Ok friends, this is not a pretty post, but reality. As I am home resting with my new little man, I have had a few days on the couch staring at all the undone projects around my house. I get discouraged when I read other blogs and it looks like everyone has their life together and their houses are perfect. Then it hit me that I do that to you guys too! I realized how careful I am when taking pictures and posting about things in my house, to only show the things that are done and pretty. Well, that is far from the case. Although I take a lot of pride in having my house mostly made up of DIY projects, there are some down sides. Especially when it is a business, you tend to pour your energy into getting things done for shows and clients, and not yourself. Here is a little dose of reality in my life…
So remember this buffet that I painted a couple months ago?
Well, I wanted to just get it done and I was pregnant, so I couldn’t lift it. So instead of waiting for my hubby to come home and help me, I just painted it right where it was. I didn’t want to get paint on the carpet so I just didn’t paint the bottom of the legs. I figured I would get that done later. Yep, you guessed it, it has been two months, and they are still bare.
And I bought this side table about a month ago and had every intention of painting it…Well, it is still unpainted (and a mess)! Yes, I probably could have cleaned this off before I snapped the picture, but this post is about reality right?? Yes, that is my breast pump in all it’s glory!
And yet another example is my dining room table. I bought this three months ago and started painting, didn’t like the color so I repainted half and it is currently still half painted sitting in my dining room!
And I sanded and stained the top, but didn’t put the polyurathaine on and we ate on it anyway so now it looks like this…
Yes, this is my reality. I hope I have made you feel better about those unfinished projects.