Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Update on our "wood project":

After ten and a half hours of staining (5 and 1/2 on Friday, and 5 on Saturday), I'm pleased to announce that the staining of Mom's gift is complete.

But I never knew you could stretch so many different ways to reach all the little nooks and crannies in a cupboard of drawers. :) Neither did I know that such sitting, squatting, and stretching for ten and a half hours in two days will leave you feeling unbelievably stiff and sore. Nor did I know that inhaling stain for the same amount of time will leave your throat feeling raw.

Now, two days later, and several iotas wiser, I'm glad the project is so close to completion. Last night Curtis screwed all eight handles in place. The handles were being fussy, but he refused to go to quit until he conquered them. He ended up bringing a lamp outside so he could see, but with moths flying around and stars beginning to peek out above him, he continued working until he could come fetch me with a triumphant smile.

I'm pleased with how it looks. I can't wait to show y'all finished pictures....and share some of the lessons I've learned while working on this project.


Sarah said...

How exciting, Amber! I am looking forward to seeing the photo of it completed! I am sure that it is beautiful. :)

Amber said...

Thanks, Sarah. I can't wait to share the pictures!