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Friday, August 31, 2012

Not As Easy As...

Here's one of the many things I've been doing in between waiting for coats of paint to dry. I think I baked an apple pie 15 years ago and I'm not sure why I waited so long to try it again. It's so simple. And I need simple after this multi-step DIY project I've got going on.

This stair project should be complete before we finish this apple pie and that will be something to celebrate! Maybe with another apple pie.

After 4 coats of patio floor paint (and waiting 24 hours between coats) I think I might have managed to get those dark stains undercover, which means I can move on to decorating the risers and be done with this thing.

Now I'm going to give you a little hint of what's next for the stairs. This is definitely not the color palette I'll be using, but I think the design is just right. I went over my $25 budget with the $30 patio paint and $8 primer, but I did some damage control by making my own stencil for $1. I'll have a complete run down on how I did that (complete with a free pattern to download!) when I reveal the finished stair project to you on Tuesday.

Now as soon as that last coat of paint on the treads dries, I'm going to get my stenciling on!

Happy Labor Day to you all!

 
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