Wednesday, 16 November 2022

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 702

Don’t tell anyone, but Me and Mr Dunnit have run away for a few days, so I don’t have my usual Workdesk to show you. Instead, at the weekend, I kept himself company at the Joinery by making myself useful. We bought some teak patio furniture at the end of the summer (of course in an end of season sale, that’s how we roll!) and I said that before we christen it and put it on our newly completed patio, we ought to brush it with teak oil. So we had it delivered to the paint shop and I pretty much forgot about it! Colour me surprised when I suggested that I’d come and help and he mentioned the teak oil job!
Just made a start, traditional brush painting in the spray section of the shed. Another couple of years of spraying every window he makes  white and we could open a winter wonderland! This is what calendar photos for Joiners should really look like! I’m dressed carefully too, very old gear, that oil is sticky. It’s not difficult, you can tell that, but boy it got boring. I did three chairs in just over two hours. Didn’t occur to me it would take that long and was sort of wishing that I’d suggested we spray it with a shiny lacquer! Only five more chairs and a table to do. As it was cooler inside the shed than the fabulous autumn day going on outside, I think I’ll save the next session for bad weather. I know we’ll reap the benefit next spring and I’m really happy to have a table to work, eat, craft at in the outdoors, and I’m not complaining. I think what I’m really saying is that when I suggested that we coat it all in oil, I really meant ‘he’. Epic backfire!
Come on then, inspire me to tidy up and get back to my favourite desk, it’s not as if I haven’t things to be done in the Christmas department!
Show and tell please!


  1. Well done for getting away for a few days and escaping the rain! Well I hope you have! Good luck with the rest of the chairs and table- sounds quite a task! Happy WOYWW Helen x

  2. Maybe he will take pity on you and finish the job Julia lol. It will all be worth it in the end I am sure. Look forward to the pictures in situ. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

  3. Good luck with the rest of the furniture!
    Happy WOYWW!

  4. Ugh. Lousy job to be sure, but needs must! It’s my job too, but then it’s the Hubsters job to cover the darn table at the end of the season and it’s still out in the weather! Ah well…at least you work well together so enjoy the time.
    Happy Woyww and see you back at your desk next week!
    Mary Anne

  5. Well, that is a different desk this morning. Nice to see you in your work clothes but still managing to pull off the glam look. Don't envy you the task ahead, roll on the final piece.
    I'm staying in bed today trying to get this darned cold out of me - I dish the advice but never take it.
    Hugs, Neet 4 xx

  6. Well, you will be glad you did it at some point in the future but man that is a tedious job. Yes, one does have to be careful when using the word 'we' - sometimes they ARE listening!! Have a good week, love n hugs Cindy xx

  7. Oh what fun...a bit like watching paint dry πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well done you for doing it.
    Annie x

  8. Big job you'll be well pleased when it's all done. Fun to see you in a different place, makes a nice change. Have a very happy woyww and look forward to seeing you back at the other desk next week.....maybe! Angela x9x

  9. That looks a place where Icould safely use my sprays! It would add some colour to the floor too 🀣 It’s surprising how long these jobs take. Must be a big table with 8 chairs! Happy WOYWW and have a great week. Angela #10

  10. Oh you are funny, the oiling suggestion did backfire somewhat, but yes the thought of them ready for Spring should spur you on. The fact that you have a patio big enough for a table and 8 chairs is mind boggling for me. I'd like just a moon shaped corner of our grass made into a patio but hubby won't even entertain it! Meanwhile my journaling continues but the scrapbooking falls even further behind! BJ#16

  11. Such a worthwhile job! boring but worthwhile . .
    Enjoy your few days away, take them while you can I say. I don't regret any of our away times, happy, happy memories . . .
    Love to you both
    Christine #17

  12. Enjoy your break - you deserve it after all that oiling. It’s pouring down here today so you stand a good chance of coming back to suitable weather for completing the task!
    Take care and happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lynnecrafts 15

  13. Mm, I’ve done that Julia, though not a whole setting of table and chairs but a book case gave it two coats, as it was left over stuff and two coats did look good, but boring is about right.
    My commiserations.
    However bit superfluous since you’re not doing it now but having a super time somewhere.. enjoy. Loads!
    Not WOYWWing just popping in.. and had to comment.
    Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  14. What do you make of #12? The date on the post is Nov 2002! Very weird!

  15. How lovely to get away for a few days. Nothing's better. Especially if it means getting out of oiling those chairs. Been there, done it, probably got the photo somewhere! Later, much later, like next spring, you'll be glad you did it. I can't think of Christmas. Not yet. I may have to postpone it for one year only. Have a lovely week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #18

  16. I love teak, my favourite wood! Our dining room table is teak, and probably would love some teak oil! The love of teak must be in the blood, because DD also has a teak dining room table! Good for you to get a few days off, that will happen for us at the end of November. Have a great week, Lindart #19

  17. Oh Julia that oil work is no real fun, (a chore) ! But you'll enjoy, Love the chair design. We too were gone Tues/Wed, just got home. My crafty space is high in projects and changing over to Christmas. Not tackling the living area with that yet. I wear out, gettin old is not so fun. ENJOY see you next week.

  18. Whooot whoot enjoy your time together Julia ❤️ Tedious it may be but oh what a difference it will make all ready for next year 😘 So good to see you in a photo 😘 Wishing yoooou the best of days. Much love and hugs Tracy #14 xxxxx

  19. getting away sounds like a plan, the oiling not so much! Present moment and all that sort of thing!
    Robyn 20

  20. Your furniture will be fab when you have finished treating it. We ordered a small table and two chairs but have had to stain them black due to the disappointing mish mash of wood used. Catriona

  21. ooh few days away, nice even if its helping Mr D (though I love the phrase "colour me surprised", that did make me laugh!)


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