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Posted in Antiques/Vintage treasures, antiquing and thrifting!, building green, flea markets, garden, my antique mall space!, painting, salvage, tagged The Vintage Market on September 15, 2016 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Antiques/Vintage treasures, building green, Craig's list, garden, my antique mall space!, REpurposed/REinvented furniture, salvage, TIPS -construction and finishing, tagged antique ceiling tin, building ceiling tin boxes, Craigslist on September 1, 2016 | 7 Comments »
I got super lucky to see this ad on Craigslist
& get there 1st!
I’m usually like 5 minutes too late.
Now~several sheets were pretty ROUGH but I happily took them anyway—I just knew they could be salvaged! AND~those were the sheets I started with!
I took a rubber mallet and pounded the sheet “flat.” Then cut off the GOOD row of 4 squares. I did NOT toss out the cut off~it’ll be used in another project~wait & see! ; D
THIS is my newest tool! An angle grinder! I’ve wanted one for a while, but I’m pragmatic and only buy as I actually have need. It cut through that tin like a hot knife through butter! And I came away INJURY-FREE!
Worth its weight in gold for THAT alone, right?
That done, I headed back to my cut tin to try wrapping and securing around the frame. A little trial & err here.
I found it actually harder and really awkward to bend around the frame, so I REgrouped and tried bending and pounding the tin around the edge of the table, THEN went back to wrap the box. Bingo!
So here’s a tin box. Whoopie-doo.
like every other tin box I’ve seen flea marketing ordinary.
I like to be different! And I like things with at least a LITTLE BIT of refinement! So I added a cap. It also cleaned up the top edge which was bothering me. I used Maple bull nose molding scraps I had from casing the doors and windows in the house. AND I stained it—better!
It still felt like it needed something -I consulted with my bf who agreed- so I dug through my stashes of small feet—and THAT made all the difference!
is MY version of
chippy, rusty, crusty!
The refined kind!
You can see the progress of a 2nd, and I’ll begin working on a couple of troughs too!
As for those scraps. . . .
Posted in Antiques/Vintage treasures, antiquing and thrifting!, building green, lighting, my antique mall space!, REpurposed/REinvented furniture, salvage, tagged pilaster light sconces, vintage French sconces on August 17, 2016 | 3 Comments »
And European design.
And I love to add them into my house designs—and making them for sale for others to add to their homes!
Anyone can buy brand new—THIS has just always been so much more interesting to me. Literally~since I was a young girl, already fascinated with design.
This door project fits me to a tee aesthetically. It ticks all my boxes!
Now, even though I LUV’d the vintage sconces I first applied (but couldn’t give up), I really love these Frenchy sconces too! I’m so glad I held on to them for such a special project!
I picked them up today, REwired for totally safe use now! And I promptly prepped the door for their installation!
What I would LUV is to add half shades to each side—but they are not commonly found (for me), and at present I only have –1– .
So I’m thinking about adding mercury glass drops—perhaps like these!
I’ll get things settled out right away so these beauties can go directly to my local antique mall space for sale!
I say cringingly.
From a 100yr old throw away door to~
Pilaster Light Sconces!
This is how I would love to use them—framing the door to a living room or dining room!
I’d actually mount them “permanently” and hard wire them directly. But I’ll add heavy duty D-rings for simple hanging with a temp-wired cord to an outlet.
Catherine. . . .
These are, of course, just leaning against the wall below~
Call them “RENT PAYERS!”
And since there aren’t many left~I’m busy making more. Plaques first.
Then on to the BUTLER call buttons & Shirt Aprons!
I feel like a printing press!
These were two of the first made– and that one with the cobbled corner- sold immediately! She said she really LIKED the image but
LUV’d “the wonky corner!”
I made a point of creating two more the next go-round—
and THEY SOLD RIGHT AWAY TOO!
1st—set up the graphics, print, cut, apply, dry.
2nd—cut out the boards, fine sand.
The whole process takes such a tedious amount of time. But it’s very worth it in the end!
Hey! Did you know even van Gogh was a DIYer?
Yesterday I settled in for a day of ripping and routering salvaged wood to frame everything—by end of day. Nice goal~but I’m back at it today.
Here’s a variety of some—
in queue, “drying” in the rack, AND finished!
Yes! I added a few that are a little cheeky!
but then I got another idea,
& jumped into it with great excitement!
The project started by cutting the door in half. Without an extra pair of hands on the back side of the saw (safety 1st), and because I don’t have an outfeed table for my table saw, I pulled out my Kreg Circular Saw Rip Guide. An inCREDible tool I got at Haven the 3rd year!
◊ The Rip Guide made an easy task of the first and main cut, but I left the hardware on parts of the door (for something down the line) so I returned to the table saw after.
◊ Since I cut the door down the center of the middle stile, I needed to cut the outer edges to match.
You can also see how dried out the old paint is—so before painting- I decided to hit it all with the sander~
just to see what would happen!
What great luck! What beautiful wood!
~But I did paint the molding!
So finally~ THIS is where I took my project!
But~ I just can’t part with the pair of sconces you see here and will be using a very Frenchy pair of vintage scones that are being REwired (for safety). Both pilasters will have a long cord through the back side to plug in.
I’ll share the absolutely finished project once those are mounted!
My “Lighted Pilasters!”
“modernizing” his 100yr old house.
I really hate when that happens. Why don’t they just move to a more “modern” home?
How e v e r~
I~ have been the lucky recipient of numerous doors, lots of chippy-caked-on-layers of painted casing, and some aMAZing wavy-glass windows! And you won’t hear me utter a word of complaint there!
So, this particular door has been parked in my path since winter waiting for attention. Its day hath come.
I cut it in half.
I added oak door stop to each side.
I added crown molding.
I added a little detail molding.
I have a VERY specific plan—that I will share as quick as I finish—S O R R Y.