Friday, November 4, 2016

Jump in head first...

that's the best way to tackle projects when you're unsure.

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!!

:> )

P.S.
Geez Louise! Looks like Photobucket is having trouble yet again. Sigh.
Sorry if you can't see some of my photos.

3 comments:

Phyllis Wood said...

Hi Karin. I can't wait to see it when it is done. Did you get the star hung yet?
It is so good to see Stella looking so healthy. She looks beautiful as always. Give her and Gracie a hug and kiss from me.
Have a good weekend.

Denise Blankenship said...

Karin, you always have such great ideas! It's so much fun seeing what yer up to doing next. And, so many great ideas for meee. Heehee Where's Waldo!I Oh, that is too funny. I just love your sweet Stella and Gracie. I would love to get a small dog. We have a keecat now. As you know, my precious dog Denver passed away back in April. It's so weird not having a doggie around the house. But yours are just adorable!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Ladies, I had a long post for you both and when I hit "Publish" it showed error and disappeared into internetland forever Ack!!
So I won't retype it. I'll just type... Thank you!
:> )

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