Painted furniture - check.
Band rehearsals - check.
Run around after my daughters because Mr T has left me to be a single mum for 10 days while he works interstate - check.
Start new job - check.
Quit new job - check.
Yeah you read right. I hated it. Do you ever get those "a-ha" moments when you realise you're a complete dick for not listening to your intuition in the beginning and then want to bang your head against something hard? Yep, that's me. But I gave it a go and now I'm moving on. The women I worked with were wonderful to me but also extremely miserable in that place, mainly because of the appalling management and the parent child relationship they insist on maintaining with their employees. EVERYTHING had to be recorded. Every dictation I typed had to be recorded as far as what time I started, what time I finished, how long the actual dictation was, how long it took me to make a cup of tea, how long it took me to go to the loo... and it goes on. Then to have an assessment at the end of every month picking out every single negative thing and completely ignoring the good work I do. Well, that's what apparently happens to the others. I was only there for five minutes. I appreciate that as firms get bigger they have to implement systems where they can monitor what everyone is doing. But seriously, I'm not a 16 year old junior. I'm a 38 year old responsible woman who has been doing this for 23 years. There was no way I was going to be sitting there in ten years time wrapped in cobwebs bitching and moaning about being there yet feeling like it was too late to change things. So I did something about it. I am now moving on to a new job tomorrow and I'm soooo looking forward to it. This one feels right for me.
All that aside, I now give you my latest project! The before...
Not much wrong with it really and it was in great shape. But those knobs! Seriously? What was that person thinking?
So I gave it a coat of paint and a clock-face-lift!
I used scrapbook paper for the front and Mod Podge. I also painted the inside of the drawers for a bit of a surprise. Do you like? You may have seen these knobs in some of my other projects. I love 'em, and I think they are perfect for this desk.
Now I'm going to get some beauty sleep before my big day tomorrow. It's unlikely I'll have time to post again this week, but stay tuned for next week with my next project. My first gig with the band is this Saturday night so I will fill you in on how things went. Fingers crossed that they don't serve tomatoes at this event... :-/