a combination finish I LOVED.

Here is what our breakfast nook is like now! Still a work in progress but I am so happy with the progress! The Papa swagged my new beauty even though it went against every grain in his body. In the end he liked it though. He said it was the custom chain cover that The Nana and I made that pulled it off. (Sorry the pic is not so great. My camera is acting up and the color is slightly off and I have no idea how to fix it. URGH!)

Here is an up close look at her. I know I am partial but she is a beauty isn't she!? I used Rub N Buff once again on this chandy. Once I used it on the chandy over the sink I knew I had to use it on this chandy as well. Littliest and I just purchased the shades at HobLob today since they were half off. 6 for just $15 ya can't beat.

Now I saw ya trying to peek around the chandy to see what was up with the mistreatments. I had that picture. You know the picture in your head of how you want "it" but just can not find what ya need to make "it" come to reality? That picture. I saw this fab at HobLob and I said yes that is "it"! I bought a half a yard in each and just hot glued the seams and then hammered um on the wall with some upholstry tacks. Still working on the bottom half of the cafe curtains. I have the fab picked out but just have not purchased it yet.

Here is the door panel that The Nana made for me. I could have but I hate sewing curtains. Thanx Nana! I tied a scrap piece of fab in the middle just to see what I wanted and decided that I am going to make a tie of sorts and then place an antique broach in the center. I can not wait till it is all done so I can take a final redo picture.

So there ya have it! Some of what I have been up to. Did I mention how much fun I am having!?


  1. Your kitchen looks great, love the new/old chandelier!

  2. Thanx a bunch! I store bought the one in or dining room and am finding it is just not grabbing me. I think a redo is in it's future as well but shhh don't tell The Hubster!;)

  3. I am so excited for you...everything is coming together so beautifully!!! I love the "new" is so wonderful!!! Your window treatments are so darling...I love it all!!!


  4. It looks SO GOOD, girl! LOVE all the colors, and the chandy is stunning. Can't wait to see more pictures!

    So, I have to tell you about my amazing purchase yesterday (this is TOTALLY what I would tell you in person if I lived near you, as we had lunch at Chick Fil A [did I tell you they don't have one here???]): so, I went to Dillard's to look at some bedding that I saw on sale on their website. Not that I need new bedding since the set we are using now I got right before we moved. Yes, I have a bedding addiction. Anyway, I went to Dillard's (thank goodness they have that here at least!) to look at it and just loved it. But it wasn't on sale. So the sales person went to ask her manager if they would honor the online price, and the manager said yes. So, when she was ringing it up, it DID appear to be on sale after all. HOWEVER - get this - our store is in the middle of remodel, and all of their sale merchandise is an additional 50% off. So, you guessed it: I got a $360 comforter set, which was only temporarily on sale for $270, for only $135. God TOTALLY wanted me to have that bedding, right? :)

    Talk to you soon! :)

  5. Yes Amy you were so totally ment to have it!;) I swear the next time you are in Beaumont we are meeting up at the Chick Fil A which just happens to be right next to the HobLob! :) We would so get into trouble girl!

  6. Don't I know it! I have spent many a morning (and afternoon and evening) in the drive-thru line at that particular Chick Fil A. It just so happens they manage to get their nuggets extra crispy 100% of the time AND have lots of those amazing little crunchy bits in the box - JUST FOR ME! :)

    I'm going to start saving now for my next trip to Beaumont, just in case we can meet up... HobLob awaits!!! :)

  7. Just name the date girl!I don't know if you remember way back when after Littliest was born and The Hubster worked in Beaumont for a year while we stayed put in Houston. I spent a few meals at that Chick Fil A. Loved the Super Joanns and have no idea why Beaumont has one and Houston does not.
    Post a pic of your new bedroom set! I want one! Our first was hand me down. The second and current was just $55 at Target. The problem are the four window treatments I would need.

  8. Okay, Pamela - a whole post just for you! I couldn't get our camera to work (in true great blogger style), so the pictures are not great. But at least they are there. This is the actual link to the bedding at Dillard's:

  9. I so want that bedding Amy!! On a mission now!;)


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