I was finally tired of the faded, stained and generally unattractive patio furniture. We live in deep South Texas and the wind/sun take a toll on outdoor furniture year-round. I sanded
with 220 grit sandpaper, followed by a walnut stain, and then three coats of polycrylic finish. My husband loves the new look and I couldn't be happier. It was worth the three days of work. I sanded one day, stained and applied a coat of poly one day, and then other coats of poly the next day (let 2 hours go by and then applied the third coat). This way it didn't seem like a lot of work!
Some of you may be familiar with tin tiles. We're considering doing this look for a kitchen island, but I'm stuck on what color to use. I'm leaning toward a simple design for the tiles, but nothing is set in stone. If you have a moment, please check out the post for more pics. I would love opinions!
I've done a lot of projects I loved but I chose my DIY Greenhouse for this weeks #ProudestDIY topic because this is the one that
brought me to the Hometalk community, something I am very happy to be a part of! And since it's time to start those cold weather crops, it's seems a fitting project to re-share :) Full tutorial in the link. #gardening
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Commented on Feb 14, 2013
I will echo what everyone else has said! Useful, create and cheap! What more could you want??!
I thought I'd share a few of my paintings. Painting is one of the hobbies I love to do to relieve stress. Hopefully they will encourage Y'all to get out there and try the things you
love...don't worry about how good/bad it is...if you love it...then it's BEAUTIFUL!!! More on my facebook and webpage. http://www.dejavuedesigns.com/canvas-art-ori... http://www.facebook.com/dejavuedesigns #proudestdiy#itching4spring
Commented on Feb 12, 2013
So pretty Tammy! It makes me want to jump in the picture and hang out with that sweet cow :).
These are pictures of my friend's bedroom carpet. She said these roundish stains have appeared quite mysteriously, and they have her baffled. I have to admit, they are the strangest
stains I've ever come across. I haven't seen them in person (may do so this week) but based on her description she said they're more 'discolorations' than anything else. Any insight would be appreciated!
Commented on Feb 11, 2013
I just came from her house and I have to say, these stains are truly baffling! To answer your
questions as best I can...the carpet is over plywood and the bedroom is on the second floor of the house, above the kitchen. There is a master bath attached to the bedroom. Her carpet was cleaned about 1 year ago, at which time just before the carpet cleaner came there was some evidence of the stains already. It was steam cleaned I believe. The stain is dry, and there doesn't seem to be an odor. There are just waaaayyy too many stains for it to be from something that was spilled such as coffee or perfume. The stains are pretty large. The smallest seems to be around 2" in diameter and the larger stains nearing 5" or so. Definitely not the kind or size of stain that would come from spilling something. They don't bring coffee or anything into the room, and although there are perfume bottles, she would definitely know if she were to spill that much. She checked under the furniture, and there are no stains there. She's going to see if anymore come up, in which case she will know it's coming from beneath the carpet.
Thanks so much for your help! This is definitely a tough one!!
This project involved removing an existing deck and building a larger deck that included a large screened porch. The roof design was critical to avoiding blocking any light into the upper
rooms of the house or darkening any of the first floor spaces. A small outdoor kitchen area was incorporated into the deck design. Due to the West-facing orientation, we chose materials that will hold up better and require less maintenance. The height and extension of the structure over the driveway also was a key variable in the project design.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
Commented on Oct 07, 2012
I would love to know about the roof line also, as we are considering doing something similar.
If I am not mistaken, I think it would actually have to slope downward in order not to cover the window. I would also like to know what is below the deck. We are planning on having that space as a storage/workshop area. And what about cost? Would love if the builders came by and answered some questions.