On the Road

I took a little road trip with my girls recently and we had a blast.

Now that my youngest is two, and much more manageable than she used to be, overnight trips are becoming much more interesting.

Not only did we have a blast hanging out with family and friends that we hardly ever get to see, but I managed to squeeze in two refinishing projects that my mom has wanted me to do for a while.

The first project was a pair of two beautiful tall end tables from Pier 1 a couple of years ago and wanted to change them up a bit.

I have to admit, I was hesitant. The wood was still quite pretty but she felt they were bland and needed updating.

Off we went to a local crazy huge box store for paint.

The two ladies working behind the cash might have been new to the paint department and kinda messed up my request for “black” paint. Instead I got a deep charcoal in an eggshell finish, rather than my usual flat finish.

The first coat was meh while the second coat was absolutely glorious.

It didn’t take long for the paint to the dry on a deck on a hot summer morning. Before long I was sanding the sides and corners with 220, 400 and 600 grit sandpaper.

A coat of wax with my newly acquired (and luxurious!) wax brush quickly sent this project to a beautiful finish line.

It was my first on the road project and it was so fun.




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