I have had a frustrating day. First, I thought hubby was going to be home today, but informed me last night that he had a school in-service all day. I was hoping for his help with the children who need some space from each other (7 more days until school starts!). Grounded 1 of them today--too much fighting!
I am working on a special order that is taking me much longer than I had hoped--6 chairs and a dining room table with 6, yes 6, leaves. I am painting it black and distressing it. Which distresses me. I've done it plenty, but it just seems to be having issues. First, I used tinted primer, which I never do. The darkest they could tint it was a blue gray, which when I sanded, you could see and the stain wouldn't cover. So after a trip to get darker stain, and doing some touch up to cover some of the gray , some praying, it turned out like I wanted. My sandpaper is gumming up much more than usual, I don't know why, but I bought more so I can change it frequently.
I am getting up at 6:30 AM to work on it--I want it done. I quoted a fairly high price for doing this because I knew the chairs alone would take time. I told my husband before I even did the job, that I was earmarking the money for a new chair for the living room. I keep saying to myself, "This is worth a new chair."
We went for a 5 or so mile hike this evening, which completely helped to clear my head and attitude.
I hope to show you more fun things in a day or two--this painting is just plain boring! But, it is worth a new chair, really it is.