Ok, I like stripes
I like zebra stripes, and black and white stripes, and i really love black and white stripes mixed with pink in a room...
Don't know why i like them so much but i do
I also like buffalo gingham checks, but that's another story...
I saw Amy at Maison Decor paint a vanity with some soft beigy stripes and it was insanely gorgeous ( go see for yourself!)
so i started thinkin...
Hmmmmmm... what can i paint stripes on???
And the light bulb went off in my head! My bedside dresser!
I mean with Annie Sloan paint, it's easy enough to paint over if it looks stupid, and there was a high probability for looking stupid here...
so, i did it!
just taped it all up with that blue painters tape....
I just eyeballed this, because i can promise you, i'd rather stick bamboo shoots under my nails than to sit there and measure every inch until it is perfect... noooooo, no , no
i mixed Annie Sloan Old White, with Annie Sloan Scandinavian Pink, until it looked pretty good, and then just painted it on...
It was a little too "sweet" pink, so i rubbed it with some light brown Briwax i had on hand to tone it down a little
those are my faded pink gloves hanging over the side in case you were wondering
I like the way the wax takes it down from sweet to more frenchy
here are those pink leather gloves, they're so beat up, and so great
anyway, i kind of like it...
especially with the little raggedy white christmas tree
and if i get tired of it,
no big deal ....
just paint over it,
heck it's a dresser i got at the thrift shop for $25.00!
here's the little raggedy white tree... thrift shop of course....
anyway, just trying to get decorated for Christmas here... and feeling a little overwhelmed with lack of time to do all the things i want to do.... like make gingerbread houses, i love gingerbread houses, and make pies, and make cute crafty things, and shop etc...
have you ever told someone
don't get me anything for Christmas for god's sake!!!
and have them look at you all hurt and ask why???
and you're thinking, because then i have to get you something, and i don't know what to get you, and i have to worry about my kids first and i don't have much money, and i don't have time, and i don't want to buy you something stupid just to be buying something... etc...
and you you know you totally sound like the Grinch
well anyway, i have
when i had young kids and my husband left me for his
stupid eggocentric bitch whore secretary
(oops, did i say that? sorry guys - i'm so over it all as you can tell...)
i would start getting the worst feeling when i would see the stores decorating for Christmas, and i hear Christmas music on the radio
how am i going to do this i would think?
working full time, raising kids traumatized by divorce, renting rooms in my house to have enough money to get by
but i did do it
and then after it was all over, and i had made everything special for the kids,
and i always did
i'd think ... phew... i pulled another one off
and i've done that for 25 years
we shouldn't have to feel like that,
that pressure, to make everything perfect
the media tells us that if i don't buy my husband a car, or he doesn't buy me a heart shaped diamond necklace, or i don't buy the kids iphones or kindles or ipads
we're clearly losers...
it's all so wrong
anyway, wow, not sure why i went there
maybe just to reflect and say...
life is really weird and interesting, and ridiculous, and tragic, and funny and insane
i guess the holidays can make some people go a little crazy, and get a little emotional
not me of course...
i'm just gonna tie pink bows, and paint pink stripes on things
so now, i'm off to catch up on all your blog posts!
pink christmas bow of course... it's called pink psychosis