Under The Weather, Projects Stalled,and Shopping My Shed

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Well I had a lot of things planned for this week.  Unfortunately my health had other plans. I was on a roll and BAM! I was hit with a wicked flair up. I've been in bed most of the time for the last 4 days. I think I've only been able to sit up long enough to visit  my blog friends for about twenty minutes a day. I had energy to write about two or three comments. I miss you all terribly. This ole blog and reading all of you guys great blogs is an important part of my life. It keeps me going. Today I'm shaky but I am able to sit here and write for a while. I just thought I would give you a little sneak peek at some of what I'd been up to before I got sick. I bought this chair at Goodwill and am 98% finished redoing it,

I went shopping in my shed and pulled out a lot of things I used years ago. I have  plans to revamp these mirrors.

The mirror at the top has a planter attached. For some reason I forgot to photograph that part. I'm going to separate  it from the mirror and use it  for storage in a different way. The second mirror is for the living room and I plan to paint it and add some embellishments. Here is a close up of the detail.

I also pulled out this rug, which I had intended to use  in the living room. I was going to use it on the wrong side because it has a more muted look and kind of resembles sisal an that side. Now I'm going to have to rethink that plan because  the rug is a little small for the new seating arrangement. I'm thinking I may make a floor cloth  instead. I want to show you the rug anyway because its pretty and I'll probably use it somewhere in the house.

I also got a few pretty thrift store finds but I got sick before I could  get pics. I'll share them later. That's all I've got for now. I'll be visiting you my friends, please forgive me if I don't comment.  My energy is pretty low. Hopefully I'll have a project to share by the end of the week if I keep improving.  Love to you all.

 I'm joining the The Mustard Ceiling for the Mix and Mingle party.


  1. Oh my goodness!! What is wrong, that you are in bed with a flare up for 4 days? If you don't mind my rudeness. I hope you get to feeling better, and finishing your gorgeous projects!!
    That chair is divine!

  2. hi Karen, i am so sorry you are not feeling well. it makes me sad knowing you're sick. rest easy my friend. your projects can wait, your health is most important.

  3. Get well soon Karen. You are in my prayers. When you are all better, we will be waiting.

  4. Love that chair and rug. I think I need to come and shop your shed!!

    Hope you feel better soon

  5. Karen, I am so sorry that you had a flare! I have them yours inflammatory arthritis? I know how soon that can take you down!

    Your finds are beautiful..and you found them in your SHED!!! lol Can't wait to see them redone..but even more..can't wait to see you feeling a whole lot better- xo Diana

  6. We want you back so please rest and take care of yourself. I don't always comment but I read your blog faithfully. I'd love to shop your shed!

  7. Take care of yourself. We will be here when you're better!

  8. Get well soon!! Been down myself for a while, so know how it feels to not feel up to blogging. Prayers for you!!! Love the rug!!

  9. Karen,
    I am sorry you are not well...take care of yourself! You have some great projects waiting1

  10. Hi Karen, I'm so glad you found me amd my blog!Thanks for stopping by to say hi.The treasures you found in your shed are wonderful, it will be fun to see what you do with them.I sure hope you are feelng better soon! XO Christie

  11. Feel better! I'll be waiting oh so patiently to see what fun things you come up with for your treasures. I wish I had a shed full of projects! Perhaps my next project will be making a shed. Cheers!

  12. I hope you feel better soon, rest up and get well. Thank you for taking the time to link up to my mix and mingle party.

  13. Found you over at The Mustard Ceiling. I've added a link to you in my blogroll at


  14. Hi Karen. I hope you're feeling better now and what lovely things you've shown us. Hope you're up and about soon and can do what you're wanted to do.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Your shed is a place of hidden treasures - the rug looks quite amazing. I am visiting from The Mustard Ceiling; will be following you. Hope you feel better soon.

  16. Hi Karen, I hope you are feeling better! Can't wait to see what you do with your mirrors. :)

  17. Hi Karen. Hope you feel better. Love your chair. I look forward to see what you are going to do with the mirrors.

    Have a nice day.

    Hugs Bente

  18. Oh Karen,
    Hope you are feeling much better today. Please take care. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today. Looking forward to seeing your chair all done.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  19. Found at the Mustard Ceiling Mix and Mingle party- sorry you are under the weather but looking forward to following along!

  20. Oh my I hope your back to feeling like yourself again real soon. I love your treasures!!!



  21. Feel better my friend!
    Love all your eye candy!

  22. Hi Karen,
    I am so sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly, it's so nice to see you blogging and commenting. I feel so honored that you would take time to leave me a sweet comment.
    I love your chair, it is so beautiful. Also the mirrors and the rug, really lovely.
    I hope you are feeling stronger and healthier tomorrow!
    Hugs, Cindy

  23. Karen,
    I really hope you are feeling much better today.
    I can't wait to see what you have done to the chair, I have two that are similar sitting in my garage right now waiting for me to spruce them up....


  24. Karen, sending you prayers and well wishes for better health. Hang in there.


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