1. It will take longer than you think. A lot longer.
2. Painting the first chair is fun.
3. That fun won't last. See point 1.
4. Remember to ask your boyfriend if he owns an electric sander before you start sanding by hand.
5. Don't buy cheap sand paper. Ever. It's pointless. Toilet paper would do a better job.
6. When you see these magical ladies on Pinterest complete all these fancy projects when their children are having 20 minute afternoon naps and manage to take pretty photographs to document the process, it doesn't mean you can do the same. You can't.
7. Please don't attempt ever again unless it's really necessary.
Have you ever upcycled anything before?