Friday, September 29, 2017

Projects are my Saving Grace....

I went thrifting a few weeks ago
and it did me good to get out and do something I love doing.










I saw this adorable wicker table stuck way back in a corner and fell in luv.

I plan to wash this pretty piece in a weathered gray...
hope I know how to do it. 


 Then, I found this awesome large hutch ....
I sure didn't care for the color nor the finish on it...


and the previous owner painted all the hinges and pulls with the same paint...
 

soooo, now I have to soak them all in a paint remover and 
give them a pretty new color....probably a soft silver.


I am painting the pretty hutch in a chalk paint by Annie Sloan
called FRENCH LINEN....
a medium gray ...
and I'll use a light wax on it.

It will take awhile before I can get these 2 projects finished...
and get everything back together after having all the rooms painted
WHITE...
oh, how I love it all...
can't wait to show you my pretty "new" kitchen...

Hope all is well in your world...

45 comments:

  1. You have been busy! And productive! And creative -- and I love it all!

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  2. Having seen some of your past projects I'm awaiting another outstanding reveal.

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  3. Good to see your post and see your projects. I'm sure the pieces will be so much nicer when you are finished. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  4. Yes, it is good to return to projects and doing things you enjoy. That piece is going to be so pretty...it looked like a mess I might make before! 🤓

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  5. Continued prayers, we are blessed to share your journey.thank you.

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  6. The hutch is beautiful, and you are going to make it magical! Hurray for you on a fab find and for keeping yourself moving-it's not easy to do and I'm looking up to you. We never know what the future holds.

    Keep us posted on the pretty hutch!

    Jane x

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  7. Will be looking forward to seeing your finished hutch and your new room color.

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  8. Love the hutch and cannot wait to see what you will do with it.

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  9. Two wonderful "saving grace" projects . . .
    I look forward to seeing their finished look in your freshly painted white kitchen . . .
    You have "the touch" to make everything "spiffy beautiful!"
    Do you have a Bunky Party in the plans too?

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  10. Yes my dear, Annie Sloane has saved many of of us when it comes to painting! Both of the great pieces you discovered will look fabulous after you work your magic - will look forward to seeing them, and the kitchen.

    Happy to know you are getting out and about - enjoy each precious moment bj.
    Mary x

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  11. I love it all! I cant wait to see your kitchens new look! Your style inspires me.
    Hugs
    Lisa

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  12. I've been thinking about you, BJ. You got quiet on us but I understand.

    Projects are good for the soul. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  13. You have an eye for beauty...these pieces are going to be lovely....great find BJ...cannot wait to see the finished product...sending love from me to you.

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  14. A project is good for the soul:) So happy to hear what you are up to and will be watching for the finished product! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

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  15. This is a beautiful hutch and I think will look so much better with a different paint color. Your industrious- I know this will be a lot of work. Sending {hugs} for your grief...I, too, am still suffering. I want to call my mother almost every day with this news or that...it's heart-breaking, but I am getting better and you will too. Time does heal, so they say.

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  16. Staying busy is good! I love the hutch and can't wait to see it finished and in your newly painted home. Hugs to you.

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  17. Hi BJ, It has been a while since I have been here on blog land. I am trying to catch up some of my friends. I can't wait until you get your hutch done. I think it will be a beautiful looking piece. I am trying to stay busy rehabbing a broken leg from a car wreck. I am sending you hugs and prayers to help you with your grief. I was sad when I read about your loss. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

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  18. I cannot wait to see your completed projects! They will be beautiful! I'm so happy you got out and did something you love doing. Hope it gets easier as time goes by. xo

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  19. Love the hutch doors! Looking forward to the finished result!

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  20. Awww. So good to hear from you sweet friend. What lovely projects to work on. I love refinishing furniture. Can't wait to see how these turn out and get a peek at your lovely new white kitchen!!

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  21. You are going to be fine with a busy mind. The loss will be there for always, but this way you do not think about it as much. It is good you are getting involved in projects. Hang in my friend, it will get better.

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  22. Have fun with your projects BJ. I know they will turn out very well.

    God bless.

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  23. Your projects are inspiring and such a good example of therapy for us all when we have tough stuff to deal with. Thanks for sharing! Hugs to you!

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  24. Keeping busy is good and you found great pieces to make-over! Will be waiting to see their new look! Hugs and prayers, Pam

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  25. It sounds like you are changing your whole decor?? Looking forward to seeing your changes as well as these projects - keeping busy is a good thing!

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  26. I'm so glad to seeing you do what you love. I can't wait to see how they turn out! Have a nice weekend.

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  27. Ahhhh love that wicker table. Awesome! Glad you are finding your decorating mojo again. This will help you as you continue to grieve. Mr. Sweet is smiling to see you continually trying to head forward and find some joy in your day. Can't wait to see the changes.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  28. I just love the pieces you are going to make over! Wow, that blue on the hutch is funky!! Can't wait to see how you transform it. Looking forward to seeing your pretty new whiteness too.

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  29. Both pieces have such good bones. Looking forward to seeing your finished projects.

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  30. They will be very pretty when you finish them. Can't wait to see the newly painted kitchen.

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  31. Greaat fun projects bj. I can't wait to see them finished. I love all white, I know your kitchen will be gorgeous! Hugs........

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  32. Oh look at you BJ surrounded by all your fresh white loveliness. I have a wicker chair that needs some attention, I will be interested to see what you do with yours, all those fiddly bits to get painted! Cheers to you enjoying your inner creative!
    Wren x

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  33. Oh my goodness, when I saw that hutch...I thought...uggg It just didn't seem like you...lol But I thought I can't wait to see what she does with it! And you give us a glimpes of what it will look like! Beautiful!!

    Blessings
    Gert

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  34. BJ, you rock! I've been thinking about you lately, and I'm so happy that you're doing these fun projects! :D

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  35. I sooooo understand, bj. Projects, cooking, baking, and blogging helped me. Keeping busy is key. Love to you, sweet friend!

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  36. Hi bj ... I just love that wicker table. I know you have several other vintage pieces of wicker that will go with it. The hutch looks like a big job, but I know you will make it beautiful. Anxious to see the finished results and how you fit them in to your home. Glad you are finding new projects to keep you busy ... great therapy.
    Hugs.
    Audrey Z.

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  37. Great finds. I can never find anything good in the thrift shops --it must be that you get there before I do!
    Aren't white walls good! It gives such freedom to rearrange and change colors. Like an artist with a blank canvas. Have fun!

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  38. Those will be two great projects!

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  39. What a great wicker project. I'm so proud of you....always busy and making things more beautiful! Hugs!

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  40. I'm so happy to see you doing things you enjoy. Mr. Sweet would want that for you......

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  41. That is a beautiful desk! I am glad you found something to get you going again. I know it's been hard. Sending love and prayers. XO

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  42. Busy, smart, and so talented. Love this make over. You are such a doll. :-)

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  43. I just seen that linen paint at a shop selling Annie Sloan paints, your hutch will be wonderful once you finish it
    . I love a good find, I seen a wicker shelf yesterday at a resale shop $2 now wish I had bought it to match your hamper LOL
    Can't wait to see the new kitchen make over

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  44. Wow I am in Love with the hutch-well what It will look like-What a great find. I cant wait to see what it looks like along with your white rooms. I wish I had your energy.

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  45. Will look forward to seeing your finished project, they have good bones, and you have chosen a pretty color to paint :)

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xo bj