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.
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.
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.