Tuesday, September 9, 2014

remodeling takes time and patience. Guess which one I don't have?

Where to begin? Well last week was super busy. Obviously, since I made no appearance whatsoever!
It started with us needing dressers. Meaghan and Lily didn't have anywhere to put there clothes. The new neighbors up the street just moved into a 3 bedroom from a 5 bedroom and where having a huge garage sale. They had 3 dressers for 85 bucks and the best part is they were wood. Now you may not know this about me but I love, love LOVE, sanding and staining and varnishing wood! It's relaxing to me. I had a great time working with Phil on those. We decided to give our funiture to Meaghan which was given to me by my mom over 20 years ago. It's solid wood so it will last forever, and one of the dressers to Lily and keep two of the dressers for ourselves. That being said we didn't have a bed anymore. Well we had mattresses but nothing else. 
Low and behold my sister in laws sister, was selling her bed set. 
I was super happy!! So we redid that and put it in our room and now we have a brand new bedroom. However, working with Tim Allen/Phil can be trying. I make suggestions, he shoots them down then we end up doing the exact thing I suggested in the first place. The bed is white with blue panels. I suggested we paint the top blue too. His response? I don't want to sleep in a circus tent. So when we finished and looked at our work what does he say? 
"I think we need to paint the top blue. It doesn't look finished without it."
I didn't know if I should laugh or punch him. I just let it go.
As soon as I can find my camera I will post pictures. Then Sunday was my birthday and I turned old. I've never been old before so it was a weird feeling. I hurt all over. My throat was sore and I had a fever. This getting old things sucks. 
I found out that it wasn't because I had a birthday it was because I had a sick baby in the house and she infected us all. Whew! What a relief. Because if that is what getting old feels like I decided I don't want to. I feel a little better today and that is a huge relief. 


  1. well, happy birthday to you! sorry about the illness, though! happy new furniture!

  2. I used to love refinishing furniture for the same relaxing reason. Something satisfying removing an old crappy finish and then rubbing a new finishing oil. The chemicals to remove the old finish are a bit nasty so I had to do the work outside, and later I find that if you refinish old antique furniture it kills the value. I don't think anything I redid was of that quality.

    Happy Birthday!

  3. I don't have either one. I'm still waiting for the pest control to come and treat the termite at my home and I already feel stressed by it...., let alone remodeling:)

  4. Happy belated birthday! Too bad you didn't feel good, but at least you scored some good deals on furniture. I can't wait to see the pics... :)

  5. Happy belated birthday, and good job, keeping Tim Allen on the straight and narrow.

  6. You don't know what old is, punk!!

  7. Nothing can beat solid wood. Well, maybe solid gold, but that's never gonna happen in my neck of the woods. If I hadn't stopped Ms. Bollywood Princess (the one living in our house), she would've turned the entire place into one gigantic dresser. All you men out there, you have to draw the line somewhere.

    Sorry about that.

    Anyway, nothing beats solid wood. Tim Allen and Phil.... ha I remember that show hohohoho! Loved it. Hope you're doing fine. How are your eyes? Mine show a world that keeps trembling 24/7.

  8. Happy belated birthday! I hope you feel better by now...I know I hate being sick.

    Congratulations on your "new" furniture. It's fun to get new/different stuff, especially at that price! I'm looking forward to your pictures. I have two left hands and no brain when it comes to decorating and remodeling. I love old houses with character when other people own them and do fun stuff with them. My last four houses were all new construction.

  9. Happy Belated Birthday! Sunday was my youngest's birthday as well! And kids are little petri dishes! Hopefully the virus is on it's way out by now. We're just getting a cold here. Yuck.

  10. I am also turning old in a few weeks. But I don't have a baby in the house to make me sick.....

    Other than Tony.

  11. Happy Birthday. You are not old. You are much younger than us senior citizens. As for patience with remodeling- - - - it is a big deal and a lot of work. So hang in there.

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