Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why Wouldn't You...

do something you're not think you're not good at?

A couple summers ago, I painted my downstairs powder room.

It took me two months.

In my defense, it was the first room I have ever painted by myself.  Ever.

And it was in the heat of the summer.

And I painted stripes.

And I was two months pregnant.

Climbing on a ladder.  Crouching down to tape the lines with frog tape so I could paint in two subtle-ly different finishes of paint to achieve the wallpaper look I was going for.  Seriously?  I'm not sure why it was so important to me.

BUT.

When I was done, I was PROUD.  Even though I was teased endlessly by my husband and friends that the smallest room in our house took me two whole months to paint, I am very happy with the outcome. Because it was all me.

So.  I have had the paint to paint these stools for about a year now.


And I just couldn't seem to get around to painting them.  Maybe it was the hard time I was given (all in fun) by my buddies when it took me forever to finish my last painting project?  Maybe it was the fact that the last furniture painting project I took on ended up chipping and not looking the way I wanted?  

One weekend spent with a great friend, and one comment by that friend, and I threw off any concerns I had and tackled the project.

"You can't mess up when you're painting.  All you have to do is paint over it." 

And that was all I needed.  Permission to mess up.


And they're done.  And I LOVE them!!!



So, go on.  Tackle that project.  What do you have to lose???


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