A vanilla hazelnut blend graces my mug this morning. It is a bit bitter but welcome and I sip slowly as I stare at the sky this morning. It is one of those mornings where there is blue sky but a heavy haze lingers as the atmosphere decides whether it wants to rain or let the sun shine down. I note that there is no breeze and the trees and plants within my view sit unmoving and settled in the quiet.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that on Wednesday I posted a picture of the school dresser that I had refinished; I used it for my photo prompt. I have since been working on re-refinishing 2 chairs. It was pointed out to me that re-finishing these pieces of furniture is a good healing process and basically a rebirth of sorts. The pieces that I have been working on are from my late mother’s home. Here is a picture of the chairs that I am working on. I am going for a farmhouse feel.
I love the act of transforming the piece itself. Picking colours of stain and paint is so fun and selecting any needed accessories like material and handles…I love it. Gary A Wilson cautioned me last coffee share to be careful because I could catch the “refinishing bug.” If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am there. It really is an enjoyable process! In between steps on the chair I have started another piece. It is a small little dresser thing that I had in my room as a child and it had been my mother’s as a young girl. Anyway, she had taken it back into her own bedroom at some point and it remained there until she died. Now I have it and it has so many memories to it. Refinishing it feels exciting and like I am honouring those memories. I will share pictures of it when it is done.
If we were having coffee I would confess that the bulk of my spare time is going into the furniture. So, my puzzle sits unfinished and I haven’t been writing much. I am still reading The Druid of Shannara which is taking me an embarrassingly long time but I haven’t been focused enough to read lately.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I wanted to take a few minutes and hear about your week because we really haven’t had time for a proper virtual visit in a while. So, how are you? How was your week?
By Shari Marshall – 2020
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