Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fly High

I had a friend recently call me. Her mom had passed away and she was trying to get rid of stuff as her mom was a hoarder and I mean a real one! She had stuff everywhere you had to move things to get around the room. The day I went to check out some pieces she thought I might be interested in they were in the process of moving a metal cabinet that I have no idea where it was kept it was so large they had to take doors off and move out the washer and dryer to get it out! In the process of that they found a cat hiding behind the washer, They had already found five other cats that had to be taken to the vet, So you can imagine the smell in the house! I felt so bad for her to have to deal with this.
I did get a piece of furniture from her that I love! It was an armoire that she didn't even know her mom had gotten. I just loved the shape and curves on it. It had a lot of potential! Of course I had to figure out how to get that smell out of it!



  
After a thorough cleaning I primered, painted shabbied and decided to write on the doors a phrase I recently saw and thought it was very moving.
 It is kinda what I feel like right now with my business. I have done things I never thought I could. Pushed myself beyond limits I didn't think I could, I had to step outside my comfy zone and sometimes worry is this the right thing for me?? 






 Through it all I have grown in ways I never anticipated, So I hope you can do this too! What is holding you back? Get out there and live your dream!

Until you spread your wings you will have no idea how far you can fly!   Traci

I will be sharing at The shabby Creek Transformation Thursday
Thursday Favorite things

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blue and cream Hutch

I can hardly believe it is Thursday this week. Seems time just flies by whether your having fun or not! I got a lot of projects done this week but I'm only sharing one. We have a big show coming up in a few weeks and I kinda want to keep things under wraps!
Last weekend Hubs and I got away to celebrate our second anniversary. We went to Galena and stayed in a fabulous B&B. It is called Ryan's mansion. Very nice and they served amazing delicious breakfasts!

As usual I wait til no one is around to snap our pic so the lovely arm stretch pic!



This mansion  was amazing with beautiful rooms! I truly did not want to come home after this stay! A girl can get used to this kind of treatment!

Well needless to say I did come home. I got this hutch done and ready for a new home!!

As you can see it was a boring 60's blonde hutch! Which I painted and shabbied into this!








I will be sharing over at:
Transformation-thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
redoux interiors

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I'm being featured!

You have to check out this webpage if you haven't already! The  author of this awesome page Beckie emailed me and requested to feature the last dresser I posted on my blog on her website called Roadkill Rescue. I'm very excited about it! So if you haven't checked this page out please do so now! It is an awesome site with lots of Roadkill Rescues and cool ideas!
http://roadkillrescue.net/2012/10/stenciled-dresser-2/  Hope everyone has a great week!!
                                                                               Traci

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Upcycling

Upcycling is the new hip word for getting junk and findinga new use for it.I happen to know that because I'm sooo hip and cool! This spring my mom in law and I jumped in the truck and went off to find treasures on the curb at the annual spring clean up.We passed this piece once and I about broke my neck trying to get a better view! We turned around and proceeded to load  into truck as the homowner came out with more junk he said wait I might have the missing bottom drawers in the basement. So patiently only to have him return and say no I'm sorry I don't. I didn't care I had big visions already buzzing in my head!




Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Monday

I can hardly believe how fast that weekend went! It was a blur for sure! I did get this cute table and chair set done which I think would be adorable in an eat in kitchen!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How do they do it?

In this big wide world of blogging it never ceases to amaze me these women who have these amazing blogs with amazing posts several times a week and have families to care for. How do they do it?