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Tuesday, September 30

Tackle it Tuesday # 3


Tackle it Tuesday is a day when we show or tell about a project that we've completed. If you'd like to participate, visit 5 Minutes for Mom.

Remember the black entertainment unit that the tenant left in the apartment when he moved out? It was quite a mess, but made of solid wood. I decided to paint it and bring it downstairs.

Well, today hubby and our helper lugged that thing down the back stairs. It weighs a ton. Thank goodness that it is in two sections. They set it up and got the TV, DVD and Game Cube connected.
This is what it looked like when they were done. I did help a little but I have a writing deadline tomorrow, so was working on finishing up some articles.

Hubby remarked about how empty it looked, so I decided to fill it up. Won't he be surprised when he gets up to go to work tonight?

This is what it looks like now. I put all of hubby's crystal animals in front of the section with the mirror. On top I placed a couple of his bears and eagles. Then I added some of my headvases, a couple of fairies and my Gone With the Wind Scarlett figurine. She hasn't had a home for some time and was just sitting in the computer room being neglected. Now she will live in the entertainment unit.

After taking these photos, I realized that I hadn't added any autumn decor, so I will change it a little in the next few days. I am so relieved to have a place to display some of our pretties. Now to get the rest of the living room decluttered.

Take care and remember that life is too short to be working all of the time. Take time for you and spend some time having fun with your loved ones. ~Blessings, Mary~

19 comments:

  1. It looks so nice! Isn't it amazing what a little TLC can do?

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  2. Oh wow, it looks fabulous, dear Mary! You did a wonderful job painting it...it looks like a brand new entertainment unit now:-) I think Dwight will love all the stuff you added on it, it truly does look wonderful!! xoxo

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  3. I love you my friend, I am back online.

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  4. That looks really cool - you did well, the black was too overwhelming. I can't wait to see your autumn decor.

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  5. Empty, that entertainment unit looked good with the repainting and such. But filled? WOW! Looks really great!

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  6. Fantastic job! I have a friend that collects head vases...I had never heard of them before that. They are really hard to find around here.

    Thanks for your sweet comments and concern. I can't imagine having leg pain for that long...I'm so glad you found some relief. I am going to have some more spinal injections next week but so far they have not helped. I did take your advice and asked my doctor about the Vitamin D. She took a blood test and I had no detectable levels...wow...so I'm taking supplements now. I feel better already---it's been about two weeks. Thanks ;)

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  7. Wow, Mary...you made it look simply wonderful! I don't think I'd have had that vision but you saw what it could look like- and that's wonderful!

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  8. You did a really great job on the bookcase. It looks brand new.

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  9. What an amazing, wonderful job...it looks so beautiful. And being white it brightens the room, makes it more cheery I bet! Love the eagle. Whoa....do I LOVE the eagle. Mary, it looks wonderful.

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  10. Fabulous job, it looks unrecognisable... And the personal touches make it look amazing. I love giving old furniture new life..I am revealing a similar project tomorrow hope you can check it out.

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  11. Mary, that turned out great...what a nice gift from the last tenant. ;)
    No telling what you would have paid for an entertainment center like that new.
    And I bet your husband loved the way you filled it up.

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  12. Looks great with its fresh coat of paint Mary.
    Now you have such a nice place to display some of your pretty collectibles :)
    hugs))

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  13. You do good work! Love the things you displayed on it. So pretty!

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  14. Very nice! You did a nice job if displaying your lovelies. He will be surprised!

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  15. This looks so nice! You all did a great job.
    It sounds like you had a good time at the Apple orchard,too! Hugs Grams

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  16. Wow … that’s quite a transformation! I’m working on decluttering bit by bit myself … but it seems like an endless task somehow.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  17. What a beautiful transformation!!! You did a great job on painting it! It looks sooooo nice with all your things on it!!! Strange what one can do with something, isn't it? You should give yourself a BIG pat on the back for this project, Mary!!! What a lovely addition to your living room!

    (((((( HUGS ))))))

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  18. It looks great, Mary! You did a good job with the painting. Makes it look so much better. I like the Scarlett figurine too..:)

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  19. Wow! Mary, you did a fantastic job with the entertainment center. I love it! hugs, Tina

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