The “someday” projects
Ever have one of those projects in your mind that just won’t go away?
You know the kind I mean. You get an idea, out of the blue one day, and after you do, nothing else will quite be right. You decide you want to paint a room a certain colour, and afterwards the walls irritate you even if they had been fine for years before.
Sometimes the projects are more elusive. A random idea isn’t quite doable, or you don’t have the piece or property to do it with. It becomes one of those fuzzy “wants” that makes it into your daydreams and Pinterest boards but doesn’t quite ever move to your to-do list.
My “someday” project involves a rocking chair that was a gift twenty years ago. It’s as sturdy and strong as it was the day it was built, but the traditional lines and colour have always made it a bit of a misfit. Now, in a home filled with dark wood furniture, it is even more so.
Now, most people would strip the finish off and stain it to match the rest of their home. I won’t promise the temptation won’t overtake me at some point. But what I really want to do is paint it a fabulous bright colour and put it in a kids’ play area for quiet moments when the comfort of a rocking chair is still appreciated.
In my mind, that colour will be red. Bright, cheery, tomato red. Ideally it will someday live in a room with many books, but that’s negotiable. But red, it must be.
Can’t quite imagine it? Have a look at these finished pieces for inspiration.
Want one for yourself? Have a look through the your local Used.ca site and find yourself a rocking chair. All you need to do after that is pick a colour, and where your treasure will live once painted.
And here are a couple of others in different cities:
Do you have a someday project? We’d love to hear about it!