GENEROSITY, HARD WORK, and PROVENCE


You hear the stories of ppl donating time or money to a good cause and the perception is they will get
 it back two fold. Pay it forward is what we call it these days, and this is my story of paying it
forward and my perception of getting it back.


One day while out picking I came across a voucher in my wallet for money off at a popular clothing
 store. I had forgotten all about it and it was due to expire that day!!! I didn't have the time to go
 shopping for clothes so I did the next best thing. I found the store, waited a moment in the parking
 lot until the next customer approached, handed it off to her, then I was off.


At my very next stop I found this beautiful French solid wood dresser. In these parts I can't afford to
 buy a dresser like this they are just too expensive. Well this one was priced low
 enough for me to get really excited about and for me to afford. So I paid the man and got it loaded in
 the van. I didn't put 2 and 2 together about the free money I had just given away and the great deal I
had just found until later when I was happily painting away. It made me smile.

I worked very thoughtfully to achieve an amazing color combination for the finished piece, but
 this photo shoot needed some very hard work. This piece was so big for my little space most of
 the other furniture had to be moved out of the room. I stacked 4 tables in front of the bathtub, the
hallway had less than a foot for me to shimmy down one side when I had to get the camera, and the
 front door couldn't be opened for the stack of furniture I piled there.

The color is ASCP Provence with a brown 4 layered color distressing on top.



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2 comments:

  1. Hi Kristy!!!!

    You're a sweetheart!!!!

    I'm so glad that you were able to get this dresser. I always wondered how you would to it whenever
    I saw one. Like you said. 'They are expensive!!' I remember a giant thrift store chain wanting $200
    for one. CRAZY!!!!!

    You're a kind hearted and beautiful person Kristy!

    Have a great week!!!! Hope George wins!!!!!

    Pam
    xox

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  2. You get back what you put out into the world. I am so glad you got the dresser. I can't wait to read how you did the painting.
    Traci

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