Hello again! I hope everyone is having a good weekend! Well, today, after a late start ( hubby had to work from 7 until 12 pm), I finally got some of the things on my list completed... that is after laundry,dishes, serving the kids, feeding the horse and chickens and duck and other household chores....
We had our 14 yr old daughter babysit 2 of our boys while we took our one daughter and son out with us. We first hit Walmart in Bowmanville , where shortly after we entered, it poured rain, so loud that you could hear it pounding off the roof! Anyhow, we did our grocery shopping and I picked out some paint so that I could use it on our kitchen chairs etc. Than we headed downtown and I ran into the local fabric store to buy some cheese cloth as I wanted to make some curtains, and boy what a cheap way to make some primitive curtains! The lady working there jokingly told her daughter that she would buy her some to make some curtains and after me telling her that's what I was buying it to make curtains for, she gave me a strange look, lol. As I left the store, right next to it was an antique shop and I just had to take a peek at what was outside and well, I think I may be going back there really soon as there was an old tin wash tub thing and a large crock, haha, things I would love to have and the prices weren't too bad. After bringing home my daughter some poutine as a payment for babysitting, I began to tea stain the cheese cloth and threw it out on the the line to dry, which only took about 15 minutes because it was so hot and humid. After fiddiling around with the material, I hung it over some twine above the window in my front door, and I love the way it looks! Best thing is, I didn't even need to sew any of it!! I know for sure that I'll be making more curtains out of it!!
So after I got 3 of the kids into bed( my one son just had to watch the NASCAR race with his dad), I began to paint 2 of my kitchen chairs...they are windsor style chairs that were painted green with light oak seats. Well, I painted them black and I will restain the seats to go along with whatever I do our table. I used a melamine paint that had I think verathane in it as a finish and it's not supposed to chip, crack etc. so lets see how it holds up to my rough kids and pets, lol. I must say, this paint is sticky!! I got it on my fingers and it wouldn't wipe off and my fingers were sticking together, never encountered this with any other paint before! But my husband likes the color and thinks it looks good, so hopefully tomorrow I will get the other chairs done along with a trip to another antique shop in Orono so that I can buy some more crocks that were on sale...I saw them last week so hopefully they will still be there! I guess I have to be really nice to my husband so that he will buy them for me :)
Well, I guess that's it for tonight, I see lightening in the sky again, so I'd best turn the computer off...
I will get some pics up this week of everything I've been doing!!!
Take care, Trish
~ Saturday Morning ~
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