Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm Happy . . .




I convinced my mom to give me an old chair.  Not just any chair.  This was the chair that I remember watching my mom sit in every single morning as she did her hair and make-up.  Memories.  Good memories.

And the desk . . . well, that was a gift from a very sweet friend.  I saw it in her garage one day and asked what she was going to do with it.  Next thing I knew, it was mine.  Bless her.

I got to work.  I wanted my own little space and this is what I came up with.  I'm so excited about it.  I love that it's a little funky, but it works.  I have dreams of an eventual chaise lounger to the left, but all things in time, right?

One last thought: if I can do this, believe me, you can, too.  I was always afraid to try things, to create--fear of failure, I guess, or the realization that things don't usually turn out as I envision them.  It's not quite as scary when things are old or free.  But, there's something awesome about discovering what speaks to you and going with it.  My hang-ups stemmed from thinking I had to do things how my mother did them.  Not true (and I don't have the budget for that).  Just create.  See how it feels.

10 comments:

Poulsen Family said...

So cute! I wish I had time to be crafty.

Honey said...

SCORE! It looks darling! I love it.

jenifer said...

great job!! i love the funky chair.
it's perfect!!

Marilou said...

I love it!

Joel and Mic said...

Great job! what a funny "Lanette Nook"...love it!

Alan Daniels Family said...

Looks great. I have done a lot of "refurbishing" old furniture and I gotta say it is the way to go. (If you have time and you aren't pregnant!) You save so much money and often end up with something uniquely you, not to mention how proud you are of your accomplishment. Nicely Done!

middledavis said...

Well done!! Love the space you created for yourself. The chair is wonderful!!

(This is Frances English, Lanette. Your mom gave me your blog address. Feel free to visit mine at http://familyfran.blogspot.com There are links to my kids' blogs, too.)

Kathy said...

um, no - i highly doubt i could do that. if i tried, it wouldn't look that good.

WELL DONE. that is seriously the cutest thing ever. i can't believe how cute that is. i love it.

Stephanie said...

i second what kathy said. both things. i love it too- that fabric is AMAZING!

Harley said...

You're amazing! I love that the beautiful chair isn't just any chair. How precious!

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