Friday, February 18, 2011

Old Paint

"I ride an old paint; I lead an old Dan
I'm off to Montan' for to throw the hooley ann
They feed in the coulees they water in the draw
Their tails're all matted their backs're all raw..."
(I have NO idea what the hooley ann is!)
She DID it again!  You can read the details HERE
The main thing I'm learning is that old paint has its issues...
and how to live with a few imperfections.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Another Completion!


Finished and beautiful!
I painted the table's  "apron" at my wife's suggestion.  It made a positive difference, I think.
 After another 4"-5" of snowfall yesterday, I spent a few minutes shoveling snow off the flat portion of our roof!  That was a "project", too!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard Aftermath

 Larry and Steve came in with their big equipment and made short work of cleaning our driveway.
#1 Snow Emergency means no traffic can be on the roads, so
in between shoveling sidewalks and sermon preparation...
 I've painted the first coat of white on the table top and chairs.
I'm pleased with the way the wood fill and paint combine to cover the grooves that had contained the rattan work in the center of the chair backs.  You'd never know the groove had been there!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard and Projects

 The rattan removed, I filled the grooves with wood fill.
 Below:  The chairs with seats removed, grooves filled, sanded and ready for primer!

Meanwhile, the predicted snow has begun (again).  3"-4" fell last night; there was a lull; and now around 4:00 p.m. it's snowing lightly.  Sounds like I'll have plenty of time for my February projects!