DIY Sunday With Jann Arden

After Mass today, I stopped at a store to replenish my DIY supplies.

Max and I headed out for some off-leash fun and then after a quick lunch, I started up some tunes (Jann Arden) and continued on with the bedroom furniture prep.

Today’s readings at Mass really spoke to me for a whole number of reasons.  The following song causes me to think again about the Gospel reading, Luke 13: 22-30.

I began my session of stripping furniture today with some new tools…beautiful rubber gloves and a new paint stripping tool!  I also picked up, upon someone’s recommendation, some Heirloom paint stripping gel.  The work went remarkably well. Now, to put my feet up.

Heirloom Paint Remover, Fancy Paint Stripper and New Black Gloves

Heirloom Paint Remover, Fancy Paint Stripper and New Black Gloves

Head Board Coming Along

Head Board Coming Along

Yesterday

Yesterday

Today

Today

Things are happening here.

Things are happening here.

Unlike the Heirloom promotional video, this is what my first application and stripping looks like!  Not so easy as presented.

Unlike the Heirloom promotional video, this is what my first application and stripping looks like! Not so easy as presented.

The mess would drive some people bonkers.

The mess would drive some people bonkers.

I’m starting to think about what artist I’m going to be exploring on these next three pieces of furniture for my bedroom.  At the moment, I’m thinking about Chagall’s Madonna or his Abraham and Three Angels.  I want to use a colour scheme that includes Pthalo Blue and a rich deep earthy orange.  I might go a whole other direction, but just for this time, this is what I’m thinking.

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New Stuff out of Old!

Ready for Stripping

 

I picked this ‘baby’ up on Freecycle Calgary and took off the hardware today, as well as made a few small repairs.  Tomorrow will begin the first layer of paint stripping.  I love doing these projects as a way of combining my interests in painting and in creating interesting spaces.  I’ve had a great day of nesting!  Here are a few of the previous projects.

Kandinsky on Red

 

Kandinsky on Grey