Happy Friday everyone!!!
I'm officially taking a day off from painting
this has been a crazy week and I
need a day off badly
And actually I don't know which is more work
painting the pieces or staging them
This is one of John's finds - yup - he's finally on the band wagon everyone - it's official - he's looking and picking all on his own now!
Suzan says - ( with such pride ) Wow - great find John!!!
John says - I think I have an eye you know
Suzan says - ( rolling hers ) this is really a fine quality piece of furniture
John says - Of course it is - I don't pick junk ( cocky )
Suzan says - This is going to make a fabulous secretary desk
John says - Don't be ridiculous - It's NOT a desk
Suzan says - Oh but it will be, you'll see
John says - WHY WHY WHY do you always have to overdo everything? I found it - it's my pick - and I think it'll make a great bookcase or even a bar.
Suzan says - Nah - boring - same old same old - but a unique one of a kind secretary would be great!
John says - It's NOT a desk
Suzan says - oh ok - just a minute then
Suzan comes back with a purdy brush in her hand
Suzan says - Here you are big boy - go to town -
Johns says - well tell me a little bit more about how you plan on turning it into a secretary?
It'll be awhile before he's pickin' AND paintin' I guess........................
So here we go - I painted the upper back with ASCP French Linen - ( not the lower part where there's a hinged door - you'll see why soon )
then taped it up and started on the white - only realizing after the 2nd coat that I needed to shallac the entire piece because of bleed through -
this is the one I use - always - I'm sure there are others that work just as well but this one has never failed me yet ( I HAVE tried others and the bleed through happened anyway so sticking with this one )
I did a quick coat over the entire surface - warning: this smells strong but dries extremely fast -
and was ready to put on the final coat of Pure White in no time at all.
then I removed the tape ( holding my breath - ALWAYS hold your breath when doing this - it helps the lines stay clean )
don't mind the streaks - the paint is still wet - because I cannot - absolutely cannot wait until a step is finished to take photos
I just love French Linen against Pure White - it's such a clean crisp combination -
this is pure white - my house is so dark I have no choice but to use professional photography lighting
and everyone one of those discs seem to throw off prisms of light - ( they seemed like a good idea when I bought them - live and learn ) for now I have to deal with crappy photos
and here's where my " vision " came in ( did you know I get those? I'm a physic )
hands are pressed against my temples - I'm slightly swaying - I have a kerchief wrapped around my head ( because my hair's filthy actually ) and big silver hoop earrings................and I see
large drawer - for paper - pens - or in John's case - ice storage
I kept the interior wood because I was using it as a desk - and thought it looked more authentic
( manly yes, but I like it too )
and please don't tell me I'm the only one that remembers those ads!
Me - Miss Wood Hater ( anonymous ) especially loves the wood desk area - (and love that it lights up even more )
John says - Don't get me wrong - I like it - it's beautiful - but I still say it should be a bar
Suzan says - So I'll make it a bar but it's not a bar - it's a secretary being used as a bar
John says - Bet it'll look best that way
Suzan says - this staging thing is getting a little out of hand
We both stood there staring at it for a few minutes
Suzan says - you know, this would even work great in a kitchen - you could keep a microwave in it - and use the hinged door part as a coffee station
John says - try it - see what it looks like
Suzan says - I AM NOT DRAGGING THE MICROWAVE AND COFFEE MACHINE INTO THE LIVING ROOM - you know, you must think I'm a donkey.................I have limits you know - you wanted to see it as a bar and I
John says - Ok - Ok - it was just a suggestion
Suzan says - well why don't YOU bring it all in?
John says - People can use their imagination
Suzan says - well they could have done that for the bar too you know
So what do YOU think it is? And no being politically correct here - you have to choose one or the other.
And you know what comes next right? C'mon, you know the drill
Suzan says - I'd like to keep this
John says - ( emphatically I might add ) NO - you want to keep everything
Suzan says - well you made me sell that dresser - it was like ripping my heart out of
John says - Oh knock it off - it's a piece of furniture
Suzan says - But I despise the piece we have in the dining room -
John says - I LOVE it -
Suzan says - but it has no character - it's the ugliest thing - I just can't bear to kee
John says - Good God, what's with the theatrics all the time?
I can't even be bothered to bookmark it or get a better photo of it - I really do hate it that much
Suzan says - why don't I try to sell the piece in the dining room and replace it with this piece?
Suzan says - what does it matter - as long as it's not costing us a penny?
Suzan says - why are you so stubborn all the time?
Suzan says - haven't I sold enough? Do you want my blood too?
Suzan says - DO NOT WALK AWAY WHEN I'M TRYING TO NEGOTIATE WITH YOU, please
Suzan yells - When are you going on your next business trip?
John says - My next trip will be to Hollywood - when you accept your Oscar, how's that?
Suzan says - I'm keeping it.........................
And that's what's been going on in our little world lately - TGIF - happy Friday everyone!
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