Oh my. I haven’t posted in a few days and here’s why.
1. My Back Is Broke: I left the Army exactly 1 year ago and I’ve worked out maybe 12 times since my departure. Not good. Then gaining a good 15 pounds and losing a lot of muscle because of said workout retirement is…you guessed it, not good. It’s not just my insane laziness that caused these turn of events but also the reality of joining the Army at 30 and then working out 5 days a week for four years under extreme conditions. Yea, I bet you aren’t pushing SUVs or running 10 miles to the White House for fun. When I left I was suffering from a bad knee and chronic costochrondritis in my chest. Chronic costochrondritis is seriously painful. I laugh it hurts my chest. I turn my head to check over my shoulder to change lanes on the highway it hurts. Running hurts. Elliptical hurts. Lying down, breathing, standing, and reaching hurts.
I tell you this because I can’t find a good exercise routine that would “work” with my condition. I’m turning to you. Anyone have suggestions?
Without a good workout routine my bad back condition creeps up. And painting and other DIY activities becomes almost impossible.
Can you see what a viscious cycle this is?!?
2. I Try & Fail: I’ve been trying several projects that are amazing in my head but when I put paint to furniture everything changes! I guess I wanted to be that blogger that didn’t bogg down your inbox with blog posts that are useless and yet here I am pleading my case. Asking you to hang in there with me until I can come up with some genius DIY project that will be Pinned like a million times.
Until then I guess I can show you a chair that I found at Goodwill for $4.88 and the Chalk Paint That Couldn’t.
Aside from the nasty/disgusting/gross seat on this chair I loved the rattan back and the curvy legs.
I did my Pin research and found many success stories reference Plaster of Paris as the main ingredient in their DIY chalk paint. I followed this receipe:
1 part Plaster of Paris
3 parts paint
Plus water (mixing 1 tbsp of water at a time until the plaster was smooth)
It was smooth for a minute. Then the dreaded clumping began and no matter how much water added and stirring I did, my chalk paint was just watered down paint and the “chalk” was just clumped at the bottom. Here the paint just looks watered down.
You can see the gritty chunks that I couldn’t get rid of.
To tell you the truth, I’m not even sure what chalk paint is suppose to look like when it goes on the furniture but I bet it ain’t this.
Question: What should I do about my workout routine? Anyone gonna school me on how to make my own chalk paint that works?