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hsmeghan

Fun DIY project and such diverse comments about it! I like the idea of a shoe/boot tray of some kind but would need something about 3 times as big. We just pulled a coat rack out of our entry and put hooks on the wall (love them, but I think we made them too high). I want to put a shoe area under the hooks with a storage bench of some kind too. The shoes still go all over the place and my dream would be to have them all neatly lined up under the hooks. I'm not so worried about melting snow or water, even though we do live in upstate NY and mud season will be upon us before the end of March.

Such a lot of controversy about the phrase! It is so trendy right now to have cute or bold phrases in your decorating -- in art, in decals on the walls, everywhere. When we first moved in here 5 years ago I started decorating that way and then gave it up. But I know women who have decaled their kitchen walls and it's fun (my pastor's wife put up the phrase "Remember, to all appearances we look like a normal family" or something like that) but I wonder what it will look like when we see images of these phrases 20 or 30 years from now -- will we ask "What were we thinking!?" or will it still be trendy?

Someone mentioned Hobby Lobby and I agree that they seem to be hugely encouraging this art/word trend. I like some of their stuff but it also drives me crazy that they are so into "distressed" art and furniture -- like why do I want that ugly stuff in my house?

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celestina89

Note: Thompson's Water Seal or any water seal is not permanent and will need to be resealed at least every year up to every 3 years depending on the brand. The best water seal is one made for marine usage. Even then, it only lasts so long.

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cwoody65

“I’m singing in the rain!”

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