Painting Prep

While my niece sanded the cabinets, I started on the toilet parts and sink.

I did not sand the sink.  My brother came over and said, “tsk tsk” so I sanded the toilet.

I don’t know if I’ve ever really sanded anything (except a point on a drawing pencil.) I made a bit of a mess.


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This is probably the least embarrassing example of my sanding.

The good news is that I’m learning all about sand paper and how to fix my mistakes.  There were a few times when I just wished I hadn’t sanded at all.



This is after the first couple of layers on the sink and before the great toilet debacle of ’13.


You can kind of see the difference between the sink and the more yellow toilet and lid.



I did not sand the seat of the toilet either, for fear of sitting on an abrasive object several times a day.

The toilet is not finished yet. I still have to sand everything down on the base. It sure does look pretty from this angle though.

While waiting for lunch, Johnny finished sanding the toilet lid and sink for me. (There were some weird things happening with the sink.)  The lid, the minion sanded, so it was not nearly as bad as the base of the toilet.  Like I said, a natural.

About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.