I DO want to conquer the world! But, hey, a few projects will do for now....
I have this uncanny knack of taking on the world, getting overwhelmed and retreating back into my little cocoon having done nothing. I have a sneaking suspicion that it could be a 'woman' thing. Ya know?.....taking on too much? Crumbling at the daunting task of it all? I mean, come on.....can we possibly brush our teeth twice a day, floss, keep our legs perfectly-shaven, avoid all blemishes on our face, keep our homes pristine clean, raise amazingly perfect children, kill it in our careers, slay it in the kitchen every night and be the most amazing wife ever created on this earth every damn day of our lives?!! (Let's not even address the weight and fitness issues here.) Well.....the answer is obvious. So why do we strive for just that? Why do we push ourselves to such levels? Where is the time in that equation to actually be productive on worthwhile projects and enjoy the process along with way?
So, with that....I will admit, I haven't shaved my legs in two days (nothing that a pair of jeans won't cover), I am probably going to call for pizza tonight and my house....well.....no one's coming over, so a little mess here and there will have to wait. I have a 1940's Secretary's desk to re-finish. Posted here are the "before" pictures.
Ahhh........snagged! If she were still alive, she would be well over 100 years old. She almost "made it onto Willard Scott's segment" as she use to put it. (I will assume here that you know all about Willard Scott and the Today Show. If not, do a Google search and figure it out.) Anyway, she isn't here and I cannot call her on her bull. So, I must move on hoping that she knows I caught her and her rosy pink little lipstick in another fib!
On with the project..... I am going to paint this desk. Yes, that's right. Paint it. I have some ideas on what I want to do and I will update you as the process continues. Before all you "but I love that flame mahogany wood" defenders speak, let me remind you. I own this little gem of a desk....it is in my home and is way way too dark for my tastes. Color....oh, color.....what do you have in store for this little girl.
More images below.