How do you handle stress? Hard things? Bad news?
So many things to process. It’s overwhelming at times and I run to the garage. I insert my ear buds. Worship music flows. Loudly.
Books are listened to
Podcasts are absorbed
I’m not sure hiding in the garage is what I should do but it’s my safe place
Tonight, I delivered a piece I have working on for a couple of weeks. It’s been the piece I ran to. Here’s the story:
A “few” years ago, a vanity was dropped off.
What do I do with it?
It’s not really my style
It’s really cool and has so many pretty details
Stick it in the hoard.
Way in the baaaaccckkkkkk
Move it around every few months while looking for the next thing to work on
The husband rolls his eyes as it’s moved and as you say “one day I’ll figure out what to do with that piece.”
A few weeks ago, I had a paint brush in my hand, big shock, and I swiped the front door of the vanity to see what it would look like painted white. Still no plan in sight.
Fast forward a few days from the paint swipe………
I received a message from an old friend
“I’m curious do you do projects/furniture pieces for others, like for sale or no?”
I replied “Yes girl!!! What can I help you with?”
She needed a vanity for her daughters room.
I thought to myself………..for real???
We exchange pictures of the vanity. I explained that it was ROUGH and imagination would be necessary to see its beauty and the potential
I received the “Go” to restore!
I distressed 💜
New knobs – thanks Hobby Lobby for always having cute knobs
I even lined the drawers with the cutest fabric
Never give up on the perfect place for pieces. While it didn’t end up in my house, it will now be loved in a young woman’s room
Making beauty from ashes is not only a hobby, but it allows me to block out some of the noise of the world, even for just a few moments