This blog post is thanks to my co-worker and friend Natalie. She recently redid a piece in her home and after seeing the photos I just had to share!
Here is the process from Natalie: I sanded the top down to that bare wood, re-stained and lacquered that.
I did a lighter sanding on the rest of the piece. The paint used is “Soapstone” by Fusion Mineral Paint. It is similar to a chalk paint but has a built in top coat. It is actually an acrylic with zero VOCs, “has no smell” and dries within an hour.
I finished it off with a hemp oil/beeswax finish and some different vintage gold knobs.
I also painted the interior with a fun Fusion paint called “Laurentian”.
Thanks for sharing Natalie!
We put in a spa recently and my gardens needed a bit of an overhaul from the project. In the end I decided to add stone instead of more plants. I put a simple path behind the spa because I really didn’t feel like weeding or planting anything between the the house and it.
I also put in a flag stone path from the deck to the tub but in reality we won’t probably ever use the stairs as it is really easy to enter by way of the deck.
My next project will be to shrink down the fire pit area by adding some grass and hostas in different parts.
My entire family also took some time to weed and mulch our back gardens along the fence. Now when we sit in the spa we look at pretty gardens.
Now to the spa because we all need it!