Thursday, April 11, 2013

So much for promises

I know.  I know.  I remember that I promised to post at least once a week.  Well, what can I say but life happens, priorities change, and on, and on but I am here today.  Have I done projects?  Sure.  Do I have a back log waiting in the garage?  Sure.  What self-respecting DIY blogging gal doesn't?  Am I going to share them with you?  Of course, don't be absurd.  But before I show you any DIY project or makeover, I must share my most recent acquisition.

Allow me to give you the back story first.  You see.  Last Thursday, I was scheduled for a laparoscopic oophorectomy.  What is that you ask?  A fancy, new cosmetic surgery?  No.  Just a way to dive full blown into menopause.  Oh hooray for me.  No, seriously.  Since my breast cancer was estrogen positive, it was necessary.  Taking the ovaries out was a way to stop my body from creating that evil estrogen that my cancer really liked.  So, the day before surgery was auction day.  What a better way to give myself a consolation prize for hitting menopause at age 36 than going to the auction for some shop therapy.

Just so you know.  My surgery was "uneventful" (thank goodness).  Just crossing my fingers that hot flashes, night sweats, and weight gain will not be a major issue for me now that I am in menopause.  But hey, don't I know that things can be worse.  I will take it.  Okay, back to my acquisition.

I was determined to walk out of the auction with the winning bid.  Those poor folks didn't have a chance!  Are you ready to see the objects of my determination?  Okay...

I have a pair of the commode chests.  Aren't they fabulous?!  There is only one problem.  Both of the tops have seen better days.  So, the question I have for you is to paint or not?  I feel like they are so gorgeous that it would be a crime to paint them if not for the top needing some tlc.  But really, I am not feeling the wood with the decor of my bedroom.  So, I was thinking of transforming them with paint.

Here are a couple of inspiration pieces:

    Annie Sloan   Eloquence Roma Commode
(above images from google images)

I would really love to here your feedback.  Tell me what you think.

Linking up to get some opinions at:

French Country Cottage     The Shabby Nest


  1. Glad you are feeling well! I love the idea of painting them!!

  2. Glad you are feeling okay--I hope it keeps up. I love your purchase--what gorgeous pieces. Paint or not? Paint, of course!

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  4. Definitely paint, annie sloan Paris grey chalk paint would be beautiful! Good luck!

  5. Ooh, Julie, these are so sweet! Whatever you decide to do will turn out wonderfully and I can't wait to see them completed. These are very special pieces, I think, perfect for your artistic vision! Phyl

  6. Glad you are doing well. You will be sorry, eventually, if you paint them.

  7. I'd put some vintage doilues or runners on the top of them and give it some time before painting just to be sure that's what you want to do.

  8. I absolutely love them just the way they are!

  9. I absolutely love them just the way they are!

  10. Since your bed is white, they would look great painted. However, they are pretty like they are, if you don't want to refinish them, you could always have mirror cut to use on top. So many options!

  11. I think paint. Especially for that room. They are such a great shape and size. Perfect for your space.


I would really enjoy knowing what you think. I love getting your comments!