The Summer Heat has Blown Through. Finally.
Hello Autumn in All Your Pinky Orange Hot Air Balloon Glory.
So Glad You’re Here.
My Plan is to Do a Little Sprucing Up to Enhance the Autumn Glow.
On a Quiet Sunday Morning We Take Stock of Mini-DIY Autumn Projects that can be done in a Flash.
And Then Shop the Shed.
Paint. High Gloss Black. And Stain. Cherry.
Just Enough for Two Projects. The Front Door and the Dining Room Table Top.
The Front Door Will be Transformed from Faded Red to Glossy Black.
This Door should really be replaced. It’s warped and old and very tired. But No Room in the Budget and It Needs a Lift Now.
Paint from the Shed. Perfect.
So Here’s My DIY Multitasking Plan. One Morning. Two Autumn Makeovers.
For the Ultimate in Multitasking, I will Tackle Painting the Door and the Girls will Sand the Table.
They are Thrilled to be Involved. No, Really, they are. They Quickly Get to Work.
I am Pretty Sure I Explained that They Will SAND and PREP the Table.
I Will Finish by APPLYING the STAIN.
As I Paint the Front Door, I think I hear this dialog from the Kitchen…
“I Can Open the Can. I’ll Use a Knife.”
And Then SCREAMS…
No Blood. Not Exactly.
IT’S STAIN! SPLATTERED ALL OVER THE KITCHEN COUNTER, CABINETS AND FLOOR.
The Stain is Everywhere. I Can’t Believe What I’m Seeing.
No Photos of the Disaster. No Time for Tears.
Just All Hands on Deck for Wiping.
Did You Know Cherry Stain Wipes Up Clean if Tackled Quickly?
Disaster Averted. 🙂
The Girls Move On to Do Origami While I Salvage the Remaining Stain to Apply to the Table.
Their Sanding Job is Good. The Stain goes on Smoothly.
Two Projects in a Flash. Multitasking Masterpieces.
Ahh…BUT…I Forget about the CAT!
Miss Fancy Pants is Smart and Loves a New Challenge.
More Screams…CAT ON THE TABLE!!!
As Quickly as the Cat Hops Up…She Hops Off and Runs…Spreading Wet Cherry Paw Prints Over the Wood Floors.
No Photos of This Either.
Did You Know that Cherry Stain Cat Paw Prints Wipe Up Clean if Caught Quickly?
There’s a Lesson Here. I Think. But I’m Sure I Haven’t Learned it Yet.
Ahhh…The Many Adventures of Getting Ready for Autumn.
With My Crazy One Day Let’s Do This in a Flash Projects.
Oh Look. There’s Still Time to Bake Moody Mad Dog Pumpkin Pick Cupcakes.
Try Saying That 3-Times Fast.
Always Better When Filled with Magic.
Any Hello Autumn Projects in Your Future?