Every Once in Awhile…Let It Be

No, I’m not Paul McCartney


Do you ever just …let it be? I will admit that more often that not, I don’t. I feel like I have to go one step further, even though I know it’s great the way it is.

I can’t leave well enough alone. Then, inevitably I look at it and think, “Nah. I don’t like it.”

Am I the only one that does that??? I hope I’m not the only one! I’d hate to feel alone in that!

If I’m not satisfied with a project, it’s usually because the colors are not exactly right or maybe I really just goofed up. But this time, I just did not like how it turned out. I should have stopped while I was ahead!

Let it Be

It was one of those ideas that I thought was a good one, but just didn’t quite cut it. I laughed and said it looked like faux croc skin!

If you remember, I showed it to you and questioned then if I needed to re-do it. At the time, I decided to live with it for a while, because sometimes things will grow on you. (Usually they don’t, but I thought I’d try!)

You should always go with your gut! And my gut told me, “YOU DO NOT LIKE THIS.” So, I decided to listen.

The first time, I wanted to do something different…something unique…It didn’t work. Chalk it up to trial and error.

This time, I decided that less was more. I think I need to learn that every makeover or project doesn’t have to be different or unique. Sometimes it’s ok to just make it simple.

I grabbed my leftover paint from the first makeover and just rolled over the stenciled part that I was never satisfied with.let it be table

It took about three coats, but since it was only the top of the table, it was fast, easy…and better! It’s now basic and modest, but clean and fresh.

let it be table

Now, it can be used anywhere in my home. Before I was limited with it because of the design and the color. let it be tablelet it be table

Down the road, I could add some detail to it…but for today…let’s just let it be…


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  1. says

    I think you will be back, busy with that table in no time at all .. lol ! I did a decoupaged desk type table for my son’s bedroom a while ago – the top coat was not even dry, and I already disliked it, but he likes it 😉

  2. says

    I tend to buy things I think I love and then look at it a week later and wonder what the heck I was thinking. Thankfully I’m the queen of return! Or think I can make something I see in a store and it’s more work and frustration than it’s worth. Paint is a beautiful thing. It’s so easy to fix or redo. I do like the table white!

  3. says

    You are not allow at all. I try to live with it as well and then I finally change it. You just have to try things sometimes, even if they don’t work out. I just tried and project and it was a flop. Oh well, I’ll have to try it another way now. 😉

  4. says

    Hi Leslie!
    Love your little table. I really even kind of liked it the first re-do. 🙂 Those chairs are to die for. Love your blog. I’m your newest follower. I hope you will come by and say hey! 🙂

    Have a great week!

  5. Sheryll & Critters. says

    Oh how beautiful in all white. I love how it just makes the room and those great chairs. Okay, I am a tadge jealous now. I am trying to convince myself to paint my living room walls, but can’t decide on a white white or a bluish white or WHAT. The previous owner took out the sheet rock walls and put up faux (FAKE) wood paneling…… ugh. Way too much wood for me. I checked and that stuff is expensive…… could not believe it. Boyfriend says some folks can’t do the finished seams on sheet rock is probably why. I still don’t get it. Oh well. Any color ideas would be appreciated. I stained and finished my huge entertainment center and matching book case with American Cherry, but not so dark as the end tables that are Broyhill.

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