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 Graves 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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