So I like to get crafty. In some areas of my life I’ve been told I can be a little OCD, but not when I’m making something. I love using found items, because I’m super cheap.
Example: I just took my son shopping. He wouldn’t get out of the car. I said, “I’m buying YOU clothes, come on.” He looks around suspiciously and says, “Is this a thrift store?” (It was not. It was a going out of business sale. Everything was 70% off!)
Right now my obsession is painting old, crappy furniture so that it looks like old, crappy furniture. But I keep forgetting to take “before” pictures, so I show people and they’re like, “Great! What are you going to do with that?” and I’m all, “Um, I already did it. Asshole.”
But don’t get excited. This isn’t that kind of blog. I’ll never be able to do one of those tutorials because:
a. I’m very forgetful (see above about the pictures. Also, I was just repainting a bookshelf with only three shelves. I’d paint, go to dip my brush, and forget which shelf I was on.)
b. I don’t do anything the right way. For instance, I’m painting this bookshelf. I’m using house paint, because I found it and therefore it was free. I’m using tiny paint brushes my son got with an art set for Christmas approximately three years ago. I don’t sand anything. I barely even wiped it off before I got started. I was ready to paint, dammit!
c. I am currently in the middle of about 15 projects. Seriously. My tutorial would go something like, “You will need 25 river rocks all the same size and shape, 5 skeins green yarn (used), some white vinegar, and….oh to hell with this, I can’t find my glue gun.”