Okay, I just finished the first coat of varathane on the mongo wardrobe I have disassembled upstairs. Don't know if you recall but the stain was too light so we decided to darken it. Thus, started with Red Mahogany stain and then went over it in Ebony stain. Tonight I finally decided to get up off my ass and put the first coat of varathane on.
I'll take a picture of this behemoth so you can see just what a beast of a wardrobe I am working on.
The problem is that once each coat dries (the can says 4 hrs) you have to rub the wood down with 000 steel wool to buff it smooth so you don't get bubbles.
Therefore, I may put on a coat when I get up tomorrow and then again later at night. Once that is done we can carry it into the master bedroom and clear out the 'Blue' room and get ready to paint. I have to get this room ready for Christmas guests. I also have another room I need to get ready and will be striping wallpaper very soon.
THEN, we haven't done anything with our downstairs bathroom since we started so we need to get a leg up already. Bob is taking next week off and he said to have the taps and tiles ready to go and he'll do the bathroom. 'kay. I need to prime and paint those walls also before starting but I'm going to have to get all the stuff so *I* can't be blamed for our renovations not getting done.
NEXT there is the actual reno house which I believe I will be painting over the next two weeks. I have a friend coming on Thursday so I don't have to go then but all the other days are pretty much taken over.
OH, OH, for my American friends this weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving! Yes dear friends, that means way too much family fun and yes, I'm being sarcastic. The good news is I have managed to make sure that Bob and I get two Thanksgiving dinners. Course, at Bob's family we eat very little because for some reason the food goes right through both of us. Gross but true. So we're normally starving by the time we leave and have to get take out.
My family's dinner, on the other hand, has it's own share of pitfalls and I need my panic pills to keep myself from running from the house screaming like my hair is on fire. *grabs pill bottle and strokes lovingly, 'my precious'* However, once I'm passed the panic stage the food is like manna from Heaven because turkey and all the fixin's is my favourite dinner.
The only way things will go really bad is if my family has to change the date for their dinner because of my brother. Actually it wouldn't kill me but then I *will* be forced to cook myself a turkey and since Bob eats maybe an ounce of meat there will be a ton of left overs and Bobby 'don't do leftovers'. What a prince.
So we have the family extravaganza weekend - yeah! - and then we have the week of Bob thinking he can stretch time like a rubber band and get 1) our bathroom completely plumbed, painted, tiled, grouted and sealed 2) paint the second guest room, build all the bookcases for the room (I forgot to mention this up above - this is the room with the wardrobe currently sitting in it) which I have yet to design!! and 3) Finish the entire reno house (he hasn't said it out loud because he knows I will start laughing and never stop but I would bet 50 bucks that's exactly what he is thinking). Oh and 4) Do all our Christmas shopping (not going to happen), 5) have some actual fun.
I think I can help him with #5.
With all this in mind I will be doing very little reading but I am carrying Megan Frampton's book A Singular Lady with me every where I go. I *will* read this book before Oct. 15th. Promise! Unless I get hit by a meteor or something. Then I might need until the 16th.
Anyways, I'm just going to keep positive thoughts going for now.