A colorful explosion of triangles for my good friend's adorable baby girl!
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I had been scouring craigslist for a bench I could use in the entry way of my home. I found this winner for $20 and decided to tackle this project.
Once I got it home I began the stripping/sanding process. It took a while to first strip the paint and then sand the remaining finish off. This is what it looked like after all that was done.
I started staining the piece with "Early American" gel stain. I did 2 coats of that and then 2 coats with a darker gel stain to richen it up.
Here's the finished product! I did 2 coats of water-based polyurethane to seal it for every day use.
Some D.I.Y projects I did for our home.
I based this idea on this tutorial I found on Pinterest.
I based this project on this tutorial I found on Pinterest. I did end up having to buy magnetic tape that could stretch the entire length of the wood piece. When I used just a couple small magnetics on the wood strip they were not strong enough to hold my art work.
We deiced to refinish the hardwood floors in our house. They were previously carpeted - so we ripped up the carpet and got to work on first cleaning the floors, then sanding and sealing them.
What we found when we ripped up the carpet. Eeeeeekkk! I was a bit overwhelmed when I saw this.
What they looked like after we hand-scrubbed the spots off.
Let the sanding begin! We rented the sander from Home Depot and went over the floors with 3 different grits of sand paper before we started the sealing process.
The finished product! we are very happy with how they turned out and can't believe the previous owner covered these beauties up with carpet.