I woke up today with a terrible cold, and I get the pleasure of being to only one at work today. The only upside is that it's raining and nasty outside, so we are kinda slow today. And I was introduced to the coolest thing since sliced bread!!! Pandora is this radio station that tailors music to your tastes! It is really, really cool!
I put a coat of polyurethane on the shelves yesterday and I sanded and buffed them this morning. They look really sweet! I'll take some pictures tonight when I get them back home. It's so nice to have any tool I need at my disposal. I couldn't find a high enough grit sandpaper at lowes, so I brought them to work and sanded them with some 320 grit on our dual action sander--five minutes later, I had a great surface to work with. Put on the coat of poly and put a work light on them to dry them out. Then this morning, I grabbed some 2000 grit paper, the high speed polisher and some machine glaze and buffed them out to a nice gloss. I made the satin poly into gloss. I love having the right tools!
I am now debating whether I should paint the base. Right now it is just bare light grain pine, and I kind of like it. I just don't want to get paint on them and not like the result. I've also got to get some fabric to make table cloths--totally out of my element there, but I think I can manage! Since my pots are mostly dark, Lindsay suggested that I get a lighter colored fabric for the table cloths. I want my booth to be kind of bright and vibrant. I was thinking maybe a pale yellow?? But then would that look good next to the pine? Maybe a light gray? I don't know. I would really love some input from you out there in blogger world--men are not always the best color choosers. At least not me anyways.
Well, that's it for now. Back to work--I've got some parts to receive. Talk to y'all later!