10 March 2017
3 March 2017
so , here's the result of the dingy , dark brown table that once was and is no longer.
The kitchen feels brighter , and in particular the walls in the corner where it stands, are lighter as a result of the reflected light jumping off the pale wood. i'm really happy with how this worked out, and no awful paint stripper was needed - just a bit of hard yakka. I might finish it naturally with tung oil, once I can find a local supplier. The notice / chalk board may need some work now to co-ordinate with the table.
other creations of late, watercolors, and a summer nightie made of white cotton voile.
Posted by andrea at 17:06
22 February 2017
After a trip to the hardware store this morning, I was enthusiastic to get started on the sanding of my old post office desk. Working outside, I stop at times for a rest and savor the sound of the gentle breeze rustling through the trees, before resuming again the noisy task at hand. Suffice to say, I found it unusual that the safety directions for this machinery didn't suggest wearing earplugs! Nevertheless, in a little over an hour the bulk of the work is done. Next stage I'll be using a finer paper to polish up. Taking a break at the moment until later in the day when it is not so warm,
Posted by andrea at 13:57