A moment of gratitude…and 2 new reveals!

Yesterday afternoon as my oldest daughter was at her 2nd day of Kindergarten, I had a moment of complete gratitude. I’m not going to lie, this summer was rough for our little family. We found ourselves stretching in ways that were tiresome, frustrating and just plain hard. It took a lot of paitence and strength to see it from another perspective. Sometimes when hard things in your life snow ball, it makes you feel defeated. But as the dust settled and we started putting the pieces back it made me feel  more than anything, thankful. I am in a place I could have never imaged a few years ago. I’m in a wonderful store with such a fantastic group of friends, that I love and value. My husband and kiddos are happy and healthy. My business is growing with a pretty amazing group of clients. But it’s not about counting my blessings as much as it is remembering how to allow yourself to be happy when it seems impossible.

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This is just what I am learning to do, and for that I am so grateful! Theres not enough room for anything else. Here’s a couple of custom pieces I worked on this past week and a half. The first piece is painted in Snow White by General Finishes. I love this paint so much! It has a smooth finish with a gorgeous sheen. The inside is a custom mix of Snow White and Sunglow.

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This pink beauty was painted with Apron Strings by Miss Mustard Seed. This was so much fun to paint, this color is a surprising mix of pink and maybe even orange undertones. I sealed it with white wax to soften the hue, and love it both ways.

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Both of these pieces went to fantastic clients that were a joy to work with. I don’t do custom work to often but  I’ve been enjoying it so much lately. I might just keep it up! Tomorrow I pick up over 20 pieces of furniture! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

-Amanda

6 thoughts on “A moment of gratitude…and 2 new reveals!

  1. These are both so pretty! When you paint do you start with the inside first and then work your way outwards? I’ve wanted to try the color apron strings for a while now but haven’t found the right piece for it yet. I like the white wax with it :0)
    Smiles!
    Terry

    • Hi! Thank you so much! I almost always do the outside first. I’m not sure it really matters but its just my routine. This piece was surprisingly more difficult than I thought. I used a spray primer, and then 3 coats of paint. I’m such a perfectionist that painting white takes me forever! Apron strings was also a surprise, I loved the color variation. I’ve heard mixed feelings on it so when the client suggested this color, I was totally on board. The white wax softens it a lot! I think I want to plan another piece with full color very soon, its a really awesome shade. 😉

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