I’ve had a strange day so please forgive my negativity if it bites through. I’m posting about something I did that made me proud. I need to find something I did right today.
About a year ago I purchased this table from IKEA:
I purchased it with the intent to paint it. That was a year ago. On Sunday I found myself waiting for a bus across the street from a paint supply store. The bus was running late so I decided to do a little shopping. I left with three colors, a few paint brushes, sandpaper, primer, and no clue what I was going to do. I think I envisioned an all green table. I wanted something to “pop.” I have this habit of buying red things. It’s my favorite color and I gravitate toward it. This time, I wanted to do something out of the ordinary.
I sanded, primed, and painted the table. I ended up with this:
It felt like I was living in a kindergarten classroom. So then I did this:
It made me think of mint chocolate chip ice cream — which isn’t good for my waist line– so I did this:
It wasn’t finished, but I began to like it a bit more. Here are a few pictures of the final product:
Some of the pictures are blurry because they’re from my cell phone. I’m thinking about painting the bottom rack/grate thing orange. I’m not sure yet though. If anyone has any suggestions I’m totally open to them. I’m not an artist so I don’t know how to do the complimentary color thing.