Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remodelholic WOYW?W

My Poor neglected desk. I have not crafted on it for almost a month-seems to have turned in to a dumping ground right now. I have been hanging downstairs on my desk there. I need to CLEAN! Now that harvest is over, I have absolutely NO excuse!

It has been a long day here... I have been sitting in a hospital all day today waiting the outcome of some news about my brother's surgery. Although any diagnose with the letter "C" in it is never good, he came through the surgery like the tough fellow he is and we are all thankful to have this part of his fight behind him. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers!

I forgot to show you the card I made for him for his birthday last month. Our family is crazy about antique cars, so this year my Dad asked me to make cards for all my brothers that feature their style of car they each own.  (I have 4 older brothers YIKES!)

My son found this print of a 50's Chevy and even photoshopped it to the color of my brothers' car...so cool. Darn it-I forgot to take pics of the other 2 I have made this summer. One more brother to go and I will have made a car card for them all! My Dad is just tickled to give these to them.

Now for the remodelholic part of this post. My Sweetie is refurbishing a bathroom and since I have become an avid follower of Pinterest and all the cool ideas's out there-I decided to try a few spray painting tricks. We thought maybe we could update the hardware and light fixture by spraying it with nickel spray paint. Coat one is on and it is working like a charm! Very fun. Another coat and they should be updated and ready to install on the cabinet that we are spray painting too. We just have to wait for the wind to die down so we can go back outside and spray again. We decided we could either buy a whole new cabinet or first try the painting trick to see how it looks. So far, so good!!!

Well I am off to hit the pillow early...too tired to think  straight tonight. Take a peek at Julia's wild desk today...looks so much like mine!

Night to you all my friends!

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Sandra H said...

Well Sue it looks a very busy placde.....lol x

Mini said...

Lovely to visit your desk. Sending my good wishes for your brother.
Sue x

Twiglet said...

Hope we get to see the refurb - looks brilliant so far. Best wishes to your bro. x Jo

JD said...

Well, Your desk looks like mine right now. I'm embarrassed to say this because I just updated my craft room a few months ago. I realized that I do not have enough storage, so I am in the process of painting a bookcase to put in the room. Hope it helps. Your post topic (remodeling) caught my attention because that has been us this last year. We are almost done, I am tired of cleaning up sawdust and plaster dirt, and all the painting. Not completely done, but the budget is and so is the fortitude...(for now anyway). I rather be making cards...smile.
I like your car card reminds me a car we used to own (Yes, I am old...I admit it!) smile. Happy painting and cardmaking to you...Jill

Angie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your brother... I feel that your family will help him fight it.
I think the car card idea is such fun ...men are so hard to create for.xx#81

kay said...

best wishes for your brother and a speedy recovery,well done on being brave and do some refurbishing :)
happy woyww
kay #64

Glenda said...

Great wishes to your brother. Looks like you have so much going on in your world!
Glenda 106

Annie said...

Hi Sue best wishes to your brother. My craft room regularly needs tidying. I try really hard to be tidy but it's just impossible. Take care

Crafty hugs Annie ( your newest follower )

Anonymous said...

Sue...LOVE your card hun!! The colors are bright and cheery and it's perfect for your brother!! ;) You've always got something fun cooking up in your kitchen!! Looking forward to see what you're up to next!!

trisha too said...

Well glad to hear your brother is doing okay--your card is fabulous, and your redo, well, spray paint has always been a friend of mine!!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha, #144

Susan (rainy) said...

Thoughts and prayers for your brother, Sue. Hope that he is doing well.
What a great idea for your brothers' cards. Love it.

stamps&cars said...

We are going to do the same thing with our outdoor lights. Painted the house and the old lights....well let's just say that they looked outdated (21 years old). So.....I'm going to paint them black instead of the brass.

Julia Dunnit said...

Yep, the minute you don't have time to craft, the desk becomes a catch-all! Loving the remodelling idea - those cabinet pieces have really covered well. We wanna see the fitted finish!

Eliza said...

My prayers are being said for your brother, it is amazing the wonderful results that people get these days with treatment. As for the Card, just brilliant.

Happy Crafting
Eliza #88

Lori said...

Hi Sue,

I am keeping your brother in my prayers for a speedy recovery & a quick remission.

Love your card. We are into Antique vehicles too!

Good luck on the Redo & clean up of your desk!

Hugs Lori

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So much going on! Sometimes it is good to know that you aren't the only frazzled one around--I meant me but just so's you know you're in good company. I love how it is going on the bathroom remodel. I would love just a paint job on mine but I don't have that kind of energy. Or time! And then after I painted I'd probably want something else like new knobs and racks... so we'll just keep it status quo. You're poor desk! I hope you can get back to it soon!

505whimsygirl said...

I'm glad to hear your brother is doing well. Yes, I HATE the C word. I have too many friends and family that have had a fight with it.

Your card looks great! I love the two tone color of the car.

You should link up to Project Pinterest over at Sandee's blog (In The Hills of North Carolina). It's fun -- and I agree, I'm addicted to pinterest!!

Kay #31

Brenda Brown said...

Thinking of you and sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers for your brother, you and the family.
Love the Chevvy and the colour, so vibrant.
Hope your week gets better.
hugs {brenda} xox #86

Carol L said...

SO sorry to hear of your brother's health issues - but I'm sending those prayers and good thoughts for a complete recovery.
I LOVE the muscle card card! Those old Chevy's are the best!

Cheryl said...

My craft table looks pretty similar to yours! Hope your brother is doing well, take care!

Neet said...

Good luck with all the refurbs!
Will keep your brother in prayer - and your whole family as it must be a terrible thing to have on your mind. That's without mentioning your hearts.
Don't worry about that craft table, it will get sorted eventually.
Mine is a big mess today and likely to stay that way.
Hugs, Neet xx

okienurse said...

WOW that looks like a busy desk. I am trying to get better about keeping the desk cleaned up but when orders come in it is hard to separate them out and get it all organized. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Vickie #114

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Sending hugs and positive vibes to you and your brother...keeping positive will help in the battle, it did with my brother. Mind you, 4 brothers!! Blimey, I though I had it bad with 2!! It was like having three dads when I was little, but it toughened me up, that's for sure!
I like getting a new look for not much cash, you'll have to show us the finished result :D
Hugs, LLJ #70 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sue , ah so know what you mean about a neglected desk like mine too!! and wow what an awesome card for the 50's Chevy for your brother that is really great!!
.. and pray the brother with the surgery has an excellent recovery and post op success in any further treatment...every blessing, and thanks so much for popping over to my desk too or non desk post :D Shaz.xx #23

Larissa said...

Great card for your brother!

Your spray painting looks really good.


Charlene said...

Wow...that's awesome! How did the cabinets come out? Are they wood or formica? We have some cabinets in the closets that are formica and thinking of painting them but....chicken!

Angela B. said...

Funny, I recently started a What's OnMy Desk posting to help fill in dead space on my blog...lol... When I seen yours I had to comment!! :D Thanks for sharing with us!

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