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reviving vintage furniture with paint, stencils, wax, and more. Home decor.


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Getting ready for a sale

This is going to be a busy week! The small town I live in has an event called Miner’s Jubilee every year and I wanted badly to have a booth set up across from it with my furniture make over’s and crafts to sell. I have a collection going on that seriously needs thinning out before I can move on, because I  am totaly out of space. And of course the collection keeps growing too. 

So I didn’t get around to asking where I can set up for free. I don’t want to invest money to set up a ‘booth’ under my canopy somewhere as that cuts deep into any profit I Might make. So instead I decided to just have a yard sale at my dad’s house, just a few blocks away. It is much easier that way since this is where al of my things are anyway. 

I have my Farmhouse Buffet: Image

And this little stand

ImageMy Oval Coffe table

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and this table

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and a black stand, and oh sooo much more! 

I also have a telephone table, which I believe I am going to make into a charging station along with all of the normal yard sale stuff, and collections of items like painted picture frames, and plaques I just made like these:

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I want to draw the tourists in and make them all very happy with their purchases, and still have a number of things to get ready. I have a dresser and head and footboards to paint still….So why am I sitting here online, you ask?

I am waiting for morning….with my projects mainly in my dad’s garage, it has been difficult to get motivated to work. I take care of my folks and they often interupt wanting to chat or watch and ask a LOT of questions. But today they left to go camping, so I will have some time alone in the garage. I wish it was cooler right now or I would go work there now. 

Then there are still more plaques to make, some old windows to work on, and hauling a lot over to set up for my sale. To be honest, I will be happy if I can have the dresser done in time to put in the sale. 

Once my sale is over in a week, I will again start collecting items to up cycle, paint, repurpose and have fun with. New projects and new ideas to implement. It will be nice to start again! But there is a ton to do starting tomorrow morning so I am resting up tonight! 

 

 


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Happy Independence Day!

To my fellow Americans!

Today is like no other! It is America’s 237th Birthday. The day we celebrate our freedom and remember all who have given their lives for this freedom and show our Respect to those who give their all for us on a daily basis. This doesn’t mean just our military, but also our police, firefighter’s, hospitals and their employees, and any and all servants that make America tick!

I am not having family over or preparing a big fancy meal this year. I am not going out to watch, or having any fireworks at home. Instead I am sitting quietly, reflecting on all we as Americans have to be grateful for. I am enjoying the peaceful morning and simply reflecting. I remember big moments in history. I remember those who have affected my life in positive ways. I remember my manners and how to show respect, and how to honor those who have earned the utmost.

As this day moves forward, I ask that each and every one of you take a moment to do the same. To reflect quietly and remember what America is about.

It is not about any one of us but about ALL of us, as Americans. It is about those who have given their all, their lives, made sacrifices and continue to do so, for the sake of our country and our freedom.

We do not have the right to bring harm to our fellow Americans. We do not have the right to harm our children. But we, as Americans, should hold ourselves to the highest standards, and embrace the love for which this country was built upon and which brings each American to Love our Country!

As each of you go on about your day, please show respect to each individual who crosses your path as if that individual deserves our ultimate Respect. If we each do this, there would be no violence, no hatred, no battles for this day. If we all do this every day for one week, one month, one year, perhaps, just maybe, we can Unite as One and make our Forefather’s Proud of us as an Undivided nation once again!

May Peace be with my Brother’s and Sister’s in this Land Of The Free!