( kot'ij ), n. 1. A small family dwelling ; a hut ; a cot . Cottage is now applied to any modest country or suburban dwelling . 2.A shed used for temporary shelter for man or beast. One of several detached houses forming a hotel , a city or country house of one story though sometimes with attic rooms. 3. A very peaceful ,relaxing , home or cabin filled with cozy, comfortable ,carefree, time worn, vintage furniture and accessories . 4. A place to rest and rejuvenate.

September 29, 2010

Basement Redo ..ugh !!

Morning Glories ,
Dear Lord , Please give rest to the weary,hope to the broken, and comfort to those in pain! Make your face to shine upon their hearts this day and always ! Thank you Jesus Amen
It's official ...I have been side tracked ...the cooler weather has begun and I became panic stricken about where I will work ? My basement was the only option ..yet it was a major disaster area !...All of a sudden it is hitting me ..this is not just a fun little hobby anymore ..this is really hard ..this is truly "work" lol ...with all the projects that just keep presenting themselves..they just keep coming (I am grateful for though !) and trying to organize it all ...which ones to work on first ..which needs what ..the never ending list of supplies ..organizing that ..trying to keep up the blog ..the before and after photos ..also now trying to create a website from which to sell from ..this takes creative ideas ..and my head is spinning with them !..during all this ..I'm also trying to redo my bedroom .. Paul is redoing Edwards room and now Ive decided to tackle the biggest scariest project of all basement ..(I will be posting pics ..this takes much bravery)..but it is absolutely a necessary, I have to have an indoor workshop ! But to be honest ....lately lol..Ive been daydreaming...that HGTV would just come bursting in and surprise me with 3 room makeovers ahhhhh to dream !! ..Snap!! ..back to reality ..the work is all mine ..ok I need to get on with it then !! Even though is becoming a little overwhelming ..I am still so totally in major love with this work ,which I actually do consider an art form of some sort ..because I am somehow able to express through it take something that was thrown out ..not wanted anymore ..just because of a couple imperfections..or because it's old ..and seems tired or used up ?? to tenderly rescue this piece able to give it a new life by paying some attention to it and loving it caring for it and mending it ..and watching as it goes through it's metamorphosis ..well really touches my heart ..because ..I feel like this is similar to my own life and my story ,how Jesus rescued me and has transformed me ! I know that He is also in this new adventure of my life..but that is a whole new blog post anyways....the basement ..the list of what needs to be done goes : fix the water leaks ... transfer a lot of junk from basement to attic ..throw out old leather and paint all wood paneling ..lay down vinyl flooring that looks like wood floor planks ..paint the ceiling basement windows ..set up area for Corey's guitar ..a new sofa for TV watching ..and my workshop on the opposite side ..and organize all this to look like it all fits ..some how ?? HELP !! Well if I have learned anything in my life is this by day and step by step ..this is how the Good Lord is doing my makeover, and it is how I am going to do mine ! I can do it ..I will finish it ..just watch and see !! lol ;) Pics will be posted soon on makeovers !!
May Blessings & Peace fill your day,

September 03, 2010

My first customer :)

Morning Glories,
Dear Lord , protect and comfort all those who are in pain, the broken hearted and the lonely. Give them your awesome love and comfort ,wrap your big soft warm wings around their souls and hearts !In Jesus Name ,Amen
I am so sorry I havent been blogging in a while, Ive been so very busy ! This is a good thing really !I have found some of the coolest things for some of my projects ! The main ones Im so happy about are the 2 yokes I found one at a huge flea market in Clarence .. and one at a Barn sale yesterday ....that is not egg yolks oxen yokes ..this is the word Jesus used in His scripture message Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden,and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." This is THEE scripture that touched my soul and Jesus captured it with !! I am going to attach the "yoke" to a wooden board ..and then paint the scripture underneath ..I cant believe it ..I came up with this idea about a month ago but I never thought I would be able to find and old yoke of any sort ...but not only did I find one ..but two so far !! Also I found some very old horse bits all rusty ..I also have a scripture for this as well ..with the same concept attaching it to a wooden board I have many Ideas for my crosses as well !I have finished up a few projects and I need to get going on some of the bigger furniture projects they all are scrubbed and ready for my TLC and repairs ..And Im ready to tackle them as well ! ..I also came up with a really cute idea for wooden hangers ..I had a bunch in my attic and I dont really use them I painted them all different cottage colors ..they are so adorable now ..I also finished the quilt ladder and the sling back beach chair ..I will post pics asap ! ..Also I had my dear friend Annette over for lunch last week ...and she just loves my stuff ! She already ordered a birdhouse ...and Im framing a picture she has with an old painted frame ...and she has a table she wants me to paint for her ! Shes my very first customer and she wants to buy everything Ive done so far ..but I didnt let her shes so cute and so supportive ..I love her !! She also already volunteered to sit with me at the craft shows Im going to do next summer ! God has truely Blessed me with her friendship care and love !! Thank you Annette and Thank you God ! Well Im off to go get a good strong cup of coffee and get to work Ive got so much to do !!

Have a Peaceful and Blessed Day !