An oil based primer by Zinsser from Lowes that STICKS TO ALL SURFACES WITHOUT SANDING! And without stripping, because you can't strip wood veneer. Plus, you can put anything on top of it. It doesn't have to be an oil based paint.
Pergolas..trying to decide..arched or promenade?! #pergola
Drop cloth curtains: The drop cloths were less than 10 dollars a piece at Home Depot. (Remember, Home Depot drop cloths do NOT have seams down the middle, Lowe’s drop cloths do.) Get metal poles, ring clips and hang your "curtains"