We were faced with an awkward moment recently. Some friends of ours had bought a 1950's dresser and painted it all kinds of horrible, added nasty modern handles and hadn't scraped those stray bits of paint off the glass. Then they asked us what we thought of it.
So what would you do in this situation? Tell them the hurtful truth about something they put so much hard work into or lie your pants off praising their talents?
For us, as a rubbish liar, this was a make or break friendship situation! We managed to ask them a lot of questions about the dresser in an enthusiastic tone and got out of it alive.
Since then we've been browsing through Pretty Ugly Furniture where people could submit photos of their ugly furniture in the hopes of winning €5,000. The competition is over but its well worth a look.