I have been painting my coffee table this week! I have learned a lot by trial and error too! I started out by sanding down the table. Never having done anything like this before, I was not sure exactly how much to sand. I have learned that sanding completely is extremely important! I started painting around the edges with an aqua color. Once it was dry I could see little black specks where the paint did not stick. This was frustrating! I decided to scrape the paint off the edges and sand them down some more. I then repainted them. Later I put painters tape on the edges I had already painted and then painted the other parts of the table a light grey. I let the paint dry, and then removed the tape. The paint peeled off in some places! SIGH!!! I should have taken the tape off while the paint was still wet! Despite the set backs I was pretty happy with the finished product. I hope it will sustain through the daily life of our home!
I am confident I will be able to paint the other two end tables without as many complications. I have decided to do them the opposite in color configuration, making the overall color the aqua and the sides the grey color. It might be too cutesy? I’m not sure yet. I do have imagery of how it is all going to look once it is put together, I just hope my imagination is correct!
My students have their spring piano recital next weekend! I am thrilled and almost puzzled to say that everyone has been on the ball this time! Usually there are those one or two students who wait till the last minute to learn their pieces, but this time everyone is ready early. It’s almost too good, and I’m a little superstitious…. I’m going to pray and think positive thoughts all the way till next Saturday. 🙂
Since Emma LOVES the water so much I decided to fill her up a tub and put it outside for her to play in. She was so funny! She started saying bath, and with clothes and all eventually ended up sitting right in the middle of it! SO sweet! 🙂
Zoe has been so protective of the kids lately! On Monday Emma and I returned home from the grocery store, and I was unloading the groceries. Emma was playing in the garage and out on the driveway. Zoe was also outside. There is a line of trees and a ditch between our house and the main road. Emma was walking down by the trees, and Zoe started doing her whole crazy cat thing again. Emma looked at me with a scared, almost cry face. I calmly said, “Come back up here, Emma”. She did, and Zoe almost immediately calmed down! I have determined it is her way of trying to warn or scare the kids so they will go back in the house. I don’t know why she thought Emma was in danger, but she did!
I took this picture today of Emma on the couch watching tv. When I walked by I noticed Zoe cuddled up on the couch next to Emma. 🙂
As I was writing this blog the Bible verse about “old things are passed away, all things are become new” popped in my head. It just occurred to me that we are a lot like that table I painted this week! Scratched up and marred by sin and life. God has to “repaint” us! I also thought of the song I used to sing with my grandma at church when I was little: “He’s still working on me…” That song brings back a lot of memories!