Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I do. I lost my last post and all my precious comments from all of you. Di, at THE BLUE RIDGE GAL. She helped me try to fix my sidebar which disappeared to below my comments. I also lost my lovely frills around the sides.
She finally had to delete my last post which had an error in it and caused this to happen.
While she was in there I had her enlarge my header..and she did a few little extra's for me.

Is that not a friend?? Now I have a pokie dot border...but that's ok. I can always change it back but then I would have to go back to my small header. I don't know how it all works.
I wish I knew how to do it all myself..but I have a fear of losing my entire blog...and that would be a true disaster. was a day of stress, blogwise. You know?

I finally got the nerve to paint my big old coffee table. It is solid oak and I kept saying I was going to refinish it..but never did.
Then I decided to do it black. I found it on a curb for just $30, so it is not as if I am ruining an expensive table...still...oak... *sigh*'s done. Finally! I am on a paint kick lately..told sweet husband...just keep movin' or you will get painted...
He ALWAYS looks at me when I say things like he believes me! Well, two years together...I mean, he was used to someone MUCH sweeter than me. *sigh* I lost MANY of my sweet comments, my 7 little known facts about me..(I will redo that one) and my frilly trim! :(
Thanks, Di, for all your help. I am so delighted to have my sidebar the extra things you added for me!!
Love and hugs to all of you,


  1. Love your painted table! It does get addicting once you start to paint things.

    Sorry about your blog messing up. That happened to me once. I would like to change my whole blog around to get the bigger pictures but I'm to scared to mess with it. Plus, I can't afford to pay someone to do it right now.


  2. Dear Friend,

    Your Blog looks wonderful. I want to change my wallpaper but now I don't think I will, I'm too new at all of this.

    Your table is wonderful.


  3. No problem, Mona. Always love to help. Oh, the table looks WONDERFUL!!

    Go ahead, paint your husband. LOL


  4. Love your table! Black just gives a room a "pop" as that over-used word says. I had my kitchen island painted black and I love it.
    Have a great day.
    Ladybug Creek

  5. Brave Mona....I always want to change my blog too but, I would probably lose everything..I love your new big layout.
    I read your title post....too funny - as you know I always try to do a catchy post...hee hee
    Love love your pretty. I have a box that I am painting right now with roses and that same pink ans white is additive !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  6. My dear, there will be no shortages of sweet comments as long as you keep posting.

    I love the table! Like you I cringed with the thought of paint. Paint does come off if you ever dedide to go natural again.

    I can't believe you found that beauty so reasonably priced! If you find those kind of bargains, I need to go yard saling with you!

  7. I can't remember your trim, anyways. I like the pokadots. The table looks great!!

  8. Di is such a sweetheart! Your blog looks very nice but I hope you can remember all that you wrote in your last post! It was like reading a story book! I like your new look....noticed that I am not in your list of favorites! How can that be? heeheehee! I hope you get everything the way you want it! Enjoy your day...don't paint your hubby...he looks great the way he is! ♥

  9. Oh, Mona...that's always scary, isn't it? Your blog looks lovely still! And you don't need to worry about sweet will get lots more! Your table looks great! Love it! My friends say the same thing about me and spray paint! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  10. I like your table painted black! I somehow messed up my header picture and DO NOT know how to fix it. I am afraid if I try anything I will lose all of my stuff too! Glad your friend helped you find most of your stuff!

  11. Love the black table Miss M...

    I think you are lovely and spirited. :) My Mr. AGPMan calls me "his Tiger" because I'm always on the prowl... I've yet to figure out if that is a compliment or not. :)

    Your bloggie looks lovely~just like you!


  12. Good Morning my Dear Mona...girl I back up my blog once a you know how to do that? I can email you the how to...that way I don't have to worry about it I loose it or not...Its easy peasy also...Love the table black and Men what do they know...I still say things to Len and he looks at me like I'm from outer space or somthing ha ha!!But then he has no humor and I'm a big crank player ha ha!!
    I'm doing double duty right now...running to Candace's every day cooking and cleaning and then trying to keep up with all this stuff I have here...WOW!! too much stuff girl...why do I have to have it all?? I think I loved the days when I lived in the 1 room cabin ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT week my Dear friend...if you need help with the back up of your blog email me...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  13. I am so not tech savvy, so I don't mess with my blog at all. Glad you have most of yours back. Your coffee table is just wonderful and I love the black color. The clawfoot base is stunning. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  14. I want to change my blog too and add wallpaper but I haven't because I know I will end up with a mess so I am just keeping it the way it was!
    Your coffee table looks great in black. I really like the clawfoot base, it adds alot to the table!

  15. We love our blogs don't we?? If anything bad happens to them we are in a panic. Sometimes ( well, often) when I mess something up on my blog I feel like the world is coming to an end. My husband just laughs it off, which is probably what I should do too. Now about that table ... I love it painted black!! I'm on a painting kick too. I'm on a mini vacation at home this week and I have been painting up a storm. Bentley crinkles up his nose at the smell of paint, but it doesn't keep him from checking up on my projects. I bet between the two of us, the price of paint stock has gone up!!

    Susan and Bentley

  16. It´s great to have friends like that! I like the trial and error way though :-) :-)

    The table turned out really good! You are a great painter! I should know, I work as one :-)
    Have a great day now!

  17. Mona, what a luck to have such a friend. So sorry for the problems you had. Now we will all write lots of comments to give you some back.

    Your table is very nice. Good job.
    Greetings, Johanna

  18. Hi Mona! Oh, I'm sorry about all of your blog stress! I hate stuff like that too, but your blog looks so nice now!
    I love love love your painted table! You did a great job on it too!
    Oh, the power of paint!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Hi Mona,
    I love your table painted black. Like I tell Gary its only paint!. Have fun being creative with your home. You blog looks lovely and is always enjoyable to read.
    Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

  20. Oh dear Mona, sometimes this bloggin' thing is full of ornery trolls. You'll get 'er all fixed up again. I have no doubt...your just that kinda gal. I love,love,love the way the table turned out. It really makes the room pop. I had to laugh about paintin' your hubby...heeehehehe!

    God bless you my sweet friend. Shhhhh...I'm bloggin' under the radar today. Don't tell on me!

  21. Hi Mona,
    I just had to get over here before we leave tomorrow. I am glad you got your blog all fixed it looks very nice. And the color you asked about is called apple red. Yes indeedy! Apple Red and it's a true clear red and I love it. We got it through Dutch Boy paints.
    Hope that helps. And you coffee table looks fabulous! I love it black! You are on a painting binge, hubby better look out!

  22. Hi Mona! I'm sorry to learn that you've had problems with your Blog...mine has been acting up too but nothing like what happened to yours. It still looks very nice though. I'm like you...I'm afraid to fiddle around with mine for fear of loosing it...I'd hate to have to start over! You did a beautiful job on your's amazing what a coat of paint can do. Good for you for getting your nerve up! I hope you have a wonderful Friday...Maura :)

  23. Mona, the table looks great painted black. Did you put a clear finish on it afterwards? I used a spray paint that had a clear coat finish already in it for the chest I re-did. Got it from the touch-up/re-finishing guy that works at our furniture store. Your blog dress looks very "purty" in polka dots!
    hugs, Sue

  24. Hi Mona, this is Cristina (Emily's mom). This is my first post but I'm always reading your blog. You know that! :)
    Well, I will love to paint our dining room set and I will ask you how to do it. It is white now but I want to paint it dark brown (espresso). We bought this set long time ago in San Francisco for our kitchen. So, I will appreciate if you show me how to paint it. Thanks, Mona. I love your coffee table!! And your blog too!
    Love, Cristina


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