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The Painted Petals Out Power My Procrastination

Posted: May 14th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |


I HATE procrastinating.

And this is why…

I am a second guesser - therefore I usually have to add in time for me to second, third and fourth guess myself.

So in this case I started with a wonderful, fun, and money saving idea to finish a painting and frame it without spending a dime, and in two weeks. Where did it all go wrong? Let’s look back on the last couple weeks and see, shall we?

April 30th - Posted My Procrastination: Low on Flower Power


May 1st - 3rd - A wonderful girlie weekend to Chicago with my sister-in-law…

May 4th - May 7th - Worked on painting a little each day.

May 8th - May 10th - A family trip to Iowa to see my Gramma…

Monday, May 11th - Finished painting! Three days to go and all I need to do is frame and hang. Looking good!

And you know what that means — here comes the trouble…

Tuesday May 12th 5:00 pm

 I already had a frame for the picture, but it needed a matte so my plan was to make one out of extra burlap I had from a sack. I meticulously cut out cardboard pieces and wrapped them with the burlap.



If you are even a tad bit interested to see what it looked like after I, Edward masking tape hands, completed it yesterday afternoon. (Did I forget to mention that I didn’t have the backing to the frame?)


Looks pretty messy from the back side but flip it over and it wasn’t too bad.


Then the moment I forgot to prepare for…the second guess.  Pause, look at it, walk away from it, look at it again…nope. I just couldn’t do it. It really needed a matching matte to balance the other two frames. 

May 13th 11:30 am

Although I hadn’t planned for it, a trip to Hobby Lobby wasn’t going to take too much time. So off to grab a $2.00 matte. Got in, got out, got home. Noooooo! The frame was too big - and that, friends, is why you ALWAYS measure before you go.

May 13th 7:30 pm

Tried burlap behind the matte, third guessed, tried to find another extra piece of matte, fourth guessed. This is when the panic sets in…drive to Hobby Lobby, again. And I was saved. Not only did I find a frame I liked but they were also 50% off! 

May 13th 8:30 pm

Matted and hung and a big sigh of relief!

So it turns out getting back to water coloring was very therapeutic and the skill of blending returned like riding a bike. What I didn’t plan for was the framing ordeal. Oh and remember me saying the window needed to be painted. Yes, that was what I was suppose to do when I was driving to Hobby Lobby for the second time! Procrastination stinks.

But overall the painted petals won.

Drum roll….



And now my office is complete.(Well for the moment, at least!)


♥ Katie

Now head on over with me to see the other procrastination projects at The Inspired Room!


8 Comments on “The Painted Petals Out Power My Procrastination”

  1. 1 teresa said at 6:03 am on May 14th, 2009:

    Love your day to day account =} and yes, it turned out lovely.

  2. 2 Mrs. Petrie said at 6:09 am on May 14th, 2009:

    Very nice! I agree that the red matte gave the painting some pop, even though the burlap would probably look great with another painting. Congrats on finishing your project!

  3. 3 Tami (Pixeltrash) said at 7:15 am on May 14th, 2009:

    You finished it! Yeah! Great job!

  4. 4 Chie said at 9:32 am on May 14th, 2009:

    That’s clever done of you. I can’t even paint a straight line :-))

    Good job & you done it well.

  5. 5 June said at 10:42 am on May 14th, 2009:

    Gorgeous! You are so talented!

  6. 6 Nicole @ BugaBoos Creations said at 11:42 am on May 14th, 2009:

    WOW, you are so talented! I wish I could paint like that! It’s beautiful!

  7. 7 melissa @ the inspired room said at 8:10 pm on May 14th, 2009:

    Oh my, YOU DID IT! And it is BEAUTIFUL. Loved the day by day account too.

    Thanks for joining in :-D

  8. 8 Andrea said at 10:47 am on May 15th, 2009:

    I saw that hanging in your office today and I meant to ask you if that was the pic, but I forgot and we moved on to other things. It looks great!

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