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This weekend was great. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll already know this. If you don’t follow my wild life on Instagram, you’re missing out. I got a new violin!!! It’s a Bazzini Concerto, and it resonates like Pavarotti singing in Kate Middleton’s bathroom. I was so excited I played for hours straight on Saturday. I almost didn’t get any DIYing done.
But don’t worry. You know it isn’t in my blood to let my house sit for a weekend and not do anything at all. I don’t want to live in a world where weekend warriors are extinct.
You all know I’m antsy to start working on our kitchen. HOWEVER, I know that if we don’t finish the basement before we officially start the kitchen, it will never be complete. The pillars were calling my name like a nagging wife. So like a faithful
slave spouse to DIY, I responded to the beckoning call.
I’ve gained a bunch of new readers (HELLO!!! I’M SO HAPPY YOU ARE HERE!) over the past couple of weeks. So I feel like I need to give you the back story, gangsta style, of what I’m working on. Give me a beat… let’s kick it:
Yo, this was the basement family room when we moved in. Da’ Salvation Army was down to leave behind their dope forest green glider and motel-art-turned-couch.
That playa-wall was load bearing, but we wanted to give it some cred.
We had to add a beam where the nook area was. We were kickin’ it with the stairs exposed.
Flipping switches and adding bling…
Which leads us to the next step: stain.
I had the hardest time picking a color. I went through 4 stain samples. I narrowed it down to two. Minwax Red Mahogany and Minwax Classic Gray. Here they are side by side.
I really liked the gray stain, but I felt like the Mahogany would give it a more warm and classic feel. So I moved forward with staining.
I did the ENTIRE thing by myself, while Aaron and Karl just sat and watched… until I told them to get their bodies in the kitchen and make me a big salad.
As the stain started to dry, I noticed a problem. It got all “Bad Luck Brian” up in there. The stain on the wood filler did not match the stain on the rest of the columns. Crap.
Once it was completely dry, it was much less noticeable.
But still noticeable to bug the devil out of me. I need to find a way to fix this.
Any of you homies know how? Will a 2nd coat of stain blend the wood filler spots with the regular wood?
I’m not too jazzed about it. Would you be happy if your beautiful beam columns were down with an incurable case of the chicken pox? Didn’t think so.
What did your weekend entail?