Monday, February 6, 2012

i'm calling in sick today...



I'm calling in sick today. But I am not sick. I am just feeling naughty like I did at my first job when I was a teenager and I just wanted to the day off. So bad, I know. How I went from that to the workaholic I am, I have NO idea, I swear. 

Seriously though, I just need a day off. I am tired. Pooped. Wiped out.

I planned on telling you about a little something I have been working on for my Etsy shop, but it is going to have to wait until tomorrow. So I thought I would put a little post together today about what is on my mind today. 

The little house we took a chance on and "flipped" in this CRAZY market SOLD!! Can everyone please stand up next to your desks and do a little Snoopy dance for me? The very first person that looked at it - bought it. I was so worried about what we had done. Everything is so volatile in real estate right now, so be able to say sold within the first week on the market is AMAZING. I feel so lucky!!

On top of reeling from the mountain of work I had just tackled at that house, I took Saturday and Sunday to tear apart and reorganize my warehouse. It was so out of control! My selling season starts again in May, so I have to start working soon so I can get a head start. I found so many cool pieces among my "stash"...I am excited to get started for the year. I came home last night and took a look through my Pinterest board for "Furniture Inspiration" (trying to get the juices flowing for projects) and found I had pinned so many pieces I already have in the 'archives'.

Just thought I would show you a bit of what I will be working on...



I found a cabinet so similar to this...except the top of my doors are not rounded. I love the gray, but think I will paint the inside white so it is not so dark. 
I have been holding on to this bench for about 2 years, avoiding the tedious paint job of the back. I really love how this looks, so think I will make it a point to have it done for the first show this year. 




{sigh...} 

wall cabinets with old windows as doors. These bring back such memories. This is where I first started in the world of painted furniture. In 2000, I was 25 years old and turning these babies out by the dozens each month. My friends thought I was crazy!! That was when I was selling on Ebay...waaay before blogging and before I even knew what Etsy was. This photo has inspired me to start making them again...I love the double doors on this one. 




And I came across a stack of windows about this size...yay! for being an old window hoarder! 




I have a few dining tables I need to get done, too. They take up too much real esate in my warehouse, so I think after these are done, it may be a rare day when I buy another to re-do. 

I love the natural, slightly whitewashed top Shaunna gave this table...I have one that is almost exactly the same. I think I might try this look...I love how it looks!




I have a few cabinets with lots of little drawers...this one is in my office at home...but I may paint another similar since I love it so much...




I have quite a few 3 drawer dressers, and the more I see the Union Jack...the more I love it. This gray is pretty awesome, I have to say. Maybe I should try it on one...hmmm.....




And finally...I have a table that has been tucked away for sooo long that is similar to this. I was marked to go in my studio space in my basement...but it is 7 feet long, and won't fit down my basement stairs. So sad! So...I have to part with it. Or I could hold onto it for 10 years until I move again. But that may put me at the top of the list in the hoarder category, so I guess I will pass it on to someone that could give it some love now. 



Hope enjoyed my little stroll down inspiration lane. It makes me feel productive to talk about it today, even if I am just going to sit home in my sweats all day. 

{smile...}

Happy Monday, girls! 

I love the promise a fresh, new week holds!

Oohh...and don't forget, there is still time to enter my giveaway from Sarah Jane Studios!

31 comments:

  1. Oh my gravy...that last table. I'm in love. I met another blogger who had a similar one as a second counter/island in her kitchen and I fell in love. I've been looking for something similar since. I just decided to open a small boutique in my little town in Nebraska and thought something like that would be amazing for a counter! So, if you decide you're willing to part, please please please let me know. I think it's definitely worth the road trip!!

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  2. I love the window cabinets!I've been looking for a "narrow" wall display cabinet, and this is perfect! I never would have thought to make it myself out of an old window! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. WILL YOU BE HAVING BEFORE/AFTER SHOTS OF THE HOUSE YOU JUST FLIPPED? CONGRATS, BY THE WAY. MAKES ALL THE HARD WORK WORTH WHILE.

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  4. Please please.... show more pictures of the house you flipped! Congrats!

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  5. Every one of those pieces is worth a trip north! Congrats on the house. That is amazing! Enjoy your day.

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  6. Congrat's on your Flip . . . Would love to see the final shots, with the before too. Your furniture redo ideas have me inspired.

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  7. playing hooky - yay - go girl! hope you have a wonderful recharging day! would LOVE to see more pics of your flip! imagine it is stunning!

    xo

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  8. I forgot I was going to buy every cool old window I see, thanks for reminding me why!

    ~Bliss~

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  9. Fun fact for you - the Union Jack is only called the Union Jack if it's aboard a ship. If it's on land it's just called the Union flag... although everyone just calls it the Union Jack haha.

    http://hayleyiraina.blogspot.com/

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  10. Mental health days are every bit as important as sick days, so you do whatever you need to do and don't you dare feel guilty about it!!

    Can't wait to see the rest of your flip story in photos.

    xox

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  11. For somebody who is taking the day off... you better get some rest... you have a BIG schedule infront of you... LOL

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  12. I hope your etsy announcement has something to do with selling some of your furniture online! I can't make it north- especially any time soon (baby # 3 on the way) but I LOVE all I have seen of your work. Congrats on selling the house- that is huge for this market.

    sarah

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  13. congrats on the house- that is amazing news!!! and can't wait to see your cabinet! :)

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  14. So thrilled for your house selling!! We are a couple days away from having one that used to be a rental, ready to sell. Girl, if ours sold in a week there would be no Snoopy dance...those poor neighbors would probably see me running up and down the street nekked...doing every dance I could think of!! It wouldnt be pretty! Love your stuff, wish I lived closer!!

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  15. Congratulations on the house. The first looker? Way to go! Can't wait to see all that comes of your inspiration.

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  16. Congrats on selling the house! Makes you feel great to know all your hard work was worth it. Great inspirations!

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  17. Congrats on selling the house! From the few photos you posted I have to say I'm not surprised it sold right away!
    I'm going to have to pin that union jack dresser. I love that and just may have to do that myself:)

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  18. So much inspiration here you have totally got me going. Sandy xx

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  19. good.ness! Love your inspiration photos! And, that table is amazing... like I am drooling :)

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  20. YEAH FOR YOU! LOVE THOSE MENTAL HEALTH DAYS! ENJOY YOUR DAY!

    Blessings,
    Becki

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  21. congrats on selling the house, you're amazing! did you take photos of it? i loved all your pieces and that last table i want one of those!! enjoy the weekend and relax a bit. susan

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  22. Congratulation on the sale..
    I love all of the pieces you showed here and the last one, the table, is awesome..
    Have a great week..

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  23. Congrats on the house sale. A house in our subdivision went back to the bank last summer after sitting empty for several years. We thought about dipping our toes into the flipping business but were just a little nervous. The guy who bought it was a golfing buddy of my husbands. He put a fair amount of time and money into it. It sold to the first person who looked at it,too...and for a nice profit. Perhaps things are starting to turn around
    Love the door cabinets!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful; I'm your newest follower and fell in love with your blog when I stumbled upon it. I love the white walls as a clean backdrop for the whites and neutrals...my walls are green and lovely but there's something so ethereal about this look.
    Have a beautiful week,
    Jenah xo

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  25. These are gorgeous! The bench is lovely! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

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  26. Ohhhh, the bench is fabulous as is the table...
    Love it.
    Love it!
    Nancy

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  27. Congratulations on the super quick house sale! Very exciting. Thanks for all of the great white decor photos today! Now to get busy again myself!!

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  28. So happy for you on the flip house! I read you blog often, but do so frequently from my phone when I'm waiting for my kids at school and whatnot, and therefore don't comment very much, but had to come over and say congrats, and also, the images that you post always have a way of inspiring me. Thank you! I need all the inspiration I can get during this weary dreary winter!

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  29. Oh my stars! That last table is definitely drool-worthy! Man, would I die to have that as a craft table for my next house!!! Would love to take that off of your hands. :) I am tempted to take a road trip since I love everything you find/paint!

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  31. Really like the bench on the second photo. :)

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