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Patio Furniture, Painted Gate, & Window Ledge

May 24, 2022

Sarah Randall

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We're so glad you're here! We've been transforming spaces together for the past five years and slowly renovating our own 1950's home. Join us as we create a home we love!

Hi, we're Jake and Sarah

I found a few more little tasks around the house this week and I couldn’t wait for Saturday to check them off my to-do list!

Here’s what we finished this week:

1. Apply water-shield for patio furniture.

cozy patio

I used this Scotchgard to protect our outdoor patio furniture from the rain. I recommend wearing a mask during application. It dried in just 5 minutes! This smokeless fire pit is a great alternative option for a cozy bonfire that keeps the smoke out of your face! The inside is fully removable for an easy clean up. And of course these outdoor lights set the mood just right!

2. Paint our gate.

painted gate

This really was the last 5% of our fence-painting journey. Now the gate finally matches the rest of our fence! I used this ergonomic paintbrush while painting the edges to prevent hand cramping, and then a regular roller for the rest. I recommend using a 3/8th or 1/2-inch nap roller. We used the color Black Fox by HGSW for our entire fence.

3. Finish up the window sill.

I added this window sill and trim a few weeks back. Here is what I used (all primed pine):

window trim

I first glued and nailed together the 1×2 and 1×3 like this:

Then I secured that to the wall with my brad nailer and added the surrounding trim like this:

I used wood filler to fill the nail holes and two layers of joint compound. I sanded down the joint compound with this tool on Saturday and there was no seam at all. It was amazing! I highly recommend this method if you want to add ledges to your windows.

Join us next Saturday in finishing up the last 5%!


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