They’re finished and ready to go to the antique mall–YaY!
I made a pair of matching pillows to go with this ’60′s set—I sure hope they sell together….and they’ll want some pillows to coordinate!
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!
Remember where I started?
I’m sharing this project in a few of my favorite linky parties!
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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.
You can see that I chose a very clean look in this project.
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!
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I feel like that “hump day” camel. . .
“Guess what day it is–guess what
DAY it is?!?”
Some one~has been touched by some Spring feev’a apparently
and listed some gOOd stuff of Craig’s list! ~At last!
So I drove the 45 minutes to capture one ’60′s styled, undulating front, dark-blonde dresser–$20!
Ha! Guess what I’m doing
with to it? ; D
It’s a little rougher than the posting showed–nothing I can’t handle. In fACt–I’ve already taken it apart and cut it into the two projects!
Let the FUN begin!
Omg–wait till you see the other finds! An AWEsome architectural dining table, a cabinet, and fingers crossed–a square-backed Louis chair! I feel giddy!
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Multiple family “events.”
Still fighting with that perfect (!@#$%) hall paint color.
~rolling eyes here~
Editing and deleting and more Spring Cleaning….purging gOOd!
Then— u h o h . . . a M I G R A I N E .
The 6th one I’ve ever had.
I spent Monday in the lower- level trying to escape A N Y light and noise. I spent Tuesday in DARK SUNGLASSES- -but I was out of the basement.
This Midwestern atmosphere is beating me up beyond reason–how I miss the Arizona desert.
The DULL headache I still have seems like a relief and I’ve resumed
-Cleaned out the underwear and sock drawers of all the “had better days” stuff–time for some fresh and new! Need to go further through the dresser and closet and shoes. (…when’s the last time YOU did that?)
-Cleaned out the bathroom drawers and cabinets–even cleaning through make-up for old & things not really used . . . Cut-Cut-Cut.
-Got back to some sewing projects. Made some new satin pillow cases for mom, finished sewing the rest of the 70′s-styled faux fur pillow forms for my
spoiled nieces–just have to stuff and hand-stitch them closed.
*I found a King-sized Matlasse coverlet for $10 in a thrift store and got that
sterilized washed for use on some future upholstery projects! That’s a LOT of fabric for $10!
AND….I’ve been playing with the Christmas tree hydrangea heads, adding long stems for some future usage!
Yea~it’s not some FABulous project (that I’m anxious to get back to), but it’s whats been going on.
Hope you’re having a better SPRING than “we” are-
-we’ve had two snow storms since “Spring” arrived– ¦: ∫
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Yesterday we woke to snow—hmmmmmm.
how can we miss you
if you if you won’t go away–?
We’ve been in Spring about an hour now— uh huh.
I’m not convinced.
Call me an optimist -but- I’ve been pretending it IS Spring and I’ve busied myself Spring Cleaning and deleting and de-cluttering and rearranging things throughout mom’s house.
. . .much to her dismay.
When you have a small house, every bit of space is important and it’s easy to be taken over by –stuff. (And harder to cut things loose) Mom was not too happy with me doing this to her, but liked the end results–whew!
These are two quick examples [of the angst I put her through] while everything got a good “cleaning.” ; D Again–this is the last room in the house to get a make-over-renovation. With the plans we have, we need to sell some more Oz stuff to pay this tab!
Simple changes–just editing, deleting and shifting things about. I bought the iron-clustered hooks at Hobby Lobby to organize that crazy bundle of aprons~and YES, they get used!
Just a gOOd cleaning and editing and rearrangement here! A-maz-ing the amount of filth under a microwave and behind a fridge–wOw!
*My mom was inFATuated with Holland during our Air Force-years in France, and wanted a blue and white kitchen. There are lots of Delft touches throughout~now you get her slate blue stove-?!
**The soffit says: “The only thing to stir up in the kitchen…is trouble.”
…back to cleaning, painting, eradicating all signs of
w i n t e r…da da duhn.
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