Where do I start? Well, first off the end product was worth the wait and the stress. I have seen this truck on dressers for a long time and I knew I would do my own someday. In fact, I have had the truck picture for a little over two years but never could quite find the right piece to put it on. If you read my blog post last week, you know that I listen to my furniture…… 🙂
I ran into a local thrift store, just going to quickly see if I could find anything and this beauty way tucked behind a couch and lamp and ferns, but it caught my attention immediately. As I walked up to it, I could hear it say…. “Finally. I am it! I am perfect for the trucks.” At first I doubted it because to me it has feminine lines. I figured I could at least try it, at the very least I can just paint over it.
So, I dug in my back storage area to find the trucks. I knew after looking at all the shades in the photo that I had to paint it Dixie Belle Coffee Bean. After I painted it I put the dresser on it’s back and then laid the trucks on the dresser. I thought I would just put it on and then just splice the picture after I got it glued on. I knew it was going to be a little of a challenge because each drawer has a raised framed rectangle. So, I am excited and impatient and go to town to get these trucks on. What a mistake!!! I know better, I have done this technique before. Immediately, I start asking myself why didn’t you cut the picture into sections so you can apply it easier? Why didn’t you just take the drawers out and just apply it to the drawers? Why didn’t…. yada yada….. I couldn’t get the picture to line up on the raised part, I put on too much adhesive, you name it I messed it up! Frustrated, I got in my truck to head home. Thinking I’ll let it dry over night and it will be fine. I can fix the problems tomorrow. But, something told me I needed to go back in there and try to salvage it before it dried. I went back inside and started to remove the picture and it certainly was looking like a hot mess!!
Frustrated with myself, I went home and decided tomorrow I would be more patient and do it correctly. Thankfully I had an extra truck picture. Trust me, it’s all I could think about all night. I came back in the next day, had it all sanded off and began the process again with a different approach. For those that know me, I am not very patient. But, today I kept telling myself to slow down, do it correctly. It will be worth it. I won’t bore you with the details on how I finally finished it, but here it is!!! Love love love!!!!!