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#31 of 37 Old 12-19-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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i want 'em! and darn it, i WILL have them! lol

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Very good idea! We have more books than we know what to do with.. will keep this in mind.

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That is such a cool idea!

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They look awesome! But my first thought is gutters=sharp.
i believe these are PVC? and the endcaps cover the cut edges.
I love these!!! And yep, we will have them soon

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i believe these are PVC? and the endcaps cover the cut edges.
I love these!!! And yep, we will have them soon
YEP AND YEP

Also, if you mamas end up putting them up too, post your pics on this thread

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My friends at The Home Depot (at least, I've been there so often the last couple of weeks they seem like friends now!), have told me it was possible when I looked at paint the other day. I'm nervous to try it though.

They said to lightly sand the gutters with fine sandpaper, apply 123 primer, and then go for a semi-gloss paint. I'll probably do a test on one of the scraps to see if it really works. I just don't want to buy paint to find out it doesn't, you know?

In my experience the Zinsser (sp?) 123 primer works very well on metal and plastics including exterior use. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase the primer and paint due to concern they wouldn't adhere. (I would not use the brand KILZ primer personally which is a little easier to find--it doesn't work nearly as well.) I used it on aluminum siding among other things like interior metal shelf brackets and the metal on light fixtures.

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Ok I have to say this is a genius idea!! My friend was kind enough to show me this thread and now that DH has seen it he is going to try to do for our playroom. I had waynes coating (sp?) on my walls so I am not sure if that will affect it. Any ideas to work around it?

Also I would love some ideas on magnetic or other ways to display artwork if you know if any.

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