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31 Days of Progress Day 24 :: DIY Black Furniture and A Message

Each day is full of new lessons to learn, victories to celebrate, and mistakes to keep one humble {oh, and teach us a thing or two}.  I’ve been quiet this week, it started with a 2-day migraine and the rest has been the worst case of insomnia I’ve ever had for a week straight. At my age, 2-4 hours a night is not going to cut it.  I had to use what reliable mental energy I had for feeding my family, leading my small group, etc.  I just didn’t trust my sleep-deprived mind to put the thoughts out coherently.

So, I am not going to skip the posts I’ve missed.  They are “in here” {taps head} and just need the finishing touches to put them all down.  Right now I need rest {last night was the worst night yet – 2 hrs of sleep}, then when I’m back I’ll probably be posting 2-3 times a day for a couple of days to catch up and bring it on home on Monday! I sincerely hope that won’t bother you subscribers, I won’t make it a habit. 🙂

… In the meantime I wanted to share a great tutorial I found from Sarah at The Yellow Cape Cod.  I love me some black furniture {especially if it’s a re-do}.  Friends often ask me how we have done ours. Our process has basically been: prime; 2 coats of black latex; 2 coats satin poly {with light sanding in between, of course}.  It’s been great, but not the finish I would love to have…though I’ve done something similar to the process below with another, distressed white piece.  Love her work and her blog.  Enjoy!

OH, and I forgot to announce here that random.org picked comment number 3 on the Petals of Light giveaway.

Congratulations Angela!! Your prize is on it’s way!


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1 thought on “31 Days of Progress Day 24 :: DIY Black Furniture and A Message”

  1. I liked the tutorial..(not that I will probably be painting any furniture…but it is interesting!)

    I am so sorry that you are not able to sleep Lisa. That stinks! i will pray that you will be able to get some quality sleep soon honey.

    It was good to see you today.
    Love, Your purple haired Momma! (:>)


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