Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Getting Started

Wow, that's all I really have to do right?  Get started?  I hope so.  I'm not sure why I'm having such a hard time committing to this dream of mine.  Time these days is so precious, but I waste it away obsessing and thinking about all the things I should be doing to get me to the places I could be going.  
I want to say, "not anymore", but the thought of that terrifies me.  What if I fail, what if this isn't what I really want.  What if I don't fail?  Can I handle it?  Or, what if this is a "grass is always greener" situation? 
More importantly, what if it isn't?  Do I want to waste another decade?  So...here I go.  I'm at least going to figure it out what I'm supposed to do with all of these ideas rolling around in my head, keeping me up at night, exhausting me to the point of feeling paralyzed! 
These are the things I love to do obsess over:
Furniture-how to re-use, upcycle, turn it upside down for some other use.
Paper-this one is new for me-I've always had a hard time parting with paper...good thing I live with a neat freak or this blog might be about my hoarding tendencies...now, I'm finding ways to use it.  Paper beads, paper wreaths, paper flowers...
Anything recycled or upcycled- everyone got recycled t-shirts in some form or another for Christmas this year.  I loved every minute of making each one!

My First Furniture Re-do Ever!
I mean, I can't sleep at night because my heart is racing after seeing an old piece of furniture turned into a kids' kitchen.  Everyone gets that feeling when they see a piece of furniture repurposed, right?
I got SANDPAPER for Christmas this year!
I'm supposed to do something with this right?
Thank you Donna and thank you Shannon for lighting the fire.  I do not want to repeat 2011, it's time to make some changes and make 2012 something to remember.


  1. Good luck, Kim! It can be hard to put yourself out there, but very rewarding as well.

  2. Wow! I am so proud of you! And I'm tickled to know that lil' ol' me helped to inspire you!

    I got POWER TOOLS for Christmas!

    So, what do you have planned next? How are you going to make 2012 different?

    Isn't this exciting? I can't wait to hear form you...

    1. It is exciting! I really loved your post. This blog thing is very overwhelming though. I plan to muddle through it for now while I get my booth and furniture painting business up and running. In this area it seams people slop some paint on and call it good. I try to pay more attention to the details. I'm drawn to living green, so I'm lining all of the drawers of my pieces in old book pages! It's super cute. I think I'm going to try your laundry recipe! Thanks for following!

  3. I ran across your blog tonight and i love the furniture pieces you have done! I read your post about getting started and i felt like i was reading my thoughts!! I have just started painting furniture and repurposing things and want to start a small business and i just keep putting it off! I lay in bed at night after being on pinterest and i can't sleep with all the ideas floating around in my head! I'm sure based on what i've seen you will do great!!! Can't wait to see what you do next!


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