I’ve had this cute (potentially adorable) bookcase for more than three years. For more than three years, I’ve wanted to paint it. But because of my “issues” it has remained unpainted. It’s that same old tale of the guilt over my messy house preventing me from spending time on fun projects.
I also tend to think that I need to carve out an entire day, or weekend, or week to complete something. But yesterday, in the midst of my Day of Laundry, I stole a few minutes here and there to begin this project. It’s nowhere near being done, but I’m okay with that. The fact is that my 3 year old daughter loves it and has at least one room of her bookshelf/dollhouse to enjoy.
And before you see the after pictures, please read this disclaimer.
I am in no way an artist. I do not claim to be an artist. I am totally intimidated by all of the blogs I read on the internet written by people who are, in fact, artists. I could very well let that intimidation keep me from trying to be an artist. But instead, I choose to view these bloggers as inspiration to try. And just for the record, my 6 year old said at least 4 times yesterday that he “had NO IDEA that I was such a great artist!” Notice he said “great” rather than “good.” And since my true audience is my children, I consider this project a success.
Here’s my very professional measuring device used in an attempt to create a door that wasn’t completely crooked.