I even bought the paint a couple months ago.
I just couldn't seem to find the time to start the project.
Today, I decided just to jump in and start it. Even with the boys there, hopefully they'd be so interested in what I was doing that all would be calm & peaceful.
I wanted to show you pictures of the project in progress. But, my camera & my computer apparently aren't talking to each other right now.
So, you'll just have to believe me when I say that I've got one coat on so far (and I'm liking how it's looking!). This had to be done in 2 parts because....well, when you have small children there are interruptions.
Here's what I posted on Facebook this morning as I described the difficulties I was having during interruption #1 - fussy baby ready for a nap.
"Unfortunately I think I helped perpetuate the 'helpless woman' myth today. I started working on painting a bench. (I'm not very experienced in painting). First called my husband to find out how to get started. Then, about 45 minutes later called him because baby was screaming, I had black oil-based paint all over my hands, and I could NOT get the ding dang cap off the mineral spirits to clean my hands & brush.
I'm not entirely sure what I expected him to do. Oh, did I mention I had sweat dripping into my eyes, blurring my vision? Anyway, he tried to have me use a pipe wrench to screw off the cap. I still couldn't get it. So, he finally told Wyatt to go get the gasoline can out of the barn & I used gasoline to clean off my hands so I could finally go comfort the baby."
Anyway, I hope to have 'After' pictures for you next week. First coat needs to dry, then a light sanding, then a 2nd coat. And, voila, a brand new bench.