I’m done with this heat.
I actually love summer, and normally I enjoy the heat… to an extent, but today, on September 5th when it’s almost 100 degrees out… I’m just done.
The whole blogging world is getting ready for Fall, and I want to be getting ready too!
Enter stomping hissy-fit here.
But, there’s another reason I’m hating this heat, and it begins with this desk.
The sweet lady who bought my red desk I painted a while back, emailed me and asked if I would paint an old desk of theirs. They wanted something that went with the rest of the furniture in their home and something that would be timeless.
We decided the desk should be painted white with some distressing, and have a stained top.
Once I got it, I immediately got to work.
This was at the beginning of August.
I knew this project would take me 2-3 days.
I was wrong.
I painted the desk in Old White and sanded down the top until it was raw wood.
Next, I stained the top with Minwax’s Dark Walnut.
Finally, I added a few coats of polyurethane.
Then I stood back to take pictures…
Isn’t it lovely?
I thought it turned out beautiful..
And that’s when I noticed it…
It is kind of hard to see in this picture here, but there were streaks.
So, I brought it back into my garage, sanded it again, and added another coat of polyurethane.
From there, it just got worse.
The streaks got worse.
So, I switched over to a spray poly because everything I read said the streaks were most likely caused by the heat, and that spray poly is thinner so it might level out quicker in the heat.
Well, that helped a little, but then there were a few splotches here and there.
And, so that’s where I am today.
No happy ending.
Ready to start completely over again.
Tomorrow we buy a belt sander….and if that doesn’t work, then we wait for Fall!!
PS-In the meantime, if you need a safe place to hide in the event of a tornado or earthquake, you are welcome to come hide under my desk. 🙂