Wow it's been almost two months since a blog update. That's lame, and it makes me very, very sad. The truth is, without having access to my workshop, I haven't felt like there's been much to blog about. Terry occupied the shop the first two months of the year with some custom cabinetry builds for a renovation I was tackling. Hopefully I can post some details about that in the near future. I've felt tremendously guilty about negelcting my wonderful little website. I've stayed on top of all The Little Blue Table's social media accounts, but when it comes to sitting down and writing actual words that hopefully mean something, it's been hard. I've neglected some of my regular posts - when was the last time I did a What I Did With What I Thrifted post? Or even a What I Thrifted post? If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you've been inundated with pictures of my near weekly vintage hauls, but they never made it to the blog. I don't want to dwell on aspects of my little business that I've neglected. When I do that, I regress. I feel guilty, and shameful, and like I don't know what I'm doing, so I stop doing everything all together. I don't want that to happen. This year, I will let things like that go. I will not focus on things I didn't do. There are only so many hours in a day, and I am just one person. Instead, I will focus on things I did do. And that's the perfect segue to introduce The Double Mint Twins.
I snagged these metal tables about a month ago from the Goodwill. Quite honestly, I had no business bringing furniture home at the time, because literally nothing else would fit in the shop. Terry's custom cabinets had taken over and I was lucky to be able to squeeze into the shop to do laundry, much less move in some furniture. But when I saw these guys I knew immediately what they needed to look like. That happens sometimes and when it does, I can rarely walk away from a piece. Once I've seen it completed in my head (vs. in real life) I can't leave it behind.
Once I got the all clear to use my shop again, I couldn't wait to to get my hands on these tables. Sure, could I have sprayed them? Absolutely, and that would have been infinitely easier. But I would have had to wait for warmer weather, and what's the fun in that. So I tackled them by hand. Three coats later these lovelies were finished in a soft, mint chalk paint and just the right amount of color for any room.
The tabletop star detail, and their legs are too sweet for words. The pair is listed under the Pieces for Sale section of the site - go check them out!
And here's to letting go, moving forward, and spending more time recognizing our accomplishments instead of dwelling our failures.