Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Big Project" Revealed

I know it's been over a month since the last post. You're probably wondering what happened to us. (And you're probably tired of checking and seeing no updates... I know my mom is! ) Life has been really busy lately. However, today marks the start of a 2 week break for Laura!!! AND Roderick finished his summer school on Sunday, doesn't start school till next week, and only works Monday next week!!! Needless to say we are VERY excited for the break. I do have several pics of what we've been up to lately, but I think I'll save that for another post. For now I can't wait to reveal my "big project." I've been working on it since April or May and it's finally done. Here's how it began.... I purchased it for a REALLY good price at an estate sale. Not too pretty, but I really liked the idea of a desk/bookshelf/storage combination. It was used in a kitchen and it was obvious by the greasy stains, etc., but at least it was sturdy! Here's how it looks now.... I still need to fill it up and organize all my scrapbook/painting/craft stuff in it. The new hobby room is starting to shape up as well. I've been painting lots of garage sale finds, glueing bows, hanging curtains, etc. I've found so many garage sale deals for this room, everything from a bag of foam paint brushes for $.10 to a brand new 16 X 20 art canvas for $1! Most of the picture frames, pots, knickknacks and even paint are from garage sales. I'll wait for the pictures until it's a little more finished. I'm hoping it will be "finished" in the next couple of days!!


  1. It is looking good!! Enjoy your 2 week break!! You definitely deserve it after your busy summer!!

  2. Great job! It looks like it was worth all the effort you put into it. I'm sure Rod thought it was fun to finally have the room back. Knowing how much he likes your work, I'm also sure he loved it.

    Hope you have fun together on your break.

    Love, Mom B.

  3. Sweet Action!!!
    Love it!! Can you make me one???

  4. Hello Laura D! Thanks for your compliment about my paintings! All the high chairs I paint were furnished by the customers. I do have a couple in the attic that were donated to me that I am saving for FUTURE grandkids! You can find them at garage sales or flea markets for reasonable prices. I love your bookshelf you painted! Keep visiting!

  5. Oh Laura!! I love it - looks fabulous. I can't wait to see when the room is completed and the finished product!!

  6. That's amazing!! What a great find - super cool piece and you really made it yours! Bravo! Makes me all inspired to finish the baby's room!

  7. Love what you've done with the storage unit! What a transformation! And I love the bright colors! What a great project!
    Becca B.


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