I inherited a small side table after my Grandmother passed away? I didn't think it was anything special, and was going to sand down the top (because of all the scratches/watermarks) and
re-stain, and then paint/distress the lower portion with AS chalk paint. When I went to empty out the one drawer, I noticed it had a small brass plaque inside the drawer that reads "A Genuine Cushman Colonial Creation - made in Bennington, VT." Doing a bit of research, it appears that it could be an antique. Will it devalue it to sand and restain? Thanks for the direction.
Now that it's officially spring here in the Northeast we're getting tons of weeds. But I've been using Preen successfully for years. It's not meant to kill weeds but prevent them. I use it sparingly after the first use of the year. Does anyone have a successful schedule of using it apart from the directions on the container. Thanks everyone. www.homerepairtutor.com
Commented on May 16, 2012
I've used it - according to package directions - and haven't had much luck. =(
These are the only plants I have that are lovely at this time of year. When it gets under 50 degrees I bring them in the house.
I have a lot of orchids so this is a job - take out when it is nice and bring in when it is nasty.
I don't even know their names or how to care for them except I know not to let them freeze to death. I hang them under trees and water them with fish poop from my pond when the weather is good. I need a greenhouse in winter for these orchids; any referrals?
Thanks for all the advice. I bought this drum shade recently at Kirkland's for $7.99, which I
think is a great price. When I put it on the lamp (an oil rubbed bronze stand lamp), it just appeared so stark. Not a true white, but not as "linen" as I would have liked. I had thought of tea staining, but couldn't think of a way to apply evenly. Donna, I think I'm going to try your method. If it doesn't work, I'm not out that much, then I can go with Karen's option. Thanks to you all!