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Monday, February 4, 2013

2013.....Still Learning......

With the concept that a blog consists of one's thoughts and aspirations, I thought it appropriate to publicly announce my " Word of the Year."   I know it's late, being February and everything, but it has taken me the entire month of January to decide.  I tried different concept words out, but the one that kept popping up was "completion."  I am hoping that writing this blog and sharing my thoughts and projects with you my lovely readers, will keep me accountable for 2013.  It was important that I take the time to realize the perfect word.  Whether it is preparing a meal, thought, book or project, or whatever else, I want to take the entire process from action to a completed ending.  I feel that this will definitely help one's feeling of self worth and accomplishment.  I don't think that either of those side results can be a bad thing.....so......"completion"....it is. 

I realized as I worked on pulling the house out of the holiday frenzy, and the resulting chaos, that many things were good ideas, but perhaps never fully executed.  So....as January unfolded, I found that I was finishing things.  What a nice feeling.  Now it has given me the impetus to continue and the energy seems to be building on itself.  I have never been one to make resolutions, but I like the idea of a word to focus on and to hold onto for twelve month period.  It will be interesting to see what is accomplished in both my personal and professional life trying this new approach.  I realize that for many of you, this is nothing new, but I am excited.  In the last month, (January 2013) I reclaimed my small miniature scene that many of you viewed, finished a quilt, and with bad weather was still able to up cycle a large china cabinet.  I also made some heart projects and worked on my website to update it.

Today, I want to share with you the before and after photos of the china cabinet.  It is now proudly for sale at Carol's Corner in Gainesboro, Tennessee....  I started with a white cabinet in two pieces with no back.  When I brought this project home, my dear husband, was sure I had finally flipped, but now he is a big fan.  He even helped me with the back and the other hardware issues we were facing. 


  
And below is the finished piece.  I did paint it in ASCP in Paris Grey over the white base coat.  The backing, which is bead board and the inside of the drawers are Old Violet.  This blue violet color looks wonderful with flow blue china as well as ironstone.  I did distress the cabinet to give it a look of a prior life, and it is now a happy, refreshed piece for sale in my booth in Gainesboro, Tennessee.
 
 
So, now I will continue my projects and try to finish them one by one, or sometimes one by two or three?
 
 
Have you finished any projects you are proud of lately?  I would love to hear from you!

 

8 comments:

  1. I love the violet blue in the back of your hutch. So very pretty and so many types of collectibles would pop against it. Beautiful job. I would love for you to share at Transformed Tuesday. My readers would love to see. Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/02/transformed-tuesday-24-features.html

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  2. Thank you Peggy, I love your site and have linked up and addedd you to my list of favorites!

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  3. Oh Paris Gray! I am so in love with this color! Love how this piece turned out...you did a great job.

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  4. And by the way....I just did a dresser turned media center on my blog...

    http://24cottonwoodlane.blogspot.ca/2013/01/meet-new-media-center.html

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  5. I love the Violet Blue on the back! Just lovely! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  6. I really love Paris Grey, actually painting my bedroom suit that color with a touch of old white. Love your work.

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