<![CDATA[Fresh Furniture - BLOG]]>Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:16:44 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Putting Things Off Until Tomorrow]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 03:24:19 GMThttp://freshfurniturestore.com/blog/putting-things-off-until-tomorrowDon't we all do it?

Most days I can do 3 loads of laundry, manage employees, get a kitchen ready to paint, run errands with kids,
go to church and sometimes more. But when it comes to new projects or learning a new skill,
I put them off for months, even years!
If it is comfortable and familiar, I am more likely to do it. However,  starting a new project or skill takes time,
energy ( I feel lacking on this with a 20 month old), and commitment.

So let's take a stroll down memory lane.
5 years ago I painted one of my first pieces of furniture.
This cute little end table was my grandparents cherry nightstand for 50 years.
I wanted to try my hand at furniture painting and I always had a crafty side that I never really tapped into.
Enter spray paint, a sample container of wall paint, and a many hours of painting in the house
(which I no longer do for the sake of my hardwood floors).
I read some online tutorials on how to paint furniture and off I went.
Little did I know about how cherry wood sometimes bleeds through paint and I don't remember exactly,
but this piece still has about 8 coats of antique white paint on it!
There are still brush strokes, lines of paint on the edges, and chips out of the nightstand, but those little imperfections don't bother me now. I had to start somewhere. I wanted for my nightstand to end up perfect the first time.

Why do we do that to ourselves?

Why do we think we should be able to do things perfectly without training and practice.
As with most new skills, it takes time, practice, failure and more practice to become really good at something.
So whatever it is you long to try, just GO FOR IT!!
It won't be perfect the first time and that is OK.
Maybe you love it, maybe you fail, so what. There is always next time to get it just right.
Take the leap, I know you can.