Home stretch

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Here’s the floor with the paper glued down. There are some spots that need regluing, especially at the corners and edges, but trim molding will help with that. Overall, it’s a vast improvement… But wait…

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That’s more like it! Today I’ll start putting down poly, and by next week I could be moving in here!  After the floor cures, and more importantly, the air clears.

Hopefully that will give me enough time to refinish this new/old bed frame from The Finder Things… Thanks Morgan!  Got it sanded and wiped down yesterday… Going to paint it with a metallic bronze/brown , maybe thinned to a wash so the grain shows through, then use Rustoleum Java Brown glaze (both from the Oops paint bin, of course- the Ralph Lauren metallic was $9 for the gallon, and the glaze had a dented can, and was marked down- double score!) to antique it and add some depth to the finish. Poly that, then move on in! If I like how the bed turns out, I’m going to refinish ‘Ol Piney to match… A dresser I’ve had since college, and that was from a friend’s childhood bedroom. It’s been a very serviceable piece, but could use a facelift.

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But first, the stove! My neighbor put a new valve on the gas line yesterday, so I’m one fitting away from a working oven.  Thanksgiving tomorrow means no time to finish the wall first- need this puppy cooking to bake the cast-iron cornbread for Granny’s dressing (I add fresh herbs and apples to her recipe) and broccoli cheesy rice casserole (which I have completely reinvented with bechamel, cheddar, and fresh broccoli, in lieu of cheese whiz, minute rice, and frozen green mush…) The recipes may differ, but the idea is the same, and they remind me of home, and family, and tradition. Hope that you all have a wonderful holiday!

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