Last week, the child that wishes to remain anonymous and I were watching a TV show about ridiculously wealthy teenagers living disgustingly excessive lives. They were driving $100,000 cars at 16 and having $2 million sweet-sixteen birthday parties.
My daughter was saying how life would be perfect if she had as much money as they did.
We then made lists of what money could and couldn’t buy. Last week I shared with you our list of what it could buy. Here is our list of what money can’t buy:
- Taste. I have known some amazingly wealthy people who, no matter how much money they have, will always have bad taste (you can afford to have a decorator or stylist, but you first have to be able to acknowledge that you need one).
- Health. Money can help you afford the best doctors and medications, but sometimes even the best can’t help you.
- Friends. Real friends that is. Money can attract superficial ones that are only there for what you can buy them or what you can do for them. Some of the poorest people in the world have the strongest, truest friendships.
- Love. There are a lot of wealthy people out there living in loveless marriages, or they’re are all alone.
- Talent. No amount of singing classes with the best teachers in the world, could make me someone you would want to hear.
- Class. (Honey Boo Boo. Need I say more?)
- Memories. Although I don’t have money oozing out my ears, I would give everything I have to spend a few more minutes with loved ones I’ve lost. But no amount of money can give you back someone who has passed.
- Trust. Did you ever watch Dynasty?
- Height. Money can’t make you taller, shorter, more black more white or heal the disabled.
- Contentment. Real Housewives anyone? Do any of those women look content?
- Courage. Money won’t make you have the guts to put yourself out there or defend what is right.
- Sense of humor. It’s either there or it isn’t folks.
- Immortality. Money can perhaps extend your life with a healthy diet, and a personal trainer, but when it’s your time, you can’t pay someone to go in your place. (You also can’t take your ridiculously high bank account with you.)
- Intelligence. You could afford to have someone write your speeches, pay your bills, and invest your money. If you lacked intelligence, how would you know if someone was robbing you blind? Tell me that doesn’t happen every day!
- Money can’t buy you time. It can’t turn back the clock. It can buy you botox and fillers, which help but unless you nip and tuck everything constantly, people are going to know you are no longer 21.
Can you think of any I missed? What would be on your list?
Speaking of money this table didn’t cost me a dime!
A friend of mine was getting rid of it and wanted to know if I would take it off her hands. It was crazy heavy, filthy, and ugly … but it had great carving on it.
I buffed-off all the grime from the hardware to polish it up, painted everything with aqua chalkpaint, glazed it (which took a while), and coated it with a clear wax.
I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to sell this or whether it’s going to stay in my living room to replace a table I’m over. Might have to test drive it first.
Aqua Chalkpainted Table After
Lori @Vintage Charm Restored says
Absolutely agree with your list!! And the table looks amazing!! So much better!!
Did u sand it first….
No, that’s the beauty about using chalk paint. You never have to sand!
I LOVE the table
Totally agree with everything on your list, and LOVE the new version of the table, although I liked it even before you did the work, what gorgeous detail.
Judi in the UK
Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog says
So darn cute! I LOVE the color you chose! And great list! I popped over from Monday Funday–thanks for sharing!
Thank you Abby!
Donna Wilkes says
The list was very thought provoking. The cabinet/ table in the beautiful blue? It may be a keeper.
LOVE your table. The blue you choose is the perfect color. It really stands out!
Thank you Kelsey!
This turned out great! I’m hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html
I would love to have you!
What a pretty blue! I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas. I am also currently hosting a giveaway from the famous tabletop and giftware brand Mikasa. You can enter to win some pretty dishes 🙂
the cul-de-sac says
What a fabulous transformation. Lovely color!! This is very inspirational — thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much!
I love the list and the table. I’m visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things. 🙂
All I can say is WOW!! This is gorgeous! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series – “Create It Thursday.” It’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html
GREAT job on the table! LOVE the color! Hope you have an awesome weekend!
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof
Thanks Jenna! Have a great weekend yourself!
Crystelle Boutique says
I am with you! Money is not everything quite the opposite, in fact. LOVE your blue sidetable. I am glad you were able to transform it into something gorgeous! You are so talented, my friend! Happy mothers day!!..… 🙂
I love the look of this project. I didn’t realize there was aqua chalkpaint. I popped over from the Pinworthy Projects. Thanks for sharing.
There probably isn’t Lynn. I make my own chalkpaint using the plaster of paris recipe. Have a great weekend!
Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts says
Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured on Wednesday!
carolyn ~ homework says
I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board.
Thank you so much Carolyn!
Is there an advantage to using chalk paint? I’ve heard other say you do not have to prime first. How do you prep/seal when using chalk paint? Is it durable for patio furniture pieces? Thanks!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says
You gave that table a whole new life! So pretty!
Thank you Miss Sharon!
I LOVE the table redo! Perfect color. 🙂
Thank you Michelle! Have a great week!
I featured this today at Mod Mix Monday!
Peggy~PJH Designs says
What a pretty table now! I love the blue. You are so right about money it certainly can’t buy happiness and all the other things you listed. Thanks so much for sharing with Transformed Tuesday.
Thank you Peggy!
Oh, I really love that – there are so very many things money can’t buy! So many who rely upon their riches to make them happy and to fulfill their lives end up miserable! The table turned out perfectly! LOVE the color! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Thanks so much Kathy! Thanks as always for hosting!
Infinitely better! Love the aqua and the handles. I use Look in the Attic & Company as my go to resource for handles and knobs when I redo furniture pieces. Check out their website!
Great color – you made it so cute! It may be a keeper!
Thanks for sharing!
Stacey of Embracing Change
Thanks so much Stacey!
Connie Neal says
Hi, I love the table. You did a great transformation…Connie
Thank you Connie!
Ash @ HumberHomeProject says
That looks awesome! I see tables like this at the thrift store all the time – looking dated and so heavy! Now that I’ve seen one painted a clean fresh color, I might have to snag one for myself 🙂
You should link this up at DIY Maynia – this week’s challenge was thrift store/garage sale projects! 🙂
Thank you Ash! I will have to head on over!
So pretty! and what a great reminder to be thankful for want we have! Thank you for linking up with Rustic Restorations Weekend!
Thank you Tammy! Thanks for hosting!
jennifer keeley says
i love what you did to the table!!! Great color and a big improvement to what it originally looked like!!!
BTW,my 13yo daughter watches and dreams of making her room like all the wealthy kids that get everything they want. makes me feel guilty for about a second(because she does deserve it,its just not possible). but im hoping in the long run it will teach her to appreciate the things she does have! and plus she gets her creativity from me,so shes always decorating her things 🙂
I agree Jennifer! I started going to yard sales with my grandmother when I was 5 years old. I was always in awe of her buying “junk”, redoing it, and selling it for good money. Now I do the same thing. I think the thrill of the hunt is the best part. My daughter saves her money to get the things most of the kids in her class just get, and she takes care of it knowing that she did.
Love it! But where do you get chalk paint?
It turned out gorgeous! I love to see outdated pieces done over like this, it gives these pieces a whole new look!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
Fantastic, I love that color!! I remember how heavy those were, what a difference from today’s furniture, these old pieces are so worth saving, grit, grime and all!!
Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse says
It’s gorgeous! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see you again at the blue soiree. Have a happy weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Thanks Kathryn! Thanks for the feature and and for hosting!
Sarah @ Alderberry Hill says
Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured tonight!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow evening for Make the Scene Monday #78!