Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Welcome to my entryway...

My first linky party post!!! I'm so excited, thank you Dana for the invite!

Sadly, this is what it looked like for close to a year:

Then I sanded it one day in October since I had bought the stain and poly the day after I bought the bench almost a year ago:

Then I stained it and cried when my polyshade did not work as it promised to. So I sanded again and again and again. Then I called Dad, who politely reminded me no Hansen should ever be using a Polyshade for ANY peice of wood, and reverted to regular stain and polyurethane.

And while the stain dried, I made toilet-paper-roll wall art (idea found here: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/11/diy-project-toilet-paper-roll-wall-art.html).

Then one glorious day, almost a year after purchasing the bench and stain, a month after sanding and re-sanding and a week's worth of staining, it's done!

Look at that poly shine:Pillows were purchased at Pier 1 with coupons :D. Oh how we do love coupons!

Don't forget to check out the "Party Central" tab to see what parties we love linking up to every week!


  1. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at my Strut Your Stuff party!


  2. Thanks Dana,

    I linked up and now I follow your blog! What an exciting day!


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