Saturday we went up to the cottage so that the boys could put the docks in the water. Sounds like a simple job but it is actually quite difficult and dangerous if you don't know what you are doing (or are trying to do it alone like my dad that one year....).
Sunday was back to the grind for J. He had to put a second coat of primer on the spindles and a first coat on the actual stairs. We are using an oil based, sticks to anything, even unsanded stuff, primer so it is something that I definitely can't help with!!
While J was doing that back breaking work, I went shopping with my sister to get some baby necessities (snot sucker, thermometer, baby wash, etc). None of that was as fun as picking up our cloth diapers!!! Hubs and I have been researching cloth diapers for a while and when some brand new ones popped up on Kijiji, I pounced.
We have started our 'stash' with the Grovia All in Two diapers and we saved a ton of money thanks to a really sweet girl who bought them and never used them. But did all of the pre-washing already :-)
How cute are these?
And this pattern is insanely cute:
The lady who sold them to me had a little girl, but the colours were all gender neutral except for two purple covers. But J wears purple, so I'm sure our little guy won't care either! Especially when he hears how much money we saved :-)
Upon returning home, this is what I found:
I know some people must think we are NUTS for painting the wood, but I am SO happy and all it is is primer so far!!! The hallway feels so much lighter and brighter now.
Next up is some wood filler/light sanding, and then one more coat of primer on the stairs. THEN we get to start painting! What a HUGE job. I don't think we had any idea how big it would be. But remember what they looked like before?
Um yeah - a little bit better in my eyes :-)
And to all the "painting wood is a sin" readers out there...well...to a certain extent I agree. If we could have stained the treads and kept the handrail as is, I think it would have been fantastic. However, without taking the stairs apart and replacing the treads, it wasn't going to happen. So sorry :-)