This little beauty has been sitting in my garage all Winter, waiting patiently for her turn to be beautiful again. As soon as I spotted her that day in the thrift store, I knew she would be hard to part with. And now that she’s had a makeover, it’s true…I hate to see her go. She’s just so French and girly and so much like this Louis Headboard from Ballard that I love…In fact, it was this bed that first came to mind when I found her. From the start, I planned to paint her a creamy white and finish with a gray glaze for a weathered look. But once I had sprayed on the Heirloom White, I came down with a case of what I call Refinisher’s Reluctance & started doubting my original plan. Does anyone else out there ever come down with this in the middle of a refinishing project? It’s that little shred of doubt that pops up & makes you wonder if it’s going to turn out like you hope. I know a lot of you feel it when you paint over a nice stained piece, leaving you to hope you don’t regret what you’ve done later. But, it happens to me a lot when I paint a nice, pristine coat of paint onto a piece that I’m planning to distress. It’s like I can hear a voice inside saying, “Are you sure about this?” Sometimes it’s hard to make yourself damage a nice finish.And sometimes the piece itself says to me “I don’t want to be distressed, just let me be!” So, I have to listen. I know it’s only paint & it can be re-done, but I like to be right the first time.And on this little bed, I just couldn’t bear to mess with the creamy goodness by adding the glaze. Besides, she actually said to me, “Permettez-moi d’être … Je suis beau comme je suis!”, which, in case you’re like me & only dream of speaking French, means- “Let me be…I am beautiful as I am!”And so I let her be. And soon I know she’ll find a great home where she can continue to be her beautiful self.Have you ever had a case of Refinisher’s Reluctance? Tell us about it!I’m sharing my little headboard at a few of these sites…