I’m very good at getting excited about a new project, devoting my attention to it for about 1 hour, and then forgetting about the project thereafter for months–sometimes indefinitely, actually. Well a few MONTHS ago Russ spotted an old sewing machine in a cabinet by the dumpster behind our apartment and even though it had been rained on, I insisted we salvage the beast. We brushed off some dirt and hauled it up to our (2nd floor) apartment. I chipped a bit at the peeling veneer on Day 1, and then dragged it to the dining room where it has sat on newspaper ever since. (Sometimes I wonder how many other cool things Russ has noticed but chosen NOT to tell me about, just so we don’t have to go through this again…)
Well the other day I got the notion to finally DO something with my cabinet. So I got some proper tools and finished chipping off the veneer, and today I primed and painted it! It’s here, drying next to me, a lovely muted blue-green. I’m just tickled. And the more I stare at it, I swear some part is just screaming to be decoupaged…but one step at a time.
ALSO, today on our way back from a late diner breakfast, we both sighted a luciously gaudy mirror by the side of the road in a garbage pile. It’s cracked, put that’s easily fixed and then I plan to paint it a really fab color–like red, or bright white or something. (I feel like I should note: this mirror was not in, like, a garbage bag with banana peels and rancid bits draped all over it…someone was clearly moving or spring cleaning or whatever and ditched their busted mirror–so don’t judge me, I’m not some icko dumpster diver.)
I feel wonderfully crafty today. Martha would be so proud. Now to really dazzle you, last night I picked up my Lithuanian mp3 lessons and dove back into my studying. I’m so proactive!