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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hired Help & Getting it Done

Hi All,

One of the things I love most about my business is the thrill of the hunt.  It’s amazing to take a discarded item and transform it or repurpose it.  Since I love the hunt, I have accumulated a bit more than I can get to.

With Hubby’s guidance, I have limited myself.  I cannot bring new items in without finishing what I have already.  Easier said than done, especially since I secretly shopped on Monday!

The stuff in the garage did not excite me.  I just kept avoiding the 6 chairs, misc. tables, frames etc.

To get moving, I hired my 13-year-old neighbor to assist.  She was hard working and eager to paint!  Just what I needed.

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See the gal standing behind the hard working neighbor?  Yea, that’s my kid.  My kid that wants nothing to do with paint!

But then Daughter #1 got involved.

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Let me show you some of what they were able to accomplish.

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Step 1 – as found.

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Step 2 – paint aqua.

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Step 3 – paint with grey.

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We had another abandoned chair.  This had been painted oil-based green.  Rather than strip it, we scraped the peeling paint and painted over it.

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You can see the original green, as she paints with the blue.

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I love how the green shows through along with the gray and blue.  I did sand it lightly and covered it with a stain to bring all the colors together.

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Poor girl also painted 4-farm chairs.  Wonder if she’ll ever come back?

She did help me tremendously!  I needed to have these done!  I am forever thankful for the help!

Have a great day!


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