Crazy Cute

Crazy Cute

*sniffffffffff* Ahhh!  That’s the smell of a fresh new blog.  As far as I know, the transition to WordPress is pretty much complete and hopefully things are looking normal around here.  It was a bumpy road if you were here yesterday.  I wasn’t able to access or even SEE my blog for over 24 hours, which was frustrating, especially because there were some formatting changes that I didn’t choose and had no control over. Namely: truncated posts. For the record: I hate truncated posts as much as you do!  I never, ever plan (or planned) to use them.  Man, you wouldn’t believe the hatred I got because of that.  To be painfully honest, some of it made me cry.  So that was fun.

But today is a fresh new day, and hopefully I’ll get this whole new platform figured out soon, so please be patient as I try to work the last of the kinks out.  And please enjoy these most colorful makeovers that are sure to give your eyeballs a healthy dose of awakeness!  First  a dowdy old wingback from Mary Kathryn who transformed it with a patchwork look of floral and stripes.  Crazy cute!  And it’s a recliner too.  Recovering a recliner? That’s talent.  See more on her site Shop Art & Design Group.

colorful recliner makeover
colorful armchair makeover

And that chair could totally be best friends with this settee which went from 100% oatmeal to a Las Vegas buffet!  (I know that doesn’t make sense, but I was trying to think of the craziest, most colorful assortment of food to compare it too, and that’s the best I could do.  Feel free to help me out with the analogy here.)  From the amazing gals at Fiber and Fire.

 settee after


  1. August 8, 2013 / 3:24 PM

    Great post! Welcome back to the old format…I am definitely not a fan of truncated posts either, and tend to shy away from blogs that use them. But I’m sorry that people made you cry!! That’s never ok!


  2. Hanna Cage
    August 8, 2013 / 3:27 PM


    Your blog is a delight, whether it is working perfectly or not, and no one has the right to make you cry about it! Truly, you do amazing work. Your text is just as good as the beautiful before and after pics — I often read your posts aloud to my husband so he can share in the laughter. So thank you for making my days brighter with your hard work and humor!

  3. Desiree
    August 8, 2013 / 3:40 PM

    I’m glad you went back to your original format for blog posts. You do a great job! I can’t wait to see your posts about the house you helped to decorate!

  4. August 8, 2013 / 4:01 PM

    Oh dear. That is definitely not worth your tears. I totally understand the stress of it though. My blog went down for an hour and I was FREAKING OUT.

    Get yourself a lemonade (spiked?) and try to forget your troubles. Your website is looking fantastic!!

    Annie XO

  5. August 8, 2013 / 5:03 PM

    I am in love with the settee! The recliner is nice as well, but the vibrant colors are amazing on the settee. I’ve been eyeing that fabric forever and wondered what one could do with it. They did an amazing job!

  6. Tenille
    August 8, 2013 / 5:24 PM

    Ah! Don’t let stinky people make you cry. If I want to relax I check out the fun on your site. Love It! Thank you!

  7. Bambi
    August 8, 2013 / 5:47 PM

    awwww, sorry for the haters…hugs (>^-^)>

  8. Amber
    August 8, 2013 / 5:50 PM

    I’m sorry the meanies made you cry…and, over something so silly! I do hope you’ll add the other blog listings back to the sidebar. I enjoyed several of those blogs, and I always just clicked through from here! 🙂

  9. August 8, 2013 / 5:50 PM

    Please do NOT feel bad about your blog issues with WordPress. It is one of my simple pleasures and I am always amazed at all the ideas and talent presented. So if we, your audience, must deal with techno problems from time to time – so be it. It is worth all the joy we experience the other days and I applaud your efforts.

    Thank you!


  10. August 8, 2013 / 6:13 PM

    You are a ROCKSTAR! Looks fabulous as always. And p.S. I don’t even know what ‘trunkated posts’ are! 😉

  11. Holly
    August 8, 2013 / 6:17 PM

    I love the fabric on that settee. But I’m really writing to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed your blog over the last month. I’m a new subscriber. Lots of the blogs I read have made the switch to WordPress and it took a few days for all the kinks to be worked out, so just ignore those mean folks. Us level-headed peeps love the blog, and appreciate you bringing it to us.

  12. Heather Miller
    August 8, 2013 / 6:23 PM

    That blows me away that anyone would be so harsh about your blog format!! I wish I had so little to worry about that I could stress about that! Sorry Lindsey! Goodness! I for one, love your blog no matter the format! Honestly, I had to google “truncated” because I was unsure what that even meant! Congrats on your big move to WordPress:)!

  13. August 8, 2013 / 6:35 PM

    I love your blog although, I must confess, I am not a fan of truncated posts at all…I think it’s the having to click into it to read then having to click out etc. It’s so complicated! But I would never, ever make someone cry over it!!! Your blog looks marvelous though:)

  14. August 8, 2013 / 7:32 PM

    Some people can be so horrid. I’m so sorry they made you cry. Please know that you are lovely and your blog is absolutely awesome. You rock!!

  15. Peggy
    August 8, 2013 / 7:34 PM

    Lovely transitions you’ve posted today! The reupholstering is absolutely fabulous and the daring choice of fabrics punctuate the beauty of the pieces even further! Thank you for all of your efforts and thank you for causing me think carefully about what I write. I would never want to offend or hurt a wonderful, generous person such as yourself. I hope that today is a better day for you. The new WordPress site looks excellent!

  16. Karon
    August 8, 2013 / 8:02 PM

    Seriously!! Nothing screams “entitled first world problem” like “I have to make an extra click or two on my super-fast laptop or ultra-slick smart phone to read a blog post”. I’m sorry, Lindsey!! I love your blog. 🙂

  17. LeeAnn
    August 8, 2013 / 8:34 PM

    I do not know what a truncated post is, but it’s not worth someone getting their panties in a wad. And if they can’t say anything nice, they should not say anything at all. You do not deserve that.

    As far as the chairs go, they are awesome & #1 is my favorite!

  18. August 8, 2013 / 8:43 PM

    Wow, people who get their knickers in a twist over blog formatting really need to sort out their priorities. I’m not crazy about truncated posts either but I’d *never* give anyone grief over it. I always love seeing what you’ve posted, no matter how. That being said, I’m glad you’ve figured out the formatting and are back to your regular layout!

  19. Denise
    August 8, 2013 / 8:43 PM

    Quick question, on your old blog format, you used to have lots of links to other blogs on the right hand side of the before/after photos. I loved clicking on some of those links like “The Lettered cottage” or “DIY showoff”. Are those links going to be a part of your new blog format still since i cannot figure out where they are on your new blog? Thanks!

  20. August 8, 2013 / 9:03 PM

    I was so lost yesterday when I couldn’t view your site. I look forward to each post, even if I don’t have a lot of time to comment on each. I love the recliner there’s talent I don’t have and wouldn’t try to do a chair like that. Glad your back!

  21. August 8, 2013 / 9:06 PM

    People just have no patience anymore. You said there might be glitches, they just need to take a breather and see how it works out. Nothing worth making people cry over, sheesh! Even if you had kept them truncated (very glad you didn’t), one extra click will not give them carpal tunnel!

  22. August 8, 2013 / 9:09 PM

    I don’t know why some people think they have the right to be so critical about what other people do – who died and made them ruler? Pfft, it’s a nonsense, so dry your tears and know that for every one nut job, there are a thousand admirers of what you do. Like a lot of others, I check in here regularly for inspiration, fun and a sense of an improving world. I love that you bring me all of that. I bet it took courage for you to admit to the bullies nonsense, but thanks for sharing, because outing them is a great idea. x

  23. August 8, 2013 / 9:24 PM

    Hi Lindsey,
    I always look forward to your posts and they never disappoint. What is disappointing is the people who complain!!! Yikes, that is not ok. Hope lots of good vibes from your fans are coming your way….Keep up your positive and hilarious inspiration coming.
    -Your fan, Maria

  24. MareePSasja
    August 8, 2013 / 9:25 PM

    Lindsey, it’s a sad fact of our modern world – that people online tend to lose all inhibitions about their behaviour. They think they can say anything they like, including being more negative than they normally would be, just because they’re anonymous and at the end of a keyboard.
    If it makes you feel any better, rest assured that the hatred was probably just a momentary blip. Those people have forgotten it by now.
    I’m sorry it upset you – but remember there are still lots of us out here who are good, decent people, and who enjoy your work very much 🙂

  25. August 8, 2013 / 9:33 PM

    B**chy people are not worth your tears. You’re a great writer, and you are the only blog on the planet that I check every day, no matter what. If people don’t want to click a little button, and that’s the worst problem they have all day long, they can frankly suck it. If they want to read your content (and since they’re here, I’m guessing that’s affirmative) then a little extra click of a button shouldn’t be the end all be all of their experience. Seriously. If the content is good enough (and it so is) it’s worth whatever clicks it takes to get to it.

    Keep rocking with your bad self and may the haters step on piles of legos barefooted in the middle of the night. 🙂

  26. August 8, 2013 / 10:08 PM

    Hi Denise! I’m still trying to figure that one out. I’d love to put them back on, but I can’t remember all of the links I had there and they seemed to be wiped away from the old system. If you have a few favorites you can help me remember, I’d sure appreciate it!

  27. Maria
    August 9, 2013 / 1:04 AM

    First up; MY EYES!!! That chair as I scrolled down went all LSD on me! Trippy man! Hee hee. Secondly; Rat’s bottoms. New blog layouts are a pain in the proverbial. I still miss the LIKE IT box, but if it had to go, then it had to go.
    To those who made you shed watery salt, as Klinger would say, “May your armpit be infested with a thousand fleas from a camel.”

  28. Mariah
    August 9, 2013 / 3:52 AM

    Just wanna say that I love this blog and it inspires me a lot. Also, thank you so much for not switching to truncated posts! I hate those. I’m way too lazy to click on another button. So just want you to know that I appreciate it and I’m sorry for hateful internet people.

  29. August 9, 2013 / 12:47 PM

    First time viewer of your blog and I instantly fell in love. You have such a wonderful little space here, and I think I’ll be exploring for quite a while! I just had to leave a comment on these chairs. They are FANTASTIC! the transformations are great and the more I see people re-upholstering, it makes me feel like I can do it too! Can’t wait to keep reading your posts!


  30. August 9, 2013 / 12:51 PM

    Your blog is amazing no matter what the format is! I can’t believe that people would be so mean to such a talented and sweet person!

  31. Britt @ Creating Space for Five
    August 9, 2013 / 1:46 PM

    people can be so ridiculous. Just let it roll off ya, they must be checking your site every waking hour of their day, as I never saw any glitches or truncated posts. Good grief! haha, previous commentor hopes they step on legos. Love it. Love this blog.

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