We’re enjoying a few quiet weeks with friends and families for the holidays, but we did just have to stop by to share some of our best projects from 2015 along with all the other bloggers and their mothers and next door neighbors. (It is a blogging requirement, actually.)
No! Come back! This isn’t really one of those posts. Rather than talk about things that we’re proud of, we thought we’d close the year by digging up the things that went horribly wrong and airing all of those to the world once more. Because nothing is better than feeling horribly incompetent and depressed in front of the internet.
They say that failure makes you stronger, right?
And we’ve certainly had some failures over this past year. Let’s start with the time that Sage bought a new house and took it upon herself to teach us all how to install a toilet.
A masterful how-to post, Sage. Let’s just say that we learned to leave plumbing for the pros. Sometimes throwing money at our problems is really the right approach.
There was also that time that Naomi conceived of a
brilliant cement project that totally disregarded basic physics or any understanding of how cement works. Needless to say, it didn’t exactly work.
Totally unsalvageable. But good job still milking a whole post out of that content, Naomi.
And let’s not forget the experience that we had trying to figure out how to do an actually usable project using… cutlery.
We did win the contest. But, victory or not, I think we can all agree that when grown men and women do craft projects with forks and knives, everybody loses.
And, finally, there is the sad reality that even when our projects and posts “look good” on the blog, there is usually some disaster still happening outside the frame.
Just remember that any nice photography that you see here is probably a bald-faced lie, or at least a lie of omission, and our relationship will be stronger and more honest.
And are you still looking for disaster? Here are a few honorable mentions:
- That time Sage sawed her table nearly in half.
- That time that Naomi painted all of her interior doors and hardware and “learned a lot” along the way.
- That time that we each shared “the hole truth” about some gaping holes that we have just chilling out in our homes.
Ouch. 2015, here’s to seeing you gone, and let’s hope that 2016 contains nothing but brilliant successes… or at least some extremely bold and spectacular disasters.
Have a happy New Year from Plaster & Disaster!