Ok, so day three (yesterday) I was struggling...only four doors and three drawer fronts stripped, 8 more doors to go! My arms were tired and I was fed up with the smell of hot paint! So I decided to give paint stripper a go. I used paint stripper in the UK and to be honest it was pretty useless I thought but maybe, just maybe, Canadian paint stripper would work. Well...it didn't. Or rather it did on the top layer of latex paint but it turns out what I thought was a simple primer/undercoat was in fact Melamine Paint! The stripper actually made it ten times worse to get off! Disillusioned I decided to take the day off today and do something nice.
A Place For Us. Destiny's are a little more dressy than mine as you will see if you visit her blog, but living in a small Northern Ontario town miles (Like 450 km) from the nearest proper shops you can't be too choosey! I had two oval signs in stock that I picked up at Dollerama last time I was there (450 km away!) and my local Home Hardware store had just two of these hangers but they were white. So I now have a can of black spray paint in stock also! I had some Waterslide Decals ( Thank You Carol, from The Polkadot Closet) so I found a fancy font in Photoshop, downloaded some nice graphics from The Graphics Fairy and hey presto!
AND...I found this in a thrift store...actually I found two AND they were just $2 each!
Last of all I went to the post office today and my lovely stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils had arrived. I won these courtesy of Alderberry Hill and can't wait for Lovely Man to finish the dining room wall so I can put the to good use! So all in all not such a bad day afterall!
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