8.10.2005

By request...

... some more hummingbird photos:





And a photo of the table since I painted it:



This was last week's project. Involved: running down to a locally-based, eco-friendly paint company for milk paint; disassembling the whole thing; countersinking the screw holes further; reassembling; gluing in wood plugs over the screws (because milk paint needs a porous surface); sawing off the plugs flush with the table; more sanding; taping/masking off the top; 2 coats of milk paint (Terra Santa red - not turquoise, Melanie!); and waxing the whole thing. Yeesh.

11 comments:

Simone said...

Love the colors on the table, nice job! Milk paint...hmmm...can't decide if I want to know. : ]

jraphael said...

How about a SQRL operative codenamed Hummingbird" ? I don't think THAT one is taken.

Mel said...

It's AWESOME Mon!!! I heartily approve of the color and I LOVE milk paint - that's what I used on that big green armoire that used to be in my living room at CV. My home project of the week was putting new pulls on the drawers in the kitchen (cool brushed nickel bin pulls with carving on them) because they looked so great with the new stainless steel range, range hood & dishwasher.

monica said...

Simone: if you're going to be the next Debbie Travis, you're gonna have to learn about milk paint!

Raph: you don't know what Rose's last name is, do you?

Mel: You so rock.

jraphael said...

re: Rose. I might, if RBS came out more regularly so I could more redily recall the charcters' names....

Bram said...

Ouch.

It's not been revealed in print, but, Mr.-Viticulture-as-first-listed-interest, she's named after a dessert wine we would have at an Italian restaurant.

jraphael said...

Rose Frescati?

That's a funny name.

jraphael said...

Speaking of interests, I've got a double-header this weekend: antique tractor pull at the Howard COunty fair Saturday (and Chuck's flying up for it, from sunny FL, too!), and a comic book show on Sunday. As John C. Mellencamp may have once said, "a little bit of grrrr and a while lot of gnahhhh."

monica said...

you know, Raf, we have a blog over at the RBS site, too...

Bram said...

Raph — no, that's not it . . .

jraphael said...

Rose Spumanti?