I hope 2014 brings to you good things...only good things. After some trying twists and turns in 2013 we are truly looking forward to a wonderful New Year!
After returning from Nebraska (where we celebrated my father-in-love's life) we welcomed my big sister and her hubby (from TN) to our home and enjoyed a week with them just visiting and sharing. It was soooo good to have fun, junk and shop and then just talk and talk and talk and LAUGH. With the death of my Mr. AGPMan's father combined with the loss of his longtime job last July I think I sort of forgot how to do that for a little while. When my beautiful sister left last Sunday, and our home returned to a quieter state of normal, we were finally able to breathe in all the happenings from the last few weeks... This morning we woke up to bright, clear skies and a renewed hope that life indeed presses on.
So must we.
On Monday I finished making over a charming vintage cabinet I picked up at a local thrift. I'm sick I didn't take a BEFORE PICTURE of it, but given all we've been through of late it's no wonder I forgot. Originally the piece had a tacky Formica top and lots of scalloped trim across the top of the cabinet. They both had to go and I love how the cabinet (or cupboard) looks with the natural wood top (just stained 2" x 4" 's) and plain wood trim! Kudos to my talented hubster! He's the man!
The second photo shows a sweet little desk and chair also recently transformed. Aside from the little Disney stickers that were stuck all over the original yellow paint (above) the two pieces were in awesome condition. I changed out the cheap faux brass knobs and handles and replaced them with vintage brass pulls with their original patina left in place. You can't tell from the photos, but the desk and chair are gently distressed and it really looks amazing! Simple and uncomplicated.
I'm just now getting back to working on new product for my AGP Website and I hope to have some fresh things soon... The needed rest has been good and I just now have the energy to work...
Incredibly, this year I have started my sixth year of blogging!!! I can't believe it. Seems like it was just yesterday I first popped in to say HELLO for the first time.
It's been quite a ride.
Looking forward to sharing more thoughts, ideas and pictures with you in the future.
Thanks for hanging in...
Love to you~