I made something ugly. In fact, I made it hideous.  Like, really really bad. I don’t even want to even share pictures of it.  But I am.  And you can leave feeling better about your projects.

See?  Not at all what I had envisioned.  Not even close.  I painted it yellow, then I painted it a second coat of yellow, hoping that would help.  Then it looked like a giant pastel Easter egg.  So then I put antiquing glaze over it.  And then it looked like an Easter egg that had been dropped in the mud and rolled around a bit.

And then I wanted to cry.

But I didn’t.

I tried, I failed, I moved on…..

and painted it white-as soon as I physically could.

And all was right with the world.

Lessons learned:

-Taking a risk is just that, sometimes I will fail.

-Failure is not the end of the world.

-I learned a lot from my failure-I will never again put a glaze over yellow, at least that particular shade.

-White paint,like love, covers a multitude (like 4 coats) of sins. ;)



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May 3, 2012. House Love, Inspiration.

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