Monday, July 27, 2009


I seem to be sticking to the once a week post. The main reason is because I don't have a lot to share. It's been 3 long months and we are still here at my Mom's. I had no idea we would ever be here this long. I'm starting to worry we may never get out. I know we will but it's taking a lot longer than I thought. I just don't make enough to take on rent and utilities along with our other bills. So once again I am learning a lot of patience.


I did however finish my re dos. I really enjoy going to the GW and TS. I am having so much fun hunting for that perfect item and for the right price. I am happy to say everything I have bought has cost me less than $20. The sad part is now I have to put them in storage. I can't really buy too much because I don't have any room left in my storage and my Mom's house is already packed.

I decided to paint the sconces black along with the shelf. You really can't tell where I distressed things in the pictures. The old wooden spoons I stained to make them look aged. I love the cutting board.

I can't wait to use this little tote. I love it. This cutting board and bowl also turned out just the way I wanted. I can't wait to use this bowl!

My goal was to cover the heart with a star but I couldn't find one that could do the job. I may just have to live with it. This cutting board looks the best as far as looking old. It showed every mark ever made on it. The jars well I found the big one and had to have it. I want to display our collection of golf balls in it. I seen this idea in the last CS issue except they had a much larger jar filled with baseballs. Every since then I have been looking for a jar. When we went to another TS there was a smaller one just like it so of course I had to have it also. I painted the lids black. The pink you are seeing is the rubber rings.

These are my latest finds. All they needed was washing. The blue jar has an eagle on the front and the 1776 -1976 logo on it. Not sure if either jar is old but I still love them. The crock I think used to have a candle in it. I bought it mostly because I loved the color.


Last but not least. Ray found this sign. It was hard to get a picture because it's so big. I think there was another part but I am happy with just part of this warehouse sign. I hope my new house is big enough for all my new goodies and such a huge sign.


Well, that's it for this past week. I hope everyone had a great weekend and I will most likely see you next week. Thanks for all of your kind comments and for always inspiring me.



Farm Field Primitives said...

You did a great job on the makeovers. That Warehouse sign and yellowware crock are so neat also. I love yellowware!! On the up side of packing them away for awhile is that it will feel like Christmas when you open them back up. You may even forget some of the treasures you have stored away!! I'm praying for you that all will soon work out! Have a great day and thanks for sharing your goodies!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Lots of new goodies and the makeovers are great. You are going to need something to fill that bowl and tote now.

I hope you hear about Ray's disability soon so you can start planning for the future!

hugs, Linda

Leslie said...

Hang in there! You've made progress and you have to look at it that way. A few months ago you didn't have a job, and now you do :)

I'm sure it's hard packing up those new goodies but think about the day when you're unpacking! It will be like Christmas, all of the fun new stuff that you get to put up and enjoy in your new home!



Kindra said...

Love your makeovers, Donna! Hang in there...I know good things are coming your way. Hopefully soon. Hugs.

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Oh boy, what great re-do's Donna!!
I love your yellow ware too.
I hope things turn around for you soon...I know these 3 mos. have been difficult, but look how far you've come...a new job has come your way...and soon a new place to call "your" home....all this will be behind you before you know it...keep the faith, girl!

Hugs and prayers,

Carmen C. said...

Those are great makeovers! Hope you hear something soon, then you can move into a home of your own again and decorate till your hearts content:)

Cindy B said...

Nice job on the redos donna! My dd andher husband and two children stayed with us for a year and a half after moving back to Illinois. They happily have their own place now and I can honestly say what a blessing it all turned out to be having them here with us. we got to know and love our son in law better, see our grandbabies grow up and appreciate outr family's blessings more. I am sure you parents feel the same way as i did, having you with them there. ..and understand how important it is for you to have you own place in time. In the mean while, enjoy the blessings of spending this time with family as things change later and you won't have that opportunity again. ( spoken by one who no longer has her mom and misses her bery much)
Blessings to you!

Goat Creek Grandma said...


*hugs* I know how hard it is for you right now but I know in my heart God has something special for you that will make all of this worth it.

All your makeovers look great. I love that big Warehouse sign. Looks like you have been keeping yourself busy. How is the job going? I started mine last Friday. Its only a few days a week but its nice to at least get out of the house.

Take Care,

Gen said...

Lots of great stuff love your makeovers :)