Monday, March 14, 2016

walk-in closet makeover {part one}

I'm back! Wait. I'm back and no one told me. Why am I always the last to know?

I have some SUPER-CRAZY-AWESOME news at the end of the post, so you don't want to miss this!

But first things first. Eddie says hello! Because let's face it--he's the most important (and most entertaining) mammal on this blog.

Answer to Q1: No, I don't know what's on his ridiculous nose.
Answer to Q2: Yes, those are Phil's sexy legs in the background. He's washing dishes which makes them even sexier.

Speaking of Philly, we just had this conversation over a new flavor of beer:


Philly takes a slurp, pauses, takes another slurp and says: "This tastes like...wait a second..."  ...Takes another slurp...(further confusion ensues)...

I grab the bottle and position it under my hairy nostrils, take a deep whiff, to which he promptly says, "You CAN'T tell by how it smells!!"

Me: "It smells like grapefruit."

Philly: "Yeah!  That's what it tastes like!"



It's been a long time, so let's get reacquainted. Philly and I moved in to our new home about two and a half years ago. If you recall, we were bare bones at the time.

A lot has happened since then, but here's the latest project that has inspired me to come back to the world of the interwebs. Well, that, and some exciting stuff at the end.

But you must wait for it.

Here's how my closet has evolved over the last couple years. This picture actually makes me curl up in a ball and bawl. Please no. Never again.

Now stop with the jealousy. I'm sure if you look hard enough, you can find a Coca-Cola shower curtain for your window as well. And toilet paper.

In fact, it would seem I have an extra Coca-Cola shower curtain now since I took it down and put up a blind. Maybe I'll do a giveaway?

And it's still a mess in here.

At least Eddie can admire himself in the mirror.

And it's still a mess in here.

This little room has been a serious dumping ground, but no more! However, this post is only part one because I'm not quite ready for the big reveal yet. Let's focus on the chest of drawers in the first picture. For those of you who "love me long time," you'll remember what this fabulous piece of craftsmanship used to look like.

It evolved.  And looked like this:

If I'm going to keep this stunning, beautiful, irreplaceable piece, I have to girl it up a bit.

I started by painting the body white. Now, this is a bit of a spoiler, because you get to see one of the colors in my new wardrobe. But it's necessary so you can all feel better about yourselves and laugh at my expense.

Lawdy, but that's horrible.

It already had a kind of Parthenon-esque quality, but this just screams My Big Fat Greek Chest.

Or something like that.

So here's what happened. More white paint, and that chest got new knobs.

Third time's a charm, right? You'll get to see more of my Big Fat Greek Chest again in the next post, but...

Let's get on to the big, exciting news, shall we?

During my recent life as a hermit, my son got married! I did post a picture on Facebook, but I didn't blog about it. Aren't they beautiful? (My son is the tall one with facial hair.)

That was last September. You know where I'm going, right? Well, come Fall 2016...

Yes. I'm THAT kind of Grannie. Gramma. Nana.

This kid has much to look forward to.

I've missed you guys!!


  1. Wooooooooooooohooooooooooo! Go granny, go!!!!!! Now we know who you got all dolled up for...a new little man!

    Hi Eddie, you handsome hunk of canine!

  2. OMG! I became a Gramma...over 20 months ago 63! You will love it! Congrats to everyone!! I have missed you, too! And Eddie--LOL! :) :)

  3. you have been gone? oh ha ha well welcome back and a super big congrats on grannydom there ain't nothing like it xx

  4. Boy, you weren't kidding about the big news! Congratulations.

  5. Oh how exciting, I do like babies, not that I want to have any babies but wouldn't mind if my girls had more children.

  6. So your closet got a makeover, you got a makeover, Philly got a beer and your son gets a teddy graham. Well I'm getting a teddy graham too, in August.

  7. I can't believe this! Was just wondering about you the other day! What fabulous news! My first grandkid is still my fave! But we don't say that, do we? No, we love 'em all. Girl, I'm so glad you're back and do hope you don't leave us all hanging again, out here in the ether!! Dona

  8. Congratulations, chick-too-young-to-be-a-grandmother, for all of these things.
    (I think "Further Confusion Ensues" should be on a sign that is frequently placed in my vicinity.)

  9. You can't just go and leave us like that! The last thing I remember was a new patio and a shirtless man. Congratulations on the upcoming grand baby (jealous).

  10. So great to see a post on here from you!!! AND, congrats on being a granny! YAY!!!! I really need to clean out my closet and I just cleaned it out not that long ago. I blame my husband. That chest is looking awesome!


  11. Welcome back!!! Your closet is looking promising and CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is exciting news Andi.

  12. Such good news... especially about the shower curtain giveaway, of course!

  13. Oh yay!! Congrats to you!! :) That grandbaby is gonna have the time of his/her life with you as the grammie, nana!!!

  14. Ahhhhh! Congratulations, Granny Andi!! How exciting!! That kid is going to adore you. Love your chest too...not that one...the painted one! 😊


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