Even though I’m working now, I still have projects that I want to get done. I’m just going to have to make the time and also accept that my progress will likely be a bit slower than I’m used to.
Take these chairs for instance.
They go with a nice deck table that we brought back in our shipment from Egypt. None of the pieces was finished in a way to withstand the weather in Michigan so I haven’t been using them lately, though I did refinish the table last summer and it looks great now. These chairs are a slightly more time-consuming project because of all the slats – which need to be stripped both top and bottom – before they can be sanded and then stained and sealed – also top and bottom.
I started to strip the first one this week. I quickly came to realize why people just buy cheap plastic chairs. I toyed with the idea of seeing how well these would burn, but I will instead persevere. There are only two of them.
The fact that I will be putting pretty cushions on them when I’m done is an irony not lost on me. However, at least they won’t continue to mildew under the cushions. (Though I will likely bring them inside when we aren’t using them since they do fold.)
I still need to get some plants put in my kitchen garden if I’m going to have one this year as well. Better get on that since I have the feeling this summer is going to go fast!