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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – I Restore Stuff Style!

Eek, did I really just hit “Publish”?!

Oh boy, you guys, I had this big grand Christmas idea of something that would be totally fun, but now that I’ve done it, I’m feeling TOTALLY vulnerable and fearful about putting it out there! Can anyone relate?

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Well, here goes …

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Pin this image to your Christmas Pinterest board.

 

For years I’ve had the thought of actually recording a Christmas song or two. I was a singer in a former era of my life … well, I say “was”, but I have recently joined the choir of our new church, and enjoying re-gaining my courage to sing in front of people again. But to be honest, it’s a bit daunting when you haven’t sung “properly” for years and you try to get back in the saddle again. These old vocal chords are a bit rusty and ‘aint what they used to be. Haha.

But, alas, I went for it.

Not only did I record a Christmas song, but I totally re-vamped the lyrics of this little number and made it totally relatable to many of my fellow Paint retailers and Furniture painter sista’s out there. I hope you get a happy kick out of it, and if it brings a smile to your dial, or a “Oh my, she’s crazy!” – then I’ve accomplished my mission.




See if you can pick out a ‘lil mention of a couple of names of owners from my favourite paint brands somewhere in the lyrics. (wink, wink).

Anyway, without further ado, I present to you: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (I Restore Stuff Style)

As noted in the credits, I’d like to thank the wonderful staff and various booths at the Camp Hill Antiques Centre & Tart Cafe for allowing me to film in their beautiful antique warehouse. It’s such a great place to hang out, so if you’re ever in Brisbane, do go and check them out and you MUST stay for a beautiful cafe dining experience in their vintage diner (great coffee, too)!





Huge thanks to my wonderful husband, Marty, too, who always cheers me on, gives great, creative direction and makes crazy ideas come to reality. I love working together with him on these fun projects!

My daughter, Tori also helped on set in my workshop AND with the post production clean up – you’ll see what I mean if you’ve watched the clip. (eek – Fusion Mineral Paint – the name says it all). Thanks to my two girls, for not being too embarrassed by your mum’s silly ideas.

How’re your Christmas plans going? What projects are you working on? Feel free to comment below, or join me over in my Facebook Group: I Restore Stuff – You Can Too. I’d love you to share your work with our community.



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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Julie McDowell
    December 2, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Fanbloodytastic!
    xx

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      IRestoreStuff
      December 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Haha. you’re too funny Julie. Merry Christmas fellow “Paint nerd”!! 😉

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    Mercia
    December 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Oh Sharon that was absolutely beautiful! 👏

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    Deb clark
    December 2, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Love it❤️Shared to my Fb page. Merry Christmas

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      IRestoreStuff
      December 2, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Oh thanks so much, Deb. Heading over to find your page now! Kitten Vintage – I will have to take a trip to Mackay sometime and be sure to look you up.

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    Alice
    December 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Love love loved every bit of that.
    No need to be fearful posting that excellent performance you’ve got a beautiful voice.🎼🎼
    Happy Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy New year 😃
    Alice💕

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    Vicki White
    December 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Sharon, this was fantastic!! Loved the lyrics & you all must have had so much fun 😅🤗

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      IRestoreStuff
      December 2, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      It was a bit of fun … except the cleaning up the paint off the floor part. haha!

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    Mae Yael
    December 2, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Holy moly, not only can you paint, YOU CAN SING TOO!
    Great voice Sharon, love the ‘timbre’ of it, a very distinct colour.
    From location to lyrics and sound, ambience, performance, to me a small masterpiece!
    ✡️ Shalom for your Christmas 🎄

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    Linda Vandergoes
    December 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    That was fun Sharon, you hit the notes and I loved the performance and lyrics, well done to you talented lady!

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    Sarah
    December 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Brilliantly brilliant xx
    And a lovely singing voice too!

  • Reply
    JUDY NICOLLS
    December 2, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    absolutely fabulous – you have such a lovely voice

  • Reply
    Mandy Ross
    December 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    So much fun, Sharon! Merry Christmas. 🎄

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    Maggie Kerr
    December 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Loved it,put a smile on my face,Merry Christmas

    • Reply
      IRestoreStuff
      December 2, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks Maggie. Merry Christmas to you too.

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    Allan
    December 2, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    I don’t know any professional singers in Australia but, if you come to Canada — Jann Arden has a run for her money. Very professional in every respect as always. Have a great summer.

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    Mary Vitullo
    December 2, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    What a delight to wake up to this. Makes me want to start my holiday decorating. I love the ending. So well done.

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    Shaun
    December 3, 2017 at 3:55 am

    That was adorable! Merry Christmas!

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    Linda at q is for quandie
    December 3, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Absolutely fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed that.

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    Dee Zehr
    December 3, 2017 at 11:19 am

    FABULOUS!!!

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    Mandy
    December 4, 2017 at 2:05 am

    This was so much fun to watch!! Love it!! So creative & put a smile on my face!!

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      IRestoreStuff
      December 4, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed it. 😘 merry Christmas my friend.

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    Elisabeth Crowe
    December 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I LOVE it!!!!! Chuckle. Well done Sharon. Lyrics are great and your voice is in fine fettle.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Elisabeth x

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      IRestoreStuff
      December 4, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Awww, thanks Elisabeth. You’re a treasure! x Merry Christmas.

  • Reply
    Inetia
    December 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Fear not. No need for dread.
    And you didn’t sound rusty.
    More like a a pro instead.
    You nailed it girl! Trust me.

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    Lydia
    December 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I loved it. Great job.

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    DAPHNE
    December 4, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    What a great job! It is beautiful and I loved it! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

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      IRestoreStuff
      December 4, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      Oh, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, too, Daphne! Thank you.

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    Sue from My Painted Door
    December 5, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Hi Sharon,
    Wow! You are talented in so many ways. You always inspire me and I love reading your blog! I couldn’t stop smiling after watching your video (twice). Have a wonderful holiday season!
    Sue
    xo

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      IRestoreStuff
      December 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Oh Sue, what a beautiful compliment. I adore your blog! You take the most stunning pictures of your beautiful work. Thanks so much for taking the time to comments. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. x

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