I was doing some housecleaning on the blog recently and found some ‘treasures’ that I thought could be brought out of the archives and back into the spotlight.
Granted, the photo quality and editing are still reflective of my early days as a blogger, but the content is good – so I hope you’ll join me for “Flashback Week”!
Someone (who was studying neurology at the time) once told me that there are two kinds of brains;
- an “immature brain” that likes immediate gratification eg. mowing the lawn, painting a room, making a craft.
- and a “mature brain” that can hold off on the gratification for a larger end goal eg. studying years to become a physician, writing a novel, tending a garden.
I fully admit that I have an “immature brain”. I love before and afters and live for instant gratitude.
I like mowing the lawn and seeing the perfect stripes. I don’t think there is a room in the house that hasn’t been repainted at least once since we moved in, and I like to refinish furniture.
I thought I could make a go of it as a business and so started accumulating bits and pieces at garage sales, stripped them down and re-did them like new…. but after taking into account all the hours I put in – I’m definitely in the hole.
On the upside, I do have these beautiful before and afters to share;
This is a dining room hutch that I found through Kijiji. I bought it for $125 planning to dismantle it…