I’ve been working on making my office more inviting for me. It started with removing my
husband husband’s desk to help make the room feel less crowded. Most of all I wanted a space to call my own where I’d be happy to show up and work on my blog and my writing. The room is still a work in progress. However, adding some paint to an old brown chair was the start of making my office feel a little more inviting.
First of all, I found this pretty turquoise chalk paint this summer. I stumbled upon it in a small town about an hour away from where we live. I love the colour; it’s so bright and cheery! It definitely helps to brighten my office space.
When I bought the paint, the sales lady assured me it was easy to use. I am happy to report she was 100% correct. Even better I didn’t have to sand the chair or add a coat of wax.
Love of Painting
In addition to how easy this paint was to use, I discovered that I love painting. It’s fun and rewarding to breathe new life into something that for me felt a little old and drab.
I painted my chair on a warm fall afternoon. As I painted, I listened to my friend Paul Luftenegger’s new cd Faith. As the music drifted through our garage, I lost myself in the beauty of Paul’s voice and the paint strokes. It felt a little like meditation. Time slipped by, and my mind drifted off into the creative crevices of my soul.
Finally, after the paint dried, I brought the chair into my office and found the perfect place for it. Now as I write and blog I can see my handy work out of the corner of my eye. It serves as a reminder to me to make time to do things I love. To find time to work on things that help lead me to my most creative self.
I had wanted to paint furniture for years but didn’t, perhaps fearing that I would just make a mess of things. I am so thankful I opened the bottle of paint and got to work. It made me happy and also brightened my office. Most of all it provided me with time to let my mind go where ever it wanted to be.
Who knew painting an old brown chair could be so rewarding? Can’t wait to see what else might need a coat of paint!