Creating new things while allowing God to create a new me!!

Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Sometimes I just drive by yard sales and look.  I can’t really explain it, sometimes I have absolutely no desire to stop and other times something reaches out and grabs me.  I rarely walk away with what grabbed my attention. Today was no different.  I wasn’t going to stop and then I saw these two stools that would be the perfect project.  After quickly looking them over and deciding that they were more than I wanted to pay and so I passed them up. I should have just kept walking but then ugly caught my eye.

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Yup ugly for sure.  I don’t know if it’s the challenge of make something less ugly or just my stubborn streak, but I had to have it.  Without much of a plan, I loaded it into the back of the car and went on my way. 

Once getting it home a had a pretty good idea what I wanted to do.  It was very dirty and had clearly come from a smoke filled home.  I scrubbed it with soap and water before sanding it down.

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I had a few different colors I wanted to try but landed on this dark gray.  I used my new favorite spray paint. Velspar Paint and Primer in one.  Finally a paint that takes only one coat.

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I have always wanted to try and do a piece of furniture with a painted design and this seemed like the perfect piece to experiment with. 

Using blue painting tape I created some zigzag lines.

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Using some lighter gray paint and cream paint, I painted in between the tape.

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When I removed the tape it was clear just how terrible I am at making straight lines.   So out came the sander to try and cover up some of the mistakes and crooked lines.

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I love getting rid of the ugly.  🙂

Lord it’s in your hands!