It’s ok to change your mind. It’s ok to mess up. One of the great aspects about paint and finishes is... it’s just paint.
You aren’t going to ruin a piece by painting it the “wrong color”, or by messing up on your blended finish or the glaze. You can sand, repaint, and even strip if you need to.
If you’re worried about “ruining it”, shellac it first to preserve the wood.
Give yourself the freedom to make mistakes and to change your mind because that’s the only way you’re going to learn and get better at your craft.
Anyone who is a master at any skill started at the bottom and made 5,370 mistakes in order to learn “what not to do”. No one is born an expert. No. One.
The amount of mistakes I’ve made crafting, painting and creating are uncountable, but you literally HAVE to make them to build your mental bank of “things I’ll never do again”. I painted the chair in the photo, sealed it, almost started rebuilding it but was dragging my feet. Something just wasn’t right. It wasn’t speaking to me (if you redo furniture for any length of time it starts talking to you, I’m not crazy). So, it’s ok to change your mind and it’s ok to fail because if you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying. The pain of regret from never trying far outweighs the pain of failure.
Get out there, paint the piece, make the mistakes, learn, figure out what works and what doesn’t. It’s worth it. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”- Oprah Winfrey •