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paint wooden handles of old garden tools?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

i am painting the wooden handles of my gardening tools…all the original paint has worn off…do i need to prime or can i just apply semi enamal paint to the bare wood…or do i need to prime it first…what is the best way to paint the handles

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    Parents are selling their house but refuse to make it look attractive?

    Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

    My parents have just put the house on the market. I’ve been spending at least 5 hours a day slaving in the garden de-weeding, cutting back the forest of trees and foliage and cleaning and de-cluttering the house.

    Now, they are really angry at me because I mentioned that the paint on the windows outside is terrible and the wallpaper inside is falling down in some places. I don’t know whether I’m just being paranoid, but I think especcially in the hallway where people first enter it is really important that the decor is good. It wouldnt be that expensive to strip and paint the hall and paint the windows frames outside but my parents get really angry at me even suggesting it. My mum also refuses to move any furniture round to make the rooms look spacious because she doesn’t want to be uncomfortable.

    It’s really annoying me, because I know with only a tiny bit of effort the house could look great and fresh. But my parents just can’t seem to be bothered. My mum sees it as some huge stressful mission, when to me it’s not. I am perfectly happy to do all of it myself.

    Maybe if it doesn’t sell quickly they will think about it. I hope it does!!! Do you think it matters if the house looks a bit shabby? The house is generally tidy and clutter free but looking really tired.
    The problem is they do REALLY want to sell quickly…man I wish they could go away and I secretly do it. It’s not possible though lol

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      What paint should I use to create my masterpiece?

      Monday, January 31st, 2011

      I would like to get into painting canvases. Not for money but more or less to hang in my house (to match specific decor). However, I know very little about painting and have no idea what type of materials are used by semi/professionals. I definitely don’t want to use water color but am not sure if I need to use oil paints. There is specific paint for stencilling also, with the very stiff brushes, that I have used before with success for a border, but I don’t know if that would look ridiculous on canvas. If it matters, I wouldn’t be painting a house or a garden, it would be an abstract mess of colors and shapes. Any help?

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        Where can I get decor and accessories to go with this? And what about..ideas please!!!?

        Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

        I just asked a question about what a great way to do a theme for my daughters room. She will be 1 1/2 and getting into her toddler bed, and I wanted a theme that wasnt artoony and would last till at least 5. Well I got a great answer about a french/country tea party garden. Where can I find crib matress sized linnens and what colors would I use on walls and bedding and drapes? I dont want wild colors or anything. Simple luxurious fabrics and colors please. As of now she has tan burber carpet but I think I want to switch to bamboo hardwood. Her furniture is cherry so would a sandy/medium brown wood color be ok with that? Any thoughts on where to find some great decor to go along. Please nothing to "childish". I’d like it to be tasteful yet fun and classy. Not beyond her age, just not like dora the explorer type stuff.
        Well as of now her walls are ivory on top yellow chair rails and trim and sagey green wainscoting. We have apinted before we knew whether or not she was a boy or girl so the paint was neutral. I would like to throw some more girly colors in there. And I really love like super super light lavendary colors.

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