I spent the whole weekend stripping and sanding to the point my hands and arms are so sore I can't knit. That is some serious stripping and sanding. It has been a long time since I've done this kind of project. I'd forgotten how much work it is. I had this crazy idea that by the end of yesterday I'd have both pieces - head board and foot board - done. Ha! I got most of the head board done. Still have some to do on it, but I ran out of sand paper.
I started the job on Saturday. I was stripping and sanding by hand and beginning to realize it was gonna take several weeks for me to get the job done. Sweet hubby came out to see how I was doing. I said "surely there must be an easier way to do this!" He left for a few minutes, then came back with his power sander which he taught me how to use. Wow! What a cool little tool. Instead of weeks, it's going to just take days. I just need to get some more sand paper.
Live long and prosper. \\//