After several weeks of admiring Janie Fox's style via her blog (and her daughters' blogs), I decided to introduce some color to my world - externally.
"BUSY hands are HAPPY hands," I told myself. And both my internal and exterior worlds could use some brightening....
So I appealed to my husband, who sanded the marred surface of this handy little roll-top, primed it, and painted it.
Here's what I learned about projects and about life from this experience.
DARE go outside my comfort zone.
DEVELOP a plan.
DELEGATE to capable people whenever possible.
DO with what you have (in this case, leftover paint from another project).
DELIGHT in the finished product.
Admittedly, it was a bold move. I wanted a color with the same intensity as the blue in the lamp, and I decided to pull out the green of the leaves in the painting and in the pillow's butterfly wings before I remembered we had this leftover paint. The action has spawned satisfaction and rekindled my enthusiasm - internally and externally! I expect I'll be generating some more projects soon (after our tax papers are sealed and in the mail box).
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