Sunday, November 17, 2013

Simple Blessings and a Couple Makeovers!

Hello and Happy Sunday everyone! I do hope this finds you having a lovely day. I have had a very productive weekend so far and have had some fun along the way too! Friday after work was pretty much a lazy evening trying to catch up on rest from the week. Saturday morning, the hubs and I got up fairly early to head to Lowe's to buy the trim for our spare room as well as a few other needed items. I am lovin' the room transformation and can't wait to share!!! So many of my thrifty finds are going to find a home there...:) We have decided to tackle the living room next and I am beyond excited about that! These renovations have been a long time coming and I am happy and thankful to see some things finally coming to fruition.

So, off to Lowe's we went and purchased the trim, some paint, and a few other items. We also purchased a pretty exciting new toy for the hubs....a Wagner paint sprayer! This will make painting each room as well as furniture easy breezy and so much faster!

We also purchased the light fixture for this room. Remember I live in a mboile home and they come with the most unattractive light fixtures. Well, we were able to find a gorgeous light fixture by Allen & Roth that was originally $68, reduced to $25...score! I was very excited about our good fortune.

I also ran into Michael's to pick up a few things which I will share soon. We went to Texas Roadhouse for a quick lunch and then went by Wal Mart to pick up a few necessities and headed home. We had a very productive evening working in the spare room and I got some house cleaning done, cleaned up my craft room a little, and sorted through numerous junk piles which I removed from the spare room. I am happy to say that so far I have gotten rid of 4 boxes of junk! 

I want to share a couple blessings I have had recently. First up are these sweet postcards that Magali from The Little White House On the Seaside sent me. She was so kind to offer to send me one after she read my post about my message board I made to keep up with correspondence from my blog friends. Magali lives in France and I was thrilled to receive not one, but two postcards from her, complete with very sweet messages on the back. 

I am showing you this message so you can see Magali's beautiful manuscript...:) I do believe she has the most beautiful handwriting I have ever seen...:)

I have of course added them to my board!
Thank you so much Magali! I will treasure them...:)

The next blessing I recently received was yesterday when my sister, Nancy said she had something she wanted to bring me to help me get in the Christmas spirit. I thought it was just some mint candy since she knows I love mint and is the one who buys it for me at Christmas each year. She showed up with this instead.....

And this is what was inside...:)

A book by one of my favorite Christmas book authors, an adorable little snowman to add to my collection, a snowman scarf, and some mint candies. She knows me so well and picked things she knew I would love. She is so thoughtful and is the best sister and friend a girl could ask for. God blessed me greatly when he gave me her for a little sister all those years ago. If you're reading this Nancy, thank you and I love you.

I also have a couple little makeovers I wanted to share. You might remember this little shelf I bought recently. Well, it didn't need a makeover, but we got it hung and I have a sweet little vignette on it and wanted to share. 

I also made over this little wooden box to hold letters and cards when my message board gets full. I can take some down and add new ones and keep them in this sweet little box I made over. It is pretty old and not in the best shape, but I love the old distressed look. 

I also painted the lids to these cannisters with chalkboard paint so I could label them with the contents. They were white before like the base they are sitting in.

And....just because I can't stand's a little before and after of the ceiling project in my spare bedroom. This is a HUGE blessing! The hubs has been hard at work and I am loving it. We had a leak a while back and had a huge water stain and some sagging in the ceiling, so to keep from having to replace the entire ceiling, we cut a section out and replaced it. The picture below is after we tore part of it down....gross, I know!

To keep from having to patch the seams and risk it looking bad, we decided to do a board and batten type treatment. 
I LOVE it! 
Can't wait to see it all painted...:) 

I have lots more to my most recent treasures, crafty finds, and my new (to me) little vanity that I am turning into a sewing table, as well as a few other things I want to share, but I really have to go get supper cooked (paninis and kettle cooked chips). It's after seven and we have been so busy and I wanted to get this post done that I started on last night and fell asleep while working on! My friend Donna might not forgive me if I don't have a Sunday post 2 weeks in a! Remember last week, I spent the night in the hospital with my daughter after she had that pesky gallbladder removed! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday night and week to come. As always.....


  1. Remember that I forgave you last week because it was Miranda after all! Let me pick and choose. Love those postcards from Magali, will be stealing the chalkboard lids idea, love a man who does work on the weekends (Chucks rewired a chandelier), and your sister sounds like a total keeper! Thanks, Vicky, I always love the Sunday post.

  2. Vicky another busy and productive weekend!! I am loving the changes in your home and that new light fixture is wonderful and what a price!! Score! I'm starting to really think about Christmas!
    hugs, Linda

  3. Hey Vicky, looks like you had a very productive weekend! The postcards are great and your sister sounds so sweet. I love what she sent you.
    I have been busy with the ornament exchange! ;) Have a wonderful week.

  4. Reading about all of your weekend accomplishments has just worn me out! So much great progress...congratulations Vicky!

    Have a great week!

  5. I am so excited for you that you are redoing your spare room and moving to the living room next! I can't wait to see the after photos. When do you find time to do everything you do??? ...........if only I didn't like to sleep at night. Have a great week!

  6. Wow Vicky, have you ever been a busy gal! Lights, board and batten, painting, purging junk.....can you come to my house next? lol I can't wait to see that board and batten all painted up!

  7. What fun gifts from your sister and great cards from Magali. I love her blog.

    You have been a busy bee.

  8. I was wondering if those cards were ever going to make their way to you!!! I thought they were lost. I'm vey jealous of your productive weekend. In France, the first period of school is ending at the end of the month, so I had many tests to get ready for my pupils. That ceiling is going to be amazing.

  9. Wow! You have been so busy...I don't see how you do it all. Love all of your projects, especially those canister lids.


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