Monday, October 15, 2012

Still Alive and Trying to Survive

Once again it has been a month since I have posted. A lot has been going on and I never could have guessed what 2012 would bring to our family.
We sold our dental practice and we are still dealing with that transition. Two more weeks and we are finished. Lots of stuff to sell still from there. Anyone need a porcelain glazing oven? Ha! 
 My parents moved to a senior living complex and sold their house in less than a week. Lots of stuff to sell from there, also. 
 Our daughter sold her house and moved home in July. She has made offers on 6 houses as of today. The others were all turned down and this one is bank owned and it may take a while to find out if it is accepted. We have learned not to get excited about a house since the chances of getting it are unknown. We just keep moving on and she has had a great attitude, if it's not meant to be it's not meant to be.  
Our next big event will be the arrival of our 7th grandchild, but only the second girl. She is actually due on the 27th, but she is already to go as far as the doctors say. Maybe just a few days!!
I have been able to get a few projects finished with the help of my son. If I could get him to work a little faster we would be all caught up with the furniture in the basement.

This lovely vanity and mirror belonged to a very dear friend of my mothers. It
was a chippy white but most of the top had chipped off.

So, we decided to paint it the palest blue with home made chalk paint.
It is finished with Annie Sloan's Clear Wax after light distressing.
You can see a little of the chippy white showing through on
the front edge. I think it turned out lovely.
She is now waiting for a new home at Sentimental Journey.

I am linking to the following parties:

Furniture Feature Fridays504 Main


  1. I hope the next few months and 2013 are quieter for you. Love the vanity, I have one very similar, the color looks great.

  2. It looks beautiful! I just posted about one that I did - I have a thing for vanities!

  3. Beautiful vanity and I love the pale soft. Great job! :)

  4. Such a Lovely piece and the colour choice compliments it perfectly!

  5. This is gorgeous! Love the soft color.