I’m a person who always tries to be helpful and find solutions to problems. It’s the way I’m made. However, during times like these, I can’t fix anything. I can’t make things better. I can be helpful by being supportive and a consoling listener when needed. When difficult things like this happen in life, I like to cook or create in my kitchen. However, many folks don’t have an appetite when they feel sad. So my "cooking up a storm" during difficult times isn’t always helpful - even though it makes me feel like I have a purpose.
So what’s a girl to do? I needed to be present and available to my husband at all times. Yet, it was impossible for me to focus on work - I needed a mindless project to refocus and settle my own nerves. And so this week, I took on a new project that’s been picking at me for a while now. I have been desperately wanting to paint over a “pop wall” in my family room. It was painted a few years back in a bright, royal blue. I liked it for a while but I didn’t care for the shine of the paint. It was time for the change!
First, you should know, I’m extremely frugal. My husband and I are both small business owners. We work very hard for every penny and nothing has been a gift to us. I also appreciate things far more when I tackle them myself! Now, this project was only meant to be a 2 day maximum overhaul… it ended up taking me 6 days and a lot more work than I anticipated. I’ll explain the details within the images below:
Here’s a before image of the blue wall before my project: