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Monday, September 13, 2010

Progress Report

I’d like to apologize for not having any projects to show you.  It was a busy week last week, but not with Twice Lovely goodness.

Some of you may remember me competing in a local “Idol” singing competition.  I made it to the finals, which were last Thursday night.  It was a really great show all around and I had a blast being on stage in a historic opera house that has recently been completely historically restored.  It was beautiful!!  And PACKED!!  I was really nervous, but had a great time.  I didn’t win, but the winner, who was a 13 year old girl, was TREMENDOUS.  She totally deserved it, so I didn’t feel one bit bad.  Here’s me singing “Fairytale” by Sara Bareilles:

In other me-centered news, I’m feeling completely overwhelmed because I’m very-nearly-literally buried in fall/winter toddler girl clothes and shoes that I really need to Ebay this week.  I thought I’d throw it out there to my good bloggy pals out there.  Do any of you want/need some completely adorable and in good shape mostly 18-24 month (some 2T) fall/winter clothes and mostly Size 6 (a couple larger Size 5 and smaller Size 7s) shoes?  DD wore this stuff last fall/winter and she turned 2 in March, if that helps for sizing.  I have a huge garbage bag full of all Gymboree, and another with mostly Gap and some other name brand stuff.  I think there’s 14 pairs of shoes and 6 pairs of pajamas, a few coats, basically everything you could need and more.  I’m willing to cut some killer deals if you want some or (better yet) all of it.  :)  Please save me from having to Ebay this stuff so I can get back to the furniture projects!  ;)


I had some success yard-saleing this past weekend.  I picked up these great nightstands for $10 each.  Check out the fantastic pulls!!  As of this morning, I have the tops stripped and ready for a dark walnut stain.  The bottom will be primed and painted a champagne metallic with a green “Old World Patina” glaze.  I’m excited!!


I also practically stole this great coffee table for $5!!  I’m thinking those details are screaming out for a distressed white.


In case you didn’t notice or are reading in a blog reader, we added some tabs at the top of the blog, including one very special and important addition that I wanted to draw your attention to.  As we rapidly draw close to 600 Google followers, Cara and I have decided to open Twice Lovely up to those who would like to advertise here.  You may have already noticed that we’ve also added an Adsense block to our sidebar (which, by the way, you can go ahead and click just as many times as you feel inclined.)  :)  We have a fantastic and involved readership, and would love to share them with you and your business.  Please contact us at twicelovelyfurniture@gmail.com to discuss advertising possibilities.

Also, a big thank you to those of you who have “liked” us over on Facebook!!  If you follow over there, the nightstands and coffee table scores are old news to you.  :)  If you’d like to be privy to furniture sneak peaks and treatment previews before they hit the blog, why don’t you “like” us, too?  Check out the Twice Lovely Facebook Page!

I’ll be back to the projects next time, promise!  :)


  1. Are you willing to ship? I have a little girl who needs some fall/winter clothes in 24 month/2t. simplybeu@gmail.com

  2. I don't know if you have tried it, but I always have really good success reselling my kids' clothes at the "Just Between Friends" sales. It is nice to have them all done away with in one weekend. I would post the link, but I don't want you to think that I am advertising for them.:) Just google JBF sale. I saw they have one in Phoenix in October-it might be a little easier than Ebay. I hate shipping stuff! Too bad I don't have anyone who fits in those size clothes, they are adorable...;)

  3. ann marie, you are amzing! i knew you were quiet because the competition was going on and i was waiting fro you to post about it and so glad i hget to hear it. you are awesome and should be so proud of yourself!!!

  4. I love following you on facebook :) So easy to get the latest post while sitting in the carpool line, even. Congratulations on the competition, that is awesome!

  5. Great finds, I can't wait to see how they turn out! You have an amazing voice and how much fun that must have been!! Congrats on making it to the finals!!

  6. I will call you about clothes for Katherine! We need to catch up and I need to get the table and chairs!!!

  7. Ditto are you willing to ship - to Michigan? My daughter is 18-24 months and I don't have any coats and only 2 pairs of size 5 shoes for her.

  8. Hey, Jenn! Totally willing to ship. Can you email me your email address so I can send you the link to the clothes? Thanks!

  9. I'd be interested in the clothes too if they don't work out with the other ladies :)

    I love all of your work-the first night I stumbled upon the blog I spent an embarrassing amount of time drooling!

  10. Paige, I can't email you through your blogger acct, so please email me with your email address so I can send you a link to the clothes. Thanks for reading!!

  11. Beautiful, Ann Marie!

    Can't wait to see the finished products...


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