Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mega things happening on this Met Monday

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These are just a few of the things we have been up to which has kept me away from blogging...doing the front yard

Planting some goodies...hopefully I will have good after pics when all of my bulbs are in bloom which aren't many but the first time I have ever planted anything!

The shop bathroom...since I am there all the time now I wanted it to look decent...

So it went from this to ...

To you can see we are not quite finished but almost

This shelf unit was a maple and stood on the floor we cut it down painted it black, added mirror to the back ad some glass shelves and mounted it to the wall completely different look and makes the room appear larger by simply getting it off the floor;)

Then here are a few furniture pieces I have been working on...

These tables which before were cherry wood...

After hours of painting and sanding and a glaze coat they are almost complete

I will be inserting mirrors in the lower section to update them a little;)

Oh lookie a few things popping up;)

I think these are so beautiful;)

The backyard has just begun;( Its a ton of work

And this is only the one side of the yard (LOL)

This is the piece that so far I have spent 9 hours just sanding!!!!!

Here are two more tables and the chair after the first sanding

One table finished

Another one finished

This chair at the completion of sanding is seen below in several stages..

The order of these got mixed up a little this was at the end of sanding the other chair I had worked on...

The original seat cushion and flat back I decided to add the applique for more interest..

This was the chair before

This is the chair after in the entry way

A slightly closer view

The original company where the chair was made;)

Phew! Sorry this is so long but in no particular order these are just a few of the things I have been working on....It's been a busy few months and helping hubby full time at the shop has me scrambling to manage my time better, so it's weekends to do these things..... I hope everyone is well and hope to get around to visit soon;)

Hugs French xoxox


Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Wow, you sure have been BUSY!! You mentioned you painted your shop's bathroom...did you open a store??

Michelle said...

Love the color you painted the gorgeous!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN projects!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Wowza...that is a lot of things! Very impressive, girl!

Shelia said...

Morning, Frenchieness! I've missed you! Oh, you have been the busy bee, haven't you? Your home is so beautiful and I love the landscaping you've got going on. The furniture refinishing is a job, isn't it? Can't wait to see it all done and in place and I'm sure you can't either!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

artis1111 said...

French ,the chair is wonderful! are having too much FUN! Our back yard started with one shrub.It all just takes time, but I don't think you ever get done. We are constanly doing something. Adding plants or moving them. Kathy

Anonymous said...

I love your front yard and the paint color in the bathroom. Really pretty!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wow! You've really been busy. Thanks for sharing your pics.

salmagundi said...

Wow! You have been busy. All of your projects are turning out great. I bet just having that bathroom redone makes going to work better. Take care, Sally

marty39 said...

What an unbelievable transformation on all your projects. You have been really busy. The yard is gorgeous and the furniture is just lovely. Hugs, Marty

Penny said...

Wow, you've been one busy gal! I've been in the yard myself. The thunderstorms keep getting in my way though. I sold end tables like you're making over in a yard sale years ago. They are so functional and had I been as smart as you I should have made them over like you! Please post a pic when you're finished.
Have a fun day! Penny

Envoy-ette said...

I like the floating shelves in the bathroom! Nice work on a sturdy chair!

Debbie said...

You have been very busy. I love your front yard and the chair looks great now. Good job. Debbie

Kammy said...

You are one busy woman ! You did
so much, what will you do next time LOL ! Thanks for sharing !
Hugs ~ Kammy

xinex said...

Lisa, you sure have so much in your hands, but they're fun projects. Whatever you have done already are looking really good. I hope you will share them all as you finish each one...Christine

imjacobsmom said...

French, You have been the Busy Bee! Your projects are coming along - you make me feel like a slug. Look at all of the things that you have accomplished or that you are working on. Your chair looks great in your foyer, I love that color in your company bathroom, your yard is lookin' good and how are you feeling, BTW? It was nice hearing from you again. I bet Jacob is ready for the school year to come to an end. I Know that mine is ready for summer. ~ Robyn

nikkicrumpet said...

You have been working WAY TO HARD woman! But wow have you ever accomplished a lot. The yard is lookin good and is going to be lovely when everything blooms. And I love the furniture re-dos!

Really Rainey said...

Wow... I thought I had a lotta projects! Ahhhh when do you sleep? *grin*

~Really Rainey~

janet said...

hi lisa, missed ya girl but i see you have been a busy beaver....oh my i remember my parents having end tables like the ones you are putting the mirrors in, i can hardly wait to see them done. Glad you took a break to stop into blogland.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Busy, busy lady. All of your projects turned out great! That bathroom is an amazing change. Love what you did to that shelf in the bathroom. Thanks for all of the great ideas in this post. laurie

raxx a day in the life said...

Lisa I admire your energy and talent! Your yard and home exterior is sooo pretty! Love what you are doing in your garden.

But the show stopper is the bathroom!! What a transformation, your hubby is so lucky to have a hard working woman on his side!

Love your furniture re-dos too!

Helen said...

Hello Ms. Lisa/French! What a lot of work and elbow grease involved in what you are doing and have done! I have a question ... do you use an electric sander? I'm imagining you do, but wanted to ask anyway.

I especially love that chair you are in the process of re-doing!

Betty said...

Ok, we forgive you Lisa for being away! :) Totally understandable now and we got to enjoy the pic´s! I love the wall color on your new bathroom!
You are very talented and patient too, because I would NEVER sand a chair for 9 hours!! :)

Bellamere Cottage said...

You've been a VERY busy girl. Great results........isn't re-doing rewarding. And, a wonderful front yard is so welcoming.


Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~ Lisa you home is looking really gorgeous! Love your front yard.

Your chair came out beautiful too.

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

Michael said...

Your landscaping is beautiful...I'm sending my mom over to look at your pics. They are redoing their landscaping right now.

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