I know painting with kids is probably not the smartest thing I could have done. But sometimes there is just no other option. Besides, at some point they will need to know how to go about do a DYI.
Okay 3 year old twins might be a little young…
I knew I was in trouble the minute I heard the door open from the kitchen to the garage.
Next twin 3 year old boys appear with a huge smile and:
“Gamma, we help”?
They leave no time to answer as they hurry to check out the project.
They twisted and turned trying to fit those cute little bodies in the small space for each shelf.
It is amazing to watch twins in action. Neither said a thing as they both knew which shelve was to be their spot.
Minds in sync can be good or….
sometimes it can be something to watch out for as they plot out each new adventure.
Much to their dismay Mom came out to rescue Grandma.
She swept the boys of by bribes of swimming in the bathtub.
I quickly stepped back to analyze the project.
My Mother’s Hutch.
It was now time to refinish the hutch.
This brought back a flood of memories.
Mom’s wonderful meals, the family parties and most of all Mom.
It was almost like I could feel Mom with me as I looked at her hutch.
When Mom died I wanted this in my home to display Mom’s China.
My Step-Dad told me that Mom wanted me to have it along with the china.
What a treasure. I could hardly wait.
Dennis being OCD that wasn’t about to happen. I will address that in another post.
Way to comical to leave out.
Anyway Misty ended up with it and now after almost 10 years since Mom died we’re going to refinish it.
I decided to take all the hardware off first. I didn’t realize just how much hardware there was until I looked up and both boys were standing there clean and fresh from a bath and ready to “help” again.
So the only thing to do was let them go after it with a screw driver. That kept them both busy until we managed to get all the hardware removed.
By now we had everyone in school or pre-school.
This small period of time with all kids in school is only a little over an hour.
We proceeded to wash every inch of this hutch and the doors just as fast as we could before we got our “little helpers” home.
Misty had been looking online to see what kind of look she wanted and decided she wanted to paint it black.
A friend of mine has a great blog where she does all kinds of DYI projects.
I checked out Blue Cricket design.
Taking all things into consideration it was going to take a little work.
We decided not to start the primer until we could finish it in the same day.
As you can tell this project is going to be a few posts in the making.
Follow my blog and you will see how this one turns out.
Where most blogs can do this in one post remember
We’re Painting With Kids!