Thursday, October 22, 2009

Transformation Thursday - week 1

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage made a challenge. 10 tasks in 10 days.

Is she nuts? I can't do that!

Now she has done 5 tasks in 5 days. Same thing in half but it didn't seem do daunting. So I made the list (see my sidebar) and got to work.

You know what? It was alot of fun! I felt so good every time that I got to check something off! Any time that I felt like sitting on the couch upside down to watch TV for something to do, I just went to the list.

I even added to the list.

The tasks that I * are the ones that I am choosing for Transformation Thursdays.

So here goes....

*Paint kitchen chairs....


Done! I didn't even cheat. I really did all 6!

*Paint desk....



Done!

*Distress desk....



Done!

*Move kitchen bench....



Done!

*Move desk to girls room - Done! You have to trust me on this Hurricane Syrina hit hard yesterday and the room is a mess. I did get the husky man to schlep it up there with alot of whining and crying. I was my usual sympathetic self though. "Just dry it up and move the bloody thing up there!" I can say bloody in front of the kids. They don't know it means damn.

On my to do list today is to get it all set up and find all the casualties from Hurricane Syrina.

But I do have a bonus! and a cute story. My son when he was younger would forget words and call things what he thought they were. Like he couldn't remember my china cabinet was a china cabinet. He called it the chinese cabinet. Yes honey, that is where I keep the chinese! He would giggle. Our weirdness is in the genes unfortunately....

Anywho, he was looking over my to do list last night. Suddenly he says "You have to make a vinagarette? Are we having salad tomorrow?"

It's VIGNETTE! Not VINAGARETTE!

Oh....

So without further ado here is my first vinagarette, I mean vignette!



Ta Daa! I am no longer a vignette virgin! I love it! I have an oooold pic of me and my baby sister, a silly little candle holder I had to have at the time, an orchid that I can't get to bloom again, my Mrs Southeast Michigan 2005 crown and some old bibles. The bottom 2 were Jeff's grandfathers and the top one is the one that my dad was given by his dad when he went into the Air Force. He gave it to me the day I left for Army boot camp.

So there ya go! I'm going to keep the list going. Whatever is getting done for Tranformation Thursdays will be * and removed after Thursdays.

Now, I got a party to get ready for....

Would you like to come?!

All are invited.

It's Jen @ Sanctuary Arts monthly Makeover Party on the 25th!

Hopefully, I am bringing a bathroom!

8 comments:

Rue said...

You were in the Army?? No wonder you can get things done so fast and so well! My husband is the same way.

Your vinaigrette is darling ;)

rue

Lindsey@creativeattempts said...

bloody = damn! HA! That's a good one! I'm gonna have to switch that up soon, my 2 year old is starting to repeat way too much!

Everything looks great! And don't you feel great for getting it done?!

Proper Prim said...

very nice... job(s) well done...what a relief to get so many things done in a short time... what's next on the list????

Jan said...

I cannot believe you got all that done in a week. You are a real go-getter...and it looks so beautiful.

Jacqueline said...

Oh Maggie , you have so much energy but then, you are younger than me......and so clever at even attempting some of the things that you do.You're chairs look great as does the desk and I love your son's little faux pas. Don't children say the funniest things ? I eagarly await your next project, you clever thing you !!!! XXXX

Lori said...

Oh ~ I like that one!! Did you feed him salad anyway??
You are a wonder woman for all you have accomplished this week ~ congrats to you!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I am impressed. And great job on the vignette. That was funny what your son thought. Thanks for the laugh.

Carmen said...

The chairs and desk look GREAT!!!! I have like next to NO patience when painting things. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)