I didn't work on very much this past week, I was waiting for the weekend, but ended up with a tooth pulled on Thursday and totally didn't feel like doing anything at all. Ok, I couldn't stand it and even though my mouth thumped when I bent over, I still had to start on, what I wanted to be, my next project.
That being said, you know how when you see something in your mind and you head in that direction on a project and then things don't quite work out, but then something happens and we make it work and maybe it comes out even better? I know, I sound like I'm trying to convince myself, but I totally believe this, this time.
It's another thing I want to keep for myself. But I don't have the space. :(
Ok, here it goes, my round about, novice explanation and how I found the sunny side...
It started with a gold framed orchid print that I found by the side of the road down the street on one of our walks. Hello, FREE. Chief couldn't believe that I carried it all the way home and I kept moving it around in the house so he wouldn't toss it when I wasn't looking. I TOLD him I could do something with it. It was nice like it was - in brand new condition. I forgot to take a picture but it looked kinda like this...
Just a little longer and taller. But the frame was cool and I was thinking chalkboard. Keep seeing them and thought red frame with black distressed stain and chalkboard. I can still see it in my head. Well, I finally felt good enough to go outside on Saturday and this is where it started...
Then, this is where everything changed. I primed the plastic (it wasn't glass, go figure) with Kilz but it kept getting things caught in it from trees and bugs - don't start with me, we are at war with why I can't use the garage right now. Anyway, It wouldn't sand out enough and I was so frustrated. I just walked away. I actually went and got in bed with the puppies and pouted. Stated my mouth hurt and I wasn't happy. I know, such a baby. The Chief offered to take me to an antique store if I would get out of bed, of course I went. Didn't buy anything but a margarita, but I came home with a fresh eye or blood shot eye, hard to tell. :)
Then, I couldn't stand it and I flipped the plastic over to just do the other side the same and noticed how good the white looked through the plastic. So, I put it in the frame and now its become a dry erase board instead. Which, now that I acknowledge chalk would have gotten everywhere, this is SO much better and I think it was so clever of me, hee hee.
Also, I loved, loved, loved how crisp and red the color turned out, so I decided not to burnish it with a black stain. I am really happy in the end.
This is going to my grandson Adam for his room. I think he will love it!!
So, it's Monday and my mouth hurts less, my project came out awesome and I am ready for a new week. The big question now is.... What do I do next?
Bye for now, I soo have to go search Pinterest. Have a great week!