thirty minutes of wonderful
To quote Shelby from Steel Magnolias, “I’d rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”
Have I ever shared with you how much I love that movie? It’s one of my favorites. There aren’t many situations in life that a Steel Magnolias quote doesn’t apply. Just ask my husband. I quote it on an annoyingly frequent basis.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the movie:
Truvy: In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight.
Ouiser: I do not see plays, because I can nap at home for free. And I don’t see movies ’cause they’re trash, and they got nothin’ but naked people in ’em! And I don’t read books, ’cause if they’re any good, they’re gonna make ’em into a miniseries.
Clairee: Looks like two pigs fightin’ under a blanket. (talking about the mayor’s wife’s backside while dancing in a tight dress)
Annelle: Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair.
Shelby: My colors are “blush” and “bashful.”
M’Lynn: Her colors are “pink” and pink.”
See what I mean? 😉
Back to the quote about thirty minutes of wonderful. That is my new approach to refinishing furniture.
Case in point: these vintage chairs that I picked up last summer.
The safe and easy re-do would be to touch up the white and recover the seats in tan linen.
But that is what sells. all.day.long.
Insert my new philosophy. I’d rather inject these 2 chairs with a dose wonderful (and have them sit) than make them nothing special and have them sell.
From a business standpoint? dumb. From a creative standpoint? genius.
So here’s their dose of wonderful. Don’t they just make you smile?
Sure, they may sit in the shop and collect dust for the next three months.
But they’re gonna look good doin it. 🙂
Paint: Annie Sloan Provence Fabric: Hancock Fabrics
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