Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PRETTY GAL WITH NICE BONES...Looking for a nice family...

Been searching Hi & LOW for the right size coffee table for the center of the living room...
when I spotted this ..ahum...not so pretty gal at a GW...
I thought she had good bones...
Loved her legs...
nice upper torso...
just the size for my small space...

Grabbed her and brought her home...
Sanded her down...
and made her part of the Family...

She preferred the shabby dress...so I consented...

Her legs trump mine altogether!...


Always fun to turn an Ugly Duckling into a Beautiful "Shabby Chic...Swan!
Playing with the girls today at "Faded Charm Cottage"...for White Wednesday!!!
Just click on my post title and enjoy...
Up-Date on my Love....
Dave is now hooked up to his 6th and hopefully last chemo before surgery.
His oncologist has scheduled the "All telling" PET scan for May 10th.
We all have the highest of hopes that this scan will show that the chemo was the drug of choice that has kicked some major Cancer cells into oblivian...
We are praying....
No new spreading...
Huge tumor shrinkage to warrent surgery for the liver...and colon.
We all of course, pray for total healing ...in the Lord we know all things are possible.
Tomorrow Dave gets the chemo disconnected and he has three weeks to come down off the symptoms before the scan...
He is looking forward to doing some projects around the house and golfing...a lot!
Since his diagnoses in January...this journey has been challenging to say the least.
Not one I would have chosen...but non the less to witness Gods hand on a daily basis has been priceless.
We both comment often and wonder...
How do people get through the deep valleys in life without knowledge and belief in the Lord Jesus?
We can hardly imagine....
My next entry about this topic will be the results of the scan...
As always ...your prayers are coveted.
My sweetiest of friends...I am so thankful for.


  1. Kathy, your table is adorable as everything you put your fairy hands on!
    I will pray for your Dave , God bless him.
    with all my love

  2. I love your table, it turned out really pretty! Prayers out to your beloved! Hope all goes well and a speedy recovery will come soon!

  3. I am confident that God's hands are upon you both. Praying for healing for Dave.

    Love your swan! She's a beauty.

  4. Love the table makeover! Nice legs indeed! Prayers for Dave and you!

  5. Your ugly-duckling-into-a-swan table turned out just lovely. It's amazing what a little paint and imagination can do!
    Thanks for the update on Dave. I'll keep sending extra prayers for him.


  6. Kathy-Girl...I read all the updates on your hubby and please KNOW that Mr. AGPMan and I here in Oklahoma are praying every day for the healing of your beloved.

    Even when you don't hear from me, we are praying.

    Love, Rebecca

  7. Good luck with hubby's scan, chickee. I've the faith that he'll be fine.

    That table is 2die4, sugar!!! Oh my, I love it.

    xoxo and prayers for hubs,

  8. That is one adorable table! It will look beautiful in your home. I'm sending lots of prayers to you and your hubby in your time of need.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  9. Hi Kathy,
    Wow the coffee table looks Great its so pretty! Gary and I will be working on a old hutch this weekend and will be painting it white.
    Dave and you have been through so much, Dave is so brave! We will continue to keep him and you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Very big hugs to you both,

  10. Prayers for your Dave, and for you. And many positive thoughts and hopes for good news!

    Love the table makeover -- it looks adorable! I love her chic and shabby garb.

  11. Prayers and positive thoughts to your loved one. I love your table!

  12. Hi Kathy,

    I continue to keep you both in prayer during this challenging journey. Praying in the victorious name of Jesus!

    Kathy Bruins

  13. Kathy,
    Yes, your table turned into a beautiful swan...

    My thoughts are with your husband and you as he battles cancer. May I add him to my personal prayer list?

    My mother and 5 siblings were victims...Betty

  14. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.


    PS. And you're right. I often wonder how anyone gets through trials without relying upon the Lord. I simply can't imagine it.

  15. I forgot to say how much I like the table. As I said once before, white isn't my favorite thing, but you make it look good! (The shabby thing really works.)


  16. Our prayers are with you. Love your creativity. You are just an awesome lady!

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  18. Kathy....your table is wonderful !!

    Big hugs and blessings for you and your husband........

    Praying for healing him.........God can do miracles !! i believe in his power !!

  19. Your table is so pretty! Love it!! ;) I can't wait to start doing some refinishing this spring/summer....one of my favorite things to do! ;) Spray paint....here I come.
    We'll be praying for Dave as always! Hang in there.....
    Betsy xoxo

  20. I hope Dave's chemo worked, will keep my fingers crossed and prayers going. Nice table transformation, Kathy!....Christine

  21. Not only do you offer great tips and tricks on furniture re-dos..
    But on life enhancements too.
    Your faith inspires..
    I hope the weather gives your darling every golf day he wants in the sunshine..
    Thinking of you...and him..and all your family and friends.

    PS..Great table.

  22. I'm sending prayers to you and your husband...I will pray that all will be well...the table is beautiful and just like a swan....Have a nice week Kathy! hugs, Jennifer

  23. That is a darling table - you did a great job! Hoping that your hubby will respond 100% positively to all the treatments. I know this must be very stressful. Glad you trust the One with all the answers. Linda

  24. Hi Kathy,
    Your table looks wonderful. Glad you could see the potential. It does remind me of the one that I redid.

    I pray that your Dave recovers soon. I have been down this road with my son who is now doing well and has been for the past 11 years. Your faith will sustain you, of this I am sure.


  25. Your swan is lovely Kathy!
    P.S. We continue to include you all in our prayers for perfect healing.

  26. Know what you mean....how can anyone face serious situations without faith? I continue to pray for you and your family. Love the coffee table, it is darling!

  27. Kathy, beautiful table...white was a great choice...I have just the space for it!
    Hope that all goes well for Dave...he has my prayers.

  28. The new table is beautiful, Kathy!

    My prayers continue for Dave and you, too!

  29. I love your beautiful table. It turned out so nice! And I will be praying for Dave and his upcoming PET scan. Having been through cancer, I don't know how people can weather those storms without having their faith. God was with me the whole way. I hope Dave can enjoy himself before he has to go in for his scan. He deserves it! Love & blessings from NC!

  30. What a transformation you have done on this wonderful table. My prayers for you and Dave. No one should experience what you have gone through. Blessings...

  31. What a wonderful day! Enjoy it!
    Your table is very nice...it looks so nice in its new dress.

  32. your table turn out beautiful...My heart goes out to you and your husband... will pray for you both... god bless~hugs!

  33. Kathy, you and your husband keep the faith. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  34. Thinking of you both...and in my prayers!
    Country Blessings,

  35. Kathy,
    I have said alittle prayer for your, Dave. I hope the best for the scan.
    Your table is really lovely now. Great job.

  36. Love your table redo. I would love to see the whole room. I'm sure it's gorgeous! In fact, would love to see your whole house. You are such a tasteful decorator. Love your style. Now for the important stuff - I am prayfully hopeful for GOOD NEWS! You are so right about those who suffer earth's hits without Jesus. Why in the world would anyone choose to be without HIM.

  37. Kathy, Love the table and all the other creative things you so lovingly create. Some friends of ours here in Saginaw have gone through the same diagnosis and treatment as your husband, and with their faith and family and friends, she is doing great!!! Keep the smiles and laughter going too and I'm sure all will be well. Patti

  38. Kathy.....I LOVE the table! If I had seen that table I would have snatched that up too! Love the results of your transformation! It is exactly the size I am looking for for my living room. Very inspiring post and as always my prayers for a most positive outcome for your hubby! ~Hugs, Patti

  39. Kathy, I just found your blog and I am in love! The transformation of the table is wonderful. My heart goes out to you and Dave. My husband is a cancer survivor...all things are possible with faith.

  40. Such a lovely job on your refinishing project, Kathy! It turned out perfectly!

    I am saying a prayer for you both! I went through this with my best friend and know how difficult the waiting is.
    Big hug!

  41. Thoughts with you + Dave.

    Your pretty table looks stunning! Good bones indeed.

  42. I love your little table! She looks so much happier now.

    I'll be thinking of you and Dave and praying that his scans look better than good!

  43. This is a great makeover and that table definetly has some good bones. Sending you a special prayer for your husband and family during this difficult time.

    Take care,


  44. Wow! Your table turned out great!

    Saying a prayer for your husband and family.


  45. Love this, I always said just paint it black, I am thinking white may be the way to go. You sere my ottoman inspiration for my redo. I am done and just trying to get good picks to post. My sewing is not as pristine as yours, but I am happy with the turn out.

  46. The table is wonderful..so glad you rescued it..
    My prayers for a good outcome..I am praying for another Dave too..so I will double the Dave dose..
    Stay strong..no choice!

  47. Kathy, thanks for the update. You and Dave are often in my thoughts and always in my prayers. Fingers crossed...

  48. PS- Love the Ugly Duckling table:)

  49. Kathy,

    So sorry that you are going thru this. I know how difficult this all is. I have not gotten thru what we have been thru, especially since hubby's stroke in Nov., and coming home to Hospice in Feb., without God leading the way. Prayers for your husband and you.

    Check out Renewal and Wellness's Protocel. It is wonderful, and we know someone who never did chemo, surgery, radiation, and is cured of his lung cancer after 2 1/2 yrs. And Ken has been amazing everyone. Although the brain part, and accessing his left hemisphere is definitely a huge challenge after his massive stroke, and severe disability.Also, Tania Harter Pierce's book-Outsmart your cancer-

    Prayers. Lydia


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.