Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hurting but Happy

Back's still pretty bad. It wasn't as bad as yesterday morning, but I still can't sit for more than a few minutes at a time. Then I have to walk or lay down. I'm just doing what I can and trying not to dwell on it. It is what it is and it will get better. It just makes it very difficult to do all of the listing I need to do in FourDogDay. I did get some things listed this morning since I woke up at 4:15 a.m.

Here is one of my new one of a kind pins that I just love!

Here is a set of the holiday coasters.

Here is one of the wine bags.

Here is one of my soft sider tote bags.

So, I am getting there. I still have more of everything to list and I'm hoping tomorrow I will be able to sit longer and get it done!

Anyway, Irv and I went to three resale shops today. We were looking for a pair of small chairs and a small TV stand. We struck out completely! Don't you hate it when that happens....when you want to buy something and you can't find anything? UGH!

When we got home I went on line and looked at a variety of places for unfinished TV stands, and they were ridiculously expensive. All I want is an old beat up wood one that I can paint, but everything is fancy and glass and big and that isn't what I'm looking for.

Then I looked for chairs and found some pretty inexpensive little ones at IKEA. I don't usually like their furniture, but these are just plain and simple and might actually work. I think we are going to go there tomorrow and sit in them and see if they will do.

They also have a TV stand that is okay, but it isn't as long as we would like. We have this great big one now that I bought at IKEA years ago. It's wonderful, but it's way too big for our living room.

It looked perfect in their showroom and then when we got it home and set it up, it's was like oops....what did we do? We kept it and it's nice, but it's time for a change. A smaller, lower unit will open things up a bit rather than blocking off so much like the big cabinet does. (We did finish the painting in the living room by the way, now we just have to put it back together!! What a mess!)

So.......handy dandy Irv got this idea. If we tried to sell the big one, we might get about $75 for it. The new one we are looking at is $70 without the tax and it isn't really as long as we want. about cutting ours down and turning the cabinet into just the shelf unit we want?

See the shelf the TV sits on....well, that could soon be the top of our TV stand.....

HAHA!!!! Right now Irvie is starting to disassemble the cabinet to see if he can cut the sides down and make it exactly like we want. Is that not just too darn funny? We might even paint it too. We'll see once we get it cut down to size!


Cathryn said...

Now that's using good ole' fashioned know-how! I love the idea of cutting the current TV stand down to what you want. I really hope it works for you!

BTW--do you sell manly coasters?

Cathryn said...

PS: I'm glad you are feeling better!

Lanyardlady said...

Can't wait to see what Irv does with the TV stand. I'm sure it will turn out to be just the thing. Take care of that back.

Angela said...

I was just about to say-cut that sucker down!! I think it will be perfect!

Angela said...

...oh and forgot to say, the wine bag is so cute!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I always say...where there's a will, there's a way! Pat Irv on the back and you give yours a rest!

whyte said...

Kathy, I am so far behind in blog surfing, so I have tons to catch up with on your's. I am so sorry to hear about your back! Get better soon.

I love you sewing projects, and laughing about the TV stand, kiddo where there is a will there is a way and go for it. I bet if you think long enough you can figure out something to do with the top part too!!

Life Potentials Network said...

Great ideas! And great projects! Sorry to hear your back is an issue. I have the same issue so will keep this short. Can't sit for long....Let us know how the tv stand project goes....does irv make house calls???? LOL

AMIdesigns said...

Your new items look brill! Hope you start to feel better soon

Beth Anderson said...

So sorry you're still not feeling good but I must say, you do nice work feeling poorly!
Get better soon.
Irv is a wiz too!

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