I should never be allowed into Michaels. It’s just bad news every time!
I always find a project to do – or invent a project to do.
So when I was there recently looking for stencils for the closet doors in the guest room, I wandered up and down a number of aisles, including the wooden items. I loved the little short stools (for kids), but didn’t really have a need for one.
Then, I was wandering down another aisle, when I came across some supplies for tiling, something I’ve never tried. I decided to get the little stool, stain and seal it, and then tile the top of it and put it in the garden (where, who knows?). So I picked up all my supplies (including having to pick up some exterior wood sealer at Lowes a few days later) and got started.
I stained the stool and learned that I had an oil-based stain. So my tips from the fireplace paint are also applicable -
- Use gloves to apply it.
- Get brush cleaner so you can clean the brushes.
- If you don’t want to clean the brush right away, keep it in a plastic bag to keep it moist.
- Preferably stain outside since the fumes can be a bit much…I didn’t, but I should have!
It’s looking pretty nice already! And of course, when I do something and like it – like staining – I think, what else can I stain? I’m sure when I get around to staining the deck, I’ll be fed up with staining things, so that will get it out of my system!
I’ll get some photos up once the stool is done of the rest of the process. I’m looking forward to seeing how the tiling goes – especially because when I eventually re-do my kitchen, I want to tile my own backsplash!