My new Writing Desk Project was a surprise!
by Rita Davidson
As many of you know I’m a writer and published author. Since our fire, writing and teaching has become my main work, mostly due to the NEED I see. AND because God was SOOO good to save my book, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” from our fire, under 6 feet deep of charcoal. THAT was a sign I better get it done for a new set of readers! But, my tired old black table (my writing desk) needed a lift. (much like some of us moms eh?) 🙂
SO I convinced Mark to start stripping the top. THAT took LOTS of coaxing (he hates chemicals) and well I’m not too fond of them either that’s why I asked him! LOL But the good hubby he is, there he is stripping it for me. (God love him) This was a table donated to us after our fire. Everything we own has come from donations. How generous God was to us and how wonderful those souls that thought of us. We pray for them EVERY day. Now see those nice pine boards underneath? I was dead set on imagining a nice clear pine top, with white legs. That is what I was thinking…that’s not always what you get.
While Mark was stripping the legs, I proved to my Facebook readers, that you CAN PAINT in a SKIRT. That went over pretty well. 🙂 You can see that blur of a brush in the lower right corner? That is Joseph, trying to PAINT for me. It was all I could do to keep him from ruining the work. haha
As Mark was stripping the black off, this red started coming through EVERYWHERE. WHAT IS that, it WAS pine underneath? What will we do now I thought? By this time it was Day 2, and we were getting pretty tired of working on this in the heat.
I finally got my new legs all done…well NOT MINE, but you get the idea. 🙂 The one on the right is just with the primer, the three on the left are done in a nice cream white, with some ‘aging’ to add character thanks to inspiration from Jennifer @themagicbrush. 🙂
But back to this, what to do with this splotchy red? 4 Days had passed (we took a day off too) and we were about done with this. I posted this on my Facebook page, and everyone was saying, strip it again and restain it. I was like WHOA…I’m WAY too tired for that. (I’m impatient you see). So, after much thought, I just coated it with Tung Oil. Quite a few coats of it and buffed it up and it’s good to go I think?
TA DA! This boring black table didn’t turn out what I thought, but wow, this is a nice diversion isn’t it? Much like our lives, when things don’t go as planned. We whine and cry and can’t see how God gave us a good detour from our plans. Until we finally ‘land’ there, and look back then we see how much better this really was for us than what we first planned.
Oh Lord, that we may SEE! That we may SEE that your WILL is best for always!
Now to wax my new OFFICE floor and put my office back together. I’m SOOO Excited to finish my “Immodesty” book with my new desk and even MORE excited to share a LIVE CALL with you all next Tuesday. (see it HERE if you missed it).
With my new office done, I’ll have lots of surprises for you all!
May you all have a blessed day!
Rita Xo 🙂
Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker, she has a PASSION for making #realcatholicmodesty understood. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro with a degree in Natural Health who enjoys essential oils. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, they lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their cross with JOY!