Significant Headway Has Been Made

Well, well, well. Things were kind of interesting around here in Blogland the last couple of days, huh? Were you as happy as I was to see your disappearing post, magically reappear again?

When I was finally able to access the dashboard, our Tablescape Thursday post was still missing along with all of your beautiful tablescape links. I temporarily created a blank post with just the script/code from Inlinkz containing all the picture links of the blogs that had linked for TT. Unfortunately, when I tried clicking on the links, they took me to an ugly ole error page. That was because, though the links were there, the posts to which they linked were still missing. Drat!

So, I deleted that sad attempt to revive Tablescape Thursday and patiently waited for Blogger to right the ship. Thankfully, right it, they did. Well, except for the comments which apparently are all still floating around out there in the blogosphere. Hopefully, they will land soon.

It was a strange 24 hours, feeling powerless and just waiting for the “Blogging Powers That Be” to fix “IT”…whatever IT was. I’m hoping IT doesn’t happen again anytime soon. I’m sure you feel the same way!

Now for our regularly scheduled programming:
You may remember last week I mentioned things were somewhat on hold while I awaited my contractor’s return from vacation. He returned (YAY!) and stopped by Tuesday to help get a few things done in the office. I’ll share those in a bit more detail on Monday, but I thought I’d give you a mini preview today. Yes, this is a bit of a tease 😉 but it wouldn’t be any fun if you didn’t have a little something to look forward to for Metamorphosis Monday! Right? 🙂

A certain chandelier was hung…

A wrapping/craft center was moved to a better location and was decked out in some springtime wrapping paper.

The “shutter door” bulletin board was nixed for reasons I’ll explain on Monday. I found a new one to take its place.

The office finally got its crown molding. Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend? Yep, caulking and painting, caulking and painting.

While my wonderful contractor was here, I had him install crown molding in the guest room, too. I’ve been wanting to do that for the longest time. Did I mention I’d be doing a lot of caulking and painting!

I’m actually pretty handy at installing molding. After our Golden Retriever puppy ate ALL the molding in the kitchen (and I do mean ALL) I single-handedly cut, installed, caulked and painted ALL the chair rail, baseboard, quarter round and door molding in the kitchen after removing all the old, chewed-up molding. Took me quite a few weekends since that was the only time I could work on it and I don’t own a nail gun. The bay window was the tricky part; my miter box only had 45 and 90 degree angles. Ugh. So, I free-handed the bay. Unfortunately, crown molding is a two person job, so I left it up to the pros this time.


Earlier in the week, I picked up the additional glass I had cut for the extension I’ve added to the existing Pottery Barn Bedford desk.

Now that some of the “bones” are in place, it was time to start adding in a little whimsy. This lovely lady will be keeping me company…more on her soon.

A much watched and coveted pillow mysteriously became available at a price I was willing to pay. Umm…the fates must be assisting with the decorating of the office.

Can you guess where the pillow ended up?

The office isn’t complete, not sure it ever will be. That would be no fun. But, the “To Do” list on the sidebar is shrinking. 🙂

Several new tablescape posts were added to Tablescape Thursday, yesterday. Scroll on down to view the magical disappearing and reappearing TT links. 🙂 You won’t be disappointed!

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  1. You are a busy girl! Love your bee pillow and it looks great on your office chair! Coming together nicely…oh, all that caulking and painting, won't you be glad when it's done!!!
    Happy Saturday. 🙂

  2. Modern Country Lady says

    I am so pleased Blogger is up again and- more to the point that I can look at your lovely blog and also leave a comment to say how gorgeous everything looks- and oh! My lovely labrador Sophie whom passed away some years ago also had a penchant for non-food items, hahaha!! she ate a huge chunk out of the kitchen table ( !! ) ( must have reckoned she needed more fibre !) and a huge chuncks out of the kitchen wall several times.Needless to say I got very good at filling holes and painting , hahaha.But once you love your labrador, in my eyes they can't really do anything wrong, as they are so lovely!
    Have a fabulous weekend- and thanks for the exciting glimpses in your makeovers.!!

  3. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    So glad you're making more progress. I love the chandelier view from below! Glad, too, that your missing posts were restored successfully. Still waiting on mine. Hopefully soon! Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    What a great shot of that chandelier, Susan! Being able to see the lines and colors shows how striking it is. I can't wait to see the whole thing what with all the little teasers you've given us!

  5. Holly Diane says

    Your rooms pictured here are so beautiful!! I'd love to have a house that looked that clean! Looking around here I see dog toys and dog beds/blankets strewn around every room! They are worse than kids, I swear.

  6. Can't wait to see it all completed. Love the pieces you've picked. Have fun painting and sanding. Rainy weekend predicted in some parts so maybe the weather outside won't be too tempting for you.

  7. Mary Ellen says

    Oh the little peeks are so inviting Susan!! I so love the chandelier you found for your room!

    I LOVE the bee pillow!! After becoming a bee keeper several years ago I simply love all things bees!

    bee blessed

  8. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says

    I'm loving all the different elements you've chosen for the office. I can't wait to see more on Monday!

  9. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    You are such a tease. I'm loving the new chandy, so fun and whimsical. I have the "same" similar bee pillow. It resides on the bench outside the shop door. Your lovely lady that you "hinted" at is one I've thought of carrying in the shop, not sure these gals are ready for her. :-)) I'm looking forward to much more girl. Isn't it great we become so handy with all those things like chalk guns etc. Hoping all is well your way. hugs ~lynne~

  10. The Real Me! says

    Oh I can not wait to see the big reveal. Your guest room is so cozy and inviting. Love that!
    See you Monday!

  11. Your office is looking beautiful! You have done lots of hard work. I'm pretty sure that we have the same bulletin board & I know we have the same "bee" pinsl. Ballard Designs? Mine is in the hallway of my newly decorated kitchen. I'm using it now since I won't be posting pictures on my stainless steel fridge! Decorating…does it ever end?


    Something worthwhile to look forward to on Monday. Can't wait to see the changes and additions to your office. Have a nice weekend!

  13. Cass @ That Old House says

    Why honey, you are as busy as a … BEE. My dad had a little gold bee pin made for my mother years ago, because he said she was always busy and buzzing … and she was.
    Everything looks to be shaping up beautifully!
    Didn't ol' Blogger give us all a fright, though?

  14. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Looking forward to the office reveal and the moldings look fabulous. That's a lot of caulking and painting. Have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

  15. Mr. Goodwill Hunting says

    oh yea. Twitter was a buzz with blogger complaints.
    Although it was awful, I still cant complain [much…well just a little] because it is a free platform.

    But boy oh boy!

    So glad you are back up and running. I get to peruse the tables.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  16. Barbara F. says

    Your office is just coming along bee-you-tifully! Can't wait for the final reveal. You are tempting me to re-do my 3rd bedroom which I use for storage into an office. Love that bee pillow! xo,

  17. Designs By Pinky says

    Love the new, BEEutiful pillow and the chandy!!!! YOu are one bust gal! It is the PROCESS that si the most fun, huh? XO, Pinky

  18. Oh my…your office is becoming a beauty! I LOVE all of the little sneak peeks today. i really like the new bulletin board better. I think the old one with the doors was too bulky with the beautiful desk. and the chair and pillow…and beautiful lady…chandelier…like I said…oh my…

  19. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says

    OK Susan that was tease but a good one!! LOVE that shot of the new chandelier, the crown molding looks great but I don't envy you having to chalk it. I love painting but I hate working with chalk! Love the new distressed bulletin board and I love that new girl figurine it looks like a Santos. Can't wait for Monday to see it all put together!! Martina

  20. Pamela Gordon says

    I sure missed seeing everyone's blogs when blogger was being 'fixed' and am glad it's back too! I love your new chandelier, the sweet bee pillow and the new bulletin board. I look forward to the reveal on Monday. Enjoy the weekend caulking and painting. 🙂 Pamela

  21. yes last week was weird on the blogs and all the difficulties posting. You are one busy bee, lady!
    Me too isn't it all so fulfilling

  22. That bee pillow is adorable!

  23. FABBY'S LIVING says

    How gorgeous everything looks Susan, now, with the new lamp and that pillow with the bea, so cute! Oh my dear, you're going to be busy this weekend with caulking and painting…yeah, the moldings look great too! Take it easy once in a while, rest with a cup of tea…or wine? Have a pleasent weekend.

  24. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Fabby, what is rest? lol 🙂

  25. defaziolinda says

    I also am working, slowly, slowly, on my office setup. Have acquired a wonderful mirror framed in browns and added some heavenly green Ikea file holds and magazine holders. I also picked up a paper holder thingy with slots for papers and a pencil drawer in soft green decorated with flowers. Slow but sure wins the race! I LOVE how your office is coming out. Such fun! Now for a cup of coffee and a sweetie!

  26. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Linda…that sounds wonderful! I'm slowly getting mine done, so I totally understand. Slow is better because you have time to plan and think it through…and find the pieces you really love.

  27. Kathysue says

    It is looking great Susan, can't wait to see all your talent at work with the final reveal!! I just got a great deal on a new addition to my family room on Wisteria at Ikea prices. Come check it out, I am so excited, probably as excited as you were about your sweet pillow. I love when bargains fall in our laps, Kathysue

  28. Cozy Little House says

    Oh, those gorgeous chairs I so covet! My missing post has never come back. Don't know if it will or won't.

  29. Heidiopia says

    Love that you installed all your own moulding! Go girl! The bee pillow is a proverbial favorite of mine and it looks perfect in its new home.
    Glad we're all back up and running!
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  30. Heaven's Walk says

    Sounds like you'll be one busy gal this weekend, Susan! But your bedroom looks just beautiful! Very chic and cozy! And that chandy is just plain fun! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  31. Sweetladyelaine says

    Your office is looking lovely! I have my whole house that has to be done and I am doing it slowly too! I only have been here 5 months….so I feel like I have a lifetime to get it the way I want it. lol
    Yes, my site was down too and my comments are floating out there somewhere. I did try to publish them but of course an error came up! I am just glad to visit posts.
    Have a great weeken!
    Blessings My Friend,

  32. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    I can't believe all the trouble you guys had with Blogger. Glad it all seems to be working now.

    Thanks for telling me about Pinterest. I'm trying to figure it out this morning, but I'm a slow learner. Ha.

  33. Bluebirds and Butterflies says

    Proud of you for doing your mouldings! My husband is in the process of putting up some crown moulding in my bedroom. I think crown adds so much to a room….really finishes it off! Love the bee pillow, too! Where did you find it? xoxo Kim

  34. Miss Char says

    I'm in love with that pillow!!!!! I did miss our Thursday with all the blogger bungles going on, its good that everything is back on track.

  35. I am dying to see your room…please reveal sooooooooon!

  36. Dawggone Cute Creations says

    As a new follower, I look forward to reading alot of your past posts but I am having a really,REALLY hard time scrolling through your site :/
    Is there something I have to do or need to do to make it easier? I don't have this problem with any other sites. btw, I use Inernet Explorer if that matters.

    Your office renovation looks really great. My craft room/office is always a mess! LOL

    Thanks, Velma

  37. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Velma,
    What kind of problem are you having when scrolling. Email me at [email protected] and maybe I can help.

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