Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hello, my name is Rose……..

And I’m a Curbshopaholic. So started a post I wrote for my friend Gail’s blog “My Repurposed Life”. (click her blog name to read the post)

Shortly after writing that post I had this awful AHA! type of moment one night while suffering from a bout of insomnia. I should start a blog and call it ‘Confessions of a Curbshopaholic!!!! What a great name, it says it all, right? I actually got up in the middle of the night and started setting it up. That was oh, about 7 weeks ago? Yeah, something like that.

That’s when I started reading all kinds of tips about blogging, lets see, first you have to know all about templates, then banners, and gadgets. Then the oh so critical subject of photos. Quality, Quantity, Flash? or No Flash?, Photoshop? or Picasa? And Blog Etiquette, which is a whole other issue. OMG so many things to learn about and consider. I seriously froze and read and froze some more. So afraid to make a mis-step into the wonderful awful scary cyber world of bloggers.

Finally, here it’s almost 2 months later and my poor friend Gail has been so patiently waiting for me to START THIS THING ALREADY! waiting on standby for any technical questions or help I may need from her. What a great pal she is. Someday my goal is to actually meet her. Why, she even signed up as my very first follower as soon as she saw I had set up the blog so many weeks ago. Now that my friends, is a true friend. :)

So this morning I jumped out of bed and said to myself “Self, you are gonna post something on that blog today or else! It’s not like anyone is actually going to read it anyway, so what’s the big deal?”

So here it is, my very first post. If you’re reading this, your name is probably Gail ;) (Thanks Gail!)

And because you can’t have a blog post without photos, I’m going to attempt to add some here.

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Remember this poor dresser from my Confessions story at Gail’s blog? My sister wanted a dresser for her two granddaughters, so I made this over for a little girls room.043

It took a LOT of glue, nails, and all the clamps I could muster together. (I have serious clamp envy of my pal Gail! Seriously, have you SEEN all the clamps that woman has?)

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Some very bright and girly wrapping paper….

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Plain old school glue(great tip from Gail), a foam brush to apply it, and scissors……..

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And there you have it, one rescued dresser given a new lease on life and on it’s way to a new home with 2 very sweet little girls! I am so glad I found the space to fit this into the van that morning!

Sorry the pictures weren’t better, I still have a lot to learn about that subject!

Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere!


This post is linked to

"Anti Procrastination Tuesdays" at New Nostalgia

Show and Tell at Vintage Pearl at Blue Cricket Design

100 ideas under $100 party at Beyond the Picket Fence

Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors


  1. wow! That turned out ohhh sooo cute! You did a fabulous job changing up that dresser (you say dresser, I say chest of drawers) :)
    It is so incredibly adorable! I'm glad you found a wonderful home for it, and keeping it in the family!
    Welcome to blogland Rose, there's no turning back now! Your blog looks great, and I'm always here to help you whenever you need it. (but you already know that, don't you?)

  2. Yeah! Now there are 2 of you smart chicks to follow! Love it!

  3. i love your blog name!! and the dresser re do! im following you!

  4. So very cute, I'm not gail but I'm following you and can't wait to see more. Hope you can stop by and follow back when you have time.

  5. Found you at Blue Cricket Designs. Loved your first post...welcome to the addictive world of blogging. You bring back memories of first starting out myself, isn't it amazing all there is to learn??
    My blog is New Nostalgia, and on tuesdays I just started a link party called "Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays" ...would love for you to join next week! It is a space where we can share what we got done, what we want to get done, or just encourage others on. Welcome, again!!

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  7. Great job on the dresser! I love the wrapping paper stripe and the bit at the bottom that contrasts in pattern! Super CUTE! Lucky sister!

    I want to start a blog too but I have the time? know how? ideas? I just don't know! My garage, head and bookmarks are definitely full of ideas and projects! haha

  8. I love your dresser, the colors are so fun! I just started my blog as well I hopped over from The Two Savvy Sisters Blog and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you’ll do the same.
    Nicole @ The Two Savvy Sisters

  9. Nice work on the dresser. :) That was you that posted the confession story over at Gail's blog? I laughed so hard and then made my husband come in and read it too! Following your blog and can't wait to read of more of your adventures. :)

  10. WELCOME!!!! So happy to have a new blogger friend! Can't wait to see what you do this summer! Blessings!

  11. Welcome to Blogland! I am adding your blog right next to Gail's in my favorites-one of these days I'll learn how to do things the "new" way or not. Welcome!! Loved your confession previously and can hardly wait to learn more about curbshopaholics. We seem not to have the same luck here in Oregon - at least in my town....sigh! The dresser is just darling!!

  12. What a great job you did.I'll be looking forward to more of your curb fines.Trish

  13. Rose!

    Welcome to the blogsphere.

    I've heard so much about you over at Gail's Repurposed Life-
    can't wait to get to know you better.
    Have fun bloggin' about all your trash pickin' discoveries and make overs.
    Cause we want to here the dish!

  14. What a precious redo! Thanks for sharing! Come see me sometime at

    I'm a new follower! Be blessed in your blogging!

  15. That's wrapping paper?!? Really? Wow! It looks great! Wonderful job!

  16. I love curbshopping, too! You never know what lies on the side of the next street.

    I love what you did with the chest!

    - Teresa

  17. What a fantastic makeover! I am going to be following you with my reader :)

  18. OK the name of your blog alone has me hooked!!! LOVE IT!! I do a post every once in awhile called Sidewalk Sunday, You'll have to stop by!!

  19. p.s. found you through the link up at Beyond the picket fence! Soooo glad I did!

  20. It turned out wonderfully! WOW--love it! I am afraid to tell you, it starts with insomnia and thinking of ideas in the middle of the night. Gail is a wonderful blogging friend to have--very smart not only with her junk, but her computer knowledge too. Thanks for linking up and welcome to blogging :)!

  21. Wow...that turned out great!!! Found your link over at My Repurposed glad I found you.

  22. Hey Rose, I wanted to let you know I featured your chest here on my Dream Book Furniture edition, feel free to check it out and grab my I've been featured button as well.

  23. wow...your first post is smashing! I'm adding you to my subscription list, so keep posting!

  24. Glad to have discovered your blog today. Blessings

  25. Well it is official now... I have read everyone of your posts and I would swear that you had been doing this for years... Gail is a dynomite teacher and you must have been researching for a very long time... I love it all...

    I still don't know how to do a header... someday I will figure it out... I am always so strapped for time and just too damn nosy looking at everyone else's blog to research

    I now have to go find the thingy to be your new follower... sorry it took so long.

    Hugs, Deb

    ps... the dresser looks amazing... great idea with the paper... love the handles too.

  26. Ok, I was reading your blog backwards so I decided to go to the first post and start from there! Great first post and great dresser redo! Your blog looks so put together for it being so new! I need to step it up and figure out all these buttons and links!


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