So here it is completed.
I will have to say that it isn’t a bad job for a beginner, though I did have a couple of growing pains.
- Don’t paint over newspaper, it might be good for pre-school projects unfortunately, paint tends to stick on the paper resulting in having to sand off the glued pages on the wood.
- Wood warps in humid weather…plan accordingly
- Stain is best applied with a rag or sponge; brushes just make it look like you painted with brown paint.
Other than that things went pretty smoothly, if you want to see how I did as I was building the window box head to @daddyuprising on twitter hastag #lowesdiy.