Can you believe it’s December already?! And that this chunk is going to be eight weeks tomorrow?! Eight!!! Time is moving much to fast. I snapped this as we were running out the door to a school choir performance yesterday – I’m already teaching Jack the ins and outs of the selfie. :)
I started painting again!! At first I was kicking myself for taking on so many projects with a six week old baby, but after the first week, we’ve adjusted well and have settled into a good routine. A designer in the area dropped off some things for a couple of her clients…
In the mix were these chairs that needed a crackle finish removed and to be painted with the upholstery on.
I finished them yesterday (phew),
and moved on to the ten chiavari chairs today. Charlotte and I spent some good bonding time in the garage this morning applying Citristrip to the chairs. Mostly she watched and chatted while I brushed, but she did do part of one chair before giving up. She kept saying I was the “best mom ever!” for letting her help. It was much needed bonding time.
To keep the citristrip from drying too quickly, I took the advice from a reader (thank you, Christine!!) and covered the chairs with trash bags (cling wrap works too).
I’m running to pick the kids up from school, but am heading back out there after homework/snack time, hopefully to paint that’s ready to fall off!!
Do any of you have any great stripping tips to share???