Thursday, October 29, 2009

The new desk, or, getting over wood

It's waiting for me when I get home from work tonight. The new desk, freshly sanded, and also a quart of greenish grayish paint ready for brushing.

I'm trying to get over my love affair with wood. Wood is prissy and high-maintenance. Just when you've found a perfect little desk and hauled it homeward, you're hit with a massive undertaking: the sanding, the stripping, the re-finishing. That is, if you're a die-hard wood lover, like me. There is not one single piece of painted furniture anywhere in our house. Die hard. See?

Helping me in my withdrawal from wood are the following:
1) The fact that I was able to mix a color I love from paint I had on hand
2) Mabel's House
3) The ominous and ever-shortening distance between now and aforementioned impending holidays

Four weeks. It's time to break out the brushes, folks.


Queen B. said...

ooooooooooo I sure need painting doNE everywhere IN MY HOUSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

jmberrygirl said...

Love the desk. My hubs shares the wood love affair. He hates the thought of painting it. I'm so glad you're dealing with your addiction. It's healthy! =) Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting!

Sunny said...

You have such a cute blog here! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! Those hamburger cupcakes are the funniest thing. :)

Erin Kathleen said...

I can't wait to see it. I'm the same way about wood!

Anonymous said...

that's a gorgeous desk yo! It has great lines, very graceful <3

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