I couldn't bear to open tonight's journal entry with an ugly picture so I chose some pretty flowers I saw today! I think these are called Black Eyed Susans but I may be mistaken!
At any rate - they are pretty and remind me of my favorite season - Fall!!!
September 1st is ONLY 51 days away!!!!
I can hardly wait!!
While we spent most of the day out and about with things to do and places to go.......
as soon as I got home this afternoon - and the sun went down enough to work out on the side deck - I started back on my bedside table project!! It was truly a mess!!!
I had decided to sand the whole blooming thing down as best I could!
Sanding worked for all areas EXCEPT the top!
My Knight in Shining Armor came this this damsel's distress!
He peeled that sucker back to square one!!!
While he worked on the top, I sanded the drawers which seem to respond differently than the wood on the rest of the table.
THIS was after I had sanded everything within an inch of its life!
Those sharp pointed corners are now soft curves!!
Then I coated everything but the drawers with a coat of Kiltz.
This LOOKS grey but it is white!
I like the photo, though, because I think it may have given me new inspiration!
The crackle is still showing through the Kiltz and I am happy about that!
I'm going to take a break and wait for fresh inspiration!! I am already getting a bit of a vision!
IF I can pull out redeeming this mess, I will have really boosted my confidence level!!
However, I am prepared to admit defeat.
If I MUST, I shall do it as gracefully as possible!
Like using the pieces for firewood!
I KNOW it is July 11th!!!
I KNOW nearly everyone LOVES summer time!!!!!
But just to make me feel better, and since it's MY house, I set a more fallish tablescape this evening with some recent Goodwill finds.
I smile every time I walk through the dining room - which is OFTEN as you know if you think about the floor plan here.
For now, I am going to 'TABLE' the bedside table saga!!