Silence. Followed by a more deafening silence?
Rosie answered first even though she was further away. No thank you mama I like mine.
Lily, You want a desk? No thanks Mama, I'm fine at yours or the island or the dining room table.
Are you sure, this one is really really nice? NO THANK YOU.
Feeling a little deflated as I could see
I set about inquiring about said desk and the next thing I knew Rosie and I were on our way to pick it up. The entire time we were driving there Rosie was explaining why her desk, that I had redone for her this summer, and that Grandpa had fixed the knobs for, was so much better.
We agreed on a ridiculously low low price due to it's condition. ( the 37 layers of paint ) and I hauled it into the back of my car, and rode off in the pouring rain with Rosie still in a panic. I no longer wanted it as a desk as my vision had changed, once I told her that she was quiet. There was only one flaw to this little plan of mine, my seester and BIL were arriving in 3 days and I had no time for a project and I can't have anything undone or half done. Twit. It continued to lash rain for the rest of Saturday. I dragged it from the car and into the house and kept staring at it begging the rain to stop.
|so much paint|
|It's a great piece, dovetailed and solid|
|and painted, very very painted|
|but it had never been sanded or painted corrected so luckily the paint "fell off"|
|Yes, this is in my kitchen. shhhhhh It sort of started by accident when I realised it had never been done properly and the paint just peeled off. One thing led to another and by 11.30 on Saturday night I had done all I could do.|
|Sunday I went outside with a sander and really got to work|
|All I wanted at this point was to strip it down I knew I didn't have time to re do it before my seester arrived so I would be happy with this|
I had a mirror that was perfect and I am going to start looking for a little stool. I wont ever buy any sort of fabric covered items from second hand stores or consignment because of bugs so it will take me a while to find what I'm looking for. Why yes I am a freak.
Here is a peek at where I am now I won't finish until Sally and Andy leave.
|I need to do another coat, this is a metallic silver but there just wasn't time. wahh. I detest unfinished business.|
|Well this is fabulously blurred. I think I hopped back so you wouldn't see my sweaty self in the mirror|