Not long after we bought the door,
I bought a can of teak oil
to put on it.
And then the can sat in the wall in the garage
for well over a year.
We would take turns
remarking on how we really needed
to oil the door,
but then we'd tackle some other project.
When Matt was here last week
"You're really going to want to get that oil on the door before winter."
It wasn't as if I didn't already know we needed to do that,
but the way he said it,
I interpreted it as
'It would really be best for you
if you got the door done soon'
and for goodness sake,
it'd been installed for over a year,
I knew I just needed to make
'oil the darn door'
One of the problems with the internet
is there is so much information.
That's a good thing, of course,
but I tend to over-research
and then convince myself that 'x' will be hard
I'll screw it up
with my inexperience.
Matt assured me that nothing was permanent
and if I did
by some strange chance
really mess it up,
the door could be sanded
and we could start over again.
So - I checked the forecast,
and determined that Thursday was the day.
And because I am so good at forgetting things,
I set a reminder on my phone.
It took longer than I antcipated
(and my arm is absolutely killing me.
As in - I asked Tyler for 10 ibuprofen.
(I normally have to be forced to take them)
Don't worry - he only gave me 2)
but it wasn't hard,
and I didn't screw up at all.
First I sanded everything,
giving extra care to the areas the neighbors' dog had peed on,
then I wiped everything down with mineral spirits
and gave it 2 coats of teak oil
we have a
no sewing is happening,
but this is a major finish anyways,
so I'm linking up with the other finishers at Amanda Jean's