Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Welcome to my entryway...

My first linky party post!!! I'm so excited, thank you Dana for the invite!
http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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!

2 comments:

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

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  2. Thanks Dana,

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

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