February 22 2017

Paint Stripping in Progress!

Paint Stripping the Ottoman - Before Picture

I am mid-DIY project, so I haven’t baked much this week. Instead, I am attempting to strip the ugly red paint from my new ottoman, and give it a nice cushion. Unfortunately, the paint stripping part is proving to be rather time consuming. The problem? I took the directions too seriously. Note to self: plastic does not strip paint worth a darn. After wasting a great deal of paint stripper, I realized that I had to switch to the dreaded metal tools which the paint stripping directions expressly forbade.

I assume the makers of the paint stripper were trying to protect me from damaging my precious wood. Unfortunately, the silly little plastic thing I bought from Lowe’s was useless. So, sure, I might damage the wood with a wood scraper or brush, but that’s a moot point if I can’t get the red paint off.

More on that later.

In the meantime, I offer pictures of an adorable kitty. Because who doesn’t like cats?

Featured here is Peaches. She really wanted to help me with my candied ginger from last week. Or at least, she wanted to help me eat it. Peaches was strangely absent for the actual work portion of the evening.

Peaches at the Table
“No, no, I couldn’t possibly eat anything. . “

Peaches with Candied Ginger
“Oh, well if you insist. . .”

Peaches thought she was a great fan of Candied Ginger. No, she was not allowed to have any.

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Posted February 22, 2017 by Mimi in category "Crafts

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