Sunday, June 21, 2015

Polishing Up a Cabinet

Hey there! Long time no see!

Not your fault.

It's all mine.

Sometimes I get a lot of plates spinning at once and it overwhelms whatever it is inside me that makes me want to write.

I edited some pictures I took when I was in Oklahoma the other day and thought I should bring myself out of my malaise by sharing them with you.

This little project starts as a lot of my projects.

I buy something for nothing.

Then it goes to the garage or basement and sits there.

For two years.

Or so.

Pretty ugly huh?

I think I took this picture after it had been in the basement for a long while.

I decided I wanted to give it to my son and daughter-in-law for Christmas.

So I painted it up with Chalk Paint® in Emperors Silk. Everything was painted. The knobs, the hinges, everything.

Then it was waxed with Dark Wax.

Oh yeah, that nasty glass was covered with chalkboard paint.

That was 2 years ago. 

At least.

This was the first time I've taken the time to take pictures of some of the things I've made for him over the years.

I always put off picture taking because I never have the right camera or lighting for pictures. But this time I just used my phone and dealt with it.

Just simple stuff. Stuff that he could totally live without.

But they do serve a little purpose.

And while I was editing these pictures all I could think about was proud I am of the person he has become.

I can remember making this for him, worrying that he would think I was preaching to him, which I probably was in some form or fashion. But mainly I was sharing one of my favorite quotes.

The wonderful thing is that, in spite of my preaching, this sweet, tenderhearted, charming, loveable
little boy . . .

has become a sweet, tenderhearted, charming, lovable, man.

He's not perfect. But he works on it. 

And I love that.

He tries. He grows. He practices.

He learns.

I love that too. 

What more could you want from a son?


Susie said...

Karen, I loved the saying. We always want what is best for our loved ones. Hope you are having a great day. xoxo,Susie

Art and Sand said...

What a sweet post!

Kirby Carespodi said...

I just love that quote! Nice job, mom.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

It looks great!! and believe me you are not the only one who buys something and then finally finds inspiration or a use for it. LOL

Bliss said...

I think I'm gonna pin that so I can be a little preachy too. Love it all.


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