Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Metal Cabinet II

The second metal cabinet is finished.  The best place for it is in our laundry closet where it stands beside the first cabinet (which has a clothes hamper built in).

There's a lot of good storage in this one!  Rebecca lined the shelves with leftover wall paper and is busy filling it with a sewing basket, a box of craft paints, etc.  "Before Picture", here.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Table Talk

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.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

September Projects

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!

the inside

the latch
 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.