Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mile-long To Do

Hello, friends!  If you haven't entered the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax giveaway yet, please do so now HERE!  You have till Monday to submit your entries before the winner is announced.

Where has the time gone?  Has it really been almost 2 weeks since my list post?  YIKES!

Here's a quick update on what's been going on in my life of chaos:

I've been working like a maniac to finish my dining room set I told you about months ago.  It's almost done.  Really.

Seriously, how does Marian finish her amazing dining room sets so blasted fast???

I've been in charge of handling all of our admin work at the dance studio while my boss has been out of town for a surgery.  There is no picture to show how fun this has been, but imagine emails, auditions, placement classes, difficult parents, and scheduling going on till the wee hours of each morning for that past few weeks and that's your picture.

This = Me

 I spent a day helping my sister tackle a project of hers that sat in her garage for over a year.  Ahem, yes a year.  Don't worry friends- YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  We all have our never ending projects.

This hutch turned out DARLING and I am so proud of her for adding the finishing touches on her own.  Wait till I show you the end result.  Amanda, that means you need to add your hardware!  :)

I have stripped two of these cute little chairs for a new client and friend of mine:

 I couldn't resist showing my special helper...

These babies are waiting for their fabric to come in, and will be finished soon.  Can't wait to show you this transformation.

I have been making salsa and canning tomatoes by the dozens.  I guess planting 20 tomato plants this year wasn't the brightest idea without time to can everything...

This is the average crop size I bring in ever other day.  No joke, folks.

And just because I don' have enough going on, I decided to hit up the City Street cleanup in my mom's neighborhood last weekend looking for some goods.  One man's trash is another man's treasures, and treasures I found!  Here are a few of my faves:

I also collected some matching night stands, an old window, and a garden hose holder.  FREE,  peeps!  Be on the lookout for your neighborhood's street cleanup, but don't come steal the good stuff by me, deal???

Here's a scary peak at what's now hiding in my basement.  Oh please, don't judge!

 My little Trav is such a rockstar with his safety glasses on in this bomb area.  Try not to sneak at the dining set in the background, k?
So there you have it.  I've been busy, overwhelmed in fact.  I realize that this post serves no real purpose in teaching any of you how to sew cording, or even how to can your tomatoes because the fact of the matter is, I just felt like venting about how I've been too busy to share any great projects with you because, well, gosh darn it, I just haven't finished any of them yet!  Can all the strings please pull together on all these loose ends?  Now?

Thanks for listening, folks.

Please remember to enter the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint giveaway HERE if you haven't already!  The winner will be announced this Monday!!!


A very tired PW


  1. Little Miss Penny Wenny I'm already a follower and a subscriber. I have been fond of your blog since I discovered your chevron chair :)Stop by for a blog visit! I would love to win ASCP and wax.

  2. I want to live in your basement!! It's perfect for refinishing!
    PS. I just entered the giveaway...again. I was the second comment, forgot that I entered, and just left another comment...and I don't know how to delete one. I want the contest to be fair...

  3. wow jen!! Nice going girlie!! Can't wait to see the end products!

  4. This makes me feel good about myself. I thought I was the only person hording a flea market in my basement. Alas, I am not alone. I can't wait to see the tall chair when you're done. I found a couple on CL last week, but they were an hour away. I wanted to get them so bad!

  5. I really like the picture of the female stick lady that looks all stressed out. We all have our days when we feel like this. Your kid looks really cute with the protective shades. I can't wait to see your basement finished.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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