Here is a comment that initially was rather upsetting but after pondering it, turned into a positive:
lots of pictures…but no explanation of how this was done or what paint used….I’ve noticed this on previous blogs you’ve done….maybe fewer pictures and more explanations of how you achieved the finish would be a better blog….are you just trying to sell the finished product or are you really trying to blog about furniture renovation…..
I say it turned into a positive because it got me thinking about what my blog is. I need a mission statement! I mean, my hope is that it is more interesting than a simple DIY blog.
…no explanation of how this was done or what paint used...I always am more than willing to share paint colors and techniques. However, I do not have a recipe or an exact formula for each piece. This is why I don’t write a “How To” for every piece I post. It depends on many factors such as the existing finish, the wood itself and just the feel of the piece. My pieces are unique and so are yours.
Typically, I am not able to answer what paint color I used as I mix my paints and am constantly creating new colors and never write down an exact recipe (if you knew me, the thought of my actually scientifically writing it down would make you laugh as I am the most disorganized person that was ever born and quite honestly, hardly know what day it is).
…maybe fewer pictures…Yes. I love to take (I hope) beautiful pictures to share. When I have finished a piece, I am proud of it and want to show it off. Being a true Pinterest addict, I love gorgeous pictures. I am working on my photography skills and am really enjoying it. I hope to take a photography class this year to improve and learn more about the art.
…explanations of how I achieved the finish…Again, every piece you paint has its own personality. Painting is an art form and is organic. I hate to sound all hippy chick but really, you need to just go with the flow. I happen to love it when a piece suddenly begins to crackle, or when little bumpy patches appear after sanding back. It is difficult to explain how to completely achieve a look when each piece is totally unique. Find the right feel (or finish) for your piece and go with it.
I really enjoy sharing ideas with my readers and helping others create. I answer most questions I receive with a direct email to the person posting. I do this to make sure they get the answer needed instead of just posting a reply in my Comments section.
…Are you trying to sell the finished product…Heck yes.
Which brings me back to the question of what my blog is about...
A venue to share not just my paint techniques but also what inspires me in creating a home that is “collected, not decorated”. To help others create unique pieces for their homes – and have a blast doing it. To inspire and be inspired by others.
This comment from Liz just sums it up…
I spent the entire day going through every drawer and cupboard, cleaning everything in the kitchen. You can not imagine how wonderful it was to sit down and open your post!! Such an AAAhh moment, it all looks so beautiful!! Many thanks!! …Liz
I love all of the comments I receive through sharing my little world to my fellow home decor addicts!
(Wow, and not one picture in this entire post!) 😉
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