Reading Nook Wood Finish

Santa is worried for me.

Look at his face.

No pressure here … but it is 9 days until Christmas!

  No worries (HA)

Ok, focus!

I sanded the old wood that I had (remember my stock pile?), to match the new wood.

Fortunately, for me … this step went pretty fast!

Next step, staining the wood. I used “Golden Oak”

A fan was necessary to quickly dry and keep the odor away.

*Handy hint: A pair of gloves are a must to keep your hands stain free.

I trimmed the seat area using molding, an adhesive, and finishing nails.

I will fill the corners with a stainable wood putty to give it a more finished look later.

Remember I told you I had a reason for choosing this paint color?

“Olivia” the Pig is why I chose the paint color! I wanted to match her outfit 🙂

*Handy hint: Don’t rely on your memory to choose a paint color. Either, bring in an object to match or bring home paint samples.

Olivia has faith that I will get this done by Christmas Eve … see? she is smiling!

(There will be more frequent posts from me until Christmas as I finish this project.)

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s off to work I go …


12 Responses to "Reading Nook Wood Finish"

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  1. Rosemary

    December 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Looking good so far. Olivia is cute, and so is the color.

  2. Joy2Journey

    December 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Thank you Rosemary. Much to do but I can see the end in sight! Hugs

  3. Anne @ DesignDreamsbyAnne

    December 17, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    I love it already!!

  4. Joy2Journey

    December 17, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Thanks … still working!Gotta get this gift done!

  5. Bliss

    December 17, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Santa needs to relax. I’ll have a word with him because I know you will get it done, I know it’s going to be awesome, and I know one little girl is gonna love it. Did I just add Bliss pressure to your Santa pressure?


  6. Joy2Journey

    December 17, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Hmmm, Bliss Pressure … the pressure for me is getting it done before this weekend! I am in Iowa right now. LOL Great timing huh?
    Hugs sweet friend!

  7. Feral Turtle

    December 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Wow! It looks great. Love that red. I am very sure you will get it done! I kinda thought it looked done already! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  8. Joy2Journey

    December 17, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    LOL, I wish it was done! I am working as hard as I can to have it ready for Christmas 🙂
    Hope you have a Merry Christmas too!

  9. the cape on the corner

    December 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    oh my gosh, what a great little spot. good luck on finishing in time!

  10. Joy2Journey

    December 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Thank you so much … it has been fun! So glad you dropped by, Hugs

  11. debbiedoos

    December 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Awesome job! Merry Christmas to you and your family Bj.

  12. Joy2Journey

    December 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Thank you Debbie! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! New Year’s Day … I should have the final pics up. Go Go Go!

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