Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Paint it Black... and White

Wanting to waste no time, A&N wanted to get right into painting the frame and the axles. My first thought was to wait until the perfect time arrived, which is never, so it’s good the kids are running the show because adults only clog up the machinery with their pensiveness and doubt. They had plans on decorating the frame with certain designs, so the first order of business was to get a base coat of white on it, then go from there. The axles were to be black.

We had white paint lying around, and obtained black and red from JM. It was once again a beautiful day, so I set up the kids with the saw horses and brushes, and they went to work. They had a lot of fun, and again, it worked best when I just stayed out of their way. They did a nice job, and since it was so warm, they could easily put two coats on the same day.

The axles and frame look great, so the next step will be to add details, and then (gulp), attach the front axle, which might be more of a real-man’s job than I can handle, but we shall see. Then again, we still need to make the seat.

Until then, thanks for reading.

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