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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lady In Waiting

I am excited for this phase of the

 kitchen table and chairs

to be over.

Tomorrow I will remove the newspaper

and start staining 

the top.

The top that was always covered with a tablecloth,

because the varnish had come off in several places,

and looked terrible.

I figured it would be easy 

to get the rest off....


I have sanded my fingers down to a nub

getting her ready!

  1. The chairs are off together
curing and getting waxed....sounds like a girl's day out, doesn't it?

They are getting impatient.

So is my husband...

He is tired of eating his supper at the bar~

Here is my secret weapon.

It really does cover twice as much 
and gives you a very nice finish.

I was trying to show the whole can so that you could see
it's called Dark Walnut.

I didn't count how many cans I used,
but figure 1-2 per chair,
6 chairs,
2 for the table....yikes!

oh well, it's cheaper than a new set, right????

While we're watching the paint dry,
let's have a look around, shall we?

I had never planted this before,

but it went gangbusters here on the east side of the house.

It's called Autumn Sage.

It never stopped blooming \
even in the 100 degree heat and high humidity.

It quieted down for a while,
and now that we are having rains and cooler temps
it is glorious!

The hummingbirds liked it a little,
but the blooms are pretty small and 
they had to work hard for the nectar.

I love discovering something new that will
thrive in this hot prairie town!

Here it is with the Double Knock Out Roses.

They almost took over the flower bed!

These plants are definitely Kansas Tough!

That chair up there on the front porch is calling my name...

think I'll grab my book and a big old glass of tea
and admire the view!

See you tomorrow!


  1. Your table and chairs will be a beautiful finish. You're so resourceful! Thanks for the wander about your garden too. Your flowers are really pretty.

  2. The garden was lovely and I cant' wait to see the final photos of the table and chairs.

  3. I have a little dinette set that I need to do this to. Never enough time it seems!

    Isn't it great when you find a plant that will do well in your garden. I picked some wild flower seeds while camping last week hoping they will like my flower bed!

    bee blessed

  4. I am excited to see the finished table and chairs project. I am sure they will look awesome. Love the pretty flowers!!


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