Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Number 7

These lower cabinets received their final coat of paint today. Now just some details to touch up and clean handles to put back. They are soaking in some ammonia and Dawn so I will be able to easily scrub away 32 years of life. I wasn't going to replace them as I'd need to purchase 31! And this make-over is as inexpensive as it can be--shellac, primer, and paint. My time is FREE! But, you would not be able to pay me enough to do this for anyone else!! I waited 24 hours between coats of  whatever and didn't rush the process. I'm good at going slowly.
The top of this dresser is shiny now. It had the varnish removed, sanded, stained, and two coats of finish. This was my first attempt at staining and actually refinishing a piece of furniture. I've done smaller craft projects, so even though not perfect, I'm satisfied.
True bliss is bringing in what will really be the last roses of the season. These are miniatures and are white in the summer, but these have a beautiful touch of pink on the tips of the petals. The stems are full of pokey thorns so the arrangement is what it is.
Those fully opened roses are only 2 inches across. Some of the edges are brown because we've had snow, cold winds, and freezing temperatures recently.
These are quite hardy little roses, most coming from the grocery store and planted outside. 

And, the last bit of bliss this week has been the lack of flies. I think I'll be able to put my fly swatter away for the winter--at last! Of course, with warmer weather coming later this week, a few flies might be back. Living in the country next to a dairy has some drawbacks, but love where I am. 

Hope you will be finding bliss and enjoying your life where ever you are.



sarah said...

the top of the chest of drawers looks AMAZING! you should've done a before picture. the cupboards look so good too! i can't believe you're almost done. slow and steady wins the race. :-) love you

Deanna said...

everything is lookin' great!!!

Salmagundi said...

What a big project your kitchen has been. Too big to tackle on your own, but you did it. Congratulations. I have no roses left, as Bob has even cut them down already for winter. Have a good week. Sally

Donna said...

You have been so busy and the cabinets look great! Your staining looks like perfection and gorgeous.
I know you will be enjoying the last of the flowers now that the weather is cooler.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yea you did it and it looks gorgeous. No way I would replace 30 some knobs either! You are really getting in the swing of this retirement stuff!! Good for you!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

We did our cabinets a few years ago and it is quite a job. Great job!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Annesphamily said...

Oh you are one talented lady! I just don't have the patience to redo cabinets. But you will have a wonderful outcome. Patience is such a great virtue! You are doing an awesome job!