The fall season is upon us and I am wondering what everyone is up to?
I am working on stock for my first real show of the season on Oct. 7, Shadows on the Teche. I spent some time this morning painting a bench. I got the first coat on the top and long sides. Tomorrow I'll do some more painting. I didn't paint more because after doing some errands, I needed to work outside on some sanding other pieces while there was daylight.
I got to use dh's hand sander. It was my first time using it and I could get into sanding! I worked on 2 small children's benches. They were in rough shape and the old paint was peeling. In the process I discovered a nail was nailed at an awkward angle so dh took it out and renailed it. Only to have to do it again. He could not straighten the nail so he had to dig up another one. In the process he decided to use the nail gun. All went well with the nail gun. I plan on painting these 2 benches tomorrow since we rain out of daylight and we were getting hungry.
Tomorrow I'll work again on the bench I started painting. I want to finishing painting the first coat and probably a second one. It will also get some sort of stenciling, then an aging wax and or glaze. While it's in process (the down time where I wait on paint to dry) I'll work on painting the 2 children's benches. When painting, as some of you know, it's feast or famine .. paint, wait to dry, paint, wait to dry, next step (wax or glaze), wait to dry, next step (buff the wax, or wax if glaze was done).... and so on.
If I get those done early enough I'll move on to one of 2 tables I picked up earlier this week. Dh and spent 3 days and 2 nights in Gulfport and I picked up some goodies while there. I can't wait to work on some of those pieces. I got 2 wooden chairs (reminiscent of ladder back chairs), a retro table that is 2 tiered, and a table with a drawer that can be used as a side table or night stand,