What started out as a simple project has really turned into a labor of love. B and I flipped the desk over and I carefully taped the desktop. Then we started painting! After a long chat at Home Depot it seemed like I should use a small roller to get an even finish. B quickly was bored by the roller and left the painting to me. I know I might sound like a mean mom but that was A-ok with me. Sometimes I can get things done quicker when no one is trying to "help" me.
After the pained dried the next day I flipped the desk around to prep it for the stain. I used a paintbrush to apply the stain then after 3 minutes I used a clean cotton cloth to remove the excess stain. I was so happy with all the details the stain brought out! M especially loves that you can now see the "Hi!" drawn on the desk years ago. Why are boys always drawn to destruction? (Hubby's note- Because it is fun and awesome.)
Now I just need the stain to completely dry so I can apply the Minwax topcoat. Is too much to ask for three non-rain/non-humid days in a roll?
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