Thursday, October 1, 2015


I did not want to come back until
life had leveled out and I knew that
I could be here on a regular basis.

Thought you were rid of me, didn't you?
You were wrong!
The old broad is back!

I sure have missed you guys
and have
with you.

I will fill you in on more details
of our 
Summer Of Angst
as time goes on.
Let's just say 
I am glad that this 
is over (for today).

Lest you think I was sitting on my 
big ugly butt all summer doing nothing-
I did several projects.
But, I am going to share just 
with you today.

I have had this old piece for about
100 75 30 years.
It was made by 
They made fine hand-crafted pieces in
 North Carolina for many years.
This has a 

The wood was in bad shape and not
worth restoring/refinishing.

Here she is all gussied up with 
White Dove paint.
Yes-yes- now I see it - the black cord hanging down.
AND- in case you are wondering why the picture looks a 
I might have had a BLOND MOMENT 
and had my
camera set on SLO-MO....
Surprise!  Surprise!
as Gomer Pyle used to say.

Here's what that ugly puppy looked like before-
And, just for fun,
I painted the inside blue!
Fun is different things for different people, you know.
Well, I won't bore you with more today-
I want to get around to 

And, just so you don't think 
I have lost my sense of humor
I will leave you with this-

Being as this is now
Halloween Month....
(I am the one that is smiling kindly)
    I am sure I can get an 
AMEN from my kids on that one!
your photo name


  1. It is so nice to see you are back! That piece that you painted turned out to be very cute and much improved. -Jenn

  2. Welcome back! My blog has been pretty silent throughout the summer too but maybe us "old broads" can get back in the saddle blogging again!

  3. Freshening up an old piece of furniture can help move those blues away. It is nice to see you back on blogger.

  4. Hi Diana and welcome back ! Blog land hasn't been the same without you. I like the redo on your cabinet...looks great!

  5. Glad to see you back Diana! You're as delightful as ever! Lovely paint job on the cabinet!

  6. I'm glad you're back, things feel more normal now,,
    beautiful redo!!!
    you always make me smile,

  7. You're so funny! It'll be good to catch up with you. The blogging world just isn't the same without Diana in it! :)

  8. Glad to see you back home. Love the furniture you painted and the blue inside....I missed you.

  9. WELCOME BACK dear Diana! You were missed. What a gorgeous make over! Do you do people too? I need one. Have a great Thursday!

  10. Hooray! I've missed you and I am so glad you are back! And with a DIY and humor, are a blogging goddess!

  11. So glad you are back. Haven't been blogging much myself. Too many other priorities right now. You did an amazing job restoring that piece.

  12. Oh I love what you did with the piece of furniture!! The blue makes it even more cheerful :-) Great to have you back and even though the picture at the bottom is so cute, there's no way you could ever be in the category of a witch, you are much too sweet! Have a wonderful day!!


  13. HI Diana! I've missed you! Now I love your painted piece. You did good and I love the fun blue inside! Hope all is well in your world.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. I was so happy to you had posted! Sure missed you Diana! I love your "piece of furniture, puppy, or whatever" it sure is pretty and all dressed up.
    Love the blue inside also.
    Glad you're back! Happy October!


  15. Woo hoo!!! Welcome back. Can't wait to hear about all we've missed :0!

  16. Alright you painted!! It looks much better and I love the different color inside.

  17. And I am happy you are back. You may becoming the next Kim @ SSS as she likes to paint everything. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So happy you are back in blogland. I was not the same without YOU!

  18. Good Morning Diana, Welcome back. i was beginning to think I needed to send out a search party for you. I was missing my morning chuckle that you normally give to me. I am glad summer is over and looking forward to a road trip later this month. I like your make over even with the blue inside. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley.

  19. It's nice to see you, Cutie Pie!
    Wow! YOU made something ratty look GORGEOUS! I love it!

  20. Hey, girlfriend....glad to have you back on board....and I love your new white chest....:)

  21. Welcome back Kotter er I mean Diana! LOL... That cabinet looks much better now. I had to snicker because my Mom still has this all in one stereo cabinet from the 70's and it has a dark slate top like this that I immediately thought of. We call it the original boom box. Good to see you back and all your fun thoughts. Have a wonderful day!!

  22. Missed you and checked everyday to see if you were back. Glad things are settling down for you and trust continue to go well. It is amazing what a little love and tender care can to do for things. I like the cabinet white.

  23. So glad to see a post again!!!! Sally

  24. Its about time! Geez, girl. I know we talk every day and all that, but I miss your blogging and the kids photos and all the weird stuff you do...;) Welcome back to the blog world. I need to check our emails...I'm so bad. Can't get my time groove thing going here.

  25. So glad you're back. You were missed! You did a great job on the chest....CUTE!!

  26. Oh Diana, I am so happy that you are back. You have been missed, I looked forward to your posts. You always make everyone happy. Hope all is well and things are back to normal. Looking forward to pictures of the "kiddo's".
    Have a wonderful day dear friend.

  27. I'm so glad to see you back! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment about my bread belonged to my mother. I'm not sure how long ago she bought it, but it was along time ago. hugs....

  28. Oh Diana, if I could I would hug you right now! I am SO GLAD YOU'RE BACK!! I missed you so much, my friend. Love to you, sweet lady!

  29. Hi crazy lady-yes that's you. So glad you are back, you've made me smile. I love the job you did on the cabinet and although hubby and I hate most items that are painted when they are real wood, yours looks so good. Again, it is so good to have you back among us and keep us laughing.
    Love you girl.

  30. I am so happy that you are back. I was just thinking about you last night and wondering where in the heck you had gotten yourself to. Love your cabinet. xo Laura

  31. With a summer like that, I imagine that you dug in and got lots accomplished. I like your new piece painted blue onnthe inside. Very pretty. Welcome back!

  32. Hi Diana,
    So happy to see you again and welcome back! Your piece of furniture looks so nice painted white! The photo of the witches is just so cute.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Julie xo

  33. Amazing what a little bit of painting can do. Glad to see you are back in the saddle were missed much.

  34. Oh Diana you've been missed, welcome back. Love your sense of humor and look forward to it and seeing all your projects you've worked on. From beast to pristine and pretty. Pretty with the inside of Blue.

  35. What a big smile broke over my face when I saw you had posted this morning! Have certainly missed you, and all the antics that you share with us... just LOVED your restoration to the sad little piece of furniture! I love it! So glad you are back dear friend, big hugs!!!!

  36. That's quite the furniture transformation / looks great! :

  37. That's quite the furniture transformation / looks great! :

  38. So glad you are back, Diana!!! Love what you did with that piece of furniture. I'm sure it never would have occurred to me to do that, but I love the outcome. Just gorgeous - and I love the blue inside! Welcome back. Western Wisconsin hugs.

  39. Hi Diana, so glad to see you back. I saw you over at Shelia's and wondered if you posted. Love your darling chest in white with the blue interior. Great transformation. Missed you.Happy October. Hugs, cm

  40. LOVE that pic of witches!!! Must go to that site, where it came from.

    Oh yes, she is back! (Bet you thought I was going to forget all about saying that, didn't you???? Heh, heh, heh...)

    Nahh, I was just testing you. lol

    So glad the roller coaster has leveled off, for a while!!!!! REallllly!!!!


  41. Good Morning, Amy and I were just talking about you! Of course... And Ta- Da here you are!!
    Love the new look on your table, the blue inside is very smart! Hugs Roxy

  42. Hi Diana, and welcome back! Life can be complicated sometime--hugs to you! Ohhh--that chest is a keeper now--you did a wonderful job and the interior is such a lovely shade of blue! Thanks for the laugh. ♥

  43. Diana, you turned an ordinary piece of furniture into something very nice. Welcome back, my friend. I've always loved this picture of the witches. There's something very unusual about it hehehe.

    Happy October!

    love, Sheri

  44. Welcome back! Your post is a dose of FUN, fresh air! Doesn't a coat of paint do wonders? I have two things in mid-paint right now on the side porch. Just blogging in between.

  45. Welcome back, Diana! I love how you turned this piece around. Looking forward to read your morning posts!

  46. Welcome back, Diana, and I read that you have been away too! Summer... I am looking forward to fall. Thank you for visiting. xoox Su

  47. So good to have you back, Diana! You always make me giggle! But mostly you make me Lol! The dogs are looking at me strange.......Love your re-do, what a difference! The blue looks great inside, too. I'm thinking of polishing up the broom, too. Sorry to hear you have had a rough time. Hugs xo Karen

  48. Welcome back :) Your little cabinet looks gorgeous.. and I love the slate top. The picture made me laugh! I've been working on a few changes in my little room..

    Happy Thursday,
    Tamara <3

  49. You have been missed!
    Love your humor!
    May God continue to bless you and yours

  50. We have all missed you girl! So glad you're back! Love ya,

  51. Love the makeover on your sweet cabinet and the pretty blue inside. Happy that you are back to blogland!

  52. oh good grief.
    and i love the little cabinet with blue in its tummy! xoxoxo♥

  53. Hello sweet lady...glad your angsty season is over! I had one, too. I should have put on my hat sooner...thanks for telling me what I need to do! LOL I have missed you, Diana. I'll be back to blogging soon myself.
    xoxo, T.

  54. I can't believe your husband posted bail! He must really love you! Or wasn't sure how to use the stove. Welcome back :)

  55. So glad to see you back, Diana! I've missed you, and the blogging world hasn't been the same without you. I just love your chest! Well, not YOUR chest, but the chest that you painted, haha!

    I can totally relate to being glad that a season of life is over!

  56. Hello GF wooo hooo you are back. We all missed you really we did!!!!! That chest is gorgeous in all its white magic. Love it.
    Have a great Friday and wonderful week end.

  57. Glad to see you back! I love it! How absolutely adorable and the white brings out those details on the front. Cool! Very good!

  58. love that picture. I'm printing it out for my daughters desk:)
    I have seriously missed you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much..

  59. So nice to see you back, Diana! Night and day transformation on the looks beautiful!

  60. Hi Diana,
    So glad to see you are back. Your piece turned out great...One could never go wrong with a little bit of white paint, right? Welcome back and Happy October.


  61. So glad you are back..Love the cabinet..I'm not a fan of painted furniture but that looks great..I like the blue..I have an antique (real..3rd generation) corner cabinet that I refinished in it's natural wood but I painted the inside colonial blue...Good look..
    Missed you..Happy October

  62. Woo hoo, so glad you are back. Sense of humor intact...can't wait to hear more and the table is lovely.

  63. Diana, You did an amazing job on that little cabinet/table. I love it ..I actually like the inside blue. I hope things have calmed down for you. I am so very glad you are back, I have missed you something terrible. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  64. Welcome back, Diana! I have missed you! You certainly know how to bring a smile to us! I love the witches and the quote! :)
    Your chest is fantastic! I love painting pieces like this because we can give them a new life! Great job!

  65. It is great to see that you are back, Diana! You have been in my thoughts! xo Nellie

  66. Great to see you back again, Diana! I needed a good laugh, and that witch photo did it. The cabinet looks so much better in white!

  67. So glad to have you back! I like the way you painted that piece of furniture. You know how much I like white paint! I look forward to hearing more about your summer (the good and the bad). I'm glad to hear that some of the bad stuff is behind you now.

  68. Hello Dear Diana,
    I missed you. I am glad you are back to make me smile. :-))
    I love what you did with the cabinet.
    And I love the funny. LOL, and yes some days it is true. LOL
    Are you still volunteering at the VA?

  69. The welcome party is in full swing!! Glad to see you again and look forward to your continued laughs. You've been missed by many.

  70. Glad you're back! I love this piece. Looks like it's brand new rather than older. :)


  71. Glad you're back, Diana, we missed you!

    Nice job on that re-loved piece and I love the surprise blue inside!

    Ah, I think all you ladies have an adorable smile. I don't have the hat but I know I've got a broom around somewhere.


  72. Glad to see you back and doing your thing!!

  73. So good to have you back, Diana, but truly understand the need for bloggy breaks! I think that little chest turned out so well....really like the blue interior!

  74. Welcome back! You do have such a pretty smile!!. Love the cabinet and the blue inside is a wonderful surprise.

  75. Welcome back! And YES - I have missed you! I haven't been blogging as much myself. I have been busy - and it appears I will be getting even more busier in the months to come. Life has a way of throwing some crazy curve balls, and I haven't been able to dodge them all. LOL But - it's all good. Everything works out good for those who love God - and I am in love with that Big Guy! ;-)

  76. Welcome back!!!! That's a beautiful transformation and I love how you painted the inside a different color! Hope you are all doing well and I'm looking forward to your daily laughs again. :)

  77. Hi Diana! Nice to have you back. Love what you have done to the chest! That's not you on that pic as you are much prettier than that!

  78. Diana-- what a gorgeous "redo"!!! It's amazing what an old piece of furniture can look like when you show it a little love. And I LOVE the blue insides-- perfect I think!

    I do hope all is well with you and your family... Sometimes life throws us a lot of curve balls. I know... I've had my turn there as well..,

  79. Ah, the glories of white paint! Wish it could work it's magic on my face and body like it does on furniture, lol. Your piece looks fabulous again in its new coat. Jane


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