Did you think I forgot? No, I’m just profoundly lazy. But here it is! Our first ever edition of Better Before! Get excited!
Allison fell in love with this cool little acorn wreath. “How hard could THAT be?” she thought. And, bonus, living in Texas, she had acorns coming out of the wazoo. (Ew, not literally).
And it weighed about 30 lbs. Seriously, this thing was like a freaking cinder block on a ribbon. The ribbon looks horrible with the wreath. I should be shot for that one.”
“I could have taken the 20 steps to the garage to get the staple gun, but nope. The paper stapler was right there. “I’ll just put 4-5 staples into the ribbon and wall. That should secure it just.fine.”
Even though this one couldn’t be saved, it still taught us some valuable lessons. What we have learned:
From the ad: This is a really cool colorful antique armoire/drawers/mirror combo that would look great in any room! I bought it on the east coast years ago and it has been in bedrooms and living rooms and it always gets a lot of attention!
Hmmm, did that “attention” go something like this?
“Your armoire is really … uh … neat.” “Yeah, it’s … um … so unique.”
Or, “How sweet! Your kids did a great job on this! Did they let the dog help too?”
Or, “I never would have thought to combine electric blue, neon green, purple, teal, red and orange in one piece, but you pulled it off!
*cough*kinda*cough*sorta*cough*a little bit*cough*not really.
Well, that’s it for now! Thank you so much for sharing ladies! It’s nice to remember that not every project is perfect, and nope, neither are we.
If you have ever brought about a furniture fiasco, a crafting catastrophe, or any sort of spectacular design disaster, send your pics and your story my way! BetterAfter@live.com, subject line: Better Before!