The evening started with…
“Honey, do you want to go out front and sit by the fire?”
Problem number one.
I really intended on relaxing.
BUT…..I see this when I pull out the leg rest……and the “shabby” problem rears it’s ugly little head.
Romeo could see it in my face.
Before he can relax in front of the fire……..
get his radio to his favorite station…….
park his Diet Dr. Pepper by the chair….
I have pulled out this.
And he knows………
There goes relaxing.
Is this going to be pretty or what?
I can’t wait to get them finished!
I’m wondering if the dark wood will be rather toasty in the sun on our hineys……
What if the black pool furniture and the “now” dark Adirondack chairs are all too hot to handle this summer?
Wouldn’t that be awful?
I didn’t think of it until now.
That was smart wasn’t it?
I’m afraid they will be.
I also have a funny feeling that come next year…..
The Adirondack chairs will look close to this again.
I’m telling you, the sun is brutal here.
But that’s ok…….good with the bad………
So…quickly….what I did……..
Because my tutorials are so ” ku-rap-py” I don’t usually show you everything I use when I’m on a paint roll.
I am going to include some things that seem trivial but may be important…..
Because today is a different day.
And it’s my new blog resolution.
To provide better tutorials.
But don’t worry, they won’t be complicated.
I am too simple…..or lazy…..
Mind if we all stick with describing me as sweetly simple?
So much better than lazy.
I wanted to share my other little goodies that are usually a part of my projects.
The apron I wear when I cut the men folks’ hair.
Handy dandy pockets….fitted little style.
I wear this apron or another black one if I am not wearing my paint clothes.
Which sometimes happens when I just up and decide to start a project…..
Like I did tonight.
The apron was quicker than changing clothes.
But the coolest thing that is going to be my best friend on my “art” projects……
If I am going to share this little goody…….
I have to confess something.
I am the slop-pi–est painter or stainer.
I can’t help it.
Well, I probably could…..but I’m lazy….I mean sweetly simple.
If I am painting or staining, it is ALL OVER ME when I am done.
My hands are dry and tight from scrubbing them after every project with Goof off and a scrubby pad…..
I got these wipes for sloppy paint job spills and splatters but tonight I tried it on my hands
WITH THESE WIPES……..
The stain just came right off.
No bad odor.
Sudsy little towel.
Unless I read closer and find out they aren’t supposed to be on the skin.
Wouldn’t that be my luck?
Matter of fact….don’t try them on your skin just yet…….let me check the bottle.
I want to try to finish the chairs tomorrow……..
I need to figure out what will be my final top coat.
I’m thinking about just “oiling” them.
I am afraid waxing won’t work as these are in direct sunlight most of the time.
Got any thoughts on the final coat?
Like the change?
I am hoping to get them finished tomorrow but remember the couches I have been waiting for?
Well, don’t get your hopes up….but I may have found them!
They are used so I’m not sure if they will work out or not.
I hope they do.
So, I may not get these finished tomorrow night.
The reason I had to stop at one chair.
My shorts were too tight.Â
I realized that the dizzy spells and gasping of breath during this task was telling me something.
Besides the fact that my legs looked like big ole Boston butts bulging out of my shorts when I was squatting in front of the chair and staining it.
I felt it was best to stop this project before the neighbors called the law.
It was bad…….real bad.
The fitted apron was a little too fitted over too tight shorts.
Pretty sight I tell ya’.
I am calling weight watchers tomorrow.
Now wash that vision out of your head and tell me what you think about the chairs.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.