Sunday, January 31, 2016

Update!!


My advice to anyone thinking about moving after living in one place for 48 years - REALLY THINK HARD ABOUT IT!!

I had no idea I had this much "stuff".  Well, I really did but when you are having to pack it all up, it kinda seems to multiply.


I did purchase enough of these pvc shelves from Home Depot to line both sides of the garage.  They were on sale for $29.00/each and have really worked out well.


My workroom is a mess but it sure is nice to have the space to work on things in there.


Remember all of the curly q's in the bookshelves in the den?  They are on both sides of the fireplace.


Well, I finally got new moulding on them and like them much better!


Last summer, I refinished this old hutch to use in my kitchen when I had it redone.  Now, it is in my yellow den.  Looks great.


A perfect place to display all of my red transfer ware dishes I have been collecting.


Got the curtains up in the guest room.


Remember, I told you I was one finial short on the bed?  Well, a friend's father-in-law made me this one and it is a perfect match.  The problem??  The bed had one on the headboard that I took off and took to him and guess what?  The ones on the posts are different, so back to the woodshop to make a matching one. He did such an awesome job!


This precious piece was in the guest room but when I put the curtains up, it was too busy.  So, I moved it to the other side of the room and it worked out great.


This is a piece I inherited from my folks and am using for a night stand in the guest room.  Amazingly, it matches the tall cabinet very well.


Found this vintage desk in my storage room and don't know where I'll be using it.  It's small, so it can go about anywhere.


New chairs delivered for the living room.


More pieces for living room.


This is the piece I will use for a vanity in my small master bath.


This is the one I'll use for the hall bath.

I am very pleased with everything that has transpired so far (with the exception of the finial).  But, I am just itching to start sewing curtains, pillows, and all of the fun stuff.  I'm also very anxious to get my Etsy back up and running.  But, everything will come in time.

Enjoy!

Judy


















76 comments:

  1. I can not wait to see it all together, Great pieces Judy, love the vanity dressers
    Brenda

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  2. HUGE progress Judy. Your guest room is coming along so well. I think its your work room that is the best room - somewhere to shut the door and leave projects until they are finished. Your new chairs are lovely and the colour is just right. Sort of retro today. Hugs.
    Joy

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    1. Thanks Joy - Everything is coming along. It's just taking so long. But I have actually only had possession for two months, so I have quite a bit done.

      Judy

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  3. Everyone is always asking me where I get all my energy....I can't even hold a candle to you...lol! Things are looking great...keep posting pics of your progress! hugs...

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    1. Thanks Penny. One thing about doing all of this is that I sure do sleep good at night, LOL

      Judy

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  4. Your red & white transferware dishes look so pretty against the wood of your old cupboard, Judy! And your built-in bookshelf has a new updated look with the molding you applied over the scalloped trim. Your friend did a fantastic job replicating the finial for your bed!

    I love your new chairs and turquoise cabinet for the living room, as well as the vintage pieces you're using for your bathroom vanities. I found out the hard way how much "junk" I accumulated during our last move. It's a lot of work moving all that stuff!

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    1. Thanks Vickie - I'm really anxious to see the vanities when finished.

      Judy

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  5. Judy,
    Your collected and heirloom pieces are absolutely gorgeous, dear friend!!!
    I adore the little black piece!!!
    The new chairs are stunning!!!
    You're making amazing progress!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thanks Pat. It's so much fun to get to use so many things I have had and not used for some time - just because I didn't have the room. I am leaving a lot of my furniture for Tiffany to use. So, we are both coming out good.

      Judy

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  6. You have done an amazing job in little time. Can't wait to see your beautiful furniture in place. I just love that yellow and teal hutch type piece, just beautiful.
    Have a great week, Judy.

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    1. Thanks so much. Am enjoying using some old pieces in a different room.

      Judy

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  7. Judy it's coming together so nicely! I can't wait to see it all in place and done! I know you have been working so hard! I know when I moved to my duplex I was amazed at how much stuff I had. I have continued to downsize and I am finally making progress.
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda. Isn't it amazing how much stuff we can accumulate? I am trying to really sort stuff out.

      Judy

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  8. I'm enjoying following the journey to your new home. I love everything you are doing!

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    1. Thanks so much. Enjoy following along with me.

      Judy

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  9. OK Judy, I'm loving everything I see! Those chairs are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Stacey. I am really anxious to get the living room all put together with the new chairs.

      Judy

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  10. So many beautiful pieces Judy. I have been in my house for about 35 years and my son said at Christmas, do you want me to get a dumpster so you can start dumping all your stuff. LOL i really believe he would do that after I die. So when I get ready to down size I will be giving away tons of stuff.
    Your chairs are very pretty and i can hardly wait to see everything put together. What does Bella think?
    Have a productive week and don't over do.
    Mary

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  11. Wow Judy, it looks like everything is coming together nicely. You have some beautiful pieces. I've only lived in my home for 21 years and can not imagine having to pack it all up to move. I'm sure I will some day, but I need to 'let go' of lots of stuff before then. May you have a wonderful week! Blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy. I have a lot of pieces I inherited from my folks. It's so great to have space to put them and enjoy them.

      Judy

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  12. This is so fun---watching you organize and inspire us!! Good going, Judy! :)

    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane. I am enjoying every minute of it but it sure is wearing me out. I work most of the day and then go to bed very early (for me).

      Have a great week.

      Judy

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  13. It is so much work, but a so worthwhile. Such pretty pieces from your mother. xoox Su

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    1. Thanks Su - It is great to be using a lot of these pieces I have had for a while. I want you to know that your angel wings was one of the first things I put up in my new home. They are so special to me and remind me of the special angel I have watching over me.

      Judy

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  14. I've only been clearing out but to go threw things I've had/collected for 30 years would be daunting. But once you get through it all you will be relived. Love the guest room, and all the gorgeous furniture.

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  15. I admire you for making this move.. I'm sure you'll be able to cleanse yourself of things you no longer need in the process. We have wayyyy too much in our house, barn, shed and garage! We'll just have to die here. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I definitely have way too much stuff. It's so hard to turn loose of so much of my craft stuff but I know I won't be using all of it.

      Judy

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  16. WOW! Judy! Youhave been a very busy gal!

    I don't even want to think about downsizing, you are right - it isn't for the faint of heart!

    Loving all your new idea and changes. You are going to have such fun putting all the finishing touches on everything, I am so excited for you!

    Have a blessed and wonderful week!


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    1. Thanks Michele - Am so anxious to get to the fun part - the decorating, sewing, etc.

      Judy

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  17. Beautiful pieces gathered and collected.
    I downsized 6 years ago and what a job, yet one I embrace to this day soulfully enjoying what is to be useful or known to be beautiful.

    It's always exciting to see ones pieces in a new light,
    Enjoy all the beauty you create.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thanks! Downsizing is something we all must do or leave to our children. I hate to think about doing that to them. LOL

      Judy

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  18. Can't wait to see it all put together!

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  19. Wow, Judy you are on a roll, everything looks great.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks Meredith - Slowly but surely,

      Judy

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  20. I can't believe you are getting so much done. It always seems a mess until you get to the other side, which is the fun part. I'm loving your new chairs and the curtains. So many pretty pieces. Can't wait to see each room as you progress. Happy February!

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    1. Thanks. Am ready to get to the fun part of decorating. Still have to have my two bathrooms redone and am waiting to move until that is done.

      Judy

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  21. Oh Judy! Everything is coming together nicely:) LOVE the blue chairs! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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    1. Thanks Theresa. I love the blue chairs too,

      Judy

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  22. Love seeing all your updates on your new house, Judy! It's amazing how much "stuff" we truly have, isn't it? I agree that you don't realize just how much you have until you move. Not that I would know personally (we haven't moved in 26 years), but from moving friends and family members.

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  23. Judy, I so love all you are planning and all you have done thus far. You have a great eye!You really got a great buy on the garage shelves. Don't forget to fasten them securely to the walls-little children have a tendency to try to climb up everything and that would be awful if the shelves fell on them.

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    1. Yes, I did do the anchoring. The little ones won't be out there but you never know.

      Judy

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  24. You've done so much already in this neaw place! And you have some amazing pieces of furniture.

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    1. Thanks I am enjoying using a lot of the old pieces I haven't used before simply because I didn't have room,

      Judy

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  25. how true it is that after a LONG stay in one place, things begin to multiply. our last move was a headache that I'm not sure I could ever do again. Everything is looking great at your place....

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    1. I had no idea it would be so hard to go thru everything. Some things just have to go.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  26. I can't imagine moving after all that time.....it scares me. (part of the reason for us renovating where we are. :) )
    I LOVE all your unique furniture pieces; so special. And your teal/blue chairs in the living room are divine!

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    1. Thanks! I am at the point where I want to do the fun stuff - sewing, decorating, etc. I'm tired of this "moving stuff" phase. LOL

      Judy

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  27. Having been through a major move a couple of years ago, I feel your pain. However, everything is shaping up so beautifully and I know the finished product is going to be show stopping! Hang in there dear girl.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  28. Judy, I really dread it if we had to move. I KNOW how much stuff I have. We bought those same shelves at Lowes only they are black. They really do hold a lot and are very handy. Your cupboards are beautiful. I love the ones you are putting in the guest room. How nice you were able to get a matching finial. Don't lose hope, it will all get done in time, but who wants to wait?Right!!..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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    1. Those shelves have been such a good buy, I'm hoping to sort out stuff and only keep what I really need.

      Thanks for visiting,

      Judy

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  29. Hi Judy, I so enjoyed catching up with you this morning. Everything in your new home is coming along wonderful. You are getting so much accomplished. Having the shelves from HD really help out a lot. I have them too for my shipping area in the garage and what a life saver for organization they are. You know I'm loving the red toile in your guest room. All your furniture pieces are stunning. Have fun with the process. Thanks for bringing us along on your journey!! xo

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    1. Thanks! It is fun but I'm really ready to start the decorating part!

      Judy

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  30. O, Judy, I am just "eat up" with envy...LOL...your furniture is all sooo pretty..I love every single piece of it.
    and when we moved 3 yrs ago..we'd been there 40 yrs so i know just what you are talking about...ouch

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    1. Thanks so much BJ. I am enjoying getting to use a lot of pieces that I didn't have room for before. It's still a sorting game of sorts. LOL

      Judy

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  31. I can't imagine packing up and moving because we have way to much stuff ourselves and really should purge some of it. - You seem to be doing a great job getting things moved and organized. You have some lovely antique pieces.

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    1. I knew I had a lot of stuff but when it comes to packing it up it seems to just grow and grow. LOL But, I'm at least sorting out a lot and won't have near as much stuff in my new house.

      Thanks for visiting,

      Judy

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    2. Judy, everything looks wonderful. You have some beautiful pieces of furniture, and I can't wait to see it all put in place. Sorry about the finial, but if that's the only thing that goes wrong, you'll be lucky. Moving is soooo stressful. Don't forget to take care of you.

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  32. Well everything is coming together so nicely. You have some lovely furniture pieces. Yes, it's amazing how much we accumulate. I think I have accumulated as much in this house in 6 years as I did in our previous home for 22. lol! The bigger it is, the more stuff you can buy to fill it up. I've done a pretty darn good job! ha, ha!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann - Getting there slowly but surely.

      Judy

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  33. You are doing amazingly well Judy! So much to organise after so many years but it looks like you are doing just great! Love the furniture you have collected, such pretty pieces and colours. Good luck with the next stage of making your new home.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thanks Helen - A lot of my pieces are inherited from family. I'm so thrilled to be able to use a lot of it.

      Judy

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  34. Whew, but you have been busy! I admire your 'can-do' attitude. We moved to downsize over a year ago and we are still not completely settled. There is always a need for more shelving, more 'places'!

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    1. Shelving has been so helpful in this move.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  35. Love the colour and style of your new chairs, Judy! Everything looks fabulous!

    Poppy

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    1. Thanks Poppy - I'm enjoying it but am sure ready to get to the decorating part of it. The sewing, hanging pictures, etc.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  36. Judy, you have so many lovely pieces of furniture. Now, I LOVE the dresser that you'll use for a vanity set. That will be perfect, I want to see it when you're finished (I have a thing for vanities). The turquoise piece with the glass doors is pretty also. And the nightstand you inherited from your parents is so charming. Your red transfer ware is going to look nice on your kitchen hutch. I know what you mean about accumulating so much stuff after many years. I have another blog friend who just told me that she was surprised to see how much stuff she had after just living in a place for a short time. I think I gave away about 11 bags of stuff when we moved.

    Keep your spirits high, Judy. You're doing a great job moving into your new house.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thanks Sheri - Am anxious to get to the fun part - the decorating.

      Judy

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  37. Hi Judy! Thanks for popping in to see me and how is all of your renoing going? Are you getting more settled? Take it easy, my friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Hi Shelia - I'm not actually living there yet. Am trying to get everything done before I really move in. Slow but sure.

      Thanks for visiting,

      Judy

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  38. I love that piece of floral fabric tossed on the aqua chair! Is it something currently available? Fingers crossed!

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    1. Yes, it is fairly new. Got it at Hancock Fabrics. Use a coupon and it's not too bad.

      Judy

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