Friday, June 18, 2010

Small Blessing and a Peek

Moral of the following story:  God can send sweet little blessings all day long, if your eyes are just open to them.

I started the day ready to prep and paint my daughters' dressers.  As I began sanding the dressers, I recalled in the back corners of my feeble mind that I once had a mouse sander (electric!).   Hmmm...  That was back in the townhouse which was before the subdivision house which was before this historic home we have lived in for a decade.  Did I really have an electric sander 13 years ago?  I couldn't decide if I had maybe dreamed about a sander, or if I really had an electric sander (sort of like when you dream you are rich and then you wake up and actually you have three kids).  I changed out of my pj's and found yesterday's shorts and headed out to the dreadfully disgusting tool shed in my back yard. (Let me give you some insight regarding this shed  - I always knock on the door before I open it to prepare the varmits for my entrance.  There is also a neighborhood cat - Gus - who lives in the rafters and scares me even when I know to expect him). 

After only two minutes of looking around bags of fertilizer (that I always forget I have) and around various tools (that should be better organized)- I found a dusty Black and Decker plastic case with the words "mouse sander" on the outside.  Hallelujah!!  It did not have the correct grit of sandpaper in the box, but that didn't matter - Lowe's is five minutes away.  I grabbed a quick shower*, "fixed" my hair*, and put on lipstick* (*the astricks denote quirky Southern habits ingrained in all Southern females beginning in the toddler years  - you cannot DARE leave your house without looking perfect) - I then headed to Lowe's with a song of praise in my heart.

After a long but fulfilling day, the lipstick is gone and there is paint in my hair, but I am happy with my efforts.   Here is a peek at my project.





I cannot wait to show you the final results.


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14 comments:

Patti said...

WOW,must be the weekend to paint, I just posted a story about painting my bathroom! How funny! What you've done so far looks great.

janet said...

LOVE the color!!!! Can't wait to see the end result...hurry!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love the color and the furniture looks fab, I can't wait to see the room all pulled together! Which paint color did you end up using?

And I had to laugh about putting on lipstick, my mother never went anywhere without her lipstick on! Even if she was a mess, she still had on that lipstick when she went out! And I keep mine...lip balm with a hint of color... close by! I actually know a girl who keeps lipstick in her robe!!!

Kat :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh I love projects. How fun is that:) Can't wait to see the end result.

TPL (Architecture+Interiors) said...

It looks amazing!! Job well done :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a cute post!! I am still laughing about how we must look perfect to run to the store or Lowes. Good one. Can't wait to see the end results.

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

oooh yummy color! can't wait to see the rest. i hope to finish that grass cloth over the weekend and share more details. and please stop by monday for the party if you can.

have a great weekend.

-rene

nannykim said...

Not fair...only a peek?

Olive Cooper said...

Funny, my husband has sheds at our old house I will not step in ever! Way too many spiders and heavens knows what else. I became a follower now! I like your Old Post Road.

~olive~

Anna said...

looking fabulous so far! Love the color and the paper you have lining the drawers

Atticmag said...

You've got a good start on the dressers. So jealous. I'm sitting here looking at this table that really needs a makeover. Thanks for stopping by to see us. Looking forward to seeing more of your project. Jane F.

Vintage Sassy said...

Oh Trish, what we go through to make our house pretty...rodents and all!

I just know the room is going to be fab!

xo
LeAnn

Linda said...

What a pretty color...can't wait to see the finished product!

Laura said...

Ahh! I can't wait to see the finished product.

 
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