Sunday, February 19, 2012

My House

What to do with a 5.00 table from the local thrift shop? Why paint and stencil it of course!  I primed it first with my special bonding primer from Lowe's and then painted it blue.  I didn't even notice until I put is all together that I had painted the bottom drawer a lighter shade of blue.  I like the way mistakes add character.  It took me three tries to get the top the way I wanted.  I messed it up twice before I decided that this design would finally work.  I painted the top blue again for the third time and them painted the edges medium gray.  I stenciled on the verse from the Bible -
Joshua 24:15b
"But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
I was very satisfied with the outcome and added new hardware that I spray painted black to the drawers.  This is a good example that no matter how hard you try to get things right sometimes things will just not work out the first or second time.....take a break and give another go it will eventually work out.  It may not be the original plan that you had in the beginning but it doesn't matter. What matters is that you did your best and didn't give up proof positive that sometimes mistakes only perfect.