We have Applaro furniture & live in Canada (ie hot dry summers & long cold winters). They have lasted two years so far. We do have to sand down the table top each spring and re-do it though, doesn't seem to like having snow sit on it all winter, by spring it has stain peeling off. But it is really quick and easy to do & it looks brand new every year then :)
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I have a Skip Hop baby bottle drying rack that looks like grass ... I mostly use it to dry wine glasses though ... Looks great on the counter & people always ask where I got it from.
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I have lived in two houses with carpeted stairs, two with varnished wood stairs and three with painted wood stairs. I have slipped on carpeted stairs and on the painted stairs but have yet to slip on varnished stairs ... I think because in my mind I think the varnished stairs will be too slippery I slow down and I am more careful, but who really knows! I prefer bare feet in the house too, so my feet seem to stick more on the wood I think. Also of note, kids will do ridiculous silly things on carpeted stairs, like sliding down them on their bellies, which they won't even dream of doing on wood stairs, but sometimes they do set up little games of miniatures on the stairs & pretend it's an apartment building or something, so then there is the added bonus of maybe stepping on a plastic horse & falling down the stairs LOL. It's all dangerous in some way!
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