It's a well-known fact (well--at least to my immediate family) that I cannot and rarely have been able to touch my toes. I blame it on the fact that I have a short waist and long legs. (That means I have to stretch farther than most people, right? It can't possibly be blamed on the fact that I am simply out of shape.)
Guess what? I can now touch my toes. Why is that, you ask? Here's what I did all day (and I do mean ALL day):
Apparently bending over for five or six hours dramatically increases flexibility (and gives one a very sore back). So, for today at least, I can finally touch my toes!
(That's three coats of paint on 12 drawers and four pedestals. I'm beat, but really proud!)
*See the doors in the back of the second picture? They are the next part of my project. ( I just have to decide what color to paint them.) I found them at the Habitat for Humanity "Restore It" store. Regular people and contractors donate building stuff--new and used (mostly used) to be sold to profit Habitat for Humanity. I found those 8-foot doors for $15 each--you can't even get 8 foot hollow doors except by special order. 8 feet + 8 feet (topped with plexiglass) will make the perfect 16 foot desk top for my project! I also found a bunch of cool looking drawer pulls. Did I mention that I am totally excited about this project?
For anyone wondering about painting laminate (the sides of the pedestals are laminate), I did find a way. First, paint with B I N Primer by Zinsser. Cover with any paint you want. (If I remember right, you can cover it with water- or oil-based paint.)
(Thanks to the garage makeover--I'll post about that someday--our garage is no longer so messy! Sorry about all the boxes in the background. That's what garages are for, right?)