Monday, April 19, 2010

You have spent many sleepless nights thinking about it, and finally you can rest knowing exactly what I do all day.

A few warnings before you dedicate the next 13 minutes of your life to my video:

1. I have no technical experience (as evidenced by the fact I have not successfully sent a single text). So no, it is not properly edited. And no, I have no idea how to piece together multiple videos...

2. If you are easily nauseated by moving cameras maybe just mosy over this because I would hate to make anyone sick, because just thinking about you being sick makes me sick... and it is a vicious cycle to break!

3. I frequently over-use the word actually. I actually might have some sort of genetic defect it is so bad.

Ok, enjoy!

39 comments:

Kari --- said...

Lee Valley in Edmonton (when we lived there) was my FAVOURITE place.

Razmataz said...

I really enjoyed that. Love to see what keeps people busy and motivated and how other businesses are run.

Fresh + Simple said...

Hi! I've just found your blog yesterday and I like it a lot! Thanks for doing that video - it was a lot of fun to watch! :) Your daughter is a cutie! Love all that white painted furniture. The drop-sided table looks excellent!! Great staging work too!
Lara

becki said...

I really enjoyed the video. I can't believe how much you accomplish in just one day! You're amazing!

Recreating Wonderland said...

Aww your too cute Holly! I love the set your painting now. Im actually on the process of painting a chest similar-dressers on the other hand are hard to come by. Keep the the videos!!!

ourthreesons said...

What a great glimpse into what your days are like, wow, you get lots done! Maybe sometime you could do a video on how to use a paint gun, hubby is picking one up for me and I plan to start painting my own furniture very soon! I'm so excited. :)
I need to check out Lee Valley for hardware out in Coquitlam soon, it's right next to Ikea, now isn't THAT convenient. Thanks again, I enjoyed watching.

chelsea said...

Oh my gosh, you're adorable! thanks for taking the time to post a video of your day :o)

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Yay for videos! You can have an MTV show or something... ;) Or an HGTV show might be more appropriate. Hehe!

Lisa Leonard said...

so inspiring! thank you for sharing your day. (and you have such a great camera presence!!). xo

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing your day! That was fun to watch! And you and Wren are both super cute:)

Melissa said...

Love the video! You accomplished so much in just one day! Thanks for allowing us to have a peek inside in the fun lane =) God Bless ya!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

What a fun video. I think we all have a word like your "actually". Mine would be "cool". Who knows! Wren is so adorable. Love all your painted furniture! Have a great night!

Alison said...

That was fun, Holly. Thanks!

Holly said...

i so loved watching this! you are so cute and its really motivating to see all your work you do. but maybe sometime you can have someone film you sanding and priming and painting, id love to see a snippet of that too :)

Joi said...

Love the video posts, Holly. You are too cute!

Abby Noel said...

Holly, I love your video - what a great idea to let us see inside the day of a favorite blogger :) All your pieces are so beautiful! Keep it up. Cheers!

Rayia said...

Wren is such a dolly! Thanks for sharing!

DPRE said...

Holly! Great video, I love that you let us into your life :)

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Liz said...

My husband and I are going thrift store shopping today for a dining table to cut down to coffee table height! And I thought that it was an original idea... I'm so far behind. Love your work! Wren is such a cutie!!

Angie said...

I enjoyed every minute of that!! Thanks for sharing your day with us!!! ;)

Deserae said...

Loved seeing the little video of you and how you spend your day :o) You are such a busy little bee!!!!!
~Des

Desiree said...

Another Desiree here. enjoying your blog and video shoots!!!

Pudel-design said...

That was a great peek into your day!
Thanks so much for sharing, i really enjoyed the video:)

Greetings from Germany ;)

Sarah said...

Loved the video and seeing how you make things happen. It's amazing how much you're able to get done in one day. I'm just such a lazy person sometimes. :P

Anyways, if you have a moment, could you let me know how you do your spray painting? I bought this sprayer for my air compressor but my husband said I had to put paint thinner in it. When I did that (with latex paint) it didn't mix together. Do you use oil based and mix in some paint thinner or what do you do there? I'd so much appreciate it because I'd love to paint my pieces like that. Thanks!

Sandy's Place said...

Hi Holly - you were brave to do that video - it was great thanks for sharing your day. I paint pieces just like you and one day I hope to do it as my main full time job. I always use a paint brush but you have inspired me to try a spray gun. Look forward to you next posts. thanks Sandy

dutchbritishlove said...

That was so fun, thanks for taking us along on your busy day! I thoroughly enjoyed tagging along :)

kristinwithani said...

Oh, Holly, after reading your blog for a while, it sure is fun to hear your voice. Now I will read it and HEAR you.
Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Anne said...

This was fun. Love seeing your garage and how you make it all work. Keep up the great work!

MrsKBJ said...

I loved your video Holly! I actually :O) didn't even notice you saying actually until you pointed it out in the video! :O)
Kelly

Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

Hi Holly-
I absolutely adored this post and your bubbly personality! Why are we so obsessed with peeking into other people's lives? I don't know, but it sure was fun!

~Rachel~

Joanne Brown said...

I've read your blog for ages but this is the first comment I've left! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your video!! How fun to see you in action. I have a few pieces of furniture that I need to paint but haven't gotten around to it yet. I just don't have the space (like your garage!). Thanks for the inspiration you provide. And your daughter is just too cute!! Hugs from England :)

kristi @ lovelyvelo said...

Really enjoyed this post! Take a wander over to lovelyvelo today, I've left you a wee blogger award ;)

bagfashionista said...

how on earth did you move that hutch/cabinet by yourself?! those sliding disks thinge sound awesome, if that's what was used

and love how wren looked at you like you're nuts...i get that all the time with isabel. ;)

TheSmithHotel said...

Always fun to see what others are doing for their business! Funny that you mentioned dining room tables becoming coffee tables. I did a blog post on my coffee table!
http://thesmithhotel-thesmithhotel.blogspot.com/2010/03/journey-of-table.html

Thanks for sharing,
Jody

Little Lovables said...

great video, you are one busy girl, holy cow!!

Katie said...

Holly~you are pretty much amazing. That made me tired just watching it! You do amazing work! When do you sleep!?!

twenty eight said...

This was so cute and fun to watch! I swear ... if I knew I could do furniture revamps as well as you do, my garage would look just like that. Love it!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

I LOVED the video! How great! You made everything look so easy! Do you paint with a brush or spray?

Jules said...

You really inspire me to get on the ball with my own painting projects! LOVE the grey furniture : )

 
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