Staining the Stairs

I’m taking some vacation days. Combined with the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s a whole week off work. That gives me time to do this:

Staining the Stairs

I’m staining a bunch of trim, six windows and a staircase. Even though I’m cutting every corner I can imagine, this is still a big job. Rising early, working late, I just might get it done. My current goal is to finish the staining before Thanksgiving and concentrate on varnishing after the holiday.

Some vacation, huh? But I am striving to maintain a celebratory mindset.

The big fan is coming in handy for exhausting fumes from the house and keeping our living space livable. A good friend warned me that stain-soaked rags pose a spontaneous combustion hazard, so I submerge ’em in water at the end of the day.

Xy thinks it’s all going too smoothly. She predicts I will kick a can of stain over and ruin the floor, or some other comparable disaster.

8 Replies to “Staining the Stairs”

  1. Just think how good it is going to be when it is done. That’s the way to keep a celebratory mindset. I see you like your colors bright. I think it a post K New Orleans housing fashion trend. A way to bring color into what was an admittedly drab, post flood landscape.

    But what do I know. I’m supposed to be out of the house working on my shop rather than in bed typing on your blog.

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