Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Falling Leaves

Brother and Sister having fun in the yard with all the leaves of the fall

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Redeemer Lutheran Church Oak Doors

My recent project - Stripping and refinishing these solid Oak doors for the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Midtown. This is the finished product. The product used to refinish is from a company called Permachink. While the product is a bit pricey, I would recommend it if you can. It seems to be a superb quality compared to the alternatives and on a plus it is a environmentally friendly water based stain and topcoat with a 5 year warranty. I am very pleased to how these turned out. As you can tell from the before pictures these doors were in need for some tender loving care.

A closer look.

All ready for Sunday service.

Here I was applying the last 3rd coat of finish on the outside.

Right after the 3rd coat was applied.

The before shot of the bottom door, this was the worst area affected by the sun and weather damage.

Another before shot.

Close-up of the damage inflicted.

Scraping and stripping & sanding the profile was the most time consuming and difficult part of the project. I could only do so much at a time due to having to wait on my skin to regenerate on my fingers.

Getting close to being fully stripped down after lots of orbital sanding.

Here was the catch. To use the water-based product the doors had to actually be soaped, scrubbed and rinsed with a hose to make sure there were no traces of any oil-based stain or stripper left on the doors. This in turn required a re-sanding because of the water raised up all the fibers in the wood.

After drying out for a few days and sanding over with 220 grit we're ready for the stain.

This is after the stain and 1 coat of finish was applied.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Breakin'

Loving and laughing with big brother

Her first time in the sandbox today

new glasses

the ground

washing off the sand in the creek and checkin for crawdads

world record train track building session on the back porch


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trey & Juliya

Juliya Ruthanna 13 months  

Trey Anthony 7 years 10 months

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

La la La la Juliya's World

Little girl enjoying/examining the fruits of  the porch garden

Back porch garden view

 A pincher bug Trey rescued from drowning in the fish pond

Readying for a glow stick bath battle with brother

The Glow Stick Bath Battle in full force

Juliya's sunglasses and her cute face!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Juliya's 1st Birthday Bash

Well, my little baby girl is officially one years of age now and ready to walk any day!! She has won so many hearts over and caused so many smiles and laughs in her very fast 1st year of life, her accomplishments and curiosity never ceases to amaze all who are around her.  She is a blessing to us all...the future is yours little Pebbles.... I Love You So Much! & Happy Birthday !!!!!