Thursday, October 1, 2009

table revamp AND my mixer!!

the projects begin!
remember this?? that's right, i started sanding this table in MAY and i just finished it last week. in my defense, we have made some big changes like me starting school, moving, and ENDLESS house stuff. and really it has been a continual work in progress.

first off... i can't sand anything unless i have a hand sander. something about manual sanding makes me want to vomit. i kept telling myself if i pushed through i would eventually get over it, but it just wasn't happening...the dry-heaving would start and that was the end of it. luckily i have a loving husband who was willing to go back and manually sand all the little spots i couldn't get to with the hand sander.


second i had NO idea how annoying staining something can be. it was so hard to get the color even! it took me three weeks to muster enough motivation to do a second coat...and then i decided the color was good enough and avoided a third coat. then i just put a coat of glossy polyurethane and called it good!

i am actually really happy with how it turned out. it matches everything really well and the 'mistakes' are much less visible inside than they were when i had the table outside.

i still have to figure out what to put on the table, but i threw this stuff on there so it wasn't so plain for now.

and this is my new mixer!!! i am in love and can't wait to figure out how to use it. i want to make bread ALL THE TIME. i was being choosey with the color so i had to wait a few days for it to get here...i am glad though...because i LOVE the color.

that husband of mine is pretty good to me!