While cleaning and dusting all those things that NEVER get dusted here at home this week - you know,.... picture frames, wall hangings and the like, I found myself caught in a flashback as I took this piece off the wall, where I have it hanging above a doorway.
It occurred to me that this piece represents where it all began for me. Circa 1995, before my youngest was born, while my other 2 were ages 3 and 7. I was deeply rooted in my stay at home mom position and spent the majority of my time curb hunting and painting anything and everything I could get my hands on. This was long before I knew anything about painting, Chalk Paint and the like. I just knew that I loved a chippy, not-so-perfect finish with a little glam (hence the gold). I had no clue how the high end retailers got the look and this was long before it was ever talked about or publicized. So, I made my own recipe.
Cheap, Flat, off-white interior wall paint. Yeppers....At that time, I could get an entire gallon for just 10 bucks at Wally world. Dry brushing, I discovered by accident and
As I cleaned all those beautiful and intricate details of this family piece that once adorned a mirror not furtunate enough to make it's way to 2012, I smiled, knowing that I could do this beauty much more justice now with the added knowledge, upgraded paint and tools.
But....I think I'd rather remember where I came from, through my own trial and errors, on my own and purely from my own passion, before anyone game me a direction to go to.
So, I hung her back up. And smiled.
Do you have a passion that has stood the test of time? I'd love to hear about it in a comment below!
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