You know how in the horror movies, there’s always the girl who goes down to the basement? And you sit on the couch all antsy and yell “NO! DON’T GO DOWN THERE!” because you know it isn’t going to end well?
Well, that’s pretty much what my armoire was trying to tell me. “Stop! I’m ugly! Cease and desist, Mon dieu!”
Try as I might, I could not make the project look less tacky than it did. Case in point:
Oh I shudder to look at this!
It all started out pretty well, I had your poll pick, I had a plan, I had the accoutrements, I had hope and a prayer. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, I lost my style.
After a few hours of trying to make city/country/continent names from the lettering I had and then carefully adhering some of them to the armoire, I had to stop. Regroup. Did I really like it? Did I want to continue? Was it something I couldn’t wait to share with you? Would someone consider pinning it on Pinterest? A resounding NO was heard round the world.
As I write this, my armoire still sits in my guest room, patiently waiting for me to finish – to make it the thing of beauty I see in my head.
I HAVE learned a few things from this process:
Don’t make a poll unless you are willing to adhere to the answer
Don’t get Design Cocky
If the project no longer goes in the direction you hoped to go – stop! Re-think it
Don’t be afraid to admit defeat (Dang that’s a tough one)
Try something else (Never surrender!)
I still love the concept, still hope I can make it work, and so, I leave you till next time when you will see the new finished armoire, or I may pretend this whole debacle never happened. Keep walking folks, nothing to see here.