Thursday, May 14, 2009

Procrastinators Party-The Big Reveal

If you are arriving via Melissa's The Inspired Room, welcome! If you're a regular reader whom I have been teasing with a big reveal since *this post,* I'm so glad that you put up with me and thank you for checking back.

Here are a couple of the before photos so you needn't travel back to the former post unless you'd like. As a brief refresher, this is a jelly cupboard. After some reflection, I realize that I've hesitated to paint it for years because my daughter painted the little picture on the side. I was treating it as a treasure not to be destroyed under any circumstances. Now I see that I can have a picture and the memories and be perfectly okay with it.

























Without any further ado or drama or anything even remotely like that, I present to you... Gee, I do hope that you will tell me what color you thought that I might paint it. Only if you really want to, of course. But I would be very curious to know. Course as many of you know, since I talk about it often, my favorite color is yellow...a creamy sort of buttery yellow, but any yellow really is nice. Yes, yellow is my color. Okay, on with it...








Oh, Melissa hinted yesterday that we all might have little secrets to share. I confess that I do and here's mine:



I've been so excited about this party and can't wait to visit all of you to see what you've been up to as well. You may join the party right *here* and I hope that you will. It's going to be fun!

Have a great Thursday!

65 comments:

  1. I love the color you picked...it looks great against the natural wood...and it's so nice to have a "helper" who paints!

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  2. And my favorite color is red! Love it! But.....I am creeping back into my corner to hide...I am STILL procrastinating. I.will.go.and.work.on.my.project....later! Maybe you could send your husband my way, I need a helper, er motivator to get me going.

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  3. Nice color! I like it a lot. And your "helper" is sure handy to have around!

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  4. So perfect Vee and John.

    You know irecruited my Jonathan to help with mine. My project is not quite done but I guess I will show it as far as it is...sigh.

    Things have gotten a bit tricky with my dear Warren's health...a kind of distraction. Or excuse.

    I love that red. The photo that shows it against the next room really shows why that color works!

    HAve a great day!

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  5. He he!!! a great MAN he is!

    Anyways, this is much better thousand times as the old one. Seems you bought a new one.

    Great!

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  6. Hooray for you and your courage! To break out of a usual mold!

    Look at that muscle!!!!!!!!

    Well, I totally mis-guessed, about the "looking forward to Thurs." message. -hehhhh- Did I ever.

    But, even though I probably missed even the month, 'cause now I remember it was _hot_ on this particular Big Day, well... Consider my wishes, the first of many. :-))))

    'Aunt Amelia'
    P.S. Did I say Congratulations on breaking out of a color mold? ;-) Yeah, I did. :-))))

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  7. I thought that you would do a yellow. Just because you mentioned Daisy Cottage awhile ago. And I immediately think of yellow then red.

    Anyway, I love the red you choose. What color is it? It looks fabulous and BTW your handyman sure is a cutie:D

    Enjoy your day!
    Leann

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  8. Color is great but hey, the guy is great too!

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  9. Of course I love it painted red because red is my favorite color. Looks really nice.
    If I had to guess I would have said blue.

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  10. I LOVE IT! I totally thought you were going with robin's egg blue. I adore the red. It even made my heart skip a beat!

    Thanks for the ruffled curtain idea. I can't wait to use it someplace in my house. Well, being the procratinator I am, it may be a while. ~Kathy

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  11. That cupboard is awesome! I love red and I think that your cupboard looks wonderful!

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  12. I. Love. The. RED!!!! And...the combination of yellow and red (which, I know, you didn't do but you mentioned yellow..)is my favorite "homey" combo - I see you're great at delegation, too. Tell John he not only did a great job, he looks adorable..I'm just sayin'...

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  13. The red is absolutely perfect! I really love that you decided to paint your little jelly cupboard. I am willing to bet it looks wonderful in your kitchen and the punch of color adds so much. And your hubby is just the sweetest to lend a hand!
    Have fun with the procrastinators party! We have been so busy with the kids, that I have even begun to put off procrastinating until later. lol

    xo, Jennifer

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  14. oh sweet red- love it. Hey, it's not fair you had a helper =)
    Love how it turned ou.

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  15. YES! I was hoping for red, love it! Now I know the secret of your success, having your very own handyman. He did a great job. Great reveal.

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  16. Very pretty! Looks much more modern and updated. Yay for you and the helper!

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  17. What a pretty color! Great handyman you have there. :)

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  18. Thank you for visiting my project. I love your project and the red too! Great secret you have there, getting your hubby to do the work for you. What is that you say?...oh, you said he helped...ok...so that means you actually did some of it. However it got done, it looks wonderful against your wall and goes with the colors in the next room too.

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  19. Oh... it is so pretty in red. Love it!

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  20. Hi Vee,
    Oh, how I love the way it turned out. I do love red and yellow too. I see you had a little helper! I have one of those too.
    Enjoy your day,
    Elizabeth

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  21. Perfect...just the color I was hoping you'd choose!

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  22. Vee, I love your red cabinet. It's the perfect red. :)

    I've enjoyed my visit here today. I'm borrowing your Award Free Tag. Thanks.

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  23. As a gal who has been known to procrastinate on occasion, I can imagine that having your project completed is a wonderful feeling. I'm sure having a happy helper was a great benefit. The jelly cupboard looks fabulous in red. I think you picked a perfect color and it is such a nice contrast against the wood on the wall.

    Job well done Vee and John!!!

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  24. LOL! What a wonderful "secret" to have! I love that color (I'm partial to red as you may know). I looks fantastic against your wall! Good Job!

    Manuela

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  25. Love it! It makes a nice contrast to the room. Also, I am partial to red...LOL

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  26. I love the red. You are a lucky lady getting some help on your project. :)

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  27. Ah! I love it! John did an excellent job and just look at that smile on his face as he was painting...so sweet!
    A friend of mine painted a cabinet in her kitchen almost the exact shade of red, and it made her kitchen glow with warmth! She also has a pale sage green and buttery yellow as accent colors in her kitchen, and everything ties together so well.
    She used Martha Stewart paint from Sears, but I'm not sure if they still carry her brand.
    Having a photo of your daughter's past art work on the cabinet is a good memory of what was, and now now you have a whole "brand new" look for future enjoyment!

    My middle initial is a "P," and it should stand for "Procasinator" ..lol! Glad you got the job done, Vee!

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  28. I love it Vee!!! One of my favorite colors, along with yellow! You know that would look wonderful in my kitchen! ;D
    Isn't it nice to have a secret helper with these projects!

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  29. Jeepers, I had slow internet uptake or downtake this a.m. also. Took about 2 hours. The project is marvelous. I am just coming into this blogging world. Each day I find a wonderful surprise. That color is wow, WOW. What a blessing to have a helper.

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  30. I love it! The red is gorgeous and it looks great with the white accessories on top. Nicely done!

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  31. I love love love the color...RED! Yipee...your "painter" looks a little like my painter....aren't husbands great?

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

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  32. The color looks beautiful ♥ I never used to like yellow but It has become one of my favorite colors too. It's a soft and peaceful color. For some reason it reminds me of flowers.

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  33. LOVE IT!! LOVE RED!! Awesome Job!! It looks Fantastic!

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  34. What a beautiful color Vee!! It's so beautiful in your home ~ I bet you love the change! Hope you are doing wonderful sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

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  35. What a great color for your jelly cabinet. It looks great! And what a wonderful helper you have!

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  36. I love the red!!! It turned out fabulous. I'm all for others helping us get the work done. My hubby helped with mine as well. But then maybe that is why I didn't get my project completely done.

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  37. Oh I love it...I have been looking for the perfect piece for my kitchen and I want it to be red just like yours! Will you guys come here and paint it when i find one?

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  38. Now Vee I think that's called cheating. I'd like to know how you got your hubby to do that. It looks great and I love the color.
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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  39. LOOOVE the red! (my husband helped me a little too).

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  40. VEE! You crack me up. I can't stop giggling at your little secret. I'll smile about that all evening. You are the best and that hubby of yours? I adore him too.

    I love your red cabinet! It is FABULOUS! That looks amazing! {even if you are a cheater, the end result is amazing}.

    Thanks for joining in, and for the laugh.

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  41. For some reason I had green in my head, must be from Melissa's chairs. The red is fabulous and looks perfect in your space! Love the post too! Gave me a laugh! =)

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  42. What a difference, it looks good. I am glad you let us into the secret and no cheating.

    Well a Barbara clone in the USA. Do you know what you are asking for!!!!

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  43. I love that deep red color! Great job!

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  44. Vee...I LOVE that color! That looks great...and how nice to have such a good looking handyman. How Blessed you are!

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  45. Brilliant! I love the new colour, Vee!

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  46. I love the red, it looks so warm and homey. If I could get my husband to paint I definitely would!

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  47. Oh Vee it it wonderful..... love the red..... glad you were able to let go and let John work his magic...
    Hugs
    Linda

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  48. I love it Vee...you really picked a rose in the garden of love...look at Big Bad John up to his elbows in paint!!! And I'd be very happy to autograph your book...we'll find a way!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  49. Well you know one of my favorite colors is yellow...and the other is RED! Your cupboard looks wonderful!

    p.s. the yellow toile from Pierre Deux is $80.00/yd!!!!!! I have look around for other yellow toile and all I find is yellow with red or yellow with blue.

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  50. Very nice! The guy is charge looks like he is enjoying the process! Way to GO!

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  51. Love it. Love the color. I even love the items on the top!

    Beautiful bush on your header! I see you're a flybaby too???

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  52. Love the color!!! Love that you procrastinated for a procrastinators party!! teehee!!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  53. Wow, Vee! Look at all those comments! I can see why... your project is so cute!

    Hey, thanks for the nice comment on my blog. You asked me about Apronology, but I don't think I know what Apronology is. Is it a blog? I am a follower of a couple of apron blogs, I'll have to look and see if there are any links to that on their blogs. Let me know!

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  54. Red is one of my favorite colors and it looks lovely in your space. great job! and horray to your helper. love them.

    thanks for your sweet comment on my own "procrastinator tiling project".

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  55. Vee..re your comment on my blog-I collect orphaned stained glass....I have quite a few stained glass panels and old windows that I try to incorporate whenever possible...it doesn't matter if the pieces are cracked..they are still charming.

    Have a great day!

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  56. I Love the red too!! Is it stain or paint? All this redoing by everyone sure has me thinking!! Better though to get at doingggg!! Thankyou for sharing and again and giving us much inspiration. Jody

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  57. I forgot to add. .. You wondered where everyone was a while back...well as you can see we are still here!!! :) Jody

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  58. My favorite color is buttery yellow too! I do love that red for the cabinet! V.

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  59. Pretty color you picked. You all did a great job!

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  60. Thank you for the comment!
    I think the red is perfect for the cabinet. The walls are awesome too, btw. I love the whole look...

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  61. You did a great job - it looks wonderful! I love that you had a helper!

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