Sunday, June 29, 2014

Laughing At My Total Failure :)

Hi Friends

There are days when we must 
Just laugh at ourselves - YES?!?!?!

I, if I do say so myself, consider 
Myself fairly handy around the house

Since my hubby passed I have:
Replaced a garbage disposal, replaced the water reserve
Tank on the car I owned, and replaced all of the plumbing in one bathroom

I have also painted rooms, torn out carpet and stained a floor, 
I change all of the pool filters and keep it clean and chemically balances,
I take care of the yard, plants, flowers and tree, and I keep the HOA
Out of my hair (most of the time)
I also cook, clean, take care of my adult kiddo with special needs
And work full time as well as babysit my granddaughters every week

When I decided that the space below needed a little 
Pick me up
There is nothing in me that thought my idea wouldn't work

This area above my stove has been this 'Bland' for many years
I put the sign up years ago and never did anything else
Can we say "BORING"

I purchased a shelf at the Goodwill for $2
Sanded it, painted it and sanded it again
I hung it up and shopped my kitchen
To get a better finished look

This is how it ended up
I fussed with it for a few hours
And was getting ready to remove the little red bowl
I just felt like it was too much

When all of a sudden I noticed the shelf was coming loose from the wall

Yep, for some strange reason
Even though I used drywall anchors and screws
The one of the left side was pulling out of the wall

I noticed it 'before' the shelf fell off the wall
And nothing was broken

Now I have two large holes in the wall
And I noticed the area around the hole
Is very mushy, ugh

Bella Cucina 
Is once again a lonely sign hanging above the stove
With no other decorations to share the space
Total Failure
Maybe next week I'll try something else

Gotta laugh
Something as simple as hanging a little shelf
Causing so much grief :)

Have you even just had to laugh
At your own epic failure?
Do Share!!

Enjoy your week!


  1. Points, though, for it being a super cute idea!

  2. Wow! You have done far more yourself than most women would attempt! Replaced a garbage disposal, replaced the water reserve
    Tank on the car I owned, and replaced all of the plumbing in one bathroom--I am impressed! I would pay someone to do it all!!
    I applaud you! I am sure you will solve this problem as well!

  3. You had a great idea and did a good job, so I don't understand why it didn't stay up? That bugs me and has my mind trying to figure out what the problem is.

    You inspire me Cindy, with all that you do.

    Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

  4. Your shelf looks/looked very pretty. Hopefully you can get it back up again. Maybe a larger anchor? I'm amazed at all you've accomplished! I am mechanically impaired! I can't even install a toilet seat (I tried)... You really are an inspiration. Have a great week!

  5. This may sound wierd, but could you have a leak? Mushy usually means dampness. Hope you can figure it out!

  6. Hanging stuff is one of my greatest challenges in decorating. I have so many holes in my wall, it's ridiculous. When I get around to painting again, which I do often, I'll putty and fix. It was nice to hear your story on Spotlight Blogger. Whew! So hard. Can't imagine. You have three beautiful girls that I'm sure help fill the void. Thanks for sharing your story.

  7. I'm sorry it didn't work. It was so cute, and I loved the little red bowl.

  8. Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. Yes, I too have had many decor failures, but sometimes they work out for the better. Have a wonderful weekend. Alaina


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