Or not all here...................
It takes a mind that's been half destroyed to even consider what I just did - I'm even to afraid to tell John to be honest with you - because there's only so much craziness a person should have to deal with - and we all know he deals with far more than his share.
You all know I'm working on this piece, right?
and that the top part sat in the van for days because I simply couldn't lift it out?
well we finally got it out last night ( WE being John and Gordie - my son )
and I started working on it right away - almost the minute it was placed down -
( after removing the back piece - because OHIHADSUCHPLANSFORTHIS )
Now there was - once again - a lot of bleed through - I'm going through a string of bad luck with that crap lately - anyway - shellac - paint - shallac - paint - shallac - you get the picture - and then I started working on the back piece
I had just enough of the wallpaper that I used on my kitchen hutch to do this with - JUST. ENOUGH.
Don't mind the dark areas - the wallpaper wasn't dry when I took this photo................
But you can see how pretty this is starting to look, right?
WRONG - when I went downstairs to finish the job - the TANNIN STAINS HAD COME RIGHT THROUGH THE WALLPAPER - sorry - I really don't want to run down and take a photo of it - it's too depressing so you'll just have to trust me on this one - it ain't pretty.
Suzan says - What a mess, I have to pick up some more wallpaper tomorrow
John says - I wish you'd stop taking on these monstrous jobs - they're too big anyway
Suzan says - Big shmig - bleed through can happen on smaller pieces too
John says - BUT IT DOESN'T COST AS MUCH TO FIX IT ON A SMALLER PIECE !!!!!!!!
John says - Anyway I'm not picking them up anymore - it's too much
Oh oh - how do I tell him about this?
Which I told the seller we'd pick up tonight?
After I pick up more wallpaper...................
Have a great day all - I have some serious smooching to do today
I think the back wallpaper issue can be rectified - I just went down again - and the stains are mostly on the
edges where the shelves meet and which will never show - I may need to buy some thin molding but that's an easy fix - phew. This hutch may have been just a teeny leetle bit more work than I anticipated.
Have a great day all !