Ok, the dresser/desk is just about to defeat me. I've tried to clean it up enough to paint without using a stripper. I used sand paper, mineral spirits and a scraper, and problem is, it's still gunky. So, stripper it is. Ugh.
You know what I wish I could do.... I wish I could buy second hand furniture and redo it. (Like I've seen so many of you doing.) Even though this particular piece has been the bane of my existence, if I had just started out right in the first place, I wouldn't be having a problem. But, I have no good place to work on furniture items. I don't have a spare room, no storage shed, and our garage is for our vehicles. Period. That's my firm stand on that matter. And that leaves me no place to work on anything big. So, I guess that wish will not be granted by the craft fairy. Bummer.
So, I will do what I can do. And be happy about it. Sew, quilt, paint, garden....those are blessings from above and I am not nearly thankful enough for them. So, I am thanking God right now. In the presense of others.
How'm I doing in May For Me?
I finished redoing a trash bin.
I finished a pillow.
I'm working on finishing up my first ministry item.
I did something fun in my yard.
I'm still reading Same Kind of Different As Me. I hope to finish it by the end of the month. I don't have a lot of time for reading these days.
I've been spending a little more time in prayer and less on the computer. Not enough, but it's a start.
So, maybe I'm not a total failure in the May for Me department. I know there is no MFM police, but I hold myself to a pretty high standard when I commit to something.