I am trying to get a few pieces together for the Barnsale at the end of the month . That, plus Springbreak , and an older son who has his own project going in the garage, means total and utter chaos in our household these days .
This is my "workspace" at the moment...
...and this is my son's.
Do you agree that we need a workshop?
My friend found this little lovely on the curb more than a year ago.
She promptly took it home , fully intending to make it beautiful again. But, as you know, life all too often gets in the way of our good intentions.So, a year later , it was still looking miserable at her front door , exactly the same as the day she found it .When they moved to another house, she did not want to bother with it anymore, and passed it on to me.
The poor thing was falling apart. Almost every single nail had to be replaced, and all the screws tightened.
Wonderhusband helped me with this part. He is so sweet...
Then it got a good sanding from me, and started to look a little more respectable .
I primed with Kilz again, and spray painted with Krylon Ocean Mist. I still had three cans left over in my garage, so, once again, I am avoiding using the spray gun for the first time..
I sanded and distressed afterwards, to make it look naturally old, as I know its gonna get some character pretty soon if it was going to live outdoors in Arizona!
The block that covers the hole was just stained in dark brown.
Funny story : As I was finishing up with just a little more sanding here and there, the husband of my friend who found the table
dropped the kids off , and saw me working on it.
He looked at it, and asked if I was going to sand the whole thing down!
Well, that was encouraging! lol.
I did feel like it needed something else, though.
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