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Monday, June 18, 2012

It's Big, It's Heavy, It's Wood

Name the title reference for 10 extra points.
It all starts because of a need.
Stirling Colors of the Wind, my mother's AKC registered showdog. was
 sporting this derisive visage when he would avail himself of a sip of cool
water from the fountain on the patio.
He was not completely pleased with the ambiance of the location.
Naturally, this became a priority.
First, wait for a neighbor to cut down a tree and drag the logs to the curb.
Free firewood is a good thing, especially with our brutal Winters.
It was cold here last year for nearly three weeks!
I nearly bought socks!
Right, fine, I'm shutting up.
Anyway, choose a log with an interesting form and a flat, horizontal top and bottom.
Determine which is which.
Hose and scrub your log, then set it on a drop cloth.
Scrap all the excess bark off, and sand if necessary.
Enjoy all of the natural charm that accompanies cracks and knots.
Hey, people pay big money for this stuff at West Elm.
We painted the top Rustoleum Gloss Spa Blue and the sides 
Satin Apple Green, allowing the colors to merge and run a little for fun.
This can also just get a good couple layers of sealer if you like the natural thang.
I wanted something different though.
Shocker, eh?
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Allow it to dry.
Drag this cumbersome chunk of Mother Earth to a desired location.
At this point, you could top it with glass ot put it into service as a side table.
Tables I've got.
Plant stands I need.
Plop a big trailing tropical pot of foliage on your log, and VOILA!
And if you think my patio is awash with bright colors, well,
it matches me nicely.

For all you Hip Watchers out there:
size 8, 139 pounds and 4 pounds to go.
Total loss: 81 pounds.

5 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

You look so fabulous! I'm so glad you didn't have to buy socks! I always love all of the bright colors of your projects! Glad to know you wear them too!

Hilary said...

It's log! Log! It's better than bad it's good! Love that Ren & Stimpy :)

Heather said...

Wow, Sunny, you are are so creative, and now absolutely fabulous looking too!

Michelle L. said...

Great log transformation - would never have thought to do those colors, but I love it. You are such a skinny minnie, congrats on the amazing renovation!

lisbonlioness said...

... are you spray painting crocs or am I seeing things?
That log looks ace, never thought that pastel would become it, but I love the end result. Sure you don't wanna stick some glass bling on it? Just a tiny cluster, for the heck of it. I would.
Lookin' good there, girl, but let me repeat myself- I thought you were amazeballs before, now you are just different amazeballs! :)
I think I need a log or three. Did I tell you that in our new area we have shops that sell spray paint for less than the price of a sandwich? *cackles*