Edited 11/12/09 for Roeshel's DIY Show Off Party!
Procrastinators all over blogland are uniting to show us their stuff. Ok, that didn't sound so good. Let's try this: Procrastinators everywhere are bragging about what they finally accomplished, thanks to some help from Melissa at The Inspired Room.
Here is my entry:
Once upon a time,
there was a $17 solid wood hutch that had been rescued from a life of languish in the corner of a thrift shop.
A kinda kooky lady decided she could use her magic powers to make this beast into a beauty,
so she gathered her magical instruments and potions,
...and her magic wand.
Soon, our enchantress/kooky lady got her all naked and stuff.
The beastly hutch felt so vunerable, but the entrantress spoke loving words to her
and eased her embarrassment.
Then she got dressed up for the occasion.
The hutch was wiped down on the top with Liquid Sander, and the enchantress' ferociously handsome hubby sanded it down. You'll just have to use your imagination for this part of our story.
(You can thank Barney the dorky purple dino for that little reminder.)
Here is what it looked like after the first LIGHT coat of paint.
This is what the neighbors saw when they looked over to the Kooky Lady' house.
(Notice all the crap items of interest that will soon need bulldozed outta there when
Ferociously Handsome Hubby decides it's time to park in the gargage.)
The Kooky Lady obeys all the rules and traffic signs and waits for it to dry
so she can go at it with some 220 sandpaper:
Has it been 10 minutes yet???
Unfortunately, time cannot magically go faster unless you happen to be either eating a decadent chocolate sundae or you're taking a nap with children in the other room.
Time's up, but alas....
...upon checking her work, she discovers THIS (cue evil music):
This, my dear readers, is what happens when:
1) you don't clean and/or sand enough beforehand,
2) you overspray in your haste to get 'r' done
3) you are yelling at reminding the kids to be nice to each other for pete's sake while trying to spray paint
THIS is Kooky Lady getting ready to say a bad word.
Please remove minors from the room and plug your ears.
Sooooo.....we join up with our heroine a bit later after she's decompressed by eating chocolate and going over the litany of 'why does everything have to be so HAAAARD' in her best teenage whiney impersonation.
She decides to re-sand with course sandpaper all over the hutch again, and starts over with a good old fashioned brush and a quart o' paint.
She does two coats, sanding lightly inbetween coats and finds she's conjured up this:
And so ends our tale of the miserly (and slightly kooky) enchantress and her prized hutch.
And they lived Happily Ever After
in her taupe dining room....which will be revealed in its entirety by week's end....storing the enchanted children's crayons, pencils, paper, glue sticks, sissors, and dictionary.
Because she is so proud of herself, the Kooky Lady Enchantress decides to link up her story in the far reaches of the kingdom of blogs. Here's where you'll find her: