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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

~Whatcha Working on Wednesday~

It's still crazy around here but I did manage to make and coffee dye these two sets of stacking boxes:) This first set I found at the yard sale I did that weekend, actually I got two sets for a dollar, these stand about 8 1/2 inches high so they are small enough to tuck somewhere on a shelf. The fabric I found at JoAnn's which was 30% off...it's a creme background with black stars. I coffee dyed them and left them grunged although it doesn't show up to well in this picture, I put them in my corner cabinet which is sitting in my entryway LOL just to show you:) I made these and posted a while ago about them soI decided to coffee dye them too, they stand about 14 1/2 inches high so they are bigger and can sit on a bench or floor:) They grunged up really nice I think.
For some reason they always make me think of Gone With the Wind... the scene where Scarlet and Rhett go to New Orleans and she's opening all these boxes of clothes in the bedroom and trying hats on:)

Here are the floors done, can I say thank goodness!!! No more ugly 80's blue carpet and grey floor in the kitchen! Everything looks new with this new flooring even the bar stools do:) Now to do the trim and I'm trying to decide on new curtains for the kitchen and keeping room...one lady on ebay sells muslin valances that are grunged so I'm just looking around and taking my time I don't want anything to dark:)

Mr Linky isn't working so just go to Leslie's blog to view her comments, those who are participating are leaving a link to their blog so that you can check their blog out.
I had a hair appointment today and I drive about 45 minutes to get there and the weather was sunny , drove home and it had stormed here and now it looks like it is going to storm again:0
Have a great rest of the day and welcome to my newest followers so enjoy having you read my blog!!!


  1. Hey Rondell,

    Your floors look GREAT! Good for you...they're all done! Now you get to decorate...the fun part!

    I especially love your blue boxes. I need to look back for the link where you gave instructions on how to do those. I have some square ones to cover with fabric!

    Our weather has been similiar...storms come up out of nowhere, then the sun shines realy pretty...and then storms again!

    Have a great day!

  2. Rondell,

    Love the stacking boxes! The floor turned out great too.


  3. Rondell, love your floors! The boxes are SO nice too! Haven't tried doing it myself, but I just might one day soon.


  4. I am so happy for you that the floors are done! What a relief huh? They look wonderful - enjoy them my friend!

    hugs, Linda

  5. I love your boxes, especially the blue ones. I have several of these from garage sales that I plan to do someday. Oh, if that day ever comes. Your floor looks great!! You're getting closer.

  6. I really like the boxes, too. I wish I could find some more like I had on my blog. I need to hit the yard sales a little more often.

    I'm so jealous of the new floor. Our carpet is only 10 years old but we bought too light of a color. Plus that was 4 children, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 rabbits ago!

  7. Rondell,
    The boxes look wonderful made over. I so love blue so I enjoy seeing all of your blue makeovers :)

    I love the new floor! I don't know if yours is real wood or laminate but I just have to say that since switching from carpet, I don't think I ever want to go back. Everything does seem to look new and nicer with our new floor (it's almost been in a year!). My only complaint is that I have to vacuum or sweep it at least 3 times a week...the carpet hid more but that's okay!

    You saw sun today?! Lucky you! I also watched the news yesterday and saw that it was in the high 60's out your way. We were dealing with temps in the low 50's and rain..brrrr!

    Have a great night :)


  8. I really like your boxes and hope you find valances you like. I've been stressing over curtains for my bedroom for two months! Finally have a plan. You'll find what you want!
    Hugs, Lisa

  9. Your stacking boxes are so nice!! And I love the new floor!

  10. I love your new floors they look great!!! And your stack boxes came out awesome!! I can't wait to see it all decorated!! Have a wonderful night!~Wendy

  11. Your boxes AND floors are great. Can't wait to see more pictures! Dawn

  12. I love them... My favorite the blue boxes... they looks really old

  13. The floors look great. My daughter loves your stacking boxes. She wants to make some when we move but unfortunately she doesn't like prim decor. :)

    Looking forward to more pictures.


  14. Rondell, the floors do look great. we are enjoying ours. The stacking boxes look so prim!You can stash a many of things in them. I did order the same shower curtain as you. I can't wait to get it. I think I have some of the same fabric to make a valance for the window. I got all my painting done today! Thanks for the info! Dawn

  15. What beautiful floors! Makes it look so fresh and spacious!

    Love those grunged stacking boxes...

  16. Rondell,
    Your floor looks great!! And I love the stacking boxes!

  17. love your boxes and love your new floors...you will find it is so much easier to clean then carpet..I love my hardwood floors and will always have them...:)

  18. Your floor does look good...I cannot wait to get mine in. I like your bar stools, I would like some like that or the winsor style.
    Your boxes look great too! Beth

  19. Love the stacking boxes! I have painted a few, but never used fabric, need to try that some time soon.
    Your floors look wonderful!

  20. Rondell ~
    Love your floor and the boxes are great. I love the blues. Have a great week.

  21. Hey girl...love that second set of boxes for sure! They turned out great and your new floors are fabulous....I can't wait to get new floors...just got see which body part I can afford to give the bank this time!!!!! Love those pics of the Country Sampler...I haven't got that issue yet.

    Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend and that you are having a great week!

  22. Oh! I bet it feels so good to get the floors done! They look great!! (I about had a nervous breakdown when we did a kitchen remodel several years ago. I couldn't stand the mess, not to mention washing dishes in the bathtub. I finally told the painters that if they didn't get it finished, I was going to finish it. They hurried and finished.)
    Your boxes are fantastic! Love your blog. :):):)

  23. Thank you so much for the kind comment about my dad. I sure hope this gets easier, it is all so heartbreaking. I love him so much. On a lighter note, can't wait to see all the finished pictures of your decorating projects. I just know it will be fabulous! Have a great weekend, Dawn

  24. Your boxes are perfectly prim. I definitely need to try this with some of the ones I have.
    I love the new flooring. You did a really good job.
    Prim Blessings,

  25. Lovin those floors!! :)
    Bet you are happy those are all done, and happier to be rid of that carpet?! I don't like carpet---traps too much dirt, no mattter how clean ya think it is...it's NOT! :) LOL!

    What a difference the laminate makes...makes your home feel a bit more prim...HUH?!
    Your boxes turned out nice too!
    Enjoy your weekend!


  26. Wow, everything looks wonderful and aren't those covered boxes just great...I had so many and sold them all now I have to start making them again...I especially love blues.

    I can feel the 'finally done' about the floors - been there awhile back.


  27. Your floors look great! And I love your staking boxes very cute!


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