What motivated me was a lovely and green damask plate that I discovered on Wednesday at Goodwill for 1.99. I definitely needed to add it to my green kitchen. Lately, I've had a keenness for damask-anything and I've always had a deep passion for green.
So. There you have it. It's not a big "in your face" before and after, but it's better, right? There are two positives. 1) It takes up more of the cabinet; so, you don't see that it is actually not wood on that side. The not-wood aspect is a big pet-peeve of mine. 2) It is more in line with my bright and green decor.
Now, I just have to find another plate. More Goodwill hunting.
The next little project I took on, was to paint a little wooden, pedestal candy dish that I purchased at a thrift store for 2.00. I've been inspired to paint and distress everything by Holly from Life in the Fun Lane and this object was in need of some love. Therefore, using the same Home Depot creamy white paint sample that I used on the plate rack, I sanded it, painted it, sanded again, painted again, distressed it with coarse sanding paper, and gave it a coat of polyurethane. It turned out like this...
Cute, right? I just love it. Now, I have to figure out what to put in there that is toddler-friendly.
Sometimes, the little things can bring you a sense of "yes, i did, in fact, accomplish something today".
How about you...did you accomplish a "small thing" this week?