Painting bliss...

Ever since I quit my teaching job I have been continuing to write in my journal every day.  I knew I wanted to do something, but what that something was kept evading me.  I would write words that described my dream job, words like "creative", "painting", "inspiring", "fun", "decorating", and "flexible" kept reappearing.  I thought I was dreaming to find such a job, but it turns out I wasn't just dreaming!  
While out shopping with my Mom we wandered into a little resale/antique shop called I Spy...The Perfect Piece.  I got to talking to the owner and mentioned that I paint furniture....she's been looking for someone to do just that...which led to me doing two pieces for them....they loved my work and are sending more pieces my way!  I am over the moon excited and love what I'm doing.   I'm sure I was sporting a goofy grin as I sat painting in my garage yesterday!

For this piece I used Behr in Cherry red as the base coat, ASCP in Graphite, clear wax and some distressing to let the red show through.

I cannot begin to express how excited I am to be doing something that I love so much!  If you are in the Houston area be sure to check out I Spy....The Perfect Piece on FM 2094 in Kemah.  They have an eye for great antiques!

The biggest mistake people make is not making a living at doing what they most enjoy.
~Malcom Forbes

I couldn't agree more : o )

1 comment:

  1. Looks great, but did you mean to leave the red edges around the drawers?
    Glad you could find something that you like to do.


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