Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas To Do List

Do you still have a shopping to do list?  Unfortunately, I still have quite a long one.

Which is why I realllly need to stay on track right now.

Which is why I reallly don’t need to be starting any home project.

Like painting the kitchen pantry.

I just woke up Monday morning, and felt inspired.

It’s actually a light blue.  These pictures turned out more of a light gray.

Yep…..much more blue in the paint than how it photographed.

This cabinet is one of those twenty some-odd years ago projects that I wish I had to do over again.  I would have put it up on feet so that it looked like an unfitted piece of furniture.

It was previously red.  As it turned out, I just love the way that the red showed through when I sanded. 

All in all….an amazing difference.  going from the dark red to the light light blue. 

I guess this is my precursor project to painting the rest of my kitchen cabinets in January.

Work must march on though.  I finished this lamp today to sell at the Rink.

This was the UGLIEST brass lamp ever.  What I did love about it, was the long skinny shape.  Unusual lamps are hard to find.

Love the way the shade turned out.  And isn’t it amazing what a little black spray paint can do? :)  Not my colors for sure, but how cute would this be in a little girls room?

I had started taking a few more Christmas decor pics. for you.

But then my camera battery pooped out!

Gotta recharge, and then I’ll try again tomorrow!



  1. I can't believe you started a painting project THIS CLOSE to Christmas!!!! WHAT were you thinking? But, it looks great! I ADORE the last photo with that precious little tree, those shinny bright ornaments & that little house! CUTE! HUGS! CHarlene

  2. It's just GORGEOUS Denise!!! I love the power of go girl!

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas ~ hugs and love, Dawn

  3. I love the kitchen pantry!! Totally awesome!

  4. Yes, I do have a shopping list still. It's always the same people every year ~ some of the men in our family. I'm determined to finish today, and have everything wrapped and under the tree by the end of the weekend. That cabinet looks gorgeous and makes me think of ours, which is just the original oak of the cabinetry. Ours is separate, like yours, so making it a piece of furniture would have been a neat idea. We are going on the market, so I won't dream about that here. I've got to save all these inspirations for the next house!

  5. I haven't even begun my shopping or to do list. :/

    When inspiration strikes, I usually go for it right then and there. And usually wind up getting hurt in the process. Ha!

    I enjoyed the tour of homes in some of your recent past posts. Heather's home is gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  6. The cabinet looks great and love that little bowl of Christmas cheer at the end of the post!

  7. Love the lamp, but I especially love the distressing of the armoire! Wonderful job!


  8. What a beautiful blog Denise! I love the bowl with the tree and ornaments. Hope your camera's back in action to take more pics soon.
    - susan

  9. Denise you crack me up! Painting the pantry a few days before Christmas. But it turned out gorgeous!
    I love your home. It has so much warmth and beauty. And I'm still thinking about how beautiful your daughter's home is decorated. You two rock!!!
    Thank you so much Denise for your lovely message. I adore you too, and am so glad we met. Now, can I move in???
    Merry Christmas sweet friend!

  10. Wow, that lamp totally rocks! Happy Holidays!
    xo, suzy

  11. Love the cabinet and that lamp is adorable!

  12. Denise,
    I always enjoy your blog and your "stuff"! That lamp is the cutest thing!
    Thanks for all the visits and comments you left on my blog this year! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!


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