While I spent more quality time with my paint brush yesterday morning, Papa Pea went to B's house to pick up my kitchen island she's been building in her shop.
The new island will go in the same place as this makeshift island I've been working with for the past couple/few weeks. Guess who has already leaned on the left hand end of the counter (more than once, I must confess) and barely avoided a calamity as she righted the counter and caught multiple items sliding her way?
Ta-dah! Here is the new unit in the garage where I got the first coat of poly on it. (I had other projects set up outside but with the threatening rain, we knew the island would be too cumbersome and heavy to move inside quickly if the need arose. It's seven feet long and heavier than it looks. Just ask my arms and shoulders this morning!)
Knotty pine on the back and sides. (What else??) Looks like a big ol' box from this angle, doesn't it?
The drawers are stacked underneath it under the gray tarp. After finishing the first coat on the island frame, I set up the drawers outside and got one coat on them also.
Unfortunately, it's dripping quite vigorously outside already this morning so it looks like it might be an inside non-painting/polying day for me. (Dare I sneak into the pantry and start playing in there?)
P.S. If you haven't already, don't forget to put in your guess as to Chicken Mama's birthday present. (See previous post.)
Our last Christmas gathering
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