When Covid first hit I made a long list of projects I wanted to get to while I was off of work. The list was LONG. But…I was off for about two days and then I jumped into mask making. Oh my. I seriously made masks for about a month straight and my list languished.
I’m still off work. My doctor still doesn’t like the idea of me going back to work as I’m still high-risk with my thyroid cancer return so…I’m doing the best I can do and trying to make things work. It’s not an ideal situation.
Well with a few cold fall-like days in a row, that list is really calling me. I know as the weather turns colder it’s harder to tackle some of the projects. So I picked a few easy ones and jumped in.
I grabbed some graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and painted the unfinished wooden box I bought at the thrift store for $2.
I did two coats of paint, sanded and the clear and dark wax.
It ended up like this…
I left the inside just raw wood. I have my planner stuff and stickers inside.
I was happy to have that done…next up, my theater chairs.
I keep these in the garage between the basement door and the door that goes inside the house. I bought them at a shop in Sumner Iowa. I originally bought them so the school aged childcare kids could put their coats and backpacks here. I had planned on restaining them and cleaning them up…but like so many things on my project list, it didn’t happen.
On Labor Day weekend, I decided today was the day.
I didn’t intend for a full makeover, just a fixer up. I had no ambitions to sand it all down to raw wood so adding a stain was good enough for me.
Here they are all done.
Note the packages sitting there. The mail lady just dropped off my mail. It looks like a couple of you sent packages.
I’m happy to be getting a few things checked off that list. I’ll be even happier if I can check off a couple more things. What’s on your to-do list?