When I was recently shopping one of my fav ReStores, the manager asked me to come see him before I left.
My instincts were saying “I didn’t do it~it wasn’t me.”
—would I be willing to build anOTHer for their fall silent auction–??
I believe in charity. I have a strong sense of Where you are CAPABLE and ABLE, you SHOULD! So I’ll be building another hall tree for this worthy cause very soon!
I was escorted to the back staging area to get a first pick of some really cool, oLd -recently donated-but not put out just yet- doors. One really stood out!
Check out the dentil molding under the beveled glass divided light windows! O.M.G. I have p-L-a-n-s swirling around in my head galore!
*Sort of ironic that I picked a door with a NO SOLICITING sign—for a SOLICITED project! ; D
Okay, so, speaking of The ReStore—
My cousin sent me this notice from the Atlanta ReStore! It doesn’t say you have to be local to participate–and I visit them aLmost eVery trip. . .
ReStore Events and News
Calling all you creative ReStore shoppers!
What’s Your ReStory?
We know you’ve been taking your ReStore finds and using them to enhance your home or to create something wonderful. It’s time to show off your creativity! Send or bring us a photo of your favorite ReStore item or project and we’ll proudly post it in the store. All customers will vote for their favorite entry and the most popular one will receive a $50 ReStore gift certificate! You can enter as many projects as you like, so get those photos to us right away!
FINE PRINT: Submit entries from August 27 through September 24. The winner will be announced at 10:30 a.m. on September 28. Please be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address along with your photo. Entry forms available at the ReStore. Also, be sure to let us know what items in the photo you purchased at the ReStore. Email entries to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or bring your photos by the store.
I have a FeW things to pick from to maybe send in—! ; D
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My days have been very roller coaster-like since having my little surgical procedure last Tuesday. And it’s been a challenge to work on -anything- at length.
I just couldn’t finish the 2nd hall tree on time so I donated one of my children’s cabinets instead. I really hope it, too, will fetch a good dollar amount for Vicky. Fingers crossed.
I named this cabinet -locker-cubby- LANDEN, for my gr-nephew Landen. And it is hIS grandmother that the benefit is for.
*the reason I picked thIS cabinet
Thankfully, their “cup runneth over” with donations, and I DiD also make 2 beautiful spring floral arrangements.
But, let me show you what I was TRYing to build for this 2nd charity benefit.
(I DiD get pretty far along–)
The 2nd Hall Tree.
I picked out some things and parts to bring together. I wasn’t sure exACTly what I would ultimately use, so this was just a part of my “creating process!” ~Options, y’know!
-So, I decided to use the split pediment instead of the half moon frame. I took the mirror and frame apart to get to it.
-Then seeing how it would/could fit onto the door and its new height, I decided to cut off the top panel section. And I needed to create a spacer, or transitional piece to bulk up the top again. I cut a piece of wood to length and depth, and then routered a dado for the pediment to fit into.
-Next I began working on the “box” using the top section of the door I cut off.
-And I used stair railing pickets to create legs/feet for support.
-I also cut up an old cabinet door to make a hinged lid for its new hidden storage.
I’m going to end here, at the construction phase—although, mUch of the painting was well under way. I’ll show you more of that next post.
I’ve needed more follow up with the doctor –proving just how infected the cyst actually was, and the reason I just couldn’t stay on this project to finish in time.
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Let me 1st say that life (in the form of a painful sebaceous cyst) has interrupted the flow of working on, and finishing this hall tree, and getting started on the 2nd one. Can you say mOre stress to make both charity deadlines~yIKes.
My mom accompanied me for my scary, and painful little “surgery.” She also took pictures so I could actually see (afterwards) what the heck was happening. I’ll spare you the sUper gross pics–but I’m going to show my nephews-the bOys (I’m a bAd auntie).
The whole process was pAINful~beginning with the hUNdred shots of local anesthetic that sent me flinching and squirming for all the burning, to all the cutting-poking-prodding-pushing-squeezing to excise the badly infected cyst. Which may have lOOked like a golf ball, but felt like a softball–with roots.
Before all was done, their floor was flooded with my tears, and the doc had to remind me more than once to breathe. And after all that to empty it, thEN she packed it back up with a medicated gauze for 24hrs that left me in agony. My body definitely knew something was in there that didn’t belong, leaving me feeling ill, pale-white, wobbly, and back in bed for the rest of the day.
This was 2 o’clock yesterday. This morning, I tried to focus on finishing the hall tree upholstery to distract myself from the pain until I was scheduled for the packing removal. The cyst was sO infected, some had to remain–and I have to go back yet again.
I’ve just got to FOCUS on my projects, and the good cause they are for. Yes, it hurts and I’m in pain~but I’ll bet my niece’s mother-in-law would trade with me in a heart beat. And, in the immortal words of my funny, late grandmothers—
“It’ll heal before you get married!”
“Cry, cry, cry–you’ll just pee less later!”
That definitely helps put things back in perspective—.
The finished hall tree may not look “perfect” –but, all considering, I’m happy with it. My last task was to add the nail heads, and it gave me the most trouble~heck, they’re tough to get perfect in the bESt of circumstances!
(and I sure would like a do-over)
But I have to get this one to the ReStore, and finally start on the next hall tree.
I hope you like it, and I hope the ReStore gets a gOOd price for it!
ps~1. It seems I got something on the internal part of my lens, that’s the weird dark spot you see.
And, 2. The “F & P” are covering the cabinet door handle holes on the box’s front that I somehow overlooked in construction. ; D
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Yesterday, I was in construction.
Today, I’ve been puttying, sanding, painting, and waxing.
Tomorrow, I will have a few refinements to finish, and then, I’ll be—upholstering. Yes, the little arms and seat!
Here’s a shot from earlier today—
I have no idea why the poor thing looks a bit wonky in the photo ~but I promise, it iS square and level!
Anyway, it looks better than this as I’ve quit for the night, but it will be finished tomorrow, and before end of day, I should have begun construction on the 2nd hall tree! Busy-bUSy!
*I’m not sUper crazy about thESE hooks for thIS piece, but I’m trying to oNLy use things frOM the ReStore–remember that this piece is for them. I may acquiesce on this point.
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