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Repainting Antiqued wood patio chairs

posted by: karyn on 07.10.2014 at 11:08 am in Woodworking Forum

I'd like to preserve some of the yellowed color and distressed look but when I paint just white/offwhite (see underside painted) it just doesn't look right - too uniform and white white.

Maybe it's a simple as going over it a bit with sandpaper afterwards, but how can I refinish or clean up this look while still getting a coat of protection on it? We live in FL now (chairs came with us from CA) and the humidity is awful for wood outdoors...

Any idea how I can match that worn white color as well?

This post was edited by karyn on Thu, Jul 10, 14 at 11:09


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posted by: karyn on 03.31.2014 at 11:17 pm in Lily Forum

I'm looking for an inexpensive way to add some landscape plants that won't grow crazy out of control - or go dormant/die.

Lily bulbs seemed like a good place to start but I have no clue how they do in FL - (probably great since this state is a swampy jungle) - but just checking.

Any recommendation on one's that have the most color most often would be great - and not exceed 4 feet high - and not spread like a virus all over.

If I can grow them with bulbs - is that the most cost effective way? And of course the follow up question to that - cheapest place to get such bulbs? :-)


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Tile to carpet transition?

posted by: karyn on 09.27.2013 at 10:35 pm in Remodeling Forum

I had a tile guy do the master bath in a house we just bought - it was in carpet so he cut the carpet off at the door center and tiled up to it.
Now I'm left with a jagged carpet edge on two doorways wondering what the heck do I use to transition with? I've seen some cases where they roll the carpet over and get it really tight to the tile so there is no extra transitional piece - but it's cut to the edge with no extra so that's not an option.

Any suggestions on what to use would be appreciated - and this would be DIY so something simple hopefully - glue down or ????


clipped on: 09.27.2013 at 10:35 pm    last updated on: 09.27.2013 at 10:35 pm