Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Naked Truth

P1010050p Being your own boss has its advantages, however being a one-girl show means that getting the work done takes a bit more time. I do get help from the muscles in the family when it comes to the heavy stuff, thank God. And working from home means that home doesn’t always stay nice and tidy, like I prefer. Of course, blogging about the house means that y’all ONLY get to see the pretty and clean rooms, right? Not today….


here is the bare naked truth:


MY DINING ROOM IS A MESS!



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***GASP!*** is right! OH NO!



Yup, oh no! Cannot be persnickety right now while I get Christmas bagged and tagged for the store. (And I did find a few little pixies to sell – cannot keep everything!)



P1010091 Even the cute Santa will be going in….



P1010092 …and lots and lots of Christmas linens.



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Found this little crochet soldier, too. Now I need to be off and beating to the tune of my own drum!



Chow for now!



NOTE: Sarah asked on the last post if I applied the dark stain before I painted. Sarah, the first step is the paint and then add the stain to the areas that you wish to darken. The nice thing about the chalk paint is that any imperfections can just be sanded off. If you think there is too much stain, then use a fine sandpaper to remove it. Play around with it and have fun!

24 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That's how my studio looks right now....only with broken china, boxes and styrafoam peanuts!

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Hi Becky,
Thank you so much for joining French at Heart! I will follow you , as well. I think we have a lot in common, including vintage Christmas decorations, chalk paint, a "busy" dining room, and God!! Do come over and join me at Quiddity 2! I may show you my messy guest room, where I'm getting ready for another trip to Paris!
Blessings of the day,
dawne

Claudia said...

You should link this post to my Reality Shot Thursday this coming Thursday. It's perfect for it!

xo
Claudia

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love this post - it's so refreshing to see that normal life does happen and does exist....And you have a very good excuse - it's going someplace (unlike the stuff on my dining room table right now that probably "should" be going someplace!) ;o) Sweet holiday goodies tho....I'd find it hard to part with them...Happy Tuesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Connie said...

LOL LOL....so you think MY house is clean at the moment, sugar???? I'm telling you it's driving me nuts, but I've committed to serve this mission for my church and I sit here making phone calls and cleaning up databases thinking of all the stuff I need to get done today. Sigh.... But I'll do it soon. I can barely find the carpets/floor for the dirt! I'm definitely OCD....

I absolutely adore your blog, photos, designs and clean crispness of your template. Just adorable.

But when I see Jordan I always think of the sacrifice that little doll made for his country. Thank you and if I see him in the next life, I'll hug him myself, honey. I WILL!

xoxoxoxo,
Connie

Vee said...

I passed clean out to see your dining room table. Clunked my head, too. Nah! Thanks for keeping it real, Becky! You've got to make a few messes to do anything well.

Debbie Kay said...

Oh dear, you are not alone, my dining room table is filled with my ahem.....projects.....and my husband just keeps quiet because he knows "one day" I will finish them. Lol.

Hugs,

Debbie

Linda said...

Looks like you have some wonderful goodies there! I know what you mean by your house becoming a mess from working at home...my kitchen table is my cutting table because of its size and height...it seems like is is always covered in fabric!

Vintage Novella said...

I had to laugh at your post since I'm in the same boat!

Elsie said...

Becky I love your mess, there is lots of awesome things in that mess.
I would love to clean that kind of
mess up. Good luck with your sell,
I sure wished you still had an online store.

Elsie said...

Becky I love your mess, there is lots of awesome things in that mess.
I would love to clean that kind of
mess up. Good luck with your sell,
I sure wished you still had an online store.

AntiqueChase said...

LOVE your mess!! :)

janice15 said...

O thank you for joining me..yes I'm very interested in the pot holders..I will take a look again to tell you..I can't travel to long I have panic attacks so it is difficult these days which makes me very sad..I would love to visit your store...thank you again..let me go look at that post and brb...Love all the Christmas things.

janice15 said...

I lol im looking for any blues turquoise pot holders as well I collect them for myself. Janice

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Thanks for keeping it real Becky! Some houses look so stuffy like no one lives there. love all of these pretty goodies! I love that Santa!! would you sell him to me? How much is he? Love it all!

Hugs,
Debbie

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I hope your shop is going great and you sell out of everything....it looks wonderful. You have to make a mess to make some money! :) Creativity can be messy!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love a good mess Becky, it means something great is on the way!
I have to say, it is heartening to know that other people make messes when they work too. I thought my house was the only one that suffered from my projects:) Thanks for showing us real life.

Donna said...

My house looks the same but without Christmas ... at the moment. I love all your Christmas pretties!
In yesterday's post I loved seeing your booth ... loved the dress potholders!
Hugs,
Donna

My Shabby Roses said...

LOVE SEEING THE MESS BECKY, YOU MAKE ME FEEL HUMAN!
AFTER THIS WEEK MY HOUSE TURNS INTO A FACTORY ALSO...SO I'M ENJOYING THE CLEANESS OF MY HOME FOR A MOMENT!
ONLY A MOMENT!
BIG HUGS!
DEBBIE

Rae Ann said...

I loved your post and your mess especially when I saw those cute little elves! I sure wish I was close enough to come and buy them. They remind me of the ones that I had growing up. Do you mail out? I would love to buy them if that aren't already gone! :)
Rae Ann

Shelia said...

Hi Becky~ Love seeing your busy room! I see so many little items I'd love. I had one of those little elves so many years ago and he just disappeared! :) I did notice those two little fuzzy faces were conveniently missing! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Becky~ Love seeing your busy room! I see so many little items I'd love. I had one of those little elves so many years ago and he just disappeared! :) I did notice those two little fuzzy faces were conveniently missing! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cass @ That Old House said...

We have matching dining rooms!
ACK!
It will get better. That's what I keep telling myself.
Good luck -- you Christmas things are adorable.
Cass

marie said...

I have at least four surfaces in my house that look like that! It's that time of year!

Boy, it would be grand to visit your space in the antique mall ~ you have soem really neat stuff...and I love stuff!