As I have mentioned before, I am not the handiest person around. And while I am not mechanically inclined, I am willing to help, am good at following directions and am pretty good and breaking things; all of which came in handy on my next adventure. I am not sure if I have shared this before, but family is really into the lake, and for those of you that know me, this is not a surprise - at all. We spend as many weekends as possible at the lake and on the water. For as long as I can remember, for me, summer = the lake. And for as many weekends as possible.
So, several weeks ago I updated you on the progress of my table. While a solidly built table, it had become a splotchy, stained table that was a bit of an eyesore. Maybe more than a bit.
Before I update y'all on my latest adventure, I think it's important that I share a couple of things with you: I am not very handy. I once took an entire day off of work to fix a leaking s-trap in my kitchen sink. 8-hours and at least 4 trips to the hardware store later, the sink was still leaking and I had to call a plumber. I am notorious for starting and not finishing a project timely. It took me 10 YEARS to make a quilt out of my college t-shirts. I chronically underestimate how long a project will take. I own very few tools, shockingly few as a home owner. I am not a very patient person. I am cheap and hate spending money unless it is on "fun" things (mainly trips and experiences) Knowing all this, you may (or may not) be surprised to learn that my latest adventure took me into the furniture DIY arena. When I moved into my house years ago, my aunt and uncle generously handed down their old kitchen table - a nice, solidly built table that was still in great condition.