Friday, January 20, 2012


I know I'm not alone with this dilemma...
my "TO DO" list is so long I can't see the end of it!!!!!
And, to be honest, blogging has triggered my brain to want to do more!!!! 
I do love all the inspiration though, and I love to dive into a good project anytime... but part of the unfinished basement looks more like a bad case of "project overload" or a very badly managed furniture restoration site at the moment. Remember I showed you this pick from my post about my organized basement see here,
See the cute drop leave table to left? Okay, the top is now done but I need to paint the legs...thinking a soft aged green...
The two tall chest of drawers that used to look like this
are now down to the last coat of poly.
The two armchairs that go with my dining set are now painted to match the chairs I painted last November see here
So, why am I not seeing the end of the list???? Well, hubbie asked me to paint our kitchen counter chairs too. "Great!" I said, "Bring them down, I'll get started on them!". So down they came. 
Now, I have learnt with this particular project that not all chairs are built alike...duh....! My dining chairs had rounded spindles, here's one I showed you that a certain doggie chewed on....
but my kitchen Mission Style counter to chairs have squared spindles like these... 
And are much more time consuming to paint...they are close together, there are many of them....20 per chair to be precise with four sides each....80 sides altogether!!! And then add all the joists, legs etc.... So after a good sanding I got started...thought I'd try black stain instead of paint..liked it but too runny...(those spindles again!) so reverted to paint...but it stills builds up easily...hate that...
I over sanded after the first coat with my power sander, and had to smooth over everything with a higher grade sanding hand...then wiped down, and painted again...then I have to let them cure before next coat, and do you find that you try to stick to a "system" when painting but get distracted by either outside things or by day dreaming and then miss spots or in my case entire inside legs?!! ...I am tired....I was down in my workshop ALL day yesterday and am NOT done...not even close .....
I'm pooped and soar 
And of course the life of a mother of three teenagers involves more than painting her life away....the "Engine Room" constantly needs attending to....
otherwise referred to as the laundry room,
And DOES NOT look like this too often!!!
And all the other a part time job and kids stuff and, and, and!!!! You guys understand. Today, I am not going to get back down "there"... I have a tennis match...and dinner plans with hubby. So will probably get back to it this weekend...In the meantime, the boys' bedrooms look like a bomb hit them, the laundry is building up, the phone calls need to be made....
oh well...I do feel better having share my "scream" moment with you though



  1. Oh how I hear you! The list is so long and it keeps growing! Here's to a full life!!!

  2. Are you sure that you aren't ghost authoring MY biography???!!!!! LOL I guess the fact that I ONLY have two teenagers makes my life a cakewalk! LOL I have so many projects laying over, overlapping, laying undone, in the middle spot (you get the idea from your own present state!) that I can't seem to get them in the can, so to speak! My oldest teen just switched schools (yes, mid-way through his Junior year. So you can imagine all the 'stuff' associated with that one!) Argh! Those darn kids....they get in the way of our projects!!! (wink)

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