There are two things that are CRAZY about this post.
1. Two posts in two days!! A miracle.
2. First Monday Made It… of THE. WHOLE. SUMMER. Seriously.
But, I’m proud of it, so I’m sharing! Thanks to Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for keeping this awesome linky up and running.
|Isn’t it sad looking?|
|Trip Numero Uno|
We made our way home with all the supplies for a complete bookshelf makeover!
I sent my husband in the house to drink iced tea and eat bon bons. Or something equally awesome but more manly. And I got to work. I pulled off all the contact paper.
|All by myself, I tell you!|
|The lady at the front door recognized my face, but didn’t seem to know my name…yet.|
Hmmmm….it does look as though he’s helping, doesn’t it? Well, I didn’t exactly make him help me, but I didn’t discourage him either. I seemed to be in over my head a bit here. What with the stripper, and the stripping and the electric sanding…
Once the whole thing was stripped of decades old paint and wood finish, we could actually start sanding. Yes, I do mean WE. I sanded!
|He also did quite a bit of photography, as you can see.|
Once everything was sanded, it was time for the part I KNEW I could handle: PAINT.
But, since my wonderful husband was in the helping spirit, we had to head back to Home Depot AGAIN. Just for another paint brush, but still. They were giving us funny looks.
We wiped the bookshelf clean with a rag and let it sit in the sun for awhile to dry completely. Then, we started painting.
I am so glad that I brought home that yucky bookshelf – even if it was WAY more work than I anticipated. Luckily, my amazing husband helped me, even though he thought he might have a relaxing weekend. YAY for husbands!
Anybody think he might be up for bookshelf makeover round 2???
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