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The Tale of Refinishing a Glider

Some projects take hours from start to finish.

Some take weeks.

Mine?

A month or three can go by before it is finally completed!

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It all started one day, when ‘Adorable daughter’ decided she did not want her Glider anymore.

You know the one …

The one that sat on the patio area that I made for her and her ‘adorable family’.

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You can read about it {here}

Anyway, after years of sitting out in Minnesota seasons …

It looked like this.

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Actually, in all fairness, it did have a top piece.

I just forgot to take a ‘before’ picture, because I was so excited to redo this beauty!

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Demolition is always the easy part because the  creative juices are flowing with endless possibilities!

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I have a creative mind that just doesn’t want to wait until a project is completed before I am dreaming about the next one I want to do.

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Removing slats and sanding them down, does not take a lot of brain power …

THAT, my friends, is when I get myself into trouble!

I start dreaming of the next project I want to do.

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Case in Point?

This was my view in my make shift workspace …

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My view got me started thinking about the area around my mailbox and the unsightly utility boxes.

Focus!

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And then …

A new camper was bought and camping trips happened.

Thunderstorms, work, grand daughter fun, and holidays took my mind and time away from this project.

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Miscommunication is what finished this project!

Yup, You heard that right.

I wanted to work on a cute little bench, that I bought at a garage sale for $3, and asked Mr Man to get it out of the garage for me.

He thought I meant the bench I had been working on … and,

put the glider out on the driveway for me.

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I am so glad he did!

I dedicated this to my dad who passed away last September.

He is gone on this earth, but forever in my heart and memories I have of him.

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With any project, it starts out one way but at any point can change and become something unexpected.

The dedicating it to my father was not in the plan but evolved as an idea toward the end.

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I say … some things are worth the wait!

(Another way of saying the same thing … Some things get put on the back burner!)

I had all my supplies on hand, so except for time, this project cost me $0.

Gotta LOVE that!

Before and After

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Don’t you just love it when a project is completed?

I know I do!!!

Hugs and make it a great Monday,

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