|folding adjustable sawhorse thingies, no tools needed|
As the title of this post implies (no, states) there is absolutely NOTHING of glamour, cuteness or beauty in this post. This is merely a "TIP". This is not a blog of detailed DIY. There are tons of those. But I got my my "TIPS". I have a bad back. Don't ask. So I try to do as many tasks as possible without bending over (what a joke that is) including my projects. I like things to be simple, easy and fast. And I hate clean-up. Remember this: You do not have to get your "redo" done all at once. I never do.
|smallish piece of plywood on top of thingies|
Last weekend it stopped raining for about two minutes. I really wanted to get something done so I whipped out my two LIGHTWEIGHT adjustable sawhorse thingies I got at HD and set them up outside (3 minutes). Then I threw a fairly small piece of plywood on top (1.5 minutes cause I had to get it out of the garage)
|note spray can lids at corners|
Next I grabbed 4 lids from my spray paint collection and plopped the door (a piece of a project) on top. It is easy to paint/spray if the piece is raised a bit. (1.5 minutes cause the cans were right there)
|note detachable spray handle|
Then I primed the door with the best primer ever: Zinnsar cover stain b/c it covers well, does not scratch off AND you can use WATER based top coats. (2.5 minutes which includes shaking can for one minute). Then I sprayed a second door (1.5 minutes)
Then I took both doors inside to dry. The backs had NOT been painted yet so I plopped one right down on top of my books on the table (15 minutes including dry time since I made coffee). I repeated the spray painting on the backs and dried again. Darn, it started to rain and so I folded up the sawhorse thingies (45 seconds)
|adjustable sawhorse thingy folded up. (These hold alot of weight, like 200 pounds. You can use them for the base of a table, a bar, anything!|
|I luv those small sample paints from HD. They are a full EIGHT oz of paint for like nothing|
An hour later (geez I had to eat and watch some march madness) I threw an old towel over this credenza type thing (part of the project), set up the lids, laid the door on top and gave it a coat of paint (6 minutes). Now I could have set up the sawhorse thingies inside but why go to the trouble when the credenza was right there.
|you can use tape or a paperclip to close the baggie|
Keep it simple. Eventually you will have a glamorous, cute and beautiful COMPLETED project.