Monday, July 26, 2010
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I managed to get some stumps for sitting around the fire in our yard from a family friend a few years ago. I figured I should treat it somehow so they would last longer, but never got around to it. Now they are a bit old and icky, and I think there are bugs. Where was this Martha Stewart how-to when I needed it. Next time...
Tools and Materials
Sandpaper in extra-fine, fine, medium, and coarse grades
2 paintbrushes, 1 for primer and 1 for paint
3 to 4 furniture gliders
1. Using the electric sander, prepare the surface of the stump. Sand, changing from coarse to medium to fine paper, until the top is smooth.
2. If there are holes on the surface, use wood filler to conceal them. Let dry, and then rub the surface lightly by hand with fine sandpaper.
3. With a paintbrush, apply wood primer to top surface, painting from the outside edges inward to keep primer from dripping down sides. Let dry, then sand lightly by hand with extra-fine paper.
4. With other brush, apply enamel paint to top, again painting from the outside toward center. Let dry 2 to 3 days.
5. Sand lightly by hand with fine paper. Apply another light coat of enamel. Let dry for at least 2 days.
6. To create feet, hammer furniture gliders into base.
* I still think some kind of sealer should be used around the sides for outdoor use. This tutorial is for indoor decor
Sunday, July 11, 2010
This one I'm considering calling on. Currently I use an old sewing desk as a vanity because it was cheap and petite, but this piece is adorable. $90
Two blonde mid century chairs complete with magazine holders $200/ pair
Retro golden sofa in good condition- $500 OBO
Thursday, July 8, 2010
2.9 acres near South Yuba River for $67,500
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
A 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home on 23rd & H st with pool. I will say it looks like they forgot the upper cabinets in the kitchen, and the half bath would probably make me dizzy, but overall it's a nice place in a nice area. $299,900