There are some things in life that are easy…like painting furniture you don’t like.
There are other things in life that are difficult… like putting your big girl panties on and growing up.
I’ve had to do both in the past week…
Last week, I shared with you how I moved my living room furniture around. One of the changes I made was that I switched out the end tables from my bedroom and moved them to the living room. You can read about that here.
Then I had a new problem…my bedroom looked hideous with the new tables.
Just hideous! (My picture is pretty hideous too… sorry about that!)
The end tables matched the floor perfectly.
The color was all wrong.
So, of course, what’s a girl to do but pull out the Annie Sloan paint and fix it.
So, I painted the floor.
Now, if we weren’t renting, I just might, but we are, so I’m not.
No really, I painted the tables… of course!
My original plan was to paint them white, but with a black lab running around the house and sleeping (and snoring) almost 20 hours a day in our room, I figured I didn’t want to showcase her hair all over my tables! So, I needed a darker color.
I chose French Linen.
I distressed it just a bit on the edges and waxed it with clear wax.
What a HUGE difference paint makes!
So, as you can see, this was a super easy fix.
Now, life on the other hand… not so much.
A few weeks ago, the hubby and I sat down and discussed things and decided that it would probably be best if I went back to work. (Enter crying fit here.)
There are so many reasons for me to go back, things like… our oldest will need a car in 3 years, we’d like to buy a house, both children will need braces, and we’d like to be able to travel with the kids more.
So, this is where, even though I don’t want to, I have to do what is best for the family.
Now, even though I’ve applied and interviewed all in the past week, I haven’t been offered a job yet. So, although this might be my plan, it might not be God’s plan. Only time will tell.
My hope is that a job is only short term as I continue to grow my business on the side. I’ve known from the beginning that it takes a few years to grow a business, but there’s always been that small part of me hoping it wouldn’t take that long.
Of course, I am also secretly hoping all this job talk will go away and I can just paint my way out of it, but this is where those big girl panties come in. So, I’m biting my bottom lip, holding back the tears, and looking for a job.
Until then, I’m going to be painting like a mad woman!