Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I thought I'd do a retrospective of 2014 before and afters

But WHERE are my pictures?

Geez, everything was going against me! My bad habits caught up with me, big time. I name the file folder something that doesn't come close to the blog post name. I name the photo images something vastly different from what I've been mentally calling the piece of furniture for weeks. Oops. Can I remember what I named them? No, not often enough apparently.

But, when I do remember? 
I'm always in a hurry so I end up naming photos the minimum I need to be able to grab and post them. And when I did a search for the elusive image, what came up?

an example of my frustration:
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The best part?  The one I wanted wasn't there. 

NEW RULES! Name things according to the blog post name AND what the subject is. And use tags for godsake. cripes. Just use the friggin' tags. And don't try to do 7 things when there is only time for 2.

Then I realized that the most recent photos were still on the old hard drive removed when my computer was sent in for repair. sigh  I have Time Machine backup but I'm far too swamped to go figure all that out today. (Make that 8 things to do.)

But enough of that!

Here is what transpired in 2014.

Even I thought I was crazy when I brought these home.

But a fresh coat of facelift and they sold the first day in the booth.

I have a soft spot for old radio/stereo cabinets.

Facelift by Ce Ce Caldwell followed by a new home in Oklahoma.

This cute little table came with my kittens.

Cheerful and looking for a new home.

 From globs, mighty things are born.

Or fluffy things.

There is a weird story behind these pieces. Buy me coffee and I'll tell you.

They sure are cute in gray!

When I saw this dresser on Craigslist I thought the decoration was raised.

Bought it anyway and it turned out just fine.

This bed made me wish we had one more bedroom.

But it went to a really good home.

Mr. Bad had some major raised eyebrows when he saw this baby.

Ironically, it became his dresser.

It was the pulls that sold me.

It went to a new home in a day. Why can't I always pick 'em like that?

A rare thrift store find.

Again, facelift by Ce Ce Caldwell.

This was part of the weird story I mentioned above. For a donut AND coffee I'll tell the tale.

Duck Egg Blue from Annie Sloan is such an awesome color.

The most recent item I painted has no before shot. But it's a nice color to finish up with.

Linking to:
savvy southern style
miss mustard seed
shabby nest
french country cottage
the dedicated house


  1. Daena ~ What a wonderful year for accomplishments!

  2. Great items. I love the red cabinet and the bunny is so cute beside it Daena.

    1. I love jelly cabinets and pie safes. Sadly my kitchen/dining room area doesn't have room. The White Rabbit is just one of about a dozen spread aroiund the house and outdoors. Can't have too many White Rabbits!

  3. Loved all of these makeovers! I'm visiting from The Shabby Nest!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

  4. How amazingly clever you have been with your colour choices, they all made the furniture look so wonderful afterwards..I have tried to paint and followed instructions, but before I get the results like you, I think I have a lot more trying out to do!! I loved seeing them and hope to keep up with you all this coming year of 2015.. sighs from across the pond.janzi

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