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Chair make-over and finally getting some publishing love!

Remember that picture a few post ago when I gave you a peek off to the right at a make over reveal? I found this chair at the curb.. it had all of the prerequisites… great lines, well cared for..didn’t smell… πŸ™‚ I spray painted it a two-tone brown using American Accents Nutmeg and Rustoleum’s Universal Spray (I LOVE IT) in Espresso for a bit of depth and covered it with some left over fabric from my bench seat… and I did hand sew that top pillow, it is tad wonky, if I could have a glue-gunned it, I would have ….:) But that’s what accents are for!
I found the red pillow at TJMaxx and I have to say, thought it was so perfect, I actually paid full price for it… $12!!! (That never happens! πŸ˜‰ and a red throw…
And as for my cool news, it’s an article on thrifting being published in the Chicago Tribune Local Section…! Here’s the link if you’d like to read it…
They e-mailed me and I get to see the article in black and white on my front door step tomorrow morning!! My name at the top! The funny thing is, I don’t know if you have ever read The Secret; but I read a book first called Law of Attraction (I actually thought it was much better.). And I think the biggest thing I got from it is beside just wanting something, you really have to put yourself out there. Get back what you give out. I think it’s all about the little risks, not the big steps. I can tell you when I submitted it, I had that insecure,queasy, What if it’s really stupid?What if I get rejected and they tell me I should just smash my keyboard with a sledge hammer now and just work on being a really good reader? (okay, that is a tad bit dramatic, but you know how it is when you’re nervous….) kind of a feeling… but I decided it was worth a try. (I have been submitting articles left and right to magazines and getting NOTHING back, not even my stamped return envelopes! )… A week later, one of the editor’s called me and told me they really liked it and wanted to publish it and that it was really well written. I can tell you to have validation for all of the writing I have been doing was amazing. So, before sounding too mushy and Dr. Phil….if you think you want to do something, do it. There are great things ready to happen out there . Maybe I’ll end up in Martha’s mag yet! πŸ™‚
~Jen
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