If you need to remove veneer from furniture before you make it beautiful with your new chalk paint, you should read this E-How article: How to Remove Wood Veneer. I wish I had read it first.
Yesterday, I was removing veneer with a small screwdriver after soaking the area with water to loosen it when I slipped and drove the screwdriver into the side of the other hand beneath my thumb (and it wasn’t just under the skin!) I had a handful of blood by the time I could get upstairs and I can’t tell you how nauseous and lightheaded I became. Sweet Caro cleaned it up, poured alcohol on it (and yes it hurt like the dickens).
I was concerned because the end of the screwdriver had veneer glue on it and the water that had been soaking on the desk top for several hours was nasty. When that whole little fat part under my thumb turned blue and started swelling, I decided to go to the doctor. I got a tetanus shot and antibiotics.
Today, my hand is swollen, bruised, and throbbing like crazy! I am so aggravated with myself for doing something so careless. It will be a few days before I can resume my refinishing projects!!!
I never do a post with no pics, but in this case, I didn’t think it would be a good idea.
Treasure Hunt Thursday will still go on. I can type slowly without much pain. So please be thinking about something you can share with everyone.