What a Difference a Week Can Make!

Happy Wednesday Friends! It has been a long week but I finally have my happy kitchen back...

Vintage jadeite tablescape

... and all five closets have been put back together after the house flooded a week ago--Yay! I have worked almost non-stop but I also finished prepping and staining the concrete in the bedroom where the carpet was damaged.  

DIY stained concrete floors

I have wanted to tackle the project of removing the last of the carpet from my home for some time.  In that regard, it was a blessing in disguise.  You can see the original carpet plus a more detailed tutorial here.  No more carpet! 

DIY stained concrete

As I mentioned before, I really thought my rugs were ruined when I saw them under water.  I was able to save these three plus my new turquoise one in the laundry room by repeated shop vacuuming, then laying them flat in the sunlight.  So there is a good use for this scorching summer sun!  Sunlight also prevents mildew.  

Drying rugs after a flood

Thanks again for your prayers, kind thoughts and comments.  They were so appreciated when I felt overwhelmed.  Come back Friday to see this week's fab finds! 


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  1. I'm so sorry you had to go through that horrible experience...but out of something bad a beautiful transformation happens!!!

  2. So glad you were able to find a silver lining Cecilia! I'm glad things are moving along and you are drying out. Here's to a much better week!!

  3. Oh no, what an awful thing to have to go through. I'm happy to hear you were able to save your rugs. Love your tablescape and all the pretty Jadeite. Thanks for sharing at VIP.

  4. Cecilia ... so happy that you have this job behind you now and that you did not loose your pretty rugs. I don't see how you got all that done in one week. It had to be a mess to clean up after water damage. I admire you for being able to do that all by yourself.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. So sorry about your flooding! I know how much work it is to clean it all up, but you seem to have everything back in order already. Love your charming table all set up for a party!

  6. Sweet friend, you have been as busy as a bee! I am so glad things are getting better and everything is getting back to semi-normal {{smiles}} Thinking of you! Hugs!

  7. Glad to hear that things are much better after the bad flood. Like the atained concrete!

  8. So happy to hear you are on the other side of the flood! Your table is so cheerful! I love the look of the concrete floor stained.

  9. Yay, I'm so happy for you! Glad you are finally on the upside of this disaster. The floor looks amazing and now you don't have to think about when you'll get around to it! :-)
    Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs,

  10. Bless your heart Cecilia, I am so glad that it is all behind you. I love your kitchen setting. So 50's! Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Jo

  11. Love your kitchen table!! Happy to know there is a good reason for scorching sun here in TX. Hope the rest of 2015 is great for you.

  12. That first pic of your happy kitchen table is wonderful. If reflects you attitude about your ordeal. Glad things are getting back into control.

  13. Cecilia, I'm so sorry to hear that you had a flood. Glad that it's all working out okay. I always love your happy kitchen! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. So sorry to hear about this. But glad to hear that something good did come of it. Your rugs look great after all that work. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  15. Glad to hear that everything worked out! Love the bedroom floor!


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