Monday, March 21, 2011

Starting A Project On My Side Bar, Finally!

Remember this January, when I showed you the projects I had planned for this year?  I made a list on my sidebar, and since I was recovering from my shoulder surgery, I knew I would not be able to start them for a few months.

I am getting ready to tackle the biggest project first, and will start this week.

I am painting my kitchen eat-in area table and chairs.  I think it will take me a little longer than usual, but I am up for the challenge!

Here is an inspiration picture I showed you in January.
So, if I don't pop in to say hello for a few days, you know what I am doing....
Welcome Home,
Penny

41 comments:

Martina said...

Hi Penny, can't wait to see the transformation!! It's going to look lovely, Martina

April said...

Hey, Penny! Thank you so much for posting my giveaway on your sidebar...much appreciated! I really love your kitchen and can hardly wait to see the final result!

Vee said...

All the best! I have every faith in you to accomplish this in a couple of days. (I started painting the top of my table in January and it still isn't done.)

Donnie said...

Yep-you'll be painting, sanding or soaking your sore muscles..lol...

Catherine Holman said...

Looking forward to seeing photos of your finished project. I have lots of to do projects as well. Sometimes it can be overwhelming!
Hugs,
Cathie

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Hooray for beginning the project!

More Hooray, for being all-better-enough, to do so!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, you are, aren't you? All-better-enough? ,-) Just had to check.

♥ Gentle hugs ♥

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Have fun. Love the inspiration picture. I have painted till I am bout sick of it. The reveal will come later.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Have fun...but take it easy!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Good luck and I know it'll turn out beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is going to look so pretty when its done Penny --just take your time and don't overdo. I love the red check/toile mix on the chairs in the book photo..I would have never thought of that combination!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think it will look fantastic, Penny!

XO,
Jane

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling so much better Penny! Love that inspiration photo. I'm still working (s-l-o-w-l-y) on the kitchen.

Babs said...

Hi, Glad you're feeling well enough to paint. I'm really looking forward to the new look in the kitchen eating area. I really like your light fixture above the table and the red cupboard.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Can't wait.
Sam

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh aren't you a brave one? I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love your red cabinet. Glad you aren't painting that! ~Ann

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I have a list in my head. Good for you to put it in black and white! Can't wait to see what you do and I am glad you are feeling better to get it all done!~Hugs, Patti

Pondside said...

I love the inspiration picture. What are the paint colours you're using?

Sue said...

Hi Penny,
Good luck with the painting. I'm sure you'll show us the "hows" soon. I have only painted one chair, and it wasn't fun.
Happy first day of spring.
Sue

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better and up to doing this big a project! I love your inspiration photo. I look forward to the reveal.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, that inspiration photo is amazing. I cannot wait. What a pretty room and you are going to make it even more fabulous!

Sarah said...

Penny, I love your inspiration photo. Wouldn't it be amazing to have a kitchen with all that light? Your table and chairs will look awesome. Can't wait to see the finished project. ~ Sarah

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Lunch on Friday was so much fun!!!! Glad we could get together. And guess what? We went to dinner at Bouchon's. It was wonderful!!!! Thanks for the suggestion. We found another great restaurant in Black Mountain. I'll send you an email later this week. Good luck with your chairs. They will be beautiful. Love & blessings from NC!

Beverly said...

I can hardly wait.♥

see you there! said...

Glad you are up for a project. Just try to ease into it and not do too much at one time. I know thats easier said than done.

Looking forward to seeing your changes.

Darla

Mary said...

That's a monster job for your shoulder, please be careful dear! It will look bright and new though so the hard work will be worth the effort. I need new kitchen chairs and will not be painting them - just doing the dining room ones almost killed me.....and actually still have one more to do when I have some spare time, ha, ha!!!

Penny said...

Good luck with your project Penny. So glad that you are back in action, but go slowly.
Hugs, Penny

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
I can't wait to see how yours turns out..I have been wanting to paint my table and chairs too, but Gary doesn't want me to...soooooo I am waiting, but if he see yours than maybe he'll give into me (because I'll need his help)LOL
I hope your shoulder is feeling better...
Have a sweet day and hugs,Elizabeth

Erin said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do..so glad that shoulder is better!!!

Adrienne said...

I can't wait to see it! So glad you're ready to start projects again. I have a BIG project coming up soon. You are an inspiration, my friend!
~Adrienne~

Bella said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out! Good luck. :)

Donna said...

Penny, it's going to look beautiful when it's finished! Happy painting, but don't overdo it!

I posted about you today on my blog (giveaway).

Hugs,
Donna

Meggie said...

I love the inspirational photo, Penny! Can't wait to see you finished project.

Sheila said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment..!
I've enjoyed looking at your blogs, and will come back and look some more...lots of eye candy here!
Your work is beautiful.
hugs
xx

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I am sure it will turn out gorgeous. I love that lamp with the birds, I am going to click on that now. I hope that you are mending nicely. Have a lovely evening, Karen

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

LOL Here I am going to black...and you are going to white. I can't wait to see how it all turns out, Penny. I am going to paint a few pieces tomorrow..both will be white...then the sofa table will go from white to black. Red? HOW I do love color...and your little hutch just stole my heart! Lovely!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is going to be spectacular! So pretty. The inspiration picture is glorious. What fun it will be to see the final product.(-:

Briarside Lane said...

Looking forward to it! ...Karen

Val said...

I can't wait to see you work your magic!!

Susie Q said...

I am so happy to know you are feeling better now. And i KNOW your table and chairs will be sweet perfection!
Love,
Sue

Sheila said...

This is going to look great. Don't envy you having to sand those chairs though!
Take care..
hugs
xx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great inspiration picture, Penny! I saw your table in your other post and it's really a nice looking, sturdy piece of furniture. It's great that you are transforming it.