I was going to write 'there is no I in team' but it totally doesn't work with what I need to tell you today.
I feel an overwhelming need to unburden my soul and since we're both here at this exact same moment...
I guess I'm gonna have to unburden it to you.
This weekend Mr. Jenny tried to give me an ultimatum.
I told him, "You're not the boss of me!" and he gave me a very stern look.
But he repeated his ultimatum. "We go to garage sales and you get this stuff that you say you're going to fix up BUT you never fix it up and maybe you should consider actually fixing up some of the junky stuff you already bought before you buy any new junky stuff at a garage sale."
I said, "Huh?", and when he repeated it I knew he meant it.
I said, "Hey, it's my house, too, and..."
He held up a hand and stopped my rant before it started.
"I know it's your house, too, but Jenny, don't you think it's time you do something with the stuff that's already on the back porch?"
He said it nicely. Which was good, because if he had been snarky I would have had to smack him.
I pinkie swear promised him that if he let me buy the adorable little desk for five bucks (seriously, what a steal!) that I would start on a project immediately...if not sooner!
And when we came home with the desk stuffed into the trunk of the car, I quickly looked around and decided on a project.
A month or so ago at a garage sale I got a cute little dresser for FREE! And I told Mr. Jenny I was going to attempt to paint it in tatto style. But I never did.
It was white and plain and kind of ugly. There was a lot of sighing when Mr. Jenny loaded it into the trunk.
I took some pictures of it in its plain, white state, but now I can't find them. So you'll just have to imagine a plain white, junky looking little dresser.
I told Mr. Jenny that not only was I going to get the project done by next Sunday, but I was going to do it for five bucks. It took a lot of digging around in the garage for paint, but here's where I'm at with the project now.
I sanded the whole thing down and then painted the inside and side of the drawers in three different colors.
I painted the outside bubble gum pink with a cool Valspar paint sample kit that a friend of mine sent me.
So far I'm into the project $2.49 for a can of lime green spray paint and I scored some free drawer pulls at my Dad's today!
After I got done painting, I spent a bunch of time on tattoo sites...I think my eyes might be scarred from that whole thing...geez Louise. Do people really tattoo ummm.... those places?
This is the tattoo design I'm going to try and interpret onto the dresser.
I'm pretty sure it's on the back of someone's thigh...but that vericose vein is kind of confusing me. I hope I don't have varicose veins on my ... ummm... butt...
Later today I am going to attempt to transfer this image to my cute, strange, bubble gum colored dresser and start painting it.
I'm hoping it works.
And I'm hoping that telling you I'm going to get this project finished by this coming weekend will keep me honest.
Because if it doesn't...I hate to think what's going to happen when Mr. Jenny tries to ultimatim me again.
I feel bad sucking you into this family drama...but, hey...
That's what friends are for.
PS. I'll update you on my progress on Wednesday. I know, I know. You're definitely on the edge of your seat in excitement. I just hope your seat doesn't have that tattoo on it. Then I'd feel really bad making fun of your varicose vein.