My projects are a lot like my life. Sometimes, despite my best efforts, things don't always turn out the way I have planned.
Take this tray, for instance.
I figured that with a little elbow grease and a lot of spray paint, I could turn this bargain into something special.
Then, I asked Jacob, who I was helping with his homework while taping the tray, if he thought that the gold spray paint would look good on the areas that were not taped off on the sides (sorry no picture of that).
He told me, "No!" He said that he thought that the areas I had taped off on the sides should be white with the gold left on the top. I must have given him a look of discouragement because what he said next kind of blew me away and made me realize all over again what an amazing little boy he is. After seeing the look on my face he said, "But I'm sure, Momma, that whatever you decide to do, it will look good because everything that you do turns out nice." Aaawww.
I agreed with Jacob. About where the gold should be on the sides of the tray. Not so much about everything that I do turning out nice. So, I proceeded to take the tape off of the top and the sides and this is what happened.
Now, it was dinner time. I had nothing planned, and my project had consumed more time than I had anticipated (don't they always?). When I found some frozen marinara sauce in my freezer, I knew that there was a God in heaven, and I thanked him profusely for it.
What do you think? Should I try to salvage it? Should I just start over? Should I stop being cheap and just buy another tray? Should I eat more pasta, which somehow, seems to make even a failed project better?
I'd love to hear your thoughts. :)