Sometimes I can’t help but wonder, “What Ever Became of It?” As a painter and Do-It-Yourselfer, I’ll pour my heart into a particular project, and once done, never see it again. It doesn’t bother me. But it sure is nice sometimes, when people send me pictures of a canvas I painted, or a piece of furniture I redid, and I get to see how it’s being put to use in daily life. That was certainly the case with the picture you see above. I worked on both the rocking horse and the rocking chair well before that sweet little blue-eyed girl was born. And to have a photo of her using them absolutely melts my heart.
Just for fun, I have to show you the glossy brown, googly-eyed, hand-me down rocking horse that it once was. A little sanding, painting, and googly-eye-removing was all that was needed. (See similar projects by clicking www.muralsbymarcy.com/hand-painted-childrens-furniture/ )
Then there’s this family photo that was sent to me that includes a wooden sign I made and painted. Seriously, there are no words to describe how precious this is to me. (Check out that blog entry with step-by-step instructions on how to make a wooden sign by clicking http://www.muralsbymarcy.com/diy-wooden-sign/ )
Which brings me to one of the least anticipated photos of all time. Just recently, you’ll recall I took an old nightstand and turned it into a little girl’s play kitchenette. I just had to share so that you, too, would see What Ever Became of It? I made it for my great niece, Scarlett, who is as cute as they come. We don’t live in the same state, so I don’t get to see her much, but I’m told she loves playing with it.
There’s just one problem… and it’s got four legs and a tail! Apparently, Abraham the cat has commandeered the kitchenette and likes to hang out in the coolness and comfort of the play sink! This wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when I was working on it, but this picture sure did make me laugh and ranks right up there with the best of ’em.
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