I hope you have no mosquito bites and power.
It seems a lot of my Ohio contingent did not have power over the weekend due to the storm, so I hope you are reading this now because that means you do indeed have power!
If not, I can read this to you by candlelight.
We went up to Door County, Wisconsin for the day with our friends Rebecca, Bernie and Kelsey as well as our little family of four.
Such a special day with special people.
Just so you know, Door County is four hours away.
And we did that drive twice.
In one day.
But totally worth it.
If you have never been to Door County and you live in the Midwest, please try and make time to visit.
You won’t regret it.
It really is a treasure of the Midwest.
So we all know I am far from perfect.
I mean really far.
And one of the cute little things that I do that make me not so perfect when it comes to blogging about home improvement ideas is that I forget to take the “before” picture.
I mean if you are trying to prove to your awesome readers about how cool this new makeover is to your furniture, you really, really need to be able to show them the ugly before.
Because it really isn’t an oooh or ahhh moment if you didn’t see how hideous it looked before.
I have had this Ikea rattan footstool for ages.
I wanna say at least 15 years.
Around the time Ikea or the rattan footstool was probably invented, that’s how long I have had it.
I loved it, used it all the time and took good care of it.
Originally it was a stained rattan look.
Then two years ago I spray painted it black.
But how would you even know that because there is no proof?
Lemme tell you a little something about myself.
I like me some black and gray in a color palette.
If you went into my closet right now, I can guarantee there are at least ten more black or gray anything than any other color.
I have been like this for years and I don’t know why.
Maybe it is my soul crying out??
I used to be this way with decor.
My go-to colors were black, tan and red.
I am trying to get past that though and head for lighter, happier colors.
So I had this black Ikea rattan footstool that went unnoticed for years.
And here is what I did with it: