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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gazebo, Part Deux

Cue the Mission Impossible Theme music, we're hitting the Home Depot!
 The gazebo we bought needed to be raised a minimum of 13 inches, and because we have several stages of outdoor construction still ahead, I didn't want anything permanent. Add to that the fact that I needed something that could be taken apart easily in case of hurricane, and I needed to design this specifically for this gazebo configuration...
Well we got:
8 cinder blocks
For 2x4x96 inch pine boards
eight 1/4x6 inch carriage bolts and nuts
4 cans of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint

Fire it up, people.
 First, the boards were cut into 22" lengths.
 The pieces were all laid out on our high quality painting tarp from Dollar Tree.
 Arthur, our paint drying supervisor, was brought in to alert us when another coat was needed.
 And we started our race against time.
Do you see that ominous gray stuff up there?

Why Oil Rubbed Bronze when we all know I'm a nickle finish kinda gal?
I want to see if I can get all this to blend, and this seems to match the metal on the gazebo pretty well.
 Painting is in progress, and will be finished later today.
Because there are some who are less than patient to have their nap spots back.

8 comments:

Sherri B. said...

I knew you'd come up with a good solution..be waiting for the final reveal!

The White Farmhouse said...

You got me curious now. I can't wait to see what you are up to. I have a gazebo in my yard. Still in the box cause my husband decided we needed a deck first. Not really sure why he bought the gazebo now. We seem to do things backwards here.

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

That's nice about your gazebo progress and all, but my attention was drawn more to how damn cute the kitties are :)

Vonda said...

I can't wait to see how this works out. You ALWAYS have solutions!!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I want to steal your kitties :) I need some paint drying supervisors and ours simply do not do the trick....in fact they're more inclined to trounce through the paint and scatter little prints throughout the house

Heather said...

The project is looking good! What's your secret to getting your minions to cooperate? Mine never seem to want to work for me!

red.neck chic said...

ANYTHING cinder block related has to rock... can't wait to see! In the meantime... I'm totally cracking up over the cats...

LOLOLOL
;-D robelyn

lisbonlioness said...

*grin*
Thanks, Sunny, I had so much fun reading these last two posts! <3