I still love this table -but- we don’t need it anymore.
I thought painting it white might help it look more attractive to get re-sold (fingers crossed). And I think it actually looks really pretty!
*It got the boot in a crazy furniture shuffle, poor thing. Mom’s old vanity went in the alcove-
-the vanity it replaced went to the Mstr Br-
-displacing a table that went to the library-
-which left this table out in the cold.
This is no antique, not even vintage—it’s just OLD! But it’s cool and I can’t find another spot for it. : ( So it’s out. Again–I thought it might help it get sold quicker with a paint job–
the power of a paint job!
I love how the white brought out its details,
I think the top looked WAY cooler brown….
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~I~ am the “honey” of my list…..sigh…..
I’ve been super busy working over a
never-ending list of
I love my oil-painted doors!
And two of the entrance doors have needed attention forEVER so I finally-
JUST DID IT.
A pain-in-the-behind project because it’s better to take the doors off the hinges, the hardware off the doors, and lay them flat on saw horses to paint. And then put them back. *The sun stole all the shine from the West-facing front door. : (
I L U V the mirror-like glossy finish of oil paint and the durability! Like–I last painted the doors about 10 years ago-durability!
The Back door, for some reason, chipped in places–??
I have no idea why, but as I began to chip it off it started—peeling–?? Maybe because it was so warmed up by the sun-?? So I recruited help to peel it ALL off effecting a DO-OVER! We took it right back to the primer.
Again–this door was last painted about 8yrs ago.
Now all RE-painted and looking fAb! But I need to get the hardware back on (I want to give it extra drying time first).
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6 Things You Didn’t Know
About the Flag
….hope you check it out!
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I think we’re in a Rain Forrest.
The rain continues -d a i l y.
And nightly. Those storms make it hard to sleep for worry about the winds and the tree.
I hardly know what to do with myself anymore. My TO DO list is sO lengthy and tough to balance -WITH. -RAIN.
Back to those tree-worries…….
Last summer’s tornadoes wreaked havoc on the Box Elder tree—remember this?
Pardon the PUN, but when damages were triaged all around town, we were placed lower on THE LIST. A double-edged sword—thank God we didn’t have it worse!
Numerous tree companies have assessed the damages and remedies. They can’t, they won’t, they’re just not sure….but we did find someone to take it on. Another “but”–things need to be DRY-er so we’re STILL on hold! AND LOOK HOW SCARY THIS BRANCH IS GETTING!
All this rain has made the Hostas and the Annabelle Hydrangeas (more than) double in size! And the moss is growing nicely in the voids of the flagstone—but so are the weeds.
The deck is in a perpetually WET state so we’ve used it I think 3, maybe 4 times?
Last Friday -on ONE of those unusually nice days- I headed out for an end-of-day 18-mile bike ride! All was gOOd until the end. When the vERy bumpy road tipped over the remainder of my water bottle….
WHICH DROWNED MY PHONE.
Toast. Fried. Two days packed in rice did NOT do the trick.
Sprint sent me a new phone in 12 business hours! (Can you believe?!)
But~while I was there I snagged a Tablet in a Hard-to-say-NO-to deal! And a blue-tooth keyboard! So I have been camped out trying to set up and figure out the tablet and now the replacement phone. I lost all but my contacts. And learned I no longer know anyone’s phone number without my phone.
My luck -zero- until Family Poker Night!
Only five of us this time and still the saSSy-trash talk of a crowd! hmmm….
And I’ve binge-watched my way through–
That was really fun to watch again!
Guess I’d better figure out how to get along with Mother Nature or nothin‘s gonna get done….
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I last left you
in the progress of the doors.
As The World Turns for me—I seem to always end up bouncing around differing projects, never getting to focus on JUST ONE at a time!
-The interior is finished and reloaded, including a home for the vacuum and some cleaning supplies.
back to those doors!
I decided on a version of Plan B.
Plan A with the mirrors was going to cost $120—ouch!
1. I figured out the height of the change to the door and marked it with painter’s tape as a guide (picture above this one). I used my oscillating saw to cut the new division in the molding that framed the door.
2.-5. I used a speed square to guide the oscillating saw through 2 new clean and straight miter cuts.
6. & 7. I cut a scrap piece of matching mill work at the chop saw to close in the new panel/box, but I didn’t like how the two sections butted together—so….
I ran that new top piece through the table saw to “flatten” its top and to make room for a flat rail to slip in between the “top” and “bottom” boxes. Think DUTCH DOOR!
Next, I cut out the upper, center sections of the doors, sanded the openings smooth and routered a rabbet from the back side. Then I painted the doors with a high gloss and let them dry for a day.
I decided to have some design fun with the “new” doors!
I just need to find some old lace to close in the top section…
*Did you notice I changed the font?!? ; D
I’m sharing this project with a few of my favorite linky parties!
French Country Cottage
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Okay—they’re not finished.
The chairs are only ²/3 and ¹/3 complete.
Y E S–it was truly an ambitious timeline.
*Our little birthday girl is sitting in the chair 2-parts done.
was my plan…
1. The fabric store didn’t have enough of my chosen fabric so I decided to mix in part of a Matelasse coverlet to fill the deficit.
2. Uh, yeah~what little girl doesn’t LUV tulle and ruffles so….I’m adding a ruffled skirt!
3. To customize the chairs for each of my little luv-bugs I’d like to add a silhouette -or cameo- of the girls!
SO—both chairs are 1. upholstered with the mix of red-and-magnolias and Matelasse, and one even has its ruffled tulle skirt.
Later this week I’ll run back up to their house to add the skirt to the other chair and apply their cameos! I’ll share the final pictures then!
-Until then, here are “working” pictures of my project!
*Sorry if it’s a bit heavy on pictures, but it’s the best way to see all those sweet details! ♥
And finally—this last picture is to give you an idea of the CAMEO of each little girl I want to add to customize their chairs!
Posted in chairs, Children's Furniture, re-purposed furniture | Tagged Lily''s birthday rocker, reupholstering th e kid's rockers | 3 Comments »
My bf bought these rockers for her twins.
Now that they’re too big for them, she passed them on to my nephew’s two little girls.
However– they’re gonna need a makeover. Enter~ Great Auntie! (sucker!)
To make this big job more affordable I struck a deal with my favorite upholstery-girl Katie, and I spent the day (literally) knocking down/stripping off the old fabric. It took almost 4 hours per chair with lots of pain -BLooD- and the enduring memory of the worst knock-down I have EVer done.
I believe I can accurately say—the original upholsterer must have been PAID by the STAPLE—.
A few days ago I took one of the rockers to the fabric store with me to get some assist figuring out how much fabric each chair would require. And wasn’t sure what I was looking for FOR the fabric yet! So having the chair there was gREAT!
I found 3 really fab selections, but nothing stood out as the clear choice. I was encouraged to bring the chair into the store to drape the choices over it—maybe it will help they all said! So I did.
At this point I had 2 store employees and 3 other shoppers fully interested in how this would play out!
I laid the 1st and 2nd choices over the chair—everyone agreed they looked….N I C E….
But then I laid out the 3rd choice and the whole area erupted with ooohs and aaaahs! ~Clearly the winner!!!
Here’s a “taste” of the progress, they’ll be finished tomorrow and delivered to one birthday girl and her little sister! Can’t wait to show you, but I think you’ll be surprised….
there are two twists to the finish! ; D
Posted in Children's Furniture, chairs, sewing projects | Tagged reupholstering a chair, kids' rockers, Lily''s birthday rocker | 4 Comments »