SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 9

Hi there and welcome to Sundays with Celia Vol 9. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday! It has been a very busy time for me, so busy in fact that I missed last Sunday with you. That’s because I had all 3 of my boys home with me, along with my daughter-in-law and my 2 grandbabies. This is particularly special because they live on the opposite side of the country so I especially relish these rare opportunities to be together as a family.

Spaghetti and Meatballs on Sunday

We had a big spaghetti dinner last Sunday with all the family and some great friends thrown in for good measure. My oldest son Nathan & I are a terrific team in the kitchen and we enjoy cooking together. He is a fantastic cook and I can always count on him to prepare something delicious like this huge platter of Spaghetti & Meatballs.

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Sadly my son & family are now back home in DC where they visited the neighborhood known as Barracks Row. Check out their adventures & crazy antics in this video on FamousDC.com. Wills isn’t about to eat an oyster (a child of my own heart) and Elle is stylin’ in her big red bow & sunglasses. You go girl…

Selling Stone Hill Cottage on Sunday

Brad & I decided on a bit of a whim to sell our Big Bear Lake Vacation rental, Stone Hill Cottage. I was going to tell you it was for sale in a dedicated blog post but low & behold, the listing went up on Monday and by Friday we had a full price cash offer! So my friends it is with very mixed emotions that I will likely be bidding adieu to my pretty little cabin in the sky very soon. Time to find another fixer-upper! Here’s one last look for old time sake.

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What I’m Up To This Sunday

As you read this post I’ll be on my way to Boulder, Colorado to move my son into his first apartment. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been working away transforming some old furniture that I purchased for a song into beautiful new furnishings for Austin. I finished just in time to load up a Uhaul trailer and take my son on a road trip back to school.

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Having never reupholstered anything before in my life, I’m quite pleased with the results of my amateurish effort to create some new furniture out of old. While I’m sure any upholstery professional would shudder at my unprofessional attempt at upholstery, I think it will do just fine for a college student’s abode. Here’s a look at my handiwork.

My $15 Chair Transformation

The Before…

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The During…

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The After…

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My $200 Couch Transformation!

The Before…

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The During…

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The After…

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My $50 Chair Transformation!

The Before…

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The During…

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The After…

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The $80.00 Accent Table Transformation!

The Before…

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The During…

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The After…

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The $50 Chest of Drawers Transformation!

The Before…

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The During…

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The After…

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The $20 Headboard Transformation!

I forgot to take a “Before” photo…

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The After…

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The $250.00 (for 4) Dining Chair Transformation!

The Before…

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The During…

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The “After” To Be Continued…

Stay tuned for a look at the 4 dining chairs that I will finish in Boulder. Bought them the day before departure so had no time to complete them.

I spent a total of $655.00 on all of this furniture. I then spent $341.00 on upholstery supplies, chalk paint & tools. The total cost for all of the furniture for my son’s apartment…drum roll please…

$996.00

Celia’s Sunday Sentiment

Everything old is new again! At least in my son’s apartment. Here’s a little sentimental journey on Sunday.

So there you have it: SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 9

Thanks so much for dropping in! 

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All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Unless otherwise creditied, all photos are the original property of Celia Becker @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com and may not be reproduced without specific permission. 

Comments

  • Holly

    oh my! How I love Stone Hill Cottage – filled with lovely ideas. The new owners are very lucky people! Also, thanks for the Peter Allen piece – loved that talented man. Happy Sunday!

  • Thank you Holly! So glad you enjoyed the post!

  • Lisa Sanford

    My Dearest C,
    When do you ever sleep? Bravo, bravo as usual! So sad to see the Big Bear cabin go but what a truly lucky new owner! The furniture looks awesome. Lucky boy! I can’t wait to see what you do with his place in Colorado! Safe travels, Lisa

  • The Enchanted Home

    WOW!! Your before and afters totally floored me….that was no easy task and you nailed it! I can see why your darling cottage sold in a day, it is so uber charming, some lucky person is going to enjoy it very much…plus sounds like its time for a new chapter, open a new one and start a brand new project!
    How nice to have all your kids home…lucky!! And you were calling my name with that big plate of spaghetti…yum. Enjoy your Sunday moving your son in:)

  • Sunny Henderson

    Oh Celia! Glad for you but so sad to see “our” amazing Stone Hill Cottage gone from further visits. We loved that place and I guess the new owners loved it too.
    Have fun in Boulder putting together your son’s new apt.
    Take care,
    Sunny Henderson

  • Robert C

    Congratulations on your sale of Stone Hill Cottage Celia. You did such an amazing job. I can’t wait to see your next project. Robert Armstrong

  • Joyce Bedrosian

    You have unbelievable energy and creativity. The furniture looks amazing! Can’t wait to see your son’s finished apartment. Take lots of photos and enjoy these special days together!

  • What a sweet thing to say Joyce. Thank you! Stay tuned for lots more photos!

  • Ah, thanks Robert. Really appreciate that!

  • Yes, it is very bitter sweet Sunny. I do feel like Stone Hill Cottage had a little bit of you in it. BTW, I kept the cute mugs you gave me when you stayed there. I wasn’t about to let them go to the next owner!

  • Thanks so very much Tina! Yes, you are right when you say it’s time for the next chapter. Stay tuned for that!

  • My dear Lisa, thank you so much! Love you!!