Just because I haven't been blogging regularly doesn't mean that I have been lazy in all other aspects of my life. As a matter of fact, I've been quite productive. Forcing my projects on The Men in this family.
One of the projects that has been on my To Do List for almost a year was to repair and refinish the two porch chairs we found at a yard sale last summer. We paid $20 for both chairs and although they needed quite a bit of work, I think it was well worth it.
Well, I took it upon myself to convince The Boy it would be "fun" to help me with this project.
As usual, The Dad set us up with the tools and sent us off in the right direction. Even making sure I took pictures of how each part of the chair was put together before letting me take them apart for sanding.
It was the perfect weekend to get this project going. The weather was just warm enough that the stain dried quickly, but we could still work outside without losing 20 pounds in water weight. Although, I'm not sure I would have complained about that.
The front porch has been years in progress, but now I love it. It has the welcoming feel that I've wanted for years. I wanted some succulents for added color and ease of care, it just so happens that The Best Man is a succulent God, so he brought several over for me. I potted them and they have been ever so happy on the porch.
Thanks to Blair over at Wise Craft, I had to have stump tables. We checked Craig's List. There were plenty of people willing to let us dig them out. I was way too lazy for that. The Dad had put in a few calls to some arborists and one nice gentlemen told us he would call us if he got some for us.
Then, out with TGFF one day, I got the urge to ask them if they knew of anyone who had taken out a tree lately.
Well, they had, last year! They let me have two stumps for free, because they're cool like that, and they also gave me some other wood they had laying around for another project I saw online I just had to do.
I was thinking of finishing the stumps like Blair did, but my friends seem to think they look fine just as they are. So our stump tables will be au naturale.