Where do I even begin? Do I start with the snake skins or the brown recluses?
So, I was back in the barn loft trying to find beams for the table. Well, of course the perfect beam was found at the bottom of the pile.....right along side a nice loooooong snake skin. I got a stick and started pulling the skin out and it just kept coming and coming. I wondered if this was the time I should just turn away. But, like Matt said, we're all motivated by something. :) I then started moving one dusty piece of wood off at the time and just kept seeing more spiders and other unwanted "things." So, after a few pieces, I called in my hubby.
Here's where I have to tell you that my favorite show is Smallville (in case you don't know it's the Superman series), so I really like Super Man. And as silly as it sounds, when my hubby came up there and I showed him the wood, he sat back and considered if the snake could still be there, then kicked it around a bit to see if anything came out, then bent over and yanked that beam from the bottom like it was a toothpick.......my heart skipped a beat and I was severely impressed. I had my very own Super Man...my hero. I wish I had a picture of the pile to show you so you would really get the picture, but not sure if that's going to happen.
Anyway, after seeing all the spiders too, I thought I'd check out online that night what exactly brown recluses looked like. Am I the only one not smarter than a fifth grader and didn't realize that spiders, or at least brown recluses shed their "skin?" I'm not positive they do, but that's what it looked like because I definitely found dead brown recluses the next day or at least their skins. And, if that's the case, there's quite a few of these fellas around the barn.
So, back to the table.....none of that stopped us from getting all the old barn wood and making our table and shoe rack (no pic of this yet). See!? It's coming along, our nice old farm table.....
And, do you see the floor? Doesn't it look better??? It already makes it feel so much cleaner in there....even though it's in a state of mess right now.
Here's Anna Jaymes joining in the fun with her little bell bottom Cars pants hanging over her rain boots. Oh, and as you can see, it's a good idea to let the wood glue dry before you stand the table up and it drips down. :)
The only set back for me was that we got lazy and didn't get another piece of wood on the top so the sides would have a little hangover like the ends do. Oh well, no biggie.
NOW, I have to condition the wood and stain it! Since this picture, I've sanded it down to where it's smooth and ready for stain. However, it still has some of that grey, which is dead, so I have to see how that's going to go.
More pics and projects to come!