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God does have a sense of humor, after years of infertility, we adopted 2 beautiful babies, I later had the "surprise baby"! In the very spare time I have, I love to decorate, paint, and make all kinds of things. I do repurpose old furniture and custom paint furniture for clients. I work with all types of vintage items. I love to make our house a home. I like to see how others do it and share what I do also. Contact me at alittlecountryhouse@gmail.com if you are interested in any products I have posted or if you are local to Atlanta and want a furniture face lift! Love your old junk again!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Perpetual State of Un-Done

  My children have been out on "winter break" all week. We had nowhere to go, so it has been a long week, at home. Lol...I adore my kids, but you know,  they can wear me out...It is a season... quickly they are all growing up. I swing back and forth, I want them to be more independent, then I am like, NO! Stop growing so fast...I am schizo...Then,I look at all these amazing houses in blog world, and I am  stunned sometimes..."you have kids and look at all you accomplish"...I, on the other hand, can barely get the laundry done. Does anyone else feel that way? As I wander thru blog world, it can be, so inspiring and so cursing at the same time....I see all these parties, that are like "Hey, show us a finished room". Well, I wouldn't know what that looks like cause, here, it is a constant state of "not quite done".  That is OK, it is just how it is for me now, so in the midst of my mess, I am just trying to go, where the Lord would lead me. Whether it be blogging, or furniture flipping, or just raising great people, He is in control. Even in the middle of my mess.

 I am not complaining, just observing others, and trying to figure out, what is it, that would draw someone to read what I have to say....because, I have been getting traffic thru here...not bragging..I am actually shocked.  There are people, way more talented, more organized, more creative........maybe, my strength will be authenticity and sincerity...I can hope. In the line of importance, I am first- a daughter of the King, second- a wife, third-a mother ,4th a friend and everything else must fall below those things. I am not sure, how appealing those things are to someone else. OK, I will stop my rambling....I started out today to just show you my unfinished dining room....Let's do a link of unfinished projects!!


  I used to home school. I know  I told ya that. Our dining room, was the school room. I have been slowly turning it back to dining room. I just thought it would be nice, to have extra eating space at the holidays, to have a room for grown-ups to eat in,  maybe have my girlfriends over for bible-study and have a clean room to be in...It just takes me longer than average, to pull it together. It is also, my fantasy to have every room freshly painted after 13 years. I am almost there...just takes me a long time....Here are some pics of me playing around with the furniture arrangement in the dining room. I still have my own chairs to paint and recover. The ones you see are a client's, who is patiently waiting on me, to finish her table....( I will show that soon, it is really pretty) Just trying to get a visual.  I am also looking for a rug to place in there, (cheapy), and curtains.  Here is what we are working with so far..... You know, I love yall, right?? Well, I do....






I am not keeping the china cabinet, It is still for sale, but I have it for now, so I can enjoy right???
although, I do love it....but no...NOT keeping...unless, it never sells, then I keep....



Notice the junk and the yellow walls, ....and the cute kids....

tv cabinet with more kid junk stashed inside...
the chair is going to be re-done, they go with my table




my table, from my mom, before I painted the top Country Gray...


more crazeee

 Wall color is Sherwin Williams- custom mix paint, my sister made up, it is called Beth...
she named it, not me.....

customer chairs, they will be gone soon....
The chairs going in their place, I am painting them old white, distressed, and they will have
 gray, khaki, blue  ticking on the seat

horsey cabinet and grandma's dresser...

still deciding on window dressing, I think I want some kind of ticking????

rug....maybe a sisal or ????? you can make a suggestion..


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4 comments:

scrapmebaby said...

Love the red china cabinet...I bet it's super tempting to hold onto it! I feel the same way when I see "everyone" else with project after project all done up nicely! Smetimes I am a bit jealous too, but I figure I'll get there one day;)

Deana said...

The wall color is beautiful. What about a large floral print or plaid for the window dressing? I love sisal, I think that would be a great option for your rug. You'll get there. Keep up the good work!

Kelly said...

I really like your dining room. It looks like you've gotten alot done with it. I don't think I would ever get much done if my youngest wasn't in school. I try to get alot done while he is there. It helps! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me too.

Cynthia said...

Love the red china cabinet.