It was a bit scary yesterday afternoon as I taped up the windows of my storefront ready to... well, do something with it.
On one hand I was freaking out because I was worried that I would balls it up (but then I told myself it would all be part of the story and I could either fix it or put a rush order in for a replacement).
On the other I didn't quite know how to approach the finish on it. Coloured wax? (I was concerned the door handle wouldn't stick to it). The wood finishing cloths I bought for the TBAG box? (Too messy.) And then I spotted a tin of walnut-coloured varnish I've had for so long I have no idea where it came from.
Now I have to decide if I like it with just one coat (for a more rustic look) or if I should dare to add a second and potentially regret the decision...
Meanwhile, I painted the first coats on my cafe chairs and stools (with similar trepidation). And am wondering if the copper was a bad idea. I'll reserve judgement (and a second coat of any of the colours) until the build is further progressed so I can see what works best.
There's still a tonne of work to be done, so I'd better get back to it.
(Pity I don't have one of these to add to the scene...)