I've learned over the years to set small goals for myself. If I don't I just get overwhelmed by the fact that there's no way I can possibly accomplish all the things I want to with our ever growing family to take care of. This summer my ONE goal was to paint our patio furniture!
Last summer my aunt and uncle were getting rid of some things and asked us if we could use a patio set. I've been wanting one ever since we moved into the house but we'd always come back to the fact that we can't spend money on everything we want so we never bought one. I'm so thankful we didn't because I really love this set. My aunt had started to paint it a barn red color so we thought we'd finish it in that color. Then one night Ben was at a paint store and was looking at the clearance section and found a gallon of outdoor paint for $5. He wasn't sure of the color but thought it would be good for something. We decided to use this paint on the furniture and got really really nervous when we opened the can and started stirring because it was looking really purple. As we started painting and once it dried we were really happy with the color. They also recently gave me a little table that I thought would be perfect near the grill for putting food or drinks on. I painted it the same color and am really happy with the results!
I admit that I have a really hard time patiently waiting for things I'd like to have. My husband will save and save, then even when he has the money to buy it, will wait some more to be sure he's ready to make the purchase...I love that quality in him and am thankful that he is teaching me to be more that way. In total this patio set has cost us $5...you can't get a better deal than that!
|Eating dinner before we painted the furniture...|
it was really sunny that night!