I’ve been blogging just a little over 5 months. It’s been a lot of fun, and I’ve met a lot of people! I just noticed I have a couple of new followers! Welcome aboard! It’s odd, that my number of subscribers (in my feeder) is about 470. As a wise woman once told me (Jamie) “we are not defined by our numbers” I want to take this time to say thanks to each and every one of you! I’m happy that you are along for the ride with me. I would also like to take this opportunity to say thanks to my friends who leave such nice comments! Ya’ll are the best!
Here is my first post! This was my first attempt at doing any kind of trim (molding) on a project. I’ve gotten better with the mitering, but it still challenges me some days!
You can read about my headboard here. I won’t say it’s my favorite project ever, and I do intend on painting it this spring.
Looking back it’s hard to choose a favorite. There are many projects I’ve done that have moved on to other happy homes. I was very fond of this one:
This little lady went through many changes before she actually decided what she wanted to wear! I paid $2.50 for her at our local Disabled American Veterans store (dav). You can see the price written there $10.01, but that cute little yellow X meant that it was 75% off. If you want to see all her other outfits, go here.
I bought this machine off of Craig’s List. I had been wanting one for quite a while. This is one project that I wish I had kept. I really like the brown (original top) with the black chassis. You can see it’s transformation here, and you can see what I did with the rest of the machine here.
One of my favorite items to repurpose . . . shutters or bi-folding doors. You can check them out here
This is what I’m most proud of. It is a jewelry armoire that I made for Jamie. I made this totally from scratch, with no plan. It took quite a while for me to make it, and I will never make another! You can check out this and other projects I’ve made for Jamie here.
My good friend Rose is a t2t extraordinaire. Please take a minute to check out her “triple chair bench” and her other wonderful projects here.
Okay, that pretty much sums up 2009. What’s in store for MyRepurposedLife for 2010? Some much needed changes to the old homestead. My living room hasn’t changed much in years… too many years. I will be asking for your expert advice on a few things in the upcoming weeks. The most challenging change will be to my butt ugly fireplace (sorry for the derogatory term) I have never liked this fireplace. When it was built, I had very little say about how it was done. It is very large and a very dominant part of my very small living room. Short of ripping it all out, I’m not sure what I can do with it. That’s where you come in. I hope you all will be able to help me out with the details. After I take the Christmas decorations down, I will be taking the horrid “before” pictures.
That’s it in a nutshell, here I sit on New Year’s Eve, blogging! Watching TV (Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart) I think it’s time for some popcorn and Coca Cola! Cheers! to my wonderful friends! Happy New Year to each and every one of you, may 2010 be your best year yet, may you be blessed with good times, good fortune and good health!
lots of love!
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You can reach me at gail@MyRepurposedLife.net