Saturday, January 7, 2012

Keeping Busy!

A few years ago my husband and I went to Fredicksburg for our anniversary.  We found this fun sign and a few month later my husband came home with this super fun tricycle. 
This is when it all began.  We decided to redo our house.  I began painting everything and shopping at garage sales, thrift stores, Old Oak Cottage, Ellen's Timeless Treasures, and other local places.  We also had some fun things passed down to us that I wasn't displaying but loved.

Here are some photos of some fun things we found and some things I painted!  Beware there are a lot of pictures and I'm not a great photographer or designer. 


I got these fun things below from my Dad and Uncle for Christmas!!! 



I'm loving this rocker in our living room!



Below is the entry way!




The laundry room was fun!  I painted the walls and the cabinets.  My husband found this fun paper at the top and I pinned it on the wall.  I loved the idea of being able to switch out the paper easily if I wanted.
This is our office!  ignore the Ronald McDonald He was a White Elephant gift and I have friends sign it when they drop of food for me or visit me.  He didn't make it to the hospital... We forgot him...

I repainted our kitchen cabinets after surgery.  I was super board and sad I couldn't run so I painted.  My uncle helped me put on the wax.  That was the hard part for me.






That's all the pictures for now!!  Thanks for stopping by!



19 comments:

  1. Cecily everything amazing girl!! I am so sharing this post!

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  2. You have a lovely home Cecily! Why don't you share at the link parties?
    Love, Olga

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  3. Oh my goodness! Your kitchen is absolutely fabulous! I love everything you've done (especially that island) BTW....I would love it if you would stop by and join our "Impossible Challenge."

    blessings,
    karianne

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  4. Oh Wow! I'm in love with your cabinets! I love the white and blue... my faves!!! I'm your newest fan! Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance. Blessings to you!

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  5. Thanks gusy I will like y'alls blog!!! Olga I'm so new to all this I don't really even know how to do that!! I just added this to Debbies it was my first time and I was super nervous.

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  6. Great job on your kitchen redo!!!! Love all your vintage finds, they are fab. May God be with you on your life journey.

    Blessings and Prayers

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  7. So nice to find your blog. Pamela sent me over. Love your cabinets makeover. I am going to attempt repainting some of mine with chalk paint. I have done furniture, but not cabinets. If I don't like them I can always repaint them with latex. I love the whimsy of the Ronald McDonald.

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  8. Nice to meet you. Your cupboards are beautiful. I am sorry to hear of your cancer....I have been battling for 5 years. You can do it....at times, it is going to suck.....but joy does come in the morning!
    Keep up with all your fun redo's! Talk to you again soon!

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  9. Hi there! I just had to stop by because any friend of Pamela's is a friend of ours! :-) Your kitchen is just absolutely beautiful and what an incredible transformation. Love the colors! And, I want you to know that you will be in my prayers as you are on this Cancer journey...as a mom with young kids myself, I cannot imagine what you are going through. But, as I read through your posts it is so obvious that your faith in the ONE who brings comfort and healing will be carrying you every step of the way! :-)
    Blessings,
    Vanessa

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  10. Hi Cecily...came over from Pamela's blog...I use to own The Old Oak Cottage with Marci. I got out of the business a year ago...teenagers and life just was too much to continue with the store..I miss it though. I saw a couple of things in your post that thrilled me!! I re-did the rocker and the barrel back chairs before I left. I am so excited they are at a good home!! Your home looks fabulous...I would love to paint my kitchen cabinets but it seems a little overwhelming to me...I may get brave one day...oh yeah...I was in the kitchen at The Old Oak Cottage the day you were buying the red cart...It looks really cute!!! Many blessings to you!

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  11. AAAWWWW...just saw the radio cabinet!!! Looks great with the rocking chair!!!

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  12. I am blessed to know you and super excited to get to take part in your transformation!!! It is amazing just like you are

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  13. What an awesome job you did! I may have to post this on my facebook wall because I know a gal who wants to do her cabinets. I came over from Pamelas too. I host a newbie party every Monday and would love to have you join in next time.

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  14. Hi! Saw you from Debbiedoo's link on fb. Said a prayer for you. I enjoyed reading a bit of your blog: your strong reliance on the Lord. And your home is so fun! I chalk-painted my kitchen cabinets as well. Fun stuff. Good to meet you. :)

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  15. You did a wonderful job on your cabinets, I'm getting ready to redo my guest bath, I'm considering using paint chalk on the vanity... I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you have a chance.

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  16. Your kitchen cabinets look awesome! Love your laundry room, too!

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  17. Yall have all been so sweet to me! Thanks for all the encouragement. I need small projects to keep my mind off of the pain or just the simple thought of what I'm going through.

    BTW if you want to paint your kitchen cabinets. It is super easy with Annie Sloan paint. It depends on the look you want but you can also put a water based poly. on them for more protection. I'm thinking of doing it this weekend. I'll let yall know how it turns out!

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