I collected rocks from the woods and bought the footbridge on line. I found the neat stork at Lowes. Yes, Lowes is my favorite store. I had the stone delivered and I just layed out how I
wanted it with the large rocks and then just filled it in with the stone and mulched the rest. It was pretty easy actually. I got the daylillies from a friend and the grasses I bought at a market. My little cat I had for 17 years is buried under the St. Francis statue on the left side of the bridge so this spot has special meaning to me.
Commented on Jun 27, 2012
I saw a similar bridge yesterday online. I love your project.
Because my kitchen has only one small window, it tends to be very dark. I decided to brighten up the room by painting my cabinets.
I have a step by step process on My Repurposed Life http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/2010/12/how-...
I painted the cabinets about 18 months ago. Not a nick or a scratch anywhere. I really took a lot of precautions to make sure this paint STUCK.
Commented on May 17, 2012
I remember that it is called gripper primer. That is not the brand. I got it at Home Depot,
and now have a brand new 5 gallon bucket in the rental house next door. They recommended Gripper as the best product for the on our kitchen three years ago. We know that works on shiny porcelain tile behind sink and stove. In the rental, we are going to use it in on kitchen cabinets, kitchen tile , bath tile (floor to 6 ft from floor) Both wall to wall, plus one side of the hall is paneled half way up. Paneling , all doors and woodwork in the house will be included. The wood is all exposed wood. We are painting the entire house white, inside and out. We are adding a few burgundy accents, starting with new shutters in front, and back door coming out to carport . I am thinking about adding other burgundy accents like planters for curb appeal.
I copied an excerpt from yahoo ask :" How does Glidden gripper primer comparable in quality to Kilz premium and Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 . Water-Based White Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer ?" . "Best answer" was: They are all the same it is all in the name your paying for the name.
I am too tired to walk next door to make sure, but the only paint that came up on my gripper primer search was Glidden brand.
( Behrs, Kilz Premium and the Zinsser product all are close to $20 vs Glidden Gripper at $22 at my Home Depot today.)
Make sure you use TSP wash and neutralize the TSP with a vinegar bath before applying the gripper (Heavily scrubbed areas) or walls and woodwork could be regular Kilz II Primer. The TSP is important part of the process. Ask Lowe's, Home Depot or other "Knowledgeable" paint store professional what they recommend. I am pretty sure you will get the same guidence. I used TSP routine for the first time in the 70' s when my painter uncle told us how to clean the paneling we wanted to paint. They did not have gripper primer then, but we did use latex paint.