Tag Archives: Trash to Treasure


While the work crew was building the deck there were many more tasks being checked off our to-do list! I have some ultra-capable women in my families!

1. Clean off car port (This was the most intense job ever. Mrs. Anita was up to her arms in mud and palmetto bugs!)after pics 056
2. Paint living room (Thank you to mom and Sass!)after pics 039
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4. Trim shrubs (We have very impressive landscaping now…especially when our featured landscaper had never touch a trimmer!)after pics 0855. Paint the light post (Still need to go outside and take an “after” pic)house4 0356. Paint outdoor furniture (I heart spray paint! Thank you for your hard work, Holly!)after pics 027after pics 0287. Organize pantry (Seriously, you couldn’t open the door w/out stuff falling on you. Clean House would now be very impressed. Thanks, Heather!)after pics 0418. Sew curtains for kitchen (My momma did a phenomenal job on these curtains! Cannot wait to hang them! Grandmother would be so proud.)after pics 082

I am obsessed with this fabric!

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9. Install counter tops and reinstall garbage disposal (We got a serious deal on counter tops if anyone is in the market for some!)

after pics 08710. Patch and prime the kitchenafter pics 093**And last but not least take a day off. **

Oh, well. That one didn’t really happen as we had hoped…but we have been having fun along the way…

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Lots of yummy meals together…

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Lots of drink breaks and opportunities to cheer on the work crew…

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And lots and LOTS of back rubs…

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Most of the reinforcements head out tomorrow.

We are SO SAD. Sad because they are leaving (and sad because we just found major terrmite issues in the “man cave”)! We shall see about that madness. Thankfully, we get to keep Joel’s dad for at least one more day!

Who wants to guess what color we are switching out for the topaz in the kitchen?!? Our fun visitors today got a sneak preview. Thanks for coming over Lorie and Cynthia! What a treat. We love visitors!! xoxo

Freebie Friday!

Chip Oglesby is last week’s winner!!! Chip, our fantastic neighbor, won last week’s trivia contest and will receive the new Steven Curtis Chapman CD. (The answer to how many people we have in and out of our home on a weekly basis was: 28!)

This week I kind of wanted to expose a hidden addiction that the Hurdle’s have…only our closest friends and family know that we love finding trash on the side of the road and turning it into treasure. :)

If you can guess which item came from the side of the road you will win a Starbucks gift card.





Mostly we refurbish the items to sell on www.craigslist.com, (just sold an old framed picture from the side of the road on Craigslist for $25!!), but, sometimes we adorn our “Shabby Meets Classy Southern” home too. Leave us a comment with your guess and you could be a winner!