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Finished with finishing!

Ever wonder what happened to those Fix-It videos? I do. It has been ages since we got up the energy to put one together! But that doesn't mean we haven't been fixing things.

For the last two weeks we've been refinishing our woodwork, and let me tell you, it would've made a great Fix-Its video. Alas, the work was gruelling and left little energy for videography. I'll try to post some before/after and process pics laster on. But for now, here's the finished bannister:

 

Our newly refinished bannister.

As you can see, it's still drying (might have to do a second coat in some spots). The wood is red oak, so it has a great reddish hue (the photo doesn't do it justice).  

A quick word to the wise: be careful with paint stripper, it can be as hard to get off as the paint itself. In particular, watch out for tight spots, nooks and crevices where it's very hard to get in with sand paper or other stripper-stripping implements.     

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