Friday, January 11, 2013

I was featured on Better After

I have had some interesting things happen to me in the last few months, first,  I won a contest on Canadian Pickers. I had entered a pick of my hoosier in a "Show us your best pick contest" and my name was picked.

Congratulations to Tobey McCool on winning the Canadian Pickers prize pack! Your name was randomly selected in our 'Best Pick' contest. Stay tuned for the next contest CP fans!

Some of my friends saw it online before I did and they sent me message congratulating me. It took me a while to figure out what they were talking about.

It was exciting to see my name and my blog mentioned on the Canadian Pickers facebook page. I never win anything so I was pretty excited. I didn't even know what the prize was when I entered.

I won a prize pack which came in the mail Christmas Eve, it consisted of a Canadian Pickers Tshirt and coffee mug and autographed postcard of Sheldon and Scott. I asked if Sheldon and Scott could deliver it, but I guess they were busy lol

I know some of you might think its not a big deal, but I never win anything so I was excited to win.

The second exciting thing is that alot of my furniture that I had for sale at Iron Orchid Designs has been selling. The owners have told me that people come in asking for my stuff , that is pretty exciting.

Here are a few items that I have put for sale in the store



Then today I had my blog and one of my upcycling projects featured on the blog Before and After.
This blog is one of my favorite blogs and I am honoured to have one of my projects featured on there.



This is what was written
Four things I like about this little makeover from Tobey at Tobey’s Trash or Treasure.
#1. the white chalk paint
#2. the gray numbers on the drawers
#3. the original handles
#4. And how she replaced that ridiculously awkward-looking foam seat cushion with something that actually looks comfortable and covered it in a kicky print to match the numbering on the desk, and tied the whole package of cuteness together. I give it four thumbs up! I don't really have four thumbs, but pretend I do. Actually, don't, that's weird.
I tried to add the link to take you right to the post about my project, but can't figure out how to do it.
So I am afraid with my computer skills this will have to do
I can't be good at everything you know lol
That one even made me laugh
Some people might not think that these are big accomplishments
But to me they are very exciting
I love upcycling furniture and I love writing this blog
and when good things like this happen
it reinforces in my mind that this is what I was meant to do
And I will keep doing this along my body lets me
Thank you to Canadian Pickers
and Thank you to Better After , one of my favorite blogs
and thank you too all that follow me and encourage me and rejoice in my accomplishements

and my sidekick

Who is loving all of this snow 



  1. Wow - congratulations Tobey!!!
    What wonderful exposure - your feature will drive a lot of traffic your way - excited for you :)

  2. Thanks Suz, I sure can use the exposure, would really like to increase the amount of followers that I have and have a bigger audience. hugs Tobey

  3. I love everything you do so I am really happy for you that others are recognizing that too. Congratulations!!! If I lived closer I would someone asking for your things too.

  4. Thank you so much, it has been minus 12 here the last week and I can't work in the garage and it is driving me nuts. If I had a heated shop I would live in it lol. Thank you so much for your comment, it is really sweet of you to love my stuff. hugs Tobey