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Friday, August 16, 2013

Furniture Transformations {My Special Guest}

Hi everyone!!! I'm so delighted to be here this morning :) Deneen is my painting soul mate, honestly, I'm in awe of her work ( I know all of you are too ) and her business savvy but most of all I'm totally inspired and jealous of her organizational skills. She planned this morning's switcheroo - you can find her post over at my place!!! Deneen - you have the best ideas ever - thanks for planning this and having me over!!!



Ok first things first - I'm Suzan - and I blog over at Simply Vintageous...by Suzan.  My blog is mainly about furniture restoration peppered with some of the most ridiculous conversations between my husband and myself. I do custom pieces for customers - here are a couple of my all time favorites - ( with some of our conversations stuck in between ) I also redo pieces I've found on my own through Craigs list that are screaming out for a little love.



Cooking is a VERY new endeavor of John's - He wanted to make hamburgers and it was too snowy outside to use the bar-b-que so I mentioned that he could always broil them. After dinner I went in to clean the kitchen - and discovered a cookie tray sitting on the counter. Suzan says - Don't tell me you're going to make cookies - wow - I'm impressed!!!! John says - No, why? Suzan says - There's a cookie tray on the counter John says - We had broiled hamburger, remember? ( shaking his head at my ridiculous question ) Suzan says - Why didn't you use the broiler? John says - I DID use the broiler Suzan says - Oh because there's a cookie tray on the counter John says - YES - BECAUSE I BROILED THE HAMBURGER Suzan - Ok - so why is there a cookie tray on the counter!!!!!!!!!!!!! John says - you make no sense sometimes Suzan says - John - what's a broiler? John says - It's on the dial on the stove. Suzan says - It's a pan you use when you're BROILING something. John says - BROIL is an option on the stove Suzan, not a special pan......................
who's on first?
Watching something on Cindy McCain ( John McCain's wife ) and they're talking about how wealthy she is - and John says - yeah well of course - she's married to a McCain I say - John McCain wasn't wealthy until HE married HER John says - C'mon - McCain's is a gigantic company Suzan says - Do you mean McCain's Foods? First of all they're a Canadian company John And second of all there's NO RELATION John says - Oh - maybe I was thinking of John Kerry then ( ok that makes sense I suppose - McCain's is most famous for their frozen fries - John Kerry's wife is an heiress of Heinz Ketchup - do you see the connection there? ) You have to pay close attention in this house........................
who's on second?
 Suzan says - John? John says - yes Suzan Suzan says - Smile! - ( as I snap a photo of him in his boxers ) John says - DELETE IT NOW Suzan says - No, there's a contest going on one of the blogs I follow - called  "husbands in boxers"  - and the funniest one wins a weekend trip to Vegas John says - DELETE IT NOW Suzan says - No, I really want to go to Vegas - and I think we have a good shot at this John says - DELETE IT NOW - I'M NOT JOKING SUZAN - DELETE IT NOW and grabs the camera out of my hand so roughly that I can't believe it's not bruised Suzan says - That's abuse you know - that's absolute domestic abuse John says - No actually SCARLETT- what you do to me is domestic abuse  Sometimes pieces are found by the curbside and lovingly restored.........................
A conversation after I had staged some tissue paper flowers in the living room window for a dresser photo -  John says:  What the hell is hanging from the living room window? Suzan says: Pom Poms John says: I know that but what are they doing hanging from the living room window? Suzan says: I think they look nice - I'm going to use them as window treatments John says: NO. YOU'RE. NOT Suzan says: YES, ACTUALLY I AM - they're all the rage John, all my blogger friends are doing this - I think it's fun - and actually top designers are saying this is a fast easy cost effective solution to window treatments.................. John says: I don't give a damn what top designers say - It looks like a ^&%*& clown's house Suzan says: Gawd - you so don't know style John says: Really Suzan? I think something's happened to you since you started blogging - you used to have great taste Suzan says: I'm evolving John - now let me get some sleep - please John says: THEY ARE NOT STAYING SUZAN - THAT'S IT - Suzan says: Is that your final word? John says: Yep - Good God the neighbours are going to see them hanging from the window in the morning you know, I can't believe this. Suzan says: Good night John John says: Good night Sue ZANNE - ( that's what he calls me when he's really mad at me lol )
After hearing a bellow from the bathroom - followed by mild cursing......................... Suzan says - " are you ok in there? " John says - " I think you're trying to kill me " Suzan says -" I thought you were in the shower?" John says - " that's not the problem - it's coming out of the shower that's the problem " Suzan says - " well I didn't do anything wrong this time - I was in the living room " John says - " I'VE JUST BEEN IMPALED BY A BLOODY TREE " John says - " who puts branches right in the path of stepping out of a shower?" John says - " You're getting dangerous " John says - " yeah go on, laugh ( mimicking a squeaky feminine laugth ) John says - " Now run and tell your blogger friends what I just said - quick Suzan - run. Suzan says - " OH PLEASE, I don't tell them every single thing you know................... 
I also do a series every Wednesday - on homes for sale - mostly in my area - but from time to time I venture out to other parts of the world - from New Orleans to Barcelona............
Every now and then I do something " crafty " I made the below " sign " from a pallet ( did you know you can get pallets from Home Depot for free? ) It had a place of honor at my daughter's wedding!
I'm currently working on this one - which is a makeover of a makeover - yes - we do that too LOL
That's who I am and that's what I do !!! I'd love you to come visit me sometimes..................because after all...............
Have a great Friday all - and more importantly - have yourselves a wonderful weekend much love

 Isn't she just the best? She is so much fun and she paints pretty good too! Thanks for coming over today Suzan! Hope you all enjoyed her too!

Don't forget to visit Suzan's page and see my new piece!



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20 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

Hey Deneen - thanks so much for this
Talk to you later!!!
Love
Moi

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

So much fun...and SO SUZAN!

mail4rosey said...

I love everything Suzan does, really, I've never seen a restoration that wasn't fan-tas-tic, but that first one is my all-time absolute, love-it favorite!!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

What a great round-up of your favorite pieces and some funny stuff! Way to go Suzan!

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Yeah, Suzan- You KNOW I love your work! You are a wonderful artist and your transformations of furniture are inspiring. Love it-love you- xo Diana

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your furniture transformations are always gorgeous. I love that hutch and the pretty buffet. Amazing what can be done with a little paint.

Art and Sand said...

Suzan's blog is so much fun- first to see what great piece of furniture she has just finished and then to laugh about the interaction of Suzan and John.

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

That hutch is stunning...and you're hilarious!

LittleMyoo said...

Everywhere I go...there you are. As always, all your pieces rock.

Who's on second....hehehehe...!!

-andi

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Loved looking at some of your/my favs, SuzyQ!
I'm never quite sure who's on first with you guys! Or second, third...

thistlewoodfarm said...

These are such great pieces!!

You rock!!!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

That grey(?) sideboard is beautiful! Do you really have a tree in your bathroom?

Bliss said...

Who couldn't love a woman with those mad painting skills with John Denver lyrics!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

What a great post Suzan! All of your pieces are fabulous, but I have a soft spot for your lyrical pallet. Your convos with John are always hilarious. How could anybody not love you guys?... the Lucy and Ricky of blogland.

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

I have only recently discovered Suzan's blog, but I am hooked, I love everything about it. Good idea switching, because now I have discovered Deneen's blog too :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Love these my friend! So glad you shared Deneen's blog.

xo
Pat

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks SO much everyone - what a bunch of sweethearts you all are - and extremely good for my ego :)
Love you all
XOXO

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

This post is AWESOME! I loved seeing your furniture pieces again, SO beautiful! And you and John's conversations are... so entertaining!

Cynthia said...

Suzan is really one talented lady and I love her blog. I am in love with this piece and what Suzan added to it is amazing. Suzan, I may have to steal this piece, I am sorry!!

Cynthia

Cynthia said...

Forgot to mention I am now following your talent too. Look forward to it. Stop over to Cloches and Lavender and see what has gone on over there. Thanks.

Cynthia