A sneaky sleep in until 7.15…
and a well thought out chat to my internal alarm clock.
Catching up on a weeks worth of laundry, a quick foof around the shack to scare away the dust bunnies.
Reacquainting myself with
This is the plan, it rarely changes.
Until I visit my parents and spy my father wielding a paint brush in a small space …
with a look of intent…
or had a nap.
But it was fathers day weekend, I don’t really mind painting…and I’m a bit OCD re trim…
While loitering around on Sunday waiting for the traditional fathers day sponge to cook I made up a sign for the kitchen.
The paint tin was open, a brush already dirty, I didn’t have to clean up…
A clear sign I must make this.
I’m not qualified to do tutorials but here is quick rundown…
- Find an old piece of wood that doesn’t need cutting or sanding or any prep work at all apart from a quick wipe with a wet chux
- It’s not that your lazy but like all projects…you want them done yesterday
- Wet chux reveals orangey pine…pine is bad
- Look for wood stain
- Use black boot polish instead…hide look of surprise when it works…normally your make do ideas are dodgy
- tape out a pattern with sticky tape
- peel off tape…again hide look of surprise…you don’t have a good track record with stencils
- wait until the paint dries then sand half of it off…this seems to be the done thing with home projects, paint then destroy
- print of the word EAT in large letters in a nice font…or you could just use Baskerville Old Face
- wish you were more creative with your choice of word…get over it
- trace letters onto soft pine wood then fill in with a black sharpie
- stand back and realise this part doesn’t look so good
- realise there is no way I’m going to hand paint those suckers…get over it.
- hang on wall with blue tack until your kitchen is finished and you can paint then find a more suitable way of hanging it
Faff about sticking the sign up in 50 different places and realise it looks pretty good with the unfinished subway tile behind the stove.
It can stay there for now but in the near future…I will remain positive… when the kitchen reno is 100% complete, hopefully it will find a more permanent home.
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and Happy Fathers Day to all the Aussie dads out there!
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