see? i don't lie.
i sanded and filled....and fleck by fleck, bit by bit mary split, snapped and splintered. poor, poor mary. she was tired and hungry for the rejuvenation of color... of a new skin... and i kept badgering her with my sandpaper trying to smooth away her past.
at every edge, mary reminded me that her history was stayin' put.
i stopped and listened. after a blush of embarrassment and a shake of the head, i reached for annie sloan's can o' rejuvenation and acceptance.
okay, that was a touch dramatic but it's my blog and mary and i feel dramatic today.
mary was in no mood for dilution so we went whole-flippin'-hog with barcelona beauty.
some of her checkered past persistently puckered through her new skin so glue and straps were called to action.
i love, love this rub 'n buff stuff and want to rub 'n buff all that is rub 'n buffable... especially after seeing this last week:
trust me on this.... sammy at renew redo rocks the rub 'n buff like no other. really. you will not believe the before shot of these chairs. yes, go over there now... i'll wait.
SEE? did i tell you she's amazing????
so, uh.... my bling is not lookin' so blingy after seeing sammy's BLING, is it?
oh, yeah, another steal from anthropologie. of course, a few of you would rather see a tame version of mary with some clear glass or perhaps a brass hardware but mary was begging for brightness so i caved.
duff's drawn to the boldness. why else would he horn in on the photo shoot?
but we all have a few ripples, don't we?
now, for the succinct version of this post...
i recently found the collage button in picasa. cool, huh?
some people like the bigger "before & after" shots so here they are, too.
so, that's mary who used to be scary.
not so scary now, is she?