Saturday, June 30, 2018

Blast From The Past & A Personal Update

I had back surgery on June 26th.    I have been having back problems for quite a while.   They did a bone graph, inserted two rods and 4 screws and put me back together.  When I finish healing and rehab I should be good as new.  At the present I am home and am very limited as to what I can do.  My main thing for the next 2 weeks is I can't bend or twist.   They told my hubby I had to have someone do all the shopping, cooking and cleaning, plus help with bathing and dressing.  After the look of sheer panic went over him, I think he arranged sufficient help to get this all done.  I am going to enjoy this part of it while it lasts. haha    I have a few posts scheduled and of course some of the neatest people in all of blogland have offered to do guest posts for me.  I know you will enjoy their posts.  I will keep you updated as to my progress.

While I am recovering and not able to do too much, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at a "BLAST FROM THE PAST".
There were quite a few posts that I did years ago that have still been pinned and viewed thousands of times, so I thought I would share them again here.  This has been one of the most popular ones.

Guest Bedroom Makeover. (Dec. 2012)
 Time to create a Guest Bedroom.  Our third bedroom had been a storage space for my youngest sons stuff for a couple years, so when he found a house and took all of his things, it needed to be completely redone.

First up was to give the room a good cleaning, shampoo the carpet and then paint.  I picked out a soft camel colored beige (Fioli Antique Lace from Lowes)  The room already looked 100 % better.

I had some leftover fabric from making the familyroom drapes and it was just enough to do two simple lined panels for the window.  This is a small room, so I loved that the panels were in the same color family as the paint and just blended into the wall.

The bed was put in place and some new linens were purchased.

I found this comforter at Goodwill and bought the plaid fabric and made the dust ruffle.  I like the two patterns together.

Starting to shape up.  Now I know that the hosier and kitchen work table aren't supposed to be in a bedroom, but I didn't have any place to use them, so I decided to make them work.  I decorated the room with a hunt theme.

My antique toy horse and some riding  accessories for the top of the hosier.

The kitchen worktable makes a great nightstand on the other side of the bed.  More antiques were unpacked and used to decorate with.

I found some more bedding at Goodwill that will work for a great change, so of course it jumped in my basket.  A beautiful toile comforter and toile dust ruffle.  Love the black and red, plus I also found a new lamp for the hosier.

The toile comforter reverses to checks, this is fun too.

Great summer look to change the room up a bit.

At the foot of the bed I placed my antique butter churn in the corner.  Next to it is the lawyers bookcase with a lot of my dad's antique woodworking tools.  A chair and it's done.

When my son called to say that he would be coming down from Oregon to work for several months and could stay with us, I needed to make a more comfortable work area.  The top on the hosier pulls out to make a spacious desk area and a trip to Goodwill again for a nice comfy office chair was just what I needed.

While I was at Goodwill, I saw that they had all of their TV"s on sale for $1.  Now who in the world ever heard of a dollar TV.  I wanted a flat screen to go on top of the bookcase, however for $1, this 20" one was practically new and just the right size to sit on the butter churn.  Perfect for now so he will have his own TV.

It was wonderful to get all the antique pieces out of storage and into use and I think the room turned out great.  Totally unexpected and so fun.

I love to find new uses for my Antiques and this was a fun bedroom to do.  Now my son from Oregon has a place to work and sleep when he comes for the winter.

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  1. Marty, get well. Take it easy!

  2. Marty, I pray for your full recovery, and soon. I'm so happy that you have your loving Mr. supporting and helping you get through this.

  3. I hope you're taking the time to heal and recover. I'm glad you have the help and support you need! Take it easy and get well soon!

  4. Loved seeing the pictures. I hope you get better quickly. My cousin had the same operation a few years ago and she is great. Hoping the same for you.

  5. You have my empathy and blessings on your recent surgery and recovery. I have had both spinal and cervical fusions so have a good idea of what you have and are experiencing. Rest is definitely the best medicine these first few days, then walk, walk, walk after that. Hoping for a very quick recovery for you.

  6. Oh, bless your heart, Marty! I'm praying for quick recovery and a perfect fix to your back problems. Are you even able to go up and down your stairs?

    Warm hugs,

  7. Take the time you need to heal properly. Don't rush everyone will be here waiting for you. Saying prayers for a swift recovery.



  8. Well...I’m certainly happy to hear they put you back together again! Take care....heal quickly! ;)

  9. Take this time to heal and maybe soon you will be swimming again like an Olympic champion. Rest and let hubby learn to enjoy taking care of a home. You set such a fine example for him.

  10. Oh Marty I truly hope your healing is quick and easy - you'll be good as new in no time!!!

  11. Marty sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. Take it easy and get well soon.

  12. Thinking of you dear friend and wishing you a speedy recovery.

  13. Oh Marty, I hope you have a quick and easy recovery! I am so scared of back surgery! Please keep us updated on how you are doing. Sending you love and prayers. XO

  14. Oh Marty take care of yourself. I am so sorry you had to go through this. I hope you have a quick recovery time. Sending prayers!

  15. Marty, Sending you thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

  16. Marty, wishing you a speedy and complete recovery. Take care of yourself and let the others do the heavy lifting, so to speak.

  17. Marty, so glad the surgery went well and you are on the mend. Special thanks to your family and friends for their support. Remember, these are only the golden years for our specialist.

  18. prayers for your healing and recovery Marty!

  19. Wow Marty I didn’t know you had to have back surgery. Sending healing thoughts your way.

  20. Marty, Sending healing energy to you for a successful and speedy recovery!

  21. Here’s hoping you will have an easy and speedy recovery. Did you move those antiques with you?