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Monday, September 19, 2011

In the Middle of Everything

I have a few too many projects in the works right now, most of which are at the "nearly finished" stage.  This one is a pretty desk for my middle daughter Amanda, that I started working on in early August.  I stripped the top and refinished it, and painted the bottom turquoise, which she was dying for me to do after I showed her some gorgeous pieces on the European Paint Finishes blog


I distressed it and applied a glaze, going for a similar look.  It's not nearly as chippy as they would probably do it, but it's looking pretty spectacular so far (not so much in the bad lighting in the back of my foyer).  I still have to glaze in the middle underneath, and then wax it for her.  That should take what, 30 minutes?  Yeah, still have not done it.


My youngest daughter has a nearly finished Union Jack desk that I sent off to college with her, without taking a single photo.  And without drilling new holes for handles, so it doesn't have any yet.  Yeah, I need to get on that, too.

I did get the top of my new hutch up the steps and into place in my sunroom/soon to be dining room.  But one of the doors had a broken glass pane, so that is waiting to go to the glass shop.  Join the unfinished club, new hutch!


We won't even discuss my new table, laying on its back like a poor turtle in the middle of the room.  I got the adjustable wrench to tighten the legs but I still can't flip it over myself, it's just too heavy for one person.  I need a visitor and about 3 seconds to fix that one.

Probably my longest running unfinished piece is this pine hutch in my foyer, which I have been working on for MONTHS.  I painted the whole thing and then had to strip it and repaint it due to some adhesion issues.  I glazed it and it's so close to being done, I just have to finish glazing the last door, find the hardware and put the doors back on - and wax it - then it's good to go.  Yeah, another 30 minute job needing to be done.



Here is the little hutch that is getting the boot now that big frenchy came to live here.  I have this in pieces in my living room, waiting to get on Craiglist and be sold.  Hopefully that will not take long, it's pretty cute and I don't want a lot for it.  I paid something like $5 for it at a yard sale 15 years ago.


And I don't have any "in process" photos of this, but I did start refinishing my vanity.  It's half white now.  It will take more than 30 minutes to finish, but probably not more than an hour or two of actual work.  Oh yeah, and see the sleigh bed in the mirror?  Totally gonna paint that... but I am NOT going to start it, or anything else, until I finish the rest of this stuff!


I've been looking at paint samples to paint the dining room, and researching new flooring to replace the damaged linoleum in my bathroom, but I am not letting myself start one more thing until all these projects are DONE!  (probably)

3 comments:

Lisa @ akawest said...

We need a tour of every room! Yes, I am now speaking for all your blog fans.

Your do such gorgeous work. As always, I am impressed.

Steph said...

Just do it, one thing at a time! :D

kelly@tearinguphouses said...

i like the color of that first desk. especially with the wood top!

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