It's confession time. Time to purge myself and come clean with you about something:
I truly am the Queen of the Procrastinators and Unfinished Projects.
Need proof? I give you Exhibit A:
This is my bathroom. My master bathroom. I found some inspiration several years ago (3 or 4, can't remember exactly, which should be your first clue on what a procrastinator I am) in a Mary Engelbreit Home Companion magazine article.
(a picture taken of the ripped-out article, taped up to the bathroom mirror for inspiration)
This mural had been painted on the person's mudroom walls. I remember thinking to myself, oh the colors and the mural would be perfect in my bathroom! Surely I can do that!
And, so I did. Having no prior mural painting experience under my belt (except for a small project in my "Breakfast at Tiffany's bathroom in Minnesota, a story for another time), I guessed at how I would go about doing it and dove in. It took me a long time to get the background just right. And adding the grass and funky flowers at the bottom took a few weeks if I remember correctly.
And then I stopped. Call it intimidation (since the "trees" were next). Call it laziness. Call it boredom, as more than likely, another exciting new project was calling my name. Whatever you call it, my bathroom has sat in its unfinished state for at least 3 years now, maybe 4 (remember, it's been so long I'm not even sure!). Not only in its unfinished state of the walls, mind you, but with that oh-so-chic black trashbag taped up to the window, and the blue painter's tape still halfway peeled off.
Shame, shame, shame on me.
Well, as you can tell from the pictures, I have finally reopened this "file" and gotten back to work. My husband penciled in several trees for me this week, and I got started. I have high hopes that I can make it look quite similar to the picture and not appear as if an amateur was at work (which one was). I promise to post pictures of this as it progresses up until the mural is completed.
(Here you can see the detail on the tree to make it look somewhat dimensional. It's going to take a while.)
Ugh. It felt so good to get that off my chest. Hopefully you'll still be my friends (wink, wink), even knowing my great character flaws. (Now, if you only saw how long my list of unfinished projects was, you might question your loyalty to me and my little blog, but we'll use the "positive staycation attitude" and look on the bright side -- with so many projects to be completed, I'll have plenty of blog posts to write about!)
Happy Independence Day! Hopefully, like myself, you too can find your independence and break free from the bonds of procrastination...
*Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Leave me a comment with advice, encouragement, or your own sad stories of procrastination, if you feel like it.