Saturday, December 12, 2009

High Chair Makeover

I've been doing all sorts of things to get ready for our granddaughter coming to spend Christmas with us. The latest was to dig out the old wooden high chair and give it a make over.

As for the chair, I cleaned it carefully, washed the fabric retainer belt, and put wood cover up oil on the blemishes. The tray was more of a challenge. It took two coats of stripper to remove the rest of the old finish, then Gary sanded it with three levels of sandpaper, then I oiled it with mineral oil as you would a wooden cutting board.

It doesn't look perfect, but it isn't too bad, and of course, baby looks cute as ever in it.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

And Then There Was One

Often there was a pair of Inca Doves that came to feed with the larger group of mourning doves each morning at my house. The last few days there has just been one Inca Dove--that makes me sad.

This morning the rest of the leaves fell off the trees in our back yard and suddenly I can see the birds a lot better. Today there were lots--cardinals, tufted titmice, three kinds of doves (the above two plus white-winged doves), a warbler and a Carolina wren all in the back yard within a few minutes of each other.