Wednesday, August 10

Fighting For Sis

I hope a couple of you have noticed that I haven't been around or posting for a couple of months. Life has been a LiTTle CRaZy to say the least. We have had so much going on, I had to take a little break so I could try to catch up; I'll spare you the details. I haven't caught up, but hey we're still alive and  I really miss my redo's and blogging so I'm back. 



This redo is for an auction we are having for Sis. Sis is my little sister who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the beginning of this year. The last post I wrote about this. Since then She has had 2 surgeries one of which was a double mastectomy.

Let me tell you......She's one Heck of a fighter!
At War With My Rack- I LoVE it! Hee Hee

She just finished up her last round of Chemo.
Isn't she cute?

As you can imagine this kind of attention cost a lot of $$$$$$. I don't know if I've ever told you this but I live in the most amazing neighborhood in the world. A couple of my neighbors had a great idea to have an auction to raise money to help Sis out with the medical bill. It has grown into quite the event.
Doesn't this look so fun!?!
If any of you crazy talented women would like to share your talents and donate something to this auction I would be forever grateful. Gift Cards, Gift Baskets, Whatever you would like to donate will be perfect. It will be a silent action held on August 27th along with other activities. Let me know if you're interested in helping us out.

Now on with the redo!


These little side cubbies are great for storage and so cute. Can't you just imagine what fun treasure a little girl would hide in there.
I started this redo out by ripping all the gross velvet out of her drawers and cubbies.
I kept it all so I could use it for a patters on the new lining.

I used Goo Gone and a puddy knife to remove all the left over adhesive and paper.
I just let the Goo Gone sit for a few minutes before using the puddy knife to scrape it off. I also used Dawn and hot water as a finishing cleaner.

I measured and cut poster paper to match the patters I kept. Then I put them all in place to make sure they fit well. After I was sure it all fit perfectly I cut the fabric leaving a 1/4 inch edge on each side and used spray adhesive to apply it to the poster paper. Then I folded the 1/4 inch edge over and glued it down with fabric fusion. I used an all purpose Liquid Nails to apply each piece to it's coordinating wall.
I hope that made sense.

I LoVE the way it turned out!

The bench was a whole other story. 



My sweet mom made the cute ruffle for me.
Sometimes I wonder if these manufactures think people won't REALLY use their furniture, because sometimes they don't build it for REAL LIFE use as is the case with this bench. I just can't put my time into a piece and have it really be a piece of  "swear words". So with my dad by my side we just rebuilt the dang thing and now she is ready for her REAL LIFE experiences. 

Here's a few more close ups for ya.

One More Thing.......
I have been putting off saying this for a few months because truthfully, if I sit down to write about it then I have to really think about it. I don't really like thinking about this because I just end up having a crying fit and know one like that, right.
So I'm going to put on my big girl pants and say it now.
I have been very overwhelmed by the love that comes from complete strangers during hard times. Thank you to everyone for your prayers, thoughts, comments and support during this fight. It's not my fight but it's so hard to watch. It has been so comforting to me knowing that so many people were and are praying for Sis and her family. Your sweet comments and emails really have meant so much to me and I am sorry I didn't have anything to write back. I love this blogging community and the support that is offers in every way to one another. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Love ya 
& EnJoY!

I'll be linking up all week so come and PaRTY with me
ThaNkS for the LiNk uP LaDiES!


  1. I would love to send you something for this auction!! Shoot me an email.

  2. I have noticed you have been MIA! I was so glad to see a new post! I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I will keep her and your family in my thoughts and prayers. You did a wonderful job on the furniture...they are gorgeous!

  3. Very sweet vanity, and love the ruffled bench. I am sure it will bring a nice price. Good luck with the auction.

  4. it's so nice to 'meet' have a truly lovely little sister and i am inspired by your story...and that little vanity redo? adorable...thanks so much for linking up to fridays unfolded...i look forward to hearing about your sister's full recovery.


  5. Carrie this turned out great!! I love that your whole neighborhood is helping out! I'm featuring this today! Feel free to stop by and grab a button! I wish your sister a speedy recovery and an indefinite remission, and I hope the auction is a success!

  6. This vanity is NEARLY as cute as "Sis" but not quite--she's a beautiful lady!

    Cancer sucks, that's for sure. Tell her to keep on keeping on. My husband is a Stage 4 Kidney Cancer patient. (You can read about him on my blog via my profile-- he has a Mosaic at American Cancer Society)

    God Bless Sis and you,
    Visiting from ShabbyNest Linky Party today :D
    ~Suzanne in Illinois

  7. A very cute re-do and your sister is BEAUTIFUL! Her skin is radiant and I hope she has a FULL RECOVERY. God bless all the sisters w/ bc ...Andrea @ townandprairie

  8. i am praying for your adorable little sister! and i hope you make tons and tons of money off that awesome desk! healthy wishes to you all!

  9. I just shared your post on my Facebook page...thank you for visiting my party.

    I want to let you know that you guys are in my prayers.


  10. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  11. What great friends and family you have. Sending prayers your way.

  12. What a beautiful facelift for that gorgeous vanity. Well done! Your sister is in my thoughts and prayers!

  13. I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

    I look forward to blogging with you!

  14. Your neighbors ARE fantastic... that event looks like it's going to be a HUGE success!! The vanity is adorable... a lot of love went into it :)

  15. Hi, I just found your blog from the Home Savvy party. My heart goes out to your sis, you, and all the family. I'd be more than happy to send something for the auction. Email me at mclark333@verizon(dot)com.

    PS Love what you did to the vanity - stunning!

  16. stumbled across your blog... holy cow. you are INCREDIBLY TALENTED!!
    amazing. love to your sister. she seems like such a strong girl.
    i am a new follower. can't wait to see some more redos!
    {love} lauryn @

  17. Such a cute re-do! forget a little girl, any big girl would love to store her treasures in it. ;) Praying for your sis...

  18. To my iNcredibly talented friend. I love this vanity and its even more darling in real life! Love this post and you. Lori is going to make it and tHIS will be such a success.


  19. What a beautiful post! The love you have for your sister shines through. The vanity turned out just adorable! I love the colors you chose. I am sure it will sell right away at the auction. Thank you for sharing your vanity re-do and your sister's incredible story with us at Inspiration Friday...definitely inspiring!


  20. I maybe should have asked you first, but I featured you and your sister's story today over at Sassy Sites. I am so touched by this story and what an inspiration your sister and you are. I hope you don't mind me sharing it on my blog. I SO wish I lived in Utah, I would be at the fundraiser for sure! Let me know how we can help in any other way. I would love to be a part of it!! XOXO!!

  21. Terrific job! I'd noticed you'd been away. Shoot me an e-mail and let me know who to send my basket to.

  22. This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  23. That is so adorable and so cheery. I am so sorry about your sister. It is far too common in young women. She will come through this and she will be even stronger than before. I have seen women and two friends come through breast cancer and it refined them from amazing women to amazing women with tons of courage and love for life. Good luck with your auction!!

  24. Thank you so much for sharing your vanity at Savvy HomeMade Monday. I hope you will party again tomorrow!