Do you ever watch Chip & Jojo? They are favorites at our house. (That’s “Fixer Upper” on HGTV for those of you that don’t know them yet.) I like to think we channel our inner Chip & Joanna Gaines when we work on projects together, my hubby and me. If you are not familiar with them, they do complete home renovations for families in Waco, TX. Their main idea being buy the worst house on the best block and fix it up. Yep. I can do that.
As part of the remodel process, Joanna often designs a custom piece of furniture or two for the homes. Using her go to guy (Clint Harp of Harp Design Co.) for furniture design…just like I have my go to guys (Custom Woodwork Designs)…she makes a sketch for him and he brings back an amazing piece of furniture. Where am I going with all this talk of furniture and TV shows, you are wondering, I’m sure. If you’ve seen the show, and you’ve seen Joanna’s sketches, then you know they look like something a 5th grader would draw. This is not a knock on Joanna. My sketches look very similar to Joanna’s. All this is to say that
you don’t have to be good at every step of the process for the end product to be exceptional.
Check out my sketch below. It’s pretty remedial, really. I’ve been blessed with clients that trust me enough to look at my sketches and still let me paint. Which is good. I like working and I like painting. I also know when I need to have those around me that are better at different aspects of a particular project. Know your strengths. Know your not-as-strong areas. Hire help accordingly.
A sample board, on the other hand, should be a small piece of what your wall finish will look like. It is pretty exact. It has a specific recipe so I can duplicate it on your bigger wall area. THAT is very different than a sketch. FYI. Now you know.
If you don’t know how to do something well, it’s okay. Hire someone that does.
Jen’s walls talk. Do yours?
Make it a beautiful day, friends.
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See? They are a little different…