I hemmed and hawed about whether or not to cut down the tables leaves to make a smaller table top. Then I thought, you only live once and went for it.
I couldn't help but giggle when I told my sweet hubs to use my O'Lipfa edge ruler. Sure it's for sewing but that thing is AWESOME when you have to measure and need a straight edge! Every DIY'er should have one in their tool kit.
Stella is like our canine "Where's Waldo?"
She's always in a photo. But you have to find her.
Holy schnikes, it still looks big in this photo. But it's not.
Then I spent a good three hours down in the barn sanding off the dark stain. I plan on restaining it with my favorite color stain **all together now** "Colonial Pine."
Of course I had to take a break in between to play with my precious girl.
Tomorrow is wood conditioning, staining and hopefully polyurethane day!
I'm pretty excited about trying a clear poly finish by Zar called "antique flat." I've never seen a poly that's a flat finish before. Perfect for when you're refinishing and you want the piece to look old yet keep it protected.
Man, I really need to refinish the whole dang table.
But I'm getting to old for this $h*!
Have a terrific weekend, all!!
Geez Louise! Looks like Photobucket is having trouble yet again. Sigh.
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