It’s been a few weeks since I wrote one of these because I was in Germany, and then Kirb did the play at Twin City Stage, so she hasn’t had a chance to get this computer stuff set up for me. I rely on her to get all the computer stuff in line so that I can write this. (Kirby here: basically, he is helpless.)
I wanted to use some of the project-specific pieces of wood that we brought back from the furniture factory. (Kirby: what is the WE crap?!? I sure as heck didn’t buy 2200 pieces of wood! No, sir! This is DL’s doing ENTIRELY!) I took two of the pieces that were louvered, and a piece that was damaged on the face. I flipped it over and used the back side, which had black in the center and a lip all the way around. Kirby wanted to paint the black part with chalkboard paint, but she wasn’t available, so I just sealed it with polyacrylic.
I put a couple of stretcher bars on it for stability and stained it with Minwax Polyshades in an oak color (Kirby: I WON it! In a giveaway that My Repurposed Life had! I never get free stuff, so I was STOKED!)
I will probably not use this product again. Kirby likes it and uses it when she needs to stain, but I didn’t like the way it went on. It went on blotchy and uneven. I’ll save this stuff for Kirby. (Kirby: I do like it. Most of the time I’m just doing something that will get waxed or painted over, and the application of the polyshades is easy. And we all know how I feel about easy.)
The other piece I finished was an industrial cart with a cherry top and cherry shelf. The cherry pieces are also from the furniture factory. It’s a great piece and will probably sell fast. (These things FLY out of Elizabeth’s, while my painted furniture sits. So unfair. But now he’s out of industrial bases, so we’ll see who wins next month! The woman who has Christmas goodies to sell? Hmm….)