Yesterday when the sun was shining and the birds were chirping and I woke up my house without stepping in dog poop…..
….I woke up my table, too.
I walked into the front room, picked up an X-Box controller off of it and turned to fluff the pillows.
And I turned back again and stared at it.
It was pretty and simple and classic and minding its own business and a couple of fruit chew wrappers.
But what if I added a little red lipstick?
Or maybe blue. 🙂
You can kind of catch a glimpse of it here when the room used to be yellow and gray and it was snowing outside.
And it wore a basket.
I wish I could tell you I had a plan when I started painting.
I had something even better.
Yesterday I grabbed some blue acrylic paint and a paint brush….
….and turned on the season finale of Poldark on Masterpiece.
Have you seen it?
Poldark is a series set in England at the turn-of-the-century and it’s all about this incredibly handsome nobleman who is only trying to right all the wrongs of the country by opening up a copper mine and marrying his serving girl and raiding the dark, damp jail to rescue his friend who was caught for poaching and standing up for all that is good and right in this world.
All while looking super hot.
And as I watched the British soldiers come to his home after he just helped his friend escape in his boat from the cave in the rocks and he nonchalantly greeted them at the door and acted like he hadn’t done anything wrong….
….I picked up my paint brush and began to paint.
As he single-handedly saved England….
….I painted swirls.
He saved the survivors from the ship wreck?
I painted vines.
He fed the village with the spoils on the beach?
I painted leaves.
And before I knew it the episode and the season were over, leaving Poldark facing his challenges standing on a mountain top with his beautiful bride as the sea rushed below him….
….and I had finished painting the table.
And I now need another season of Masterpiece.
I hear there’s a new series on its way called Indian Summers and, of course, Downton Abbey is just around the corner.
Time for a little more lipstick. 🙂
PS Here’s a fun graphic my friend, Allison Kate Designs put together for the project.
Happy lipstick makeovers to you!