Look past the ugly

Imagination is sometimes the only thing you need to be able to create.

Can you look past what it currently is and see it’s potential?

I’m sure it’s easier for some than others but I can only encourage. It’s so fun to look past something’s current state and imagine it as new and improved.

This shelf was a holder of sorts. I picked it up at a garage sale for .50. It was brown with little handle holders. Keys? I assume would be its job.

I didn’t want to change it’s job, I just wanted it to look more appropriate for our old house. It’s like getting a new hair style. You aren’t changed on the inside, only your outside looks a little different.

What a little paint will do.

This was a curbside pickup. My SIL knows my love for the curb and all it’s goodness.

Wow was it ugly.

It sat in the garage for a long long time. I couldn’t figure out what to do with it. I knew it needed an updated paint job. No doubt about that.

And it was really dirty and had some questionable sticky things on it. Ew.

I thought about going outside of my farmhouse style.

This is a prime example of how sometimes……..it just doesn’t work.

I spent days, taping off and painting the black and white squares.

I would look at and say “I don’t like you, but I’m going to finish and maybe I’ll like you later.”

I did not like it

I did not like the black

I did not like the white

I did not like it at all. Sam I am.

So what did I do?

I sanded it again

I primed it again

I painted it again.

I went back to what I love.

Chippy gloriousness.

Now, it is a holder of important things.

It sits immediately inside the mud room door, which is there door most used by the family.

It holds purses and baby bags

It holds shoes in the weird little cubbies that I didn’t know what they would be good for.

And the key holder does exactly what it wasn’t intended to. It’s holds all our keys!!

The sign that hangs above says it all.

However …. if you look closely to the sign that is on the exterior door? It’s really the message that says it all.

Don’t ever forget:

About Charmadawn

I am first and foremost a Christ Follower 💜 Wife for 34 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandson Jack 💜3 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 114 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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