Saturday, June 9, 2012

Swingset Staining

Did I really miss ALL of May?!?!  Ugh.  I failed at my streak of posting once a month.  Here is a quick post about a project that has been on my mind ALL of May: The Swingset.  Every time I'd look out our back door I'd have a conversation in my head that went like this, "that would probably only take me 45 minutes to do, I have to buy stain the next time I'm in town."  Do you want to know how many times I'd forget to pick up stain??  I have come to realize that I am useless without a list.  My brain can only keep track of so much and so far keeping track of four kids seems to be my limit.  Thankfully I haven't left anyone at the hardware store (knock on wood).  I suppose this is success in my world.
I found this new version of stain at our little hardware store:
It. Was. Awesome.  It is really thick - almost like kids finger paint and it went on really well.  I highly recommend it.  I also liked that it came with its own little sponge/applicator...I am easily sold.  One less thing to have to track down.  It only cost $11 - not too shabby for a good sprucing up:

I really wish I had a "before", but I had two babies to get napping and time was of the essence!
It felt very good to cross this project off my To Do List.
*Update, I just found a before picture from Mother's Day and the guys were playing our favorite yard game "Kan Jam" (that could be a whole different post!). ;)  If you can see past Ben getting ready to make his killer shot, the swingset was pretty faded!

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