I have not been to the dentist since we have moved into our new house. I know I need to make an appointment but it is so easy to forget. I also need to take the time to research which dentist in our area accepts my insurance because the visits are usually pretty pricey. I also like to know a little about the atmosphere and staff that make up the office so I feel comfortable while I am there.
I always found it nerve racking lying in that chair with all those tools going in and out of my mouth. The other things that irks me on those cleaning visits is the sound of the scraping against my teeth, and the suction tube that has to stay in your mouth to suck down your saliva so you do not drool all over yourself. For these reasons I feel it is very important for dentist's offices to be as comfortable as possible.
We finally got a chance to start refinishing our bedroom furniture. This furniture was my Grandpa's from around the 1930's. It was passed on to me and I have always wanted to refinish it and restain the wood to a lighter color. The pieces are a very dark brown and we feel that the detailed carvings get lost in such a dark color. We are fortunate enough that my husbands's parents have a garage for us to work in and lucky to get some advice from his father about the best way to go about the whole process.
After working on it all weekend and a little on Tuesday night we realized what a long process it is! We had to put at least eight layers of stripper on to scrape all the stain off. We also learned that steel wool works great to get the stain off after scrapping. We also have to fill any chipped areas with wood putty and sand it down before we can restain it. It is a lot of work especially if we do not have a lot of time as it is but we feel the result will be worth it and we hope to keep it in good condition so we can pass it along to our children one day.