Wednesday, February 29, 2012

never ending?

Last night, Cameron asked me if I was going to finish sanding the staircase today.  It was my turn to raise an eyebrow.

I am trying to make a dent in this project, really.


Putting the lathe to work. Notice the perfectly manicured nails.

All of the walnut spindles have been sanded to remove years (100+!!!) of grime.  Isn't it such a pretty wood?  Now they need a light sanding with a finer grit paper before putting a clear finish on them.

Can you tell it's old? Roman numerals!

These are the trim pieces from the risers. Just about finished with them, with only a few more to go!

Almost to the top! A little more sanding and we can put things back together and then paint!

Why it takes a fair bit of motivation for me to work on this project: I love being covered in sawdust!

So, this is where we are at right now. Better get back at it so I can have a finished project to show you soon!

P.S. Thanks for all the feedback yesterday about the hardware! Maybe with enough of your votes I can convince him!
10 comments on "never ending?"
  1. Those stairs are going to look gorgeous when you finish them! but I wonder what you'll be thinking of more when you stare at them in a couple of years- their gorgeousness or how long you spent making them look that way?!

    1. Thanks...I'm excited to have the finished! I just hope we get to live here for a good many years so we can enjoy all the hard work!

  2. So you are painting them? What color?

  3. Wow.... you will N.E.V.E.R. be accused of being lazy for sure! I have no idea how you do this with a little guy around. What's your magic?

    The wood looks beautiful without the grime... :)

    1. Lots of coffee!! Not to mention, lots of other things get neglected, like house cleaning and laundry!

  4. This is amazing. All the time and energy will pay off ten-fold! cheers to you for all your hard work!
    I love the smell of sawdust!

  5. You'll never need facelifts with all that eyebrow raising! :)


  6. Starting to look good my dear. Wish I was there to help. If you can motivate Shay to finish her school early we could send her your way to help with sweet sugar Talmadge while you worked. Love seeing you getting closer to the end. Love you lots. Wish you had skype..


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