Wednesday, September 3, 2014

If you're reading this, I applaud your loyalty.

Sorry I've been MIA. But you guys. I forgot how to blog. For reals. It's been so long that when I started typing my blog name in my web browser, IT DIDN'T PULL UP! And then I just sat staring at my dashboard going "Well Crap" and "What does the pencil do again? Oh! Sweet!" And don't even get me started on not having auto correct.

Anywhooskis, I can think of a million reasons why I haven't blogged. Here are 3 to make my point.

 Number 1. When we moved into the new house, we immediately renovated our great room. It was being filmed for the T.V. show Renovation Realities and I'm not supposed to post pictures until it airs. Which happens to be September 20th at 9pm on the DIY network. Watch it. I'm positive you'll laugh at me at least once. And that's all I'll say about it. (ahem... disgusting sewer water right in my mouth ahem...)

 Number 2. It is way easier to post pictures to Instagram. If you don't follow me over there, you totally should. My user name is Nikki_Grandy.

 Number 3. My backspace button broke. I can't make this crap up. It's a total pain in the you know what to type anything. I literally have to highlight the whole word and start over if I misspell something or forget an apostrophe. It's so dumb.

Ok, so it's mostly because of number 3. However, as I Instagram away, I feel a void in my life. The desire to write self proclaimed witty run on sentences can't be quenched by IG, Facebook, or Twitter. Plus, my Moms getting too old to see the tiny pictures on IG, so I guess I have to post real ones, from my real camera, wearing real pants. Just kidding, I'll photo shop those in.

Moral of this story is bear with me. I intend on blogging more regularly but I may go into shock and forget my name if I don't ease back into it. I'll leave you with these amazing iphone pictures of a project my husband and I did over labor day.

The before: An old barn door from Flagstaff that had been torn down and hauled out into a field. And old Ship lap that someone listed on craigslist. She wanted $9 a linear foot for it which made the planks around $118 each. What the WHAT? Turns out, she didn't really do the math so when I offered her $20 she happily obliged.

And the after: A media console that is so perfectly rusty and chippy and functional and riddled with lead based paint. But I love it so.

Thanks for not giving up on me friends.


  1. Ha ha! I love this sooo much. It's beautiful.
    Great to have you back,
    and I can't wait to see the show!

  2. Amazing for real! Cannot wait for your TV debut...I'm positive its just the beginning. Also...I may or may not have some wood here you might be interested in...maybe not but maybe...if you are running low Ill send pictures!

  3. Well I for one have missed you ;). I do follow you on Instagram . Glad you let us know when the show will air.

  4. Welcome Back! I was (am) one of your faithful readers. Can I just say the media console is perfection.

  5. I love it!! And I haven't blogged since like January, so I'm in the same boat.

  6. Glad to see you back! Your media console is fabulous! Please of please say there's a tutorial coming on it.

  7. So cool about the TV show, congrats. Wow, from scrap to masterpiece. That console is beautiful. Fantastic work, glad to see you back and thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Yay! You're back! This project turned out amazing and I can't wait to see your episode and the big reveal!

  9. So they actually showed it at 6pm today ;) you guys were very entertaining. Too bad about the marble can that be fixed ? I personally love the reno

  10. Hi Nikki. I am just finding your blog and fabulous console table. I want to turn this into a island. Could your direct me to some instructions on how you did the sliding hardware. Thanks so much. Really appreciate any help and guidance. Take care. Sandy.