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Youve picked your color, but how many gallons will you need for your room? Calculate the wall area of the room; youll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (dont subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

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Here’s my rendition of “How to Stain Furniture” I’m working on my most recent project that was inspired by Miss Mustard Seed’s French Dresser.  On this project, she stained the wood on top of the dresser and I loved the look! I tried staining before and was totally disheartened. I didn’t really know what I was doing and just went for it. Guess what happened?? TOTAL FAIL!! I didn’t sand enough and it all bubbled and looked awful! 🙁 Oh well, live and learn! I’ve been researching and watching videos and experimenting with the stain and I’ve got a good method going on! I am loving how this dresser is turning out so far. I am also toying with the idea of using Dark Wax on the detail and Clear waxing the whole thing. Here is my method for staining. I have used advice from many different sources, mostly  Minwax sites and some videos. Here’s how it breaks down: You will need: 80 grit sand paper 120 grit sand paper electric sander (optional but HIGHLY recommended) Disposable or rubber gloves Clean rag/hand towel that you don’t mind ruining bc it WILL be RUINED when you’re done with it 🙂 A …

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–Death Cab For Cutie Im not having Easter lunch or dinner at home this year, but if you are, these egg cup vases would be the perfect table decor for such a thing. It takes about two minutes to put together and is even easier if you have egg scissors. I picked all of these flowers walking home from the Easter egg hunts and was happy to have time to try out this little egg vase project I read about it in a magazine. They can also be used as planters, which I still might try. The original project also uses dyed eggs, which is even more Eastery, but my farm fresh eggshells dont take color too well. Happy Easter! 365 – Day 102

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