Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ugly-ella

Once upon a time I came home with a family because they purchased a dining room set and got me for free. The Mrs. didn't like me much with my faux wood look and put me in the upstairs hallway. She put a few knick knacks inside and then pretty much ignored me like I was an ugly step-sister. I was so unloved. One day I over heard her telling the Mr. she was going to try to sell me in a yard sale or give me away. I might have heard her use the word dump! Couldn't she see passed what I was to what I could be? I waited my fate.


Soon she had the Mr. carry me downstairs and I truly thought my days were numbered. Next she took out some brick red paint and to my surprise she started to paint me. Slowly she started to look at me differently. It was like she was looking into my soul and liked what she saw.

I now live downstairs with the other furniture she loves. Talk about turning an ugly duckling into a swan...but that my friend is another story.

7 comments:

Brown-Eyes said...

What a fun little story by "Ella"...it was like putting make-up on the old girl and finding a beauty.... ;-) Bo

nikkicrumpet said...

Well Ella turned out to be quite a beauty! The brick red paint was the perfect choice. And I for one am glad she found a happy spot in your home!

French said...

Proof is in the pudding! Paint can work miracles and bring life to anything! Very nice;) French

bj said...

Just beautiful ! Red Paint is my hero !!
hugs, bj

Marie said...

LOL! One of my sisters has a cabinet that looks a whole lot like your before picture!! Thanks for the comment on my blog a few days ago. I was kind out of my routine with a tropical storm and kids home and husband that wasn't home...it took me awhile to get over to visit you guys. GREAT blog!

Picket said...

Love the new face lift for 'Ella'! I also love that little rocker in the other post! Hope you guys are having a great weekend...and thanks so much for you prayers and encouragment...Have a great weekend!

Joy said...

That, my dear, is a story with a very happy ending! Ella looks like the beauty of the ball now.
AAhhh, the wonders of spray paint! Too bad they can't make a face lift in a can for people---I'd be the first in line, so I could be like Ella.