Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Painting, Tweaking, Singing...and Goin' Bush Baby..YEAH !

Well this week in my little pink neck of the woods theres been lots of painting and a lil bit more tweaking too . Oh and i musnt forget lots of singing of Bon Jovi songs.....I'll get to that later.

FINALLY i put some of my creating aside and did something for me. I finished my sideboard HIP HIP HOORAY, Happy Dancing all over the place!
Do you remember it ?? Here it is when i first got it, in the midst of rearranging the front room.

Now take a look!

See the handles on the 2 front draws?? You can have the glass pointing down or up, as the have a drop to them (i dont mean sideways like on the doors).... Well we had a HUGE debate over what way to put them (i said the other way with the glass facing down as you pull the draw open) BUT His Majesty Mr Paint Mine Pink got his knickers in such a tangle that i just let him go (he was, afterall holding the cordless drill)....LOL, but i am going to unscrew them when hes not around and switch them over.....ssshhh dont tell him !

I also hung these gorgeous curtains in between our front room (The Pretty Room as Sam says) and the kitchen so i can close them at night and keep the warm air in the main part of the house. My lovely mum bought these curtains for me THANKS MUMMSY!

Now you are wondering about the BonJovi thing arent you? Thinking it must have something to do with my Sam? Well you'd be right! He is such a music man, he loooves music. At the moment he is right into BonJovi. So he has been setting up his guitar and microphone and doing concerts for us.

Song of the moment ??
"Shot through the heart, and you're to blame, you give love a bad name"

Cracks me right up!Thats all he knows of it, so we get that same line over and over.

Now tomorrow we are off out west for a few days! A friend has a cabin at Wyangla Dam and we are getting all rugged up in our woolies to take a little break. The country and i are like Fish n Chips...we just go together, so im super excited to be going bush (so to speak).
I'll be sure and take lotsa piccies to bore you with when i get back on Friday.
Oh, speaking of Friday.....i may not be back in time to post my Friday Flea Market items so i do apologise. I will try but!

Have a great rest of the week my lovelies!

Lotsa hugs n pink kisses,
Shann xx

p.s Shane has his 4 monthly appointment with his Oncologist this afternoon...always so nerve wracking for us...he will be fine but!


passive1 said...

Well May just be the first blogging bud to leave you a comment!!
All looks great and enjoy you r time away ,Country life really restores your soul!
As for The Appointment..I must say he will be fine...
We too live out that same scenario and once again it touches and changes your life in drastic ways but also to remind us of all we have and sometimes in our haste of life forget to be thankful for..
All The best!

Brenda said...

The sideboard turned out beautifully! I vote the knobs point down too :-)

We have entertainers in our family too, isn't it so precious how the love to perform.

Have fun on your trip, I'll be waiting patiently to see photos.

Good news for Shane's check-up, for sure!

Bek said...

I am having a painting week as well. I am covered in white paint:) I am doing stage 1 of my lounge make over just finished the coffee table and lamp table and just was given a tall boy for your bedroom so I will be painting that as well.
Have fun out bush. And I am sure Shane will be fine:)

celestina marie said...

Your sideboard turned out wonderful. Your home is just lovely! I am in a furniture painting mode these days too. Your little sweetie looks so cute performing to Bon Jovi. Have a nice trip.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Candy said...

Hiya Shann!
Your son is sooo cute! About the Bon Jovi song...I think we all sang those lines over and over and over before LoL :) That was the music I grew up with LOL
I *LOVE* the sideboard!!! LOVE it! Love the curtains too.
Have a great time away. And your husband will be ok, keep the faith.
big hugs,

Kerryanne English said...

Love the sideboard Shan.

Sending you warm winter hugs for Shane's appointment and your little mini getaway.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

The side board...I have no words...ok, I'm lying, I do...YUMMY!
It's perfection!
I am rolling over the Bon Jovi thing...last week someone at work was listening to Bon Jovi on their ipod and for the rest of the day you would
hear a random "ohhhhhh, ohhhhhhhhh, livin' on a prayer" from on cube or another!

M ^..^

Alison Gibbs said...

The sideboard looks fabulous. Great idea having the curtain across to keep the warmth in.
How sweet to see Sam standing there singing away.
Have a fabulous time away, I think I could do with a break away myself.
Good luck to Shane.

Pearl said...

Hi Sweet Shann... I loved this post... so many things going on! Your home is precious and it shows that you've put alot of love and time into things. Sooo Nice! Sam is way cute doing his Rocker stuff... LOL... they are neat at that age! I'll be holding positive thoughts and saying prayers for Shane... keep us posted, please. And, have a wonderful time on your lil get~away! You deserve it!

Also, thank you so much for visiting and for the sweet and uplifting words regarding the death of my best~friend's Sister. Her service was today. God bless...

~hugs 'n love~

Anonymous said...

dear shannon..you are tooo clever for words...THE sideboard LOOKS gorgeous...and your posting is fabulous..cherish every moment with your little gems..as they grow up too quickly..
take care...and have a great time away..kind regards andrea

Kelly said...

Big prayers for Shane! And your little guy, what a hoot! My son used to do that all the time, over and over and over and over, lol.
And the sideboard, oh my gosh, it is absolutely beautiful, and I love the curtain separating the rooms, it looks wonderful.
Safe travels and may you have sweet relaxation!


Anonymous said...

Hey chickadee!!!

Love LOVE the new well old sidebar! It looks awesome since you painted it! The curtains are so cozy can I come snuggle in them haha.. Have tons of fun in the woods! Im a country girl but shhh dont tell anyone they might make me get out and plow the garden or something haha..Just be safe and have tons and tons of fun! Hope the doc appointment went well I will keep you in my prayers! hugs


P.s. Cant wait to see the rolling pan! hugs

Sally said...

You do such beautiful work, Shannon!!

Have a fun trip, and I'll be sure to keep all of you in my prayers. As a new reader, I went back and read Shane's story. Such a beautiful close courageous family you are. ((HUGS))

Peta said...

Hope everything goes well with Shane. Hugs, Peta xxx

Donna said...

Everything is SO pretty!! Have fun on your trip!!hughugs

Tracie said...

Oh Shann,
Your sideboard turned out gorgeous and those curtains from your Mum - how nice - we do that same thing here in our doorway to the kitchen because it gets like an oven in there. I love the curtains, so pretty, light and airy looking.
I knew I liked Sam - Bon Jovi - good for him! Does he like Who Says You Can't Go Home Again or Have a Nice Day (the new stuff?). Sam sure does have good taste (like his Mum!).
All good wishes to Shane (know it will be great) for his check-up! And I'm sending you that recipe for Phyllo Spinach Ramekins to your email this afternoon. Hope you're having loads of fun, can't wait to see the pics ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon, well you don't know me, I'm still new to this Blogging thing,love to read your Blog you crack me up! I love what you did to your sideboard, came out gorgeous. You're very creative and talented!!
That little boy of yours is too cute for words, absolutely adorable!!!

our shabby cottage said...

The sideboard looks great! Well done. Isn't it funny how little boys love good old rock songs. My boys love "Jet" and my youngest sings "Are you gonna be my girl?" It's hysterical. LOL!
Have a great few days away and I hope Mr Paint mine Pink is OK?

Sharon Ellery said...

Hi Shann,

That sideboard looks so much better. Love the curtains - hard to find such pretty ones. Sam is so cute :-) Hope all guys well with Shane.


Pearl Maple said...

Have a great time on your trip to the bush. Coming home to your beautifully decorated nest must feel so good, you have put lots of effort into making everything sweet and nice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shann,
The buffet looks marvelous. Oh what a coat of paint does. I also love your new curtains. What a sweet mummy you have! Sam, you crack me up with your Bon Jovi.
Have a wonderful holiday.


Connie said...

Oh my little pink paint maid, the curtains are adorable and Sam is toooo funny!!! That dresser is perfect and I'm lusting for it!!! I'm going to visit some thrift stores today and see what I can find. I did find some lovely things I posted on my blog last week, but never as meet as some of yours. I simply ADORE all you've done with your home, sweetpea!!!
Smoochies aussie chick,

Nonnie said...

oh i LOVE it all....i get such a hard time from family about painting my furniture! :) but my dear husband has finally come around....well, for the most part!
we have been well entertained over the year with our five daughters...and i'm sure we'll be in for the same from grandkids...how fun!
enjoy your get-a-way...and hope all goes well with the appt.

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

What a precious, precious photo of your son. That's a keeper -- you can really torment him with it once he reaches high school.

Your sideboard turned out beautifully!

Donna said...

Love that sideboard! I agree with you about the handles, and he'll never know the difference when you switch them (teehee). The little rocker is as cute as can be. Have fun on the trip!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon,
I love the transformation of the sideboard, just beautiful. Had to laugh about which way to put the handles, I bet he won't even notice if you change them.
I hope you all enjoy your time away.
Sarah xx

Pearl Maple said...

Good luck on that appointment, hope all goes well for you.

Have been busy looking at paint swatches here in sunny QLD and think we might have decided on the perfect shade of cream to paint all the furniture.

Linda said...

Hi Shann,
I hope you are having a great time out bush. The apron arrived today thank you and double thank you for the lovely bookmark you are too sweet. Looove the sideboard what a difference a coat of paint makes, and some new upside down handles LOL. Sam has great taste in music Bon Jovi Rock!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Cheers Linda

Jeanne said...

The sideboard is just gorgeous. It looks perfect there too. I'm with your Sam, that's one of my favorite Bon Jovi songs and the best line. Enjoy your bush time and look forward to pictures.

Counting Your Blessings said...

My son was singing Bon Jovi the other day too - of course, he's 17 so it didn't have quite the cute factor as this =) It's funny to me that at 17 he likes alot of the same music that I used to listen to when I was a 20 something. Anyhow, have a great trip! We'll be heading out of town next week. ..I'll be praying with you for Shane's appt. Blessings... Polly

Lori said...

oh Shannon that is the yummiest paint job!! And I love the curtains , how clever! Gosh I have missed so many of your posts but just read them all!! When Noelle mails your box I'll be sending Sam some U.S. yummies!!Take care, love all the kitty pics!! Love and kisses, Lori