Here's a pretty little custom order My Hubby completed. I had actually painted this dresser in crisp ASCP Pure White but then before I finished it someone decided it was a perfect fit for their needs--but in ASCP Arles Yellow.
And wow!! What a difference. I love Pure White with a really dark stained top--but I gotta say this combo might just be a new addiction for me.
So with this intro I wanted to share a bit of encouragement for all you out there who are just starting out on a new craft or talent. With any new skill there is a lot of "reinventing the wheel" as I call it. You make lots of mistakes because you don't know what you're doing. You don't know what boo-boo's might happen so you don't know how to prevent them. You don't know that your "great idea" will actually cause a big OOPS! that will lead to a complete redo.
It's worth it's weight in gold. Don't be overwhelmed when you have a complete redo because of a mistake. Now you know next time what not to do. And with every mistake is knowledge gained. Eventually you'll be faster and better at what you do because of that experience.
Read, read, read other people's advice and tutorials. If you haven't already discovered Miss Mustard Seed she's pretty much done every tutorial out there. You can spend hours on her blog!
So as frustrating as mistakes, boo-boo's, and oopsie-daisie's are . . . They're part of becoming an artist. You will be better because of them.
Even if you do repaint a desk 6 times because you don't know that tannin bleed has to be stopped with an Oil based primer not water based. yeah. 6 times.
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