That’s a picture of a wall I did in my house with whitewashed reclaimed wood. It is part of a bigger project I’m calling “starting a reclaimed wood business”. Here is a link to the website. It is still pretty rough and about two weeks from going fully live. I’ve spent about $7,000 on this idea so far, mostly to buy a truck. I’ve invested untold hundreds of hours since May 31st, cutting, sanding, whitewashing and figuring out how to turn reclaimed wood into a consumer product that is:
– easy to work with,
– inexpensive, and
– appealing to people who might like a small DIY project with a big impact.
And I think I’m petty close to cracking it. I’ve been blogging about the journey, (just not here.) If you want a cool accent wall, or backsplash like this in your house, I’ll give your a DL-reader/still-in-the-proof-of-concept-stage discount.
That’s what I’ve been up to. Not even a spare minute to shit on John Carney, who I imagine still sucks at being Governor.
When I left a job that I held for more or less 20 years, I left because I came to realize that I was just waiting around for my boss (and father) to die so I could move up a notch. That gave me a lt of time to blog, but it is not living a life. In these days of Trumpism, I’ve become convinced that not living every moment for its fullest is a mistake. So after 20 years in an office I wanted a little fresh air, and now I have it.
And I also wanted a business that will use my muscles while I still have them. Will it work? Who knows, but I needed to give it a shot. I had considered turning this blog into my full time gig, but I wanted to give this a fighting chance.
Like I said in an earlier post, I still love the blog. I hope I have more time to read it and comment, and maybe even post in the future. If I do it will mean that this venture has been a huge success or a dismal failure.