It seems as though all of North America is having particularly cold winter. We in Toronto have not been without our fair share of ice and snow. I could gripe on but do you know what? Let’s just get on with it! My husband and I were avid skiers and embraced living in a colder climate long ago. All you need to do is dress for it and winter can be the most amazing time of year. Note I said “amazing” NOT “favourite”!
So when lst Saturday proved to be a beautiful and sunny day with near freezing temperatures, I took my work outside. The back and south facing side of our home overlooks a ravine and it quite lovely. So I dragged my work table (which is actually a dog grooming table 🙂 ) and stripped and sanded a couple of pieces I have been DYING to get to! The north facing, unheated garage just doesn’t do it for me so there I was stripping and sanding … IN THE SNOW!
Here is the first table. I found this last summer on the FREE section of Craigslist. I was a bit disappointed to find it was not actually a “quality made” table. In fact, I think it was originally from Walmart. But what can I say? It was FREE! The finish on the top was thick so I needed to strip it. Did you know chemical strippers are not affected by temperature? Actually, I think it was easier since it did not dry out! I only stripped the horizontal parts because I was going to paint the vertical parts. The oak veneer was quite lovely.
I also started working on the Mid-Century Modern table my designer niece is coveting. This too will have a stain and paint treatment. Stay tuned! t reminds me of the Jetson’s … man that must date me!
The moral of this post is: JUST DO IT!!!! Get outside and love it when the sun is shining!
(Not recommended when the sun is not shining. Then it kind of feels like WORK! LOL!
These pieces will soon be