When things pile up!


April 3, 2014 by Terry

I am always amazed at how fast everyday things in life can pile up! I haven’t been able to “get it together” lately and I’m not sure why. Usually I am an extremely organized person…. in recent weeks, not so much! I have been working pretty steady at the clinic so that doesn’t help with production around here. Not to mention that my oldest twin came down with a stomach bug and has been ill with it since last Sunday evening. Today is finally an “up” day for him. I feel like things got busy around here fast!

Well today I buckled down and decided it was time for a good cleaning and straightening….Laundry can wait till tomorrow!
Yah…I’m behind on that too…one of my dryers broke :0(!…

For those of you who know me and think I keep a perfect house, here’s an eye opener for you!

There are 4 baskets missing from this picture….plus bedding! Ahhhhhh!

DSCN1713Then there’s all the hundreds of projects I have on the go…and all the great finds I’ve brought home but haven’t had the time to make over!…  Even the wing back chair is a makeover waiting to happen!

DSCN1717DSCN1694DSCN1708My beautiful fireplace room has turned into a temporary work shop until the weather gets better for working in the garage.  Yes, I still haven’t had any progress on my french sofa… so sad!

Lets step out into the garage for a moment to see what is waiting to get pretty out there as well……. I love this vintage metal dresser, I was sure it was wood until I touched it!  She will be sooooo cute all prettied up!


I have a set of six of these chairs and a matching antique table with 6 legs to do….someone thought it would be classy to cover the seats with a hunter green bed sheet!!!!  NOT NICE!!!



I can hardly wait to fix up this victorian styled dresser and give her new handles and a new dress!  This would actually make a nice bathroom vanity with a couple of vessel sinks….don’t you think?  :0)







This beautiful buffet is first on my to do list though.  She is going to be a custom job for a lady who bought it from the Old Creamery Antique mall Where I have my booth.  She has put her faith in me to give it some antiquing as well as she would like the drawers replaced with doors and some shelving added to the inside for her wine glasses and china.

This piece is wonderful and I just love the curvy legs on it!!!  I will share this make over for sure!

DSCN1719DSCN1724So… back inside….this is calling me….

DSCN1710I’ve vaccumed and steam cleaned the floors, sanitized the main floor bathroom, dusted and rearranged the living room….

DSCN1673Not too sure it feels right, but its a change for a while.  Sort of makes the room feel a bit like a tunnel, maybe too many large pieces in the space?  I’m sure it won’t be like this for long… I’m a re arranger!

DSCN1676DSCN1671DSCN1674I picked up this cute little gravy boat with matching saucer at a thrift store last week for $2.00, I love the lines on it.

DSCN1665I also picked up a Hyacinth pot at home depot..sooooo pretty and fragrant.  It looks nice on my white platter in a trifle bowl.  I would like to actually remove it from the pot and plant it in the trifle bowl but haven’t gotten there yet…

DSCN1652DSCN1664DSCN1655DSCN1657The Canadian Cancer Society has their Dafodils (I totally misspelled that!) out now so I couldn’t resist picking up a bunch…soooo cheerful!

DSCN1663Believe it or not…I only took this picture an hour ago and the flower on the left is fully open now!  Wow!

DSCN1734So I guess I better get back to working on my mess!  My helper doesn’t seem too interested in helping anymore….she follows me when I vaccum and bumps into the back of my knees when I stop moving!  Such hard work being a supervisor!

DSCN1693Hope you’re having a good week!  I hope to post something fun soon!

I just wanted to share a little food for thought with you as you carry through the rest of your week.  I read this a while back and I think it is so true….








2 thoughts on “When things pile up!

  1. Here’s some charity for YOU – you always give kind comments on blogs. Not just mine – I’ve read you on others too. You are very very good at what you do. Your talents are inspiring. You are too hard on yourself and you shouldn’t be. You are a ROCKSTAR. Smiles!


    • Awe….Sniffle, sniffle….you are too sweet! Thank you for the uplifting words of encouragement! Some times we do tend to be a little hard on ourselves! Thanks for being a great blog friend!


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Thank you so much Larissa @prodigalpieces for tagging me in today's #trashure fun!  I don't know that this French chair was trash to begin with but it certainly did make its way into being a treasure indeed! This is my most recent makeover!💕#makeover #beautiful #statementpiece #upholstery #frenchchair There are 2 sides to everything and in this makeover too!  Velvety glam on the front and a modern statement in peacock feathers hugging the back!  Soooo pretty! 💕💕#thecuratorscollection #obsessed #sofine #soglam #feathers #velvet #statementpiece #beautiful #makeover #upholstery I am obsessed!! These (there are 2!) might just be the most luxurious chairs I have ever re upholstered! Gorgeous metallics mixed with luxurious fine velvets!  Wait till you see the backside of these chairs!  They will be delivered to their home tomorrow morning!  Can't wait!! #luxury #glamglow #makeover #upholstered #stunning #thecuratorscollection #soglam #sofine #obsessed Okay... here's a peek at the "during" of these two sweet chairs. They were  my client's Nana's chairs and it is my hope that Nana would be pleased with this makeover. #nanaschair #thecuratorscollection #makeover #upholstered #velvet #newlook #soglam #metallic So this is what has been keeping me busy these days... actually there are 2 of them! Without giving away what they look like now I thought I would share what the choices for fabric were first. My client chose the print for the backside and the velvet for the front side with exquisite soft pink velvet for the welting and the arms. I also gave the orange looking wood a glamorous look with some warm silver metallic paint. I hope to share with you soon! I don't want to share the reveal before the owner has had a chance to see them :). #thecuratorscollection #upholstered #makeover #velvet #soglam #mynanas Soooooo this is my current situation.... I'm on sewing machine number three in 2 days and a deadline nearing the end in 4 days! 😬 I SWEAR ITS NOT ME! Lol... hubby is trying to fix mine after bringing me home one from one of his co-worker's wife's ... how sweet is he? 💕huge shout out of gratitude to Mrs. Schafer for helping me in a pinch! 😘🌷#stressfulday #sewing #upholstery #deadlines #sweetpeople #thankyou #gratitude

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