Monday, May 3, 2010

Do over!

So for every project that turns out exactly the way I saw it in my little imagination, I have at least one that ends up right in the ditch.

Case in point...

Stamps were 50% off at Hobby Lobby last week, so I thought, "hey, I know!" I'll stamp the back of the cabinet that faces the front door. It looks so boring and this will give it some character."


So I started...brushed on black acrylic paint and stamped & stamped & stamped...


And ended up with this..hmmm..can you smell the disappointment? Again, this is what you see when you walk in the front door. It might as well be a big toe. I asked Brian what he thought and he said, "you'll repaint it within a week." He knows me well. Mom said live with it a few days..I did and it hurt my eyes to look at it...I hate it when that happens with a project.

Thing is, I didn't want to repaint it.


I painted it a few years ago. I didn't want to start over.


So I did the only thing I could do...glued my ever handy sheet music to the back and called it a day. I know I've used this alot lately but some of the pieces I've done aren't staying in my house so it's not overkill...yet.



I think this looks better and adds the kind of character I had in mind.

As my Dad would say, I "reached around my elbow to scratch my ***", but it's done...even if I did it the long way!

Take it easy..

3 comments:

  1. You can never have too many good music sheets! Thanks for visiting with so many nice compliments. I don't think you ever forget who was your first blog follower thanks for being mine:0)

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  2. I know it's too late now, but you could have probably sanded it some to distress it and then maybe it would make it seem like that's how it was supposed to be.

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  3. Thanks guys! Sherrie I was having problems commenting on your blog but I wanted to tell you that I LOVE what you're doing & tickled to see it from the beginning! Kristi, you know, you're right & I didn't even try that. I was tired of messing with it. I don't think I should have started this on the heels of finishing the bedroom.

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