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Head Over Heels DIY Friday: "Oiling and Lotioning".... The Countertops

Kayd Roy15 Comments
Welcome to a sort of goofy DIY Friday post...  I didn't have an extra DIY project (aside from the kitchen) going on before I left for India, so instead I thought it'd be fun to share one of the silly stories from our kitchen project with you, hope you still enjoy!

I think most couples out there would agree that not every moment during a house project is warm & rosey.  There are moments of frustration, bickering, cursing, or even minor injuries. Thankfully, we seem to be good at filling those moments with humor which leads to my story....

In our last kitchen redo post, we shared that the kitchen had been torn up and we were ready to cut and install the countertops.   The other thing going on at the same time was our discussion regarding the countertop seal vs. treatment oil.  Alex and I decided to go with the recommended Behandla wood treatment oil for our Numerar countertops.  The product description states that it "Protects the wood, both on the surface and in depth; gives the surface a fine luster and prolongs the products life." 
Alex and I weighed the pros & cons of this versus the Waterlox (or other brand) sealant route and decided that this is fits best for us.  We know that using the oil will require more maintenance but we wanted to keep the natural wood look instead of having the glossy wood look.  Based on internet research I know that not everyone will agree with our decision, but like I said it's our kitchen and it will work for us. We can always sand and seal them in the future if we change our minds as well.

So, after Alex cut each section of the countertops and got them installed (Alex action shot!)...

It was time to apply the wood treatment oil, which is where my fun began!  Why?  Well, I am a nerd and watched probably waaaaay too many movies growing up because as Alex applied the oil I could not stop myself from repeating, "Oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling!!!!"

And that is all because of the movie The SandlotAhhh, it was one of my favorite movies as a kid (I hope some of you out there agree?).
Who can forget the Beast, or Benny the Jet Rodriguez, and my personal favorite Squints.  One of the most memorable moments in the movie is when he makes out with the lifeguard he has a crush on- Squints had a thing for 'older' women as a kid I guess?
The full quote from the movie is "I've been coming here every summer of my adult life, and every summer there she is oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling... smiling.  I can't take this no more"  Then he fakes downing in the pool so Wendy tries to save him and gives him mouth to mouth...  You get the idea of the whole scene.

Anyway, while Alex applied four coats of the oil on our new countertops I think I said "Oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling!!!! .... Oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling!!!! (pause) Oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling!!!! (longer pause) Oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling!!!! (pause)  Oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling!!!! (super long pause) I can't take it anymore!!!!"-  until my poor hubby couldn't take it anymore.  He was applying oil and I guess that quote was all I could think of apparently?  But hey, at least he got through applying all those coats even though I was driving him crazy :)

And now, I really want to watch The Sandlot... haha!!!  So I know this was pretty silly, but I hope you were Head Over Heels for the story anyway! 

Have a great weekend, I am headed from New Delhi to Hong Kong tomorrow! Hope to share pics soon, but right now I just hope I sleep for eight hours non-stop!