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How to Stain a Deck

Learning how to stain a deck is not difficult with a little research and a willingness to perhaps get a little dirty. If your deck is looking a little dingy it might be time for a facelift and a good deck stain can make a world of difference. 418 more words

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One weekend in country Victoria.

My second weekend in Australia was, yet again, another magical journey.

Jacques and I had planned on driving out along the Great Ocean Road (blog post to come soon) and knew that with the 151 miles ahead of us, it would be most worthwhile if we made it a two-day trip. 600 more words




Day 48

The day started off with a cappuccino in Chur (/Coira/Cuira/Coire), and a little walk around to see the famous sights. A bishop lives there in a gorgeous house that I inexplicably did not photograph, next to a very old church (St. 283 more words

Treasure Hunting Part II

Five projects currently under way with trash being turned into treasure.

First is the barn door from Treasure Hunting Part I, for which I am searching in earnest for a base to make it into a table. 220 more words

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My trash to treasure

One of the hazards of staging a house is that sometimes the furniture gets ruined. This nightstand didn’t survive the last staging job it was used in. 160 more words

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