The Pain, The Pain....

The Pain, The Pain....

Using a concrete grinder to get 25+ year old glue off of concrete SUCKS!!
Just saying. Anyone who doesn't LOVE my studio artistic stained concrete floor had better use the old "if you can't say something nice, keep your mouth shut" idea when you visit.
Every part of my body hurts and my poor husband, dear Lordy.

Just envision the curling event on the Olympics and you will get an idea of what 8 hours of my life yesterday was like. I was on the water hose and broom while he was on the machine. Both of us were covered in concrete sludge and goo.

If you ever have the idea to do this yourself, HIRE SOMEONE. LOL. or get someone YOUNG. But, it will be really COOL when complete. I think.  When it was wet and shiny I was already in love with the bluish grey, brown, and black that I was seeing.  Since it already has a lot of color in the floor I won't have to get several colors of stain as I had planned to do.  I will just get one color and let the others show through.  Then to seal it all with a gloss!  Sure it would have been easier to just cover it up with something but this should be more economical, easy to clean for an art studio and pretty cool to look at. I PRAY.  

Next Weekend I will be packing up to attend the first ever Pea Ridge Arts Festival in Buena Vista, Ga.  I was contacted by one of their representatives who saw my pictures of the booth I had set up for the Forsythia Festival and asked to participate in their event this coming weekend! Yes, I was very honored and thankful to my friend Faye Wells for sharing my pictures so that her Buena Vista friends could learn about me.  I look forward to meeting all of them.

I am expecting another shipment of clothing any day now and hope it comes in before the festival.  A lot is going on as you can tell.  Thank you for following the studio progress.  Comments, questions, and suggestion are welcome.

Pea Ridge Arts Festival

Pea Ridge Arts Festival

Work has begun!