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Okay, who needs a little home improvement project to stimulate your Tuesday?  I spent a few blissful hours DIYing around my home this weekend and the solitude ~ along with the accomplishment ~ was good for my soul.  In the not-so-recent past, I often tried to “squeeze” decorating or creative endeavors into my life….often feeling indulgent and even guilty for doing so… but over time I realized that creativity could no longer be an aside in my life.  Something within me, within my very design, longed to be expressed and released.  For me to suppress or dismiss that longing was to minimize its significance to my own well-being and purpose, and perhaps even to rob others of whatever small offering I had.  It truly was a turning point in my life. ( If this is a struggle you share as well, I highly recommend the book A Million Little Ways…

A little push from a Mother/Daughter Tea event last weekend, in which I helped provide the “princess throne” for photo sessions, prompted me to begin the painting of my dining room chairs.We purchased our dining room set from JCPenney back in 2005 and I still love it, although it’s definitely a lot of wood-tone in this room.  Right now it has one leaf inserted, but we often have both leaves in for more seating.  The set has six regular chairs and two arm chairs.I decided to tackle the two arm chairs first (I may only do these end two ~ we’ll see how it looks when I’m finished).I removed the seat first, which was screwed on from underneath ~….and painted one coat of Sherwin Williams Creamy right onto the finish.  I mixed up  my homemade chalkpaint so I didn’t bother to prime.Once dry, I used a sanding block to distress…