Enter Revived Vintage.
I work now, one million percent harder and longer than I ever did outside of this house..but I love every single second Im working on my little furniture revival business..and yes, somedays, my bathroom is embarassing, my laundry is a mountain, Ive been sitting on my laptop responding to emails well past midnight and its cereal for dinner (again) because I do struggle with finding the balance and fitting it all in..And sometimes, when I feel like Im dropping more balls than Im balancing, the mom-guilt is creeping in and I feel like I am a complete trainwreck..I get left this on the dashboard in my car:
*I LOVE HER so much*
Clearly I really need to lay off..take 'er easy..ease up on myself...and yes, she does have her Dads sense of witty-ness..My Bunny is an only child.
Madi asked for a desk and new bedside table...well, awhile ago. The desk was going to be a Christmas gift...then a birthday gift...but it ended up being just a random Thursday new furniture-thing. She had a desk..an IKEA plain old crappy boring one that she used to hoard her clean laundry piles on..but as the older she gets, her sense of herself is growing and evolving, so a new desk in her own space was important. She found this one on Kijiji..
She picked out her favorite colors and went thru my hardware stash, choosing what she wanted. Then bugged me for weeks with "is it done yet? Mom! Mom? Is it done yet?"
Polka dots are her favorite "design", but just the purple ones reminded me of Barney (anyone even know who that is anymore?) Craig said they reminded him of Dr. Seus, which is actually so much cooler than Barney, so out came the gold paint to "grow it up a bit" with more polka dots making polka dots...good thing she loves polka dots..
"pull" pulls...I love them.
Fishes. I love them too...I love every-single-thing she chose for her desk..
She wanted a little shelf above it, painted in her other favorite color: lime green. Enter the wood shelf that I made in high school wood shop...frick..how the hell or why the heck I still had this is a mystery to me.
and ya know what......clean laundry piles dont live here anymore :-)
Did I ever show off what I got for Christmas?
Doing your best IS the best....The lesson *I* just recently learned from my brilliant old soul of an 11 year old.