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Monday, March 28, 2016

Weekend Happenings

I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We had a small get together for Easter brunch on Sunday.  As I mentioned on Friday, I got a free turkey last Thanksgiving for purchasing a lot of groceries.  We've had it frozen since then because I haven't had a reason nor the courage to roast a 22 lb turkey!  Well, with it being Easter and all, I decided I better tackle the thing,

It actually turned out pretty good.  Naturally, we have oodles of leftovers.  I bagged them up in small zip-lock bags and froze them.  If someone wants a turkey sandwich or quesadilla they can thaw a small bag and make one.  I'm just glad that gigantic turkey is out of my freezer!

I spent a little time Saturday painting a coffee table I had.  Now, if you don't like painted furniture, read no further!  Especially if you don't like furniture that was perfectly good and didn't need painted.

I debated a LONG time before painting this coffee table.  I tried 4 or 5 times to sell it on craigslist to no avail.  I don't know why, I thought it was beautiful, obviously, I bought it.  I just no longer have room for it and I thought it was a little formal for my living room.  Anyway, this photo (taken before I had my new camera) doesn't do it justice.

After kicking it around in my workroom/laundry room/weight room for a year or more I decided to take drastic measures.  I painted it.  Well, part of it, I still couldn't bring myself to paint the top.
I used a white milk paint similar to Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (Linen)  Anyone who's ever painted with milk paint knows that the first and sometimes second coat looks awful.  This was no exception, especially when I wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing.

However, I pushed through it and after 3 - 4 coats of paint, it started looking better.

I gently buffed up the areas I was going to paint with sandpaper so the paint would adhere.

It stilled chipped nicely in spots as you can see.

I finished it with Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil 250ml.

Honestly, I still wasn't sure I did the right thing by painting it but my parents came over and saw it and after I told them they could be brutally honest (which they would have been regardless) they both said they liked it.  Well, Dad said he liked it and Mom said she liked it, then she said I hadn't completely ruined it, which is a compliment!  I guess now I'll see what the great people on craigslist think.


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