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#91694 Jul 17th, 2007 at 03:01 AM
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Well got it pretty much finished except for the staining or painting. Not sure yet how I want to finish it up yet.

[Linked Image] The guts of it all lol

[Linked Image] The almost finished product.

I just copied a pic from the internet and went from there. Had a little bit of trouble with the new table saw though, too many safety features and guards. Got it figured out now.

More projects to follow, I've got lumber grin


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Oh, and it only takes a 4 foot piece of 1 by 4 to make one.


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Nice! Only 4 feet?! You're making me miss my saw! grin I cant wait to see how you stain or paint it.


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clapwow! tamara thats soooooooo awsome! great job!
i wanna learn todo a saw now grin


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Decided I am going to paint it, will do that today. I think I'll paint it up fancy with flowers and such as well, DD has a tote full of tole paints.


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Love it Tamara! Good job! clap

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Yup, cream and burgundy with painted flowers. I made the mistake of priming it with oil primer, now I have to wait til I go to town for oil paints.


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Wow! Awesome job on this, Tamara! Can't wait to see a picture of it all painted and ready to go.

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that's going to be great, it looks so professional, you could sell them! can't wait to see how you paint it! clap


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yep! yep! yep! tamara you should sell em! learn how todo the e-bay thing!

cant wait to see it painted :}


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Well, apparently all enamel paint is not oil. I painted up some designs on the birdhouse and the paint wouldn't cover right. Turns out the base paint is oil enamel and the new decorating paints are acrylic enamel rolz. The designs just wiped off with a wet cloth.

So all in all, this is how it looks so far until I get some more oil enamel paint.

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OH< Tamara--I like it just the way it is--I think now all that is in order is some clear type of sealer, so it stays so pretty. :wink:

And I too think you should make them & sell them. Or better yet, take orders & only make them up as you have them sold. thumbup


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It is pretty. Simple is good, more detail is good too! clap
My friend paints birdhouse gourds.She has some made people can buy, and she'll take requests and do custom too.


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Well, guess I'll leave it as is, gonna go steal a cedar pole on DH later and put it up.


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I LOVE that butterfly house!!! I've never seen one before, and you did a terrific job! Can't wait to see it in your garden!


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Thanks, well the cedar pole was to big at the top.

So I cut the blade off of one of his hockey sticks and primed it, just got to paint it today and attatch the house( lol Shhh, don't tell him what I did)


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That is very cool Tamara! You should sell them!

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claptamara thats so pretty!

lol think he'll notice the hocky stick? lol thumbup


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Just a pic Triss, you can see it in the first photo I took. I could measure the pieces for you though if you want.

I took a piece of rebar and was pounding a hole in the ground to put it in when DH came to help. He was standing in the flower bed and had the house in his hand. He looked at me and said, "please tell me that's not my good hockey stick". Nope I told him, he was relieved, it would of been an expensive butterfly house if it was lol


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