It’s SO gloomy and rainy outside~still~and another reason I’m just not into fall.
When ↑the above↑ becomes all too much, I tend to spend more time in or by the greenhouse, enjoying the flowers and dreaming of summer!
The bright spot in this (if there is one) is that I’ve been so busy setting up our newest space in the antique mall I haven’t had to be out in it too much.
See that van through the front windows-?
It’s loaded with two fABulous cabinets that will be used for display!
BoTH will need a little makeover–so more on those very soon!
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~To make room for mORe (and bigger) stuff
and lots of my Uncle’s Oz collection!
I found the gray paint on the ooops! rack. The dob on the lid showed a lighter shade than what it in fact was— : \ . It’s too “steel-y” or industrial gray looking for me. I think it’s gonna need a do-over.
The green is left over paint from the library upstairs in mom’s house. An
olive-y Oz-y green!
You can see some of the floor stain is not yet dry, so I couldn’t do any more today, but it WaS the end of store hours anyway, a n d tomorrow is another day! But first, I have to go pick up a couple of cabinets and other foundation pieces….busy-busy!
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I tried so hard to get a good REVEAL picture for you to see my contributions to the Habitat for Humanities and the ReStores’ HARD HATS & HEELS auction—
but the chA-os of my jam-packed work studio was not working for any “pretty” pictures. Okay~although I wasn’t pushing for those BEAUTIFIED, IN PLACE, STYLIZED shots, I still just couldn’t show the dreaded chaos that abounds for the moment.
And you know it’s even tougher when mirrors are involved—you have to think about the background AnD their reflection~yikes!
Now that my Hall Tree & kid’s cubbie are boTH delivered, and their chaos is much less than mine—at LaST I can show you their outcome! ; D
And there they are!
Their request was very flattering, I’m happy with the outcome of both, and sure hope they fetch a pretty price for this worthy cause!
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(we’ve seen a few already–WoW!)
I’m just trying to
enjoy ONE at a time!
Our Halloween was perfectly dreary and foggy—and a whole day of rain as well. Even a thunder and lightening storm in the early morning (spOOky). But our candy mongers were dedicated! ; D
(that’s me from eating all the little Butterfingers)
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I finished up the last details of the Hall Tree (door)
this morning to take to the ReStore for their upcoming
Habitat for Humanities Auction~Hard Hats & Heels.
It’s such a good cause and I’m happy to build a contribution for them, and incredibly flattered that they sought me out to ask!
I decided kind of last minute–
“hmmm~why not make a kid’s cubbie as a companion piece!?!”
–so it’s been a veRY busy day!
I grabbed a “pattern” to cut out a pair of sides, and routered a beveled edge on both interior sides.
Next, I cut the bottom-top-and seat, and put the carcass together. Then added some base and coved-crown moldings, and finally, made some decisions about the decorative details before quitting for the night~whew!
Okay~had a little accident along the way (Oooops).
While I was nailing that small-scaled coved-crown, it would seem I hit a crossing nail.
And it ricocheted out.
And through my hand.
O-w–I-E! Hurt like the dickens and took my breath away for a minute. Well~stuff happens.
Unfortunately it happened once before.
Through and through both fingers~yeeee.
Have a SAFE DAY everyone!
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Thought I’d share some progress with you…
…need to secure the seat in the morning and add some leveling feet, otherwise~fini!
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In late August, on a run through my FAVorite ReStore (and I’ve been through mANy)–the store manager grabbed me to say, “Don’t leave without seeing me.” Uh~I promise, I didn’t do it!
The ReStore and Habitat for Humanity are holding their 3rd Annual Hard Hats and Heels Banquet November 15–would I be willing to make another “hall tree” like the one I made and donated for their Earth Day Celebration…?
So yesterday I made the trip up to the ReStore to pick up the door their manager and I picked out to use. I also ran through to see if there were any other donations I could use in construction–but unfortunately, no. We loaded the door and my other purchases and I headed home.
I finally got started around noon today~beginning with cutting it down from its 36″ to 33″. I had two objectives in mind: I hoped to reduce some weight from this inCREDibly heavy door, and I thought it might be easier to make room for something 33″ wide.
Then I re-contoured the bottom to create “legs”…
…and I pulled another paneled door (I had in reserve for a different project) to make the box -or- seat. The door had 5 panels, I cut off 2– one for the front and the other cut in half for the sides. I used some cut-off bed posts for the front feet.
*I added a small bead detail at the top and bottom of the box with the router~although you can’t see it in any of these pictures yet.
While I was working on a few of the details to the box, I was simultaneously working on the “mirrors.” These fabulous beveled windows were one of the main reasons I was pushing for this door selection!
You can see the “mirrors” coming to life in the collage below, and the last shot of the two parts propped together so I could get a feeling for how things were going so far~at the end of day. Tomorrow I’ll add the crown molding, tweak a few things here and there, and get painting. And I hope to get crackin’ on the flip lid too!
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