Sunday, October 28, 2012

End table before and after

Good Morning All !!!  I'm guest posting over at Kathe with an E's today - come by and check out another panic stricken moment in my crazy world......................if in fact it's today lol - she only asked that I SUBMIT it today - it may be for tomorrow's post actually!
In the meantime I had already posted this so you get
a double dose this morning

How do you like my catchy title?  Whoa talk about a bad case of " writer's block " lol -  I really need everyone's honest opinion on this one -  because I also have a bad case of " painters block ".

I tried gray - my go to color usually - uh uh - no like -
Than I tried all cream - uh uh - too boring
Than I tried white - uh uh - too stark -
and this is what I've ended up with - just a quick reminder of the before

I painted the top with Kathy Van Gogh Chalk Paint ( first time trying it - and LOVE it )  called  "mascara" and the bottom half with a behr color I already had..................

spray painted the gorgeous handles black

and was just getting ready to start distressing - actually had the sand paper in my hand - and for some reason thought this piece did not need it at all - I kind of like it the way it is - what do you think?

should I just leave well enough alone?
sometimes well enough - is enough

calling out to the universe, should it be distressed?  can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the set -
( you can see it HERE if you missed that post )

oh and did I mention that we bought this on the weekend - BECAUSE I SOLD THE LAST TABLE SET!!!
to a young girl that says it's her dream come true table and chairs - sometimes this business does the soul good!

guess I'm going to be " busy busy busy " - like this creep - and bracing myself for Sandy who is scheduled to arrive here shortly.................( the storm to beat all others )


big points if you can remember who he is lol  ( hint : he comes to town every winter )

C'mon table - you're coming with me!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

How far can YOU stretch 25.00?

Not a lot of money today - really - how far can  you stretch it - perhaps a movie for two?
A visit to the dollar store can cost me more than that easily. Ok let me think - hmmm
maybe a quick bite to eat at a diner?
okay give me a minute here - I know there must be something of value you can get for 25.00?

Oh I know!
You can get ALL of this

and the original matching mirror

and this

and this

25.00 for all of it ............................

I couldn't do it - I felt so guilty I can't even tell you - and I didn't have a lot of cash on me so I ended up giving them an extra 25.00 ( they only wanted a token amount - it was listed as 25.00 but it said they were negotiable can you imagine - I probably could have gotten it for 15.00 for crying out loud  ) so I paid 50.00 and gave a dear friend 40.00 for helping us get.  ( Dorothy's Husband )  SO signed, sealed, delivered for

In my world this is like winning the furniture lottery - this has never happened before and I seriously doubt it ever will again

Suzan says - John do you have any money on you?
John says - only 25 dollars
Suzan whispers - Please give it to them
John says - WHY?  There's selling it for 25.00
Suzan whispers - Give it to them please
John says - But this doesn't make any sense - why would
Suzan interrupts - Just give them the extra 25 dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John says - No - you're being ridiculous - why would
Suzan says - Excuse me sir?  We only have 25 extra dollars on us - but pls take it - I can't just
give you 25.00 dollars for this
John pulls the 25 dollars out of his pocket...................
The " sir " looks at me totally confused - " but we only wanted 25.00 for it "

Am I stupid?  I don't know, maybe I am - I know that 25.00 more is nothing really - but I did and do
feel guilty for some reason.

BUT THEY WERE SELLING IT FOR 25.00 and did I mention they were negotiable lol ?  I'm always
complaining about you ladies in the South getting such great deals - I don't know that anyone can match this!

Has anyone else ever won the furniture lottery?
Has anyone else ever felt immense guilt over getting something for a " steal "

Plus they threw this in - which was very kind indeed

I work with a lot of filth - as all of you who do this know - but for some reason this could make me vomit.
You all have a great weekend, me? I'll be doing cartwheels
and painting........................

Party Time

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