So it's not often that I start and finish an entire task in one day. Ok, never. Several things come into factor for this. Agnes is a bit of a country girl. Meaning that there is no Home Depot, no Ace Hardware close by. There is a most fantastic little local hardware store that comes in handy, but selection is somewhat limited. The biggest hindrance is lack of internet service. There is a dial up, kinda. The fact that I just can't jump online to verify or reassure myself can be a little frustrating. I usually have to wait til I get back into town and do more research or make yet another trip to the land of orange aprons.
So I was ecstatic when I actually started AND finished today's project with time to spare and chill on the front porch. Feeling quite pleased with myself. Although I didn't do it alone. Even got Mom pulling out the old nails...
Today Agnes got her new floor. There had been some hemming and hawing about which side of my reclaimed wood I was going to use. I had wanted to use the back originally because it was more interesting. Sanding and staining to give new life. Then I thought about using the front and leaving all beat up for a true worn feeling. But after seeing all the inconsistencies and random turquoise marks, black stamps, tar? on the back, I knew it was the right choice. It was just more, well funky. More Agnes. More me.
|Feeling more confident about this than anything so far|
|And we're off!|
|Sophisticated system for measuring cuts courtesy of Benjamin :)|
|I am so incredibly satisfied and happy|
|And a bit beat. Let's just say it hurt to walk the next few days...alot|
|My favorite photo of Agnes so far|
My friend, Joe, came out with me the next week since he hasn't seen Agnes in quite some time. I think he was slightly impressed with the progress. Or at least encouraging ;). Not quite sure how different she really looks. He even said she is now Agnis instead of Agnus (did I explain that before? He kept misspelling her name when I first got her as Agnus and I said to stop because it looked like anus-well it does! and he said that's what she kinda looked like. Joe has a very distinct humor that I very much appreciate). Anyway, she has now graduated to Agnis and when she is done he will properly call her Agnes. Or maybe I will make him call her Miss Gooch just out of spite. Joe is definitely an inspiration for projects and I always ask him a million questions. Quite the Macgyver. Or Joegyver. And he always asks me why I have to make things more complicated than they need to be. That's just what I do.
We went over to the Motor Transport Museum to check out some rusty goodness. It was closed, so we just walked the perimeter. So many beautiful pieces...
|We met Shadow.|
|Zoe is a happy puppy|
|Pooped Piper on the ride home|