Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It's A Process And It Can't Be Rushed

After a tiny hiatus from DIY Dog Mom Projects the week before Christmas until this weekend, it's happening again! I couldn't be more excited. While the break was much needed, it was too long. I started going through DIY Dog Mom Project withdrawals. On Saturday, Lisa took an hour to cut and sand some wood. I spent most of the weekend painting and distressing. I have plans for these pieces. Once done, they'll be "up for grabs."

One of the most time-consuming aspects of the wooden DIY Dog Mom Projects is waiting for the paint to dry long enough so I can start the process of distressing. The paint has to be completely dried. If not, during the sanding process, the damp paint will actually stain the wood while I'm sanding. If this happens, I don't get the correct contrast.

It's a waiting game. It takes time. Depending on the temperature and humidity, or lack of, in our home, it can take anywhere from an hour or two. Regardless, it's not a process that can be rushed.

Once the distressing is done, the possibilities are endless.

I'm hoping to have these pieces completed within a week. I have a few work deadlines to conquer this week. And, we're scheduling in time to make Lobo's 3 Year Gotcha Day Gift. He has requested a DIY indoor dog house that's big enough for him and his siblings to enjoy.

That also includes a handcrafted doggy bed, patchwork quilt and pillow, and decorative accents for the indoor dog house.

I'll keep you posted...

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