Busy days during the week of Christmas! Charles (father-in-law) and I applied the quarter round and kick plates under the kitchen cabinets. I had painted them the night before. They look great and trim off our new floors wonderfully! Last night I painted the mirror above the mantel. (It had been light oak. A bit of it can be seen in the top picture.) It is a great finishing touch to our "new" kitchen/dining area. Merry Christmas to us!
Below are some pictures of the floor installation process. There was quite a bit of leveling to be done...
Thanks to Lynn and Donna I am now working on a Duncan Phyfe table that was in their attic. I have taken the finish off 3/4 of the top. I lightly scraped much of the finish off the top. The finish was old enough to come off fairly easily. It will sand up very nicely. Thank you L & D.
Found at an estate sale yesterday for $2.50. There is a lot of rust...but I THINK I can turn this out to be a good-looking metal cabinet!
Another project already in motion. A friend found this chair on a trash pile and picked it up for us!
I guess we have a reputation.
I'll need to recover the seat.
This object (don't know what to call it) was on a trash pile several months ago when my wife and I were enjoying a housewalk. She saw it and we loaded it up--not sure what to do with it. Yesterday we saw it in a decorating book at Borders standing elegantly in the entrance hall of an 18th century home! After painting it (it's only primed in this photo), we'll look for a piece of glass to put on top of it.
Our children gave us Corn Hole equipment in the rough last Christmas. Since two of our grandchildren are coming to stay with us a few days next week, I decided to get the decks sanded. Here I am applying the primer coat. Next comes some high gloss paint. I've googled the rules and we should be up and running by Monday!