In case you were wondering,
I have been busy.
I have put away the vacation pictures
and gotten back to work.
Children of mine:
Take a good long look
because this chair
"you mean the chairs we grew up with?"
My children have a tendency to get attached to things around the house
When I sold my tacky metal kitchen canisters in a garage sale,
my dear Blee about had cardiac arrest,
and I was made to feel so bad
that I had to go buy some matching ones
at somebody else's garage sale!
I don't know what Kevin will do when I ditch the sofa,
I'm sure there will be some drama...
I did play with the idea of buying a new dinette set
and moving these monsters downstairs
for a game area.
But these chairs are built strong and heavy,
and I have not seen any new ones out there that could hold up
to my family.
Why spend money on new ones when
you can make the old ones look great,
with a little sanding and some spray paint?
Did I say a LITTLE SANDING?
I tried the mouse sander, the sanding blocks, stripper on the first one,
and have discovered
that removing 20plus years of grime and wax and dirt
takes a little more than a little sanding!
It has boiled down to this...
hours and hours
of sanding with little bits of 100 grit paper.
Gallons of coffee.
Gallons of sweat.
Entire trash bags full of used bits of sandpaper,
and some very sore fingers, back and shoulders!
Do you see all those spindles?
Do you see all those curves?
Please be patient Grasshopper.
And three to go.
I gave myself two days to rest my fingers and shoulders
and today I'm back at it.
Celebrate Labor Day!
Go do something you've been wanting to do
but were afraid it was too big, too hard, too messy.
Go throw yourself at something you've been putting off.
Go give something all you've got.
Don't be afraid....you can do it!