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Posted in bedroom furniture, re-purposed furniture, the Journey of a Stylish Renovation, tagged alternative closet doors, changing the look of a screen door, closet doors, repurposed screen doors, screen doors, the guest bedroom on April 21, 2014 | 3 Comments »
Well . . .
I’ve started working on those closet doors…
When I couldn’t find a pair of vintage screen doors, I decided to go new!
I was surprised you can still find new, plain wood screen doors—and cheap!
–here you see them propped in place-
The whole guest room has a decidedly cottage-y, gazebo-like feel to it!
So the screen doors should make a perfect design choice!
But don’t think this is -it-
below shows you a glimmer of things to come!
I’m sharing this project with a few of my favorite linky parties—
Posted in bedroom furniture, Craig's list, painting, re-purposed furniture, the Journey of a Stylish Renovation, tagged Craig's list bonus cabinet, repurposed cabinet, the Craig's list cabinet, the main guest bedroom on April 17, 2014 | 8 Comments »
I’m pretty happy to be finished with this cabinet project!
I’m happy to be able to put my work clothes away.
Where I can get to them with ease.
And I don’t have to LOOK at them folded in the laundry basket any more.
Sadly, the trunk (that goes with an armoire upstairs) is going to the antique mall for sale.
There’s nowhere else to use it in the house.
This morning I suddenly decided I wanted to dry-brush the interior cabinet walls with the same bedroom wall color–and then I waxed the whole piece. Including the top, even though I had already seal-coated it.
Here’s my outcome—
Remember, it use to be an old stereo cabinet. The right side was gutted of all the old mechanics, and needed to be rebuilt. The back leg was broken off, and, there was water damage and trace amounts of mold.
I added ½” half round picture frame molding.
I changed the hardware.
And I refinished the wood top—which looks FABulous with all the other furniture!
I’ll find time to adjust and play with the pictures on the wall later, but for now—
it’s loaded &
I luv it!
All this for only $10
—and leftover materials from other projects!
I’m sharing this project with a few of my favorite linky parties!
I hate this ricocheting around routine. Does anything really get done that way?
I’ve got more things going on than I can keep track of lately.
All winter I was scraping by finding projects to work on –nOw–
my cup runneth over!
I have some really cool and exciting things to work on for a while now!
Barring any interruptions, I should be finishing THIS project tomorrow and I’ll be able to finally put those grungy work clothes away! wooo hooo!
WoW I can’t wait to put it in place and fill it up!
Posted in construction and finishing TIPS, Craig's list, painting, re-purposed furniture, tagged Craig's list, Craig's list bonus cabinet, glass handles, new hardware, priming and painting on April 11, 2014 | 5 Comments »
Yep. I’m STILL working on my Craig’s list bonus cabinet.
My mother had a pretty big surgery on Monday, released from the hospital Tuesday (she’s up and down on the feeling better scale). Heck, the whole week was just turned upside down by an array of things.
So I guess I should be saying–
“Look how far I am on my Craig’s list bonus cabinet!”
I sanded the top clean and used a clear Varathane sealer -but- I’m not sure if I like it yet. Ehh–if I don’t, I can just paint it white with the rest of the cabinet.
Oh! Here’s a close up of the new glass handles!
You can see I’ve been priming the exterior of the cabinet.
So, I’m getting there….!
Posted in Craig's list, re-purposed furniture, tagged changing a cabinet style, changing hardware, Craig's list, Craig's list bonus cabinet, Craig's list cabinet, picture frame molding on April 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Yesterday I worked primarily on the interior of the cabinet.
It was so beat up needing all kinds of work—re-gluing, putty, cleats, shelving.
I had a lot of interruptions throughout the day and didn’t get everything accomplished on my list. BUT–
I did get to work on the cabinet face.
I’m not in love with the Federal style–so I’m changing it.
I hATe the cut-in fake paneling–so I’m changing it.
I don’t like the hardware either–so I’m changing it too.
And I’m painting the dark wood white.
But other than thAT……aaaa-hhahahaha!
Above, you see the ½” half-round (I was using leftovers from odd projects). I needed to apply a very low-profile, simple molding because the doors are almost flush with the top and base. And you can see I still need to fill the faux panel cut lines while I’m puttying. . . . .
I used the picture frame molding to effect a change of style, but it IS a small’ish cabinet so I chose to create ONE LARGE BOX instead of 2 smaller on the face. That’ll give a much simpler look with the large glass handles I’m also adding.
Here’s a trick for getting the “box” perfectly square and lined up exactly at the door openings.
-Create the picture frame as ONE “box” right over the closed doors.
-Then use the door opening as your guide and an oscillating saw to cut through the molding! Voilà!
This is not a great picture, but it gives you a good idea of the changes. I have a lot of tedious work to finish before painting.
~fun fUN times ahead.
Posted in antique mall space!, bedroom furniture, benches, Craig's list, painting, re-purposed furniture, upholstery, tagged '60's styled dresser and bench, another Craig's list dresser, coordinated pillows, Craig's list #3, upholstering the bench on April 2, 2014 | 4 Comments »
They’re finished and ready to go to the antique mall–YaY!
The picture above shows you how the new undulating toe kick turned out for the bench.
I bought this fabric for a “little nieces-project” that ended up going in a different direction. I’m so happy to still have it for this project and LOVE IT!
I have some construction stuff to share with you too….tomorrow!
I’m sharing this project in a few of my favorite linky parties!
I’m closing in on their finish!
But yesterday I discovered a correction that needed to be made.
I made a miss-cut dividing the tall dresser in two.
I needed to deconstruct much of the center section of this dresser because of that APPLIED/WRAPPED external center rail system.
Lost in this ODD PUZZLE of construction,
eventually, I forgot about that bottom rail that is necessary to opening the bottom drawer of the NOW bench!
You can see in the picture below my assumption that it was supposed to be the TOP rail of the dresser–WRONG. And now I’ll have to make some adjustments before I can attach the dresser TOP.
A “lacquered” look for this ’60′s SET!
Another part of this project was to re-create that undulating toe-kick from the dresser for the new bench—I found a 2 x 4 to be perfect in this endeavor, simply lining it up to the dresser toe-kick and tracing out the shape.
Since I still don’t have my own band saw, I ran over to my friendly strippers- ; D -to borrow theirs! Their saw/blade was in desperate need of replacement and didn’t make the cleanest cut so I had a lot of clean up to do with the belt sander. *But beggars can’t be choosers.
You can see a bit of the finished undulating toe-kick under the bench, and where I left off for the day. Clearly–I still have some work to go before all is said and done, but things are coming along!
I got a very slow start to my work day because I first headed off to pick up that INCREDIBLE table I’d told you about and got that FAB Louis chair too! As much as I can’t WAIT to get on them—I’m already ricocheting all around here on several projects and need to keep some focus—
but here’s a sneak peek!
Brought it back and immediately cut it in 2.
Started making repairs, and sanded and re-stained top of “new dresser.”
Made all necessary construction adjustments to the new forms.
(But one~to be made tomorrow.)
Almost 60° –shocking.