“Get out of the car, put on an apron, and meet me in the garage.” Those were the words that I heard from one of my very best friends as I pulled up to her home after 4 hours of driving to her house on Mothers Day weekend. Yes, this is normal for us. We are project oriented girls and somehow our creative energy goes on overload any time we are near each other, sometimes so much we can hardly contain ourselves!
A few quick bites of hummus and lots of hugs from her boys and I was ready for anything she was throwin’ my way…..which happened to be a lamp, a chair, and chalk paint. Inspiration hit, and I was IN! Sanding, painting, and loving on her little boys put me in creative hog heaven. Morning til night, we were in between bites here and there, paint everywhere, and the occasional trip to the thrift store and dump to see what else we could salvage. Yes, please!
She taught me how to use chalk paint, make our own, and experiment with wax. Heading into the weekend, I thought I was trading my hectic day to day with daughters, work, and life for a calm peaceful weekend away. But, what I really got was to step into the life of another moms hectic day to day with sons, work, and life, oh and spin class! But the lesson I am reminded of and come back to over and over is the realization that I can be fully present in the midst of chaos which brings me a life full of joy and peace no matter what we’re doing. A lesson learned on my yoga mat.
For pics of the “queen of hearts” chair that transformed from dark brown and gold to sophisticated grey with pink velvet, click here. You never know, you just might never look at on old chair quite the same way again. Within the old and the worn, new life can be found.