Patience is such a refining attribute, one that has been a continual lesson I've had to learn in life (sometimes the hard way). I've never been a fan of painting for the very reason that it takes patience to get it done the right way. As I sat there sanding all of the imperfections out of the new but old media cabinet I just bought, I thought about how much the whole process of re-doing this project paralleled with life. At first I just wanted to skip the steps of sanding and priming and just get right to the paint but I knew if I didn't set the foundation right it may as well be a waste so I decided to just do it the right way. I heard that when you spray on paint that you should spray on thin layers and then wait a bit before applying the next layer which is such a hard concept as I just wanted to spray it all on in under a minute. Again I reminded myself step by step, day by day, minute by minute, line upon line, precept upon precept. That's the way it is in life you know so why couldn't I just paint that way too. Sometimes I would get a little out of control and get all spray happy which would then create runs and drips. That was so painful because it put me back a bit but I was always able to sand it out and start over. Wow how many times have I messed up in life but was able to repent, move on being even more refined after I'd learned what I was supposed to. It actually took me a long time to get the cabinet finished and after enduring it I would say that all of the work was worth it. Ever heard of the saying, "I never said it would be easy I only said it would be worth it". TRUE, TRUE......
If all else fails paint it off-white. I seem live by that motto quite often. Why do I love white and black so much?
Look at this cute little antique silver dish I picked up @ the thrift store. It already had a "B" engraved into it. I guess it was meant to be mine.
Oh one more thing the below tape is my best friend. I tried my very hardest to paint straight black accent lines all by myself but then realized I needed a little help. This little black decorator tape came to the rescue. The stuff really made me look like a professional. You can't even tell that the black accent lines are tape.
P.S. - My next post will be my 100th. I can't even believe it. For someone who is a rebel by trade I sure have conformed to this blogging thing.