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Staining the Stairs

I’m taking some vacation days. Combined with the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s a whole week off work. That gives me time to do this:

Staining the Stairs

I’m staining a bunch of trim, six windows and a staircase. Even though I’m cutting every corner I can imagine, this is still a big job. Rising early, working late, I just might get it done. My current goal is to finish the staining before Thanksgiving and concentrate on varnishing after the holiday.

Some vacation, huh? But I am striving to maintain a celebratory mindset.

The big fan is coming in handy for exhausting fumes from the house and keeping our living space livable. A good friend warned me that stain-soaked rags pose a spontaneous combustion hazard, so I submerge ’em in water at the end of the day.

Xy thinks it’s all going too smoothly. She predicts I will kick a can of stain over and ruin the floor, or some other comparable disaster.

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  1. The color is really pretty.

  2. Anthony Anthony

    Just think how good it is going to be when it is done. That’s the way to keep a celebratory mindset. I see you like your colors bright. I think it a post K New Orleans housing fashion trend. A way to bring color into what was an admittedly drab, post flood landscape.

    But what do I know. I’m supposed to be out of the house working on my shop rather than in bed typing on your blog.

  3. Garvey Garvey

    I’m sure lil’ EverPax 2.0 doesn’t benefit from the fumes, either.

  4. Lee Lee

    That is a beautiful color B, what’s the name?

  5. It’s Sedona Red.

  6. celcus celcus

    Just remember, those drying times they give you on varnishes and stuff do not apply in south Louisiana.

  7. Michael Homan Michael Homan

    Are you getting support?

  8. So much support it hurts.

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