Right now I’m feeling really torn. For the next three days I am locking myself inside and going through my house to get rid of items that we don’t need. It’s time to lighten the load…by tons. I can feel it and my husband and kids can feel it. We just have too much stuff.
(Seriously…I have stuff coming out my ears…it’s time to do some real soul searching and, like the song says….”Let it go!”)
And while I could (and probably should) write an entire post about this process and how conflicted I feel about it that isn’t the point of today’s post. Today’s post is about two things:
#1. Asking for help.
#2. This item…my first official DIY project:
It is a dresser I bought at a thrift store for $6. It had been painted and repainted numerous times but the top layer was pink spray paint covered with yellow splatter paint. It was pretty horrific. But I was in love.
So I lifted that sucker into the trunk of my little Mazda and drove it home carefully with the majority of the dresser perilously hanging out the back.
Then over the next few days I lovingly striped away the gunk and repainted my prize. I even took my first solo trip to Home Depot to buy new hardware!
I loved this dresser and wanted it to be just the perfect piece for our newly purchased little town home.
…my husband spent his time painting the bedroom to match. It was perfect!
But a decade has passed…we’ve had three children…have moved twice…and grown up a lot. And….I’m not sure my beloved dresser fits my lifestyle anymore. 🙁
SOooooo….this is where you come in…what should I do with it? This dresser reminds me of all those first DIY projects that my husband and I did together…and how much fun we had as newly weds. But we are currently in the middle of redoing our bedroom and are designing it to fit who we are now and the direction we are going. (And the room isn’t formal red and cream…)
What should I do? Keep it and make it work? Redo my first DIY so it will fit into the design we are working on? or…Let it go?
I seriously can’t decide…I know I need to grow up and pair down but does this need to go? Advice? Input? Suggestions???? I am TERRIBLE at things like this…I’m just too sentimental and it clouds my judgment.
PS—I worked on this dresser everyday after I was done teaching school. I would get off work, stop and get a soda, and then paint the dresser while watching “Trading Spaces”. Man, I loved that show……