Ive talked before about not leaving well enough alone when I finish a project. In this case the job was fine, but I just dont like it.
Yeah, Im one of those wont-leave-well-enough-alone types. Ill tweak something to death, usually messing it up in the process. But this time around I did everything right the first time and havent even felt the need to monkey around with it. Im talking about the final finish on a recently completed piece of furniture, so its a good thing Im not trying to tweak it nothing ruins a finishing job faster and more thoroughly than trying to mess with it after its done. But in this case theres no danger of ruining it by trying to make it better. Its already fine.
No, the problem is that this time Im just not happy with the results.
You know how it is: Youre going for a particular look, and you approached the finishing process with that goal, that final look, in mind. But when youre all done, you didnt achieve it. Doesnt mean your finishing job was a failure; it doesnt even mean you did a poor job. All it means is that you tried a particular method to achieve a particular result a result that was never based in reality, but rather just on something you had in your head and that method didnt deliver what you had in mind. In fact, no method may have delivered it.
My wife likes the result. So have a couple other people Ive showed it to. They all think it looks great.
So why am I so bummed out?
Till next time,