Hey you! Yes you. Don't look around to see if maybe I'm talking to someone else. I'm talking to you. Come here, a little closer. Closer. That's good. I have a little secret to tell you. But I need you to pinky swear that you won't tell anyone else. Do you pinky swear? Good!
Did you know that I was actually royalty. Yup! You heard me right. I am royalty. I am actually a queen. "A Queen?", you say. Yup! I'm an actual queen. And what am I the queen of? I'm the queen of procrastination. I know, I know, you think that you are the queen of procrastination. But I promise you that I am the actual queen. And I have the proof.
Melissa over at the Inspired Room is having a Project Procrastinators Party. Today we are suppose to declare the project that we have procrastinated on and show the "before" photos. Then on May 14th, which is in 2 weeks we are suppose to show the "after" photos. You know, the big "TA DA" moment.
Well here it is 12:05pm Pacific time which of course makes it 3:05pm on the East Coast. So today is already half over & I'm just now getting around to making my post about my procrastination project. I started this post this morning, but got side tracked & I am now just getting around to finishing it. So right there proves that I am the procrastinator queen. Last I looked at Melissa's blog there are already 49 people on the list. I'll probably be the last one on the list. I sure hope that someone gets to my name on the list. But if they do, I am finally prepared. Well, sort of.
And if I needed something more to prove to you that I was indeed the procrastination queen. Here is exhibit #1:
This chair is one of 6 that goes with my dining room table. This dining set originally belonged to my Great Grandmother. It originally wasn't painted black. This dining set sat in my parents shed in their backyard for about 20 years. I've always wanted this set, but by the time I had a house that it could fit in, the years of storage had caused quite a bit of damage to the wood. I wish I had taken before, before photos but I didn't, so you will just have to take my word. So since the wood wasn't good enough to restore, the best next fix it is paint. So hubby & I decided we would paint the chairs and the table black (hubby was able to salvage some of the wood on the table & make it pretty so the table & chairs aren't completely black). Then I was suppose to reupholster the chairs.
Well, we painted the chairs & table 3 years ago. You heard me right, 3 long years ago. But did I reupholster the chair seats at that time? No! I think 3 years qualifies as proof that I am the procrastination queen.
Aren't the chair seats just lovely? They are yucky!!! But not as yucky as the layer of fabric I already removed from the chair 3 years ago. This is the nice fabric. Just a little worn.
This is the fabric that is going to be on my chairs by May 14th! I love toile! Much better don't you think? And how long have I had this fabric? For 3 years. I told you I procrastinate.
And since we are becoming fast friends, I will let you in on another little secret. I'm not only the procrastination queen, but I am also commitment phobic. (I heard you gasp.) I can't make up my mind about anything. But doesn't that go hand in hand with being a procrastinator? I thought so.
So I'm not sure the chair will be my procrastination project. It may just be the blanket chest/coffee table in my family room. Which will now be known as Exhibit #2:
I bought this chest probably about 15 years ago. (Did you gasp again? I thought so.) I think I got it from JC Penney catalog. My intention was to paint it white & distress it. I love Shabby Chic. But is it white? No, it is still naked. Only now, it is grungy & dirty and has a stain or two.
So this chest is the final proof that I am indeed the Procrastinator Queen. You can all bow to me now. Is my crown a bit tarnished? Probably because I have put off polishing it. I am the Queen!
This is how I currently camouflage my chest. Did you notice the unfinished items on top? I have a little naked box that I plan on covering with broken egg shells & painting. And the tray has a broken handle that needs to be fixed. I might get those 2 projects done, lets say, by 2020. But I'm not promising.
So I just need to make up my mind as to which of these 2 projects (I'm not counting the 2 little projects, just the chair & the chest) I am going to do for the big "TA DA" on May 14th. Come on, you really didn't think I was going to make a decision today, did ya? Remember, I'm the procrastination queen. I probably won't decide until May 13th.
So be sure to check back on May 14th to see which project I chose and to see if I got the project done. But don't hold your breath, I am the queen!!! And don't tell anyone, it will be just our little secret.