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Makeover Progress- Or Painting My Way to Peace


Let’s be honest, it can be hard making so many changes all at once. My own makeover projects are staring me in the face all day. But, I just started an online business class. I have meetings with new clients, a video project that needs developing, and training on this little blog thing with my coach... all while keeping up current projects. Did I mention that the memory on my computer reached its peak this week?

I’ll admit it, I was feeling a little overwhelmed and under capable- so I grabbed my meditation tools and got to work. work? Yes, I love to paint!

[caption id="attachment_190" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The chair on the left has new colors- I did all the hard work laying out those stripes the first time. This round was easy."][/caption]

Paint and design have always been my way of caring- for my clients, their  homes, and the things they love. But while design is rewarding towards the end of the project, painting satisfies me at every moment. And caring for myself by re-striping my old chairs and taping off the walls felt great!

[caption id="attachment_205" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="I wanted stripes above the fireplace but decided to lay them out randomly with spontaneous colors choices. Sometimes planning is overrated."][/caption]

Luckily for me, meditating usually means getting something done with tangible, colorful results! And it reminds me of my strengths- creativity, tenacity, flexibility...  I'm feeling better now so I can get back to the real transformation of my life.

[caption id="attachment_214" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Opposite the fireplace are these walls that were just waiting for some color!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_215" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="To have some fun, I used a woodgraining tool and metallic paint to dress up my versatile bookshelves. I didn't worry too much about fooling anyone, I just wanted a playful stylized feel to go with the wall graphics. I've painted two shelves for far- three more to go!"][/caption]

And let me just say, I’m grateful to have such problems. Leona Laurie is a wonderful addition to my team, Gina DeVee’s knowledge and delivery are nothing short of amazing, and those wizards at the Apple store Genius Bar- I wish I could buy them a drink. They’re the best!

Everyone needs an outlet, a way of stepping back from your work, your life, so you can start up again with fresh perspective and energy. What do you do to get grounded? What’s your Go To thing? Running? Writing? Sewing? Cleaning?

Go there to  keep yourself motivated and reassured through the growing and changing you're doing in your own life.


2 comments


  • Lila Pulst

    Shannon, your chairs turned out Great! Hey, at the cost of re-upholsering, maybe that is what I should consider. ha. Not without your talent.

    I am still looking for your answers to my last questions on painting our house. Painters are coming Monday, but I am a dummy and didn’t understand what some of the terms meant that you used. Did you get my last questions from 2 or 3 days ago? Love your stripes
    Lila pulst


  • carole

    I like the change in the chairs…so dramatic. I’ll have to come see the room transformation. I loved looking at all the pictures on your website of your trip too. A very fun adventure.


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