Seeing as nothing much is happening on the political scene, except Wayne Easter from PEI making a fool of himself again, I thought you might be interested in my new hobby..... stripping! HA!
I started with one small project, and it has expanded from there.
I forgot to get a before picture of my first attempt (above), but I have some of my next attempt.
A $10 garage sale find, that got transformed into this:
I did take some time off of from stripping to take in the new Jurassic Forest, it's worth every penny they charge, ($13 for adults, and $10 for teens) all the dinosaurs are animated and life sized.
I can't strip tomorrow because it is school registration for my boys, that's $420.00 and doesn't even include supplies. Ouch. So much for "free" schooling.
My current stripping project is my kitchen cabinets, they are beautiful oak cabinets that needed refinishing, I am hoping to get it done by Christmas, as I don't want to be stripping when my parents come for the holidays.
I am keeping the oak doors natural, and I'm thinking of painting the the rest of the cabinets a green to match my plants (You can see the samples in the picture below). On top of new hinges and handles it appears we need new appliances and a new counter top, but I hate the new fad for everything stainless steel and granite, both are so cold, and won't go well with my old fashioned oak cabinets. Any ideas would be appreciated.
You can see by the finished doors (hours of sanding with my new orbital (birthday present) and mouse sanders) that I want to get rid of the old dark manufactured cabinet look and lighten up the kitchen. I also want a gas stove with 5 burners, but that will have to wait, probably for years. Sigh!
If you don't hear from me everyday, it's because I'm out in my garage..... stripping!