Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Makeover for the New Year & A Trip to the Emergency Room

Hope you all enjoyed 2010 and are ready for 2011 because it is here.  Happy New Year blogger friends!!!!!  I must admit that 2010 went out with a bang.  I ended up in the emergency room with some chest pain/discomfort and it was pretty scary to say the least.  I was in the midst of working, experienced a sharp pain in my chest, followed by sweating and a cold sensation and a slight pain in my back.  I had my blood pressure checked and it was just fine, but my pulse was too high.  I contacted my doctor and he said to go to the ER.  Good thing I work at a hospital because they got me right in, did a whole bunch of tests and tried their best to get some blood.  Not only do my veins like to hide, but when someone finds them, they hide.  So, after many attempts to get blood…… they were finally able to get some.  Luckily, my test results came back ok.  I was to follow-up with a stress test which I did in between working (gotta love working at a cardiologist office) and was blessed enough to have the results before this long weekend.  Everything came back ok and I was informed that it was probably stress and anxiety.  I didn’t really think that could be it, but when I was told that being away from Cameron for the first time in a long time, being back in the working world and having a hard time being away from my normal surroundings could have an effect on it……well, then I realized that it could be anxiety.  So, they prescribed some anxiety medicine for me and after being on it for just a couple days….. I am feeling much better.


I did tackle a few projects today.  I thought you might be interested in seeing them.  Yep, my first project was to paint my Mom’s stovetop cover.  So, I applied the black paint, sanded and stained it.





Do you all remember this ugly little antique chair that I picked up at a second hand store?  Well, it was $4.99 and I thought it had great potential.  I had to do a little repairing on it and a bit of sanding and then I applied the paint.  Wow, what for this transformation……. it is absolutely amazing!!





Do you see that little crack on the back of the chair?  Well, I sanded it down and then applied some wood filler to it, sanded it again and gave it a new coat of paint.  Here are a few other pictures.










So, what do you think of my very first AMAZING makeover for 2011?  Didn’t it turn out great?  I am definitely pleased with it.  I knew it had perfect prim potential…… it just needed a little TLC.

Well, I better sign off for now.  Until Next Time ~ Blessings to all for 2011.



ohiofarmgirl said...

Your make overs are great but as far as the meds go...slow down girl...don't ruin your health. Maybe you should return home until he starts first grade???? Just a thought...hang in there. I wish I could say it gets easier but I still cry when mine returns to college...just Dianntha

Elisha said...

awesome job... good ol black paint... i finally stopped bying it by the quart and now get it by the gallon i use it for everything! :)

Teri said...

Sorry to hear about the ER visit, Lisa...(always GOOD you work at a cardiologist's ofc though!) lol You've said before that working on prims relaxes you so please keep on with the makeovers..we always love to see what you've done. I LOVE the chair!!!

Bonnie said...

Love your makeovers. I love painted furniture. Glad to hear your tests turned out okay and that you are feeling better. Remember to take time for yourself. As mothers we tend to burn the candle at both ends. I have to remind myself all the time that I don't have to be "Superwoman."

Geesha said...

I am so glad to hear that all your tests came back good! Love the makeovers...the chair turned out great!!

Geesha said...

Oh by the way maybe you should drop by my blog and sign up for my tlc help you relax!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well my dear friend I am so happy it is only stress! But that's bad enough given the reasons for it. I pray things will get better for you soon.
Your make over is wonderful and Cameron must love his little chair.

Now you are one busy lady with working, taking care of a beautiful home and DOING lovely is that board.

P.S. Did your mother like her pillow???? I am wondering.


Primsue said...

Lisa, so glad your test results were good. All of the changes in your life recently could certainly cause some anxiety - please take care of yourself. You did a great job on the stoveboard and the chair makeover is awesome - what a transformation!

Have a Blessed New Year!

Robin said...

Oh my...I'm glad it wasn't more serious...Try to relax and de-stress...( like I know how to do )
Love all your make3overs...Have a Blessed 2011...

Gettysburg Homestead said...

I am so glad to hear that your tests all came back normal. It is difficult to go back to work. Trust me when I had to go back full time after my ex left it was horrible. Stick with the meds and it will get easier.

Love that little chair!!!


LibbiesHome said...

Love the chair makeover! You sure can spot a diamond in the rough. :)
Glad your tests all came back ok.

Diana said... did great on that chair!

Glad you are okay. How lucky that you work at a hospital. Sounds like you have many looking out for you.