I was loving the shabby (okay, very shabby) chic look but didn’t want all that lead paint flying around our house. So I sanded it like crazy. Actually all you had to do was practically look at it and the paint came off… Then I dusted it off, wiped it down and painted it. Here’s what it looks like after one coat of paint.
I could really see the differences between where the original paint fell off and where it didn’t… So, I decided to do things “right” instead of “fast”. I love fast projects but patience is a virtue that it’s taken me 29 years to even somewhat learn.
My friend Katie and I went to the Hamilton-Wenham book sale today… fill a bag for $5. Basically I was in heaven… so this little old gem cost me about 50 cents. I took it apart at the seam and put the front and the back on the top part of the holder.
Are you wondering why I’m going to put a book on display called “Some Problems of Life”? It’s to remind AJ and I about how we don’t always know what is best for us… like when we found out we were unexpectedly pregnant… I had a hard time with it at first because I didn’t feel like I was ready… but now I can’t believe how much joy God has blessed us with in Drew… he adds so much to our family and I want to remind ourselves of the fact that He knows what is best for us… even when we don’t see it!
I intend to put a photo (the one of us at the top of the blog kissing Drew) on the nearly blank book back:
Then I used the book pages and a cool vintage postcard Jade gave us for Drew’s nursery to show off where mail will go. I just tore out the last page of the book and cut out “The End”.
And here’s the finished product! I can’t wait to interchange the flowers with a potted fern or some fabulous moss and get up the photo of our family…