i screw up.
a-plenty...at home, at parenting, at wifing, at the gas station, at painting furniture.
this week i beckoned the fridge fix-it man so i could pay him $126. 43 to tell me that the freezer door was left slightly ajar over night.
wisely, i made this sign to prevent further costly conversations with fix-it man.
then i left the fridge door ajar for the afternoon.
my second big screw up this week (who's counting?) is laverne. this poor piece suffered years of second-hand smoke and then was tossed to the curb to congregate with the three-legged tables while covered in grass clippings.
then i saved her.
then i ruined her.
and i'm going to show you how she looks because, though i take pride in my work, i feel that our relationship is strong enough to endure the reveal of... ugly.
are you ready? i'll do it fast 'cuz this will NOT painless. trust me... and hold your eyes. and make sure your breakfast is secured in your belly.
ready? no staged reveal this time, friends. no tweaking the color, shrinking the shadows, no background of beat up blue doors from my hoarder.
just the down and dirty...
as my honest-abe-of-a-friend said, "it looks like you don't know what you're doing. like you tried too hard to make it look distressed. like one of those cheesy wanna-be authentic pieces from homegoods."
see? we all need a friend like jenn.
do you recall this dresser from marion at miss mustard seed designs? i sought out a photo of it this week for inspiration when i decided that i wanted to reveal some of laverne's gorgeous wood inlay and details.
so, what to do with love/hate laverne....
and her beautiful inlay....
and heaven-sent hardware?
for now... nothing.
zip, zilch, zero.
laverne and i have decided to take a rest, to sit with her new look because almost 11 year old frack just may be right:
"it's not that bad. maybe there's one person on etsy who likes ugly furniture."