The Quarter Connection from Karen Benson's Quarter Source.My husband has always wanted a potting shed in the backyard. So what else could I do but get one for him? I got this kit through
Since Jake is visiting his father in San Antonio this week, I thought I would work on the kit.
The first step is to get out the directions and make sure all the pieces are there. In the photo below, the directions are under the paints and emery board.
The lattice sides of the shed are interesting. Karen has cut two very thin sheets of wood which are stained and then glued on top of each other to make the lattice effect. The two pieces at the right are separated a little so you can see what each looks like before completely overlapping.
After staining the lattice, the potting shed structure and the work bench, I move on to the next direction: to round the edges of the base. I begin with my emery board, but this takes too much time with too little result. I switch to my sanding block with the same result: too much time for too little result. What to do?
Jake gave me a cordless Dremel a couple of Christmases ago, so this seems like the perfect solution! Only I have to get some safety glasses and some sanding bits before I can begin.
So today after I get the glasses and bits (available at the nearby Home Depot), I'll round the edges and get the base stained.
In the meantime, I'll start coloring the shed's flooring. The patterned plastic flooring is the red near square to the right of the acrylic paint tubes. Karen gives a number of paint colors, but I think I'm going to use the three Blick colors in the tubes.
And that's my day: go to Home Depot while the Dremel battery charges, get safety glasses and sanding bits, and paint the flooring. Great fun!