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My First Time Was Not All I Thought It’d Be

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My first time!!
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What motivated me to become a DIYer is my incessant need to CREATE. I am a creative soul, an artist. I’ve been drawing since I was a toddler; mom still has my very first stick figure framed in her office. The stick figure was a girl. She was made of blue crayon and had a number 9 for a nose. And it wasn’t just like a miniature, trite stick figure. This chick was like 2 feet tall! Go big or go home, baby!

As I grew up I was always creating in some form. Whether it was painting with acrylics on canvas, or drawing Beauty and the Beast characters and selling them to neighbors… Once I hit junior high and high school I drifted into interior design and changed my bedroom layout literally EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I live to create!!!

But once I became an adult putting my artistic skills to use slowly waned. And I became apathetic about creating. I took a job with The Body Shop and that rekindled my fire! I got to put make-up on pretty little faces 5 days a week. I loved my job! I was happy! I was creating!!!

Throughout the years I’d dibble in macrame-ing, baking, graphic designing, html-ing…

So that’s where the need for this blog came along.

Originally I wanted to stick to just painting furniture but once I gave it a try I realized it was so much more involved than anticipated.

Whew!

Here’s a quick look at my first attempt at painting furniture:

I found this neat table at the new place I moved into (Thank You previous tenant).
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The “bones” and curves of this table were just my style so I figured it’d be a keeper. But the previous owner painted it this putrid poopy maroon-ish color. Bleh.

No prob, Bob.

I sanded it. I used 3M medium grit block.
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Wiped it down.
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Primed it with Rust-oleum’s Primer {forgot to take a photo because I didn’t actually think I’d ever post this}

And painted it. I used Behr’s Oil-based semi-gloss enamel with an expensive ass Purdy brush that I’ve already ruined. *sad face*
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Took me about 2 weeks from start to finish… I work VERY slowly.

I did not put a finish on it because the table will not get much wear and tear. It just sits in the living room waiting for my keys.

And that was it!
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Have you got a painted furniture story to tell? What was your first time like?! Comments welcome =)

Linking to: Jennifer Rizzo, Debbiedoo’s Newbie Linky Party

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Author: consciouslybirthing

Moon Manifesting Intuitive and Mentor, empowering women to harness their powers using the cycle of the Moon.

3 thoughts on “My First Time Was Not All I Thought It’d Be

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