So last week (Monday was the final coat) I stained and finished a wall mounted computer desk my dad built for my husband and I. It looks wonderful, I love it, but it’s a little more red-toned than we were hoping for. When today I went to stain the console table my dad also built, I was more conscientious about the stain color choosing process, and it is absolutely perfect. I used the exact same stain for both except I added a darker stain to the table’s second coat before doing the satin polyurethane finish.
So, my question is, am I able to do another coat of stain over the desk’s polyurethane finish? Would it even take? Would it be a different color altogether? Should I just live with my mistake? (I mean it doesn’t look bad but the color just isn’t quite what we want it to be.)
The desk: https://i.imgur.com/4fGodqz.jpg
The table: https://i.imgur.com/wvG4lBM.jpg
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You guys. It's damn near August, and there is NO fresh pickling dill. All I want is to can some hot pickled beans, but I can't. I was promised by the farm stand I drive by on my way home that it would finally be available on Tuesday. No dill. No grocery stores have anything but the frondy baby dill you use with fish. The Thursday market by my house had a tiny bunch with sad tiny flowers and I went "oh, if these guys have dill, there must be some at the farm stand tomorrow. I'll see if they've got any better." So I bought my 4 1/2 lbs of green beans and went home happy and excited. Today, still no dill. Why is it so late???
Anyway, so I'm stuck with 4 1/2 pounds of green beans and there's only so much stir fried veggies I can make myself eat. Halp.
I was just gifted a bunch of iris bulbs (along with a couple other tubers, but I haven't gone though to see what). What is the best way to make sure these stay alive? Should I plant them ASAP? Should they be stored? They all still have a lot of green, the gifter dug them up on Sunday night and gave them to me this morning. They've been in a box on the back porch at work all day, mostly in shade and I kept wet paper towels covering the bulb parts, but it's in the 80s today, so it wasn't exactly cool. I'm in the Seattle area, if that helps. I can post pictures when I get home.
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It was sitting in a tin planter on an outdoor plant stand I wanted (it may have been part of the reason I wanted the stand...) and I want to make it and its babies as happy as possible. Thoughts? What kind of succulent is it? Can I put it outside (zone 8b)? I've never had a succulent before, but I'm a huge plant lover.