3 weeks ago
Saturday, December 14, 2013
We picked this chest up for $15. It was covered with the "red" paint.
I stripped the drawers (and had to repair a slide)
then distressed, waxed and polished the top and sides.
Decided on this approach rather than a completely new paint job
since we hope to sell it for a reasonable price
on a local facebook garage sale site.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
While hand-scraping, I realized there was a design on the drawers!
Here (above) are the 3 drawers and the door I fashioned to cover the "hole".
Look at the joints in the drawers. This peg construction and square nails throughout....
(See previous post for the way it looked when we brought it home.)
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Purchased at a garage sale this week.
Gnawed by rodents while it sat in a barn,
it is now undergoing an extensive renovation!
Just look at those great "pulls"!
Parts of it had to be rerouted to repair gnawed areas.
Other parts were fashioned to replace missing pieces.
Drawers were repaired; and holes filled.
I reconfigured and repaired the back
and am currently working on a door to replace the missing one in front.
We'll see what we have after a good sanding and paint job!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
we brought this plaster of Paris pedestal home.
Patched a few spots, then covered with primer mixed with a bit of paint.
After it dried, we watered down some thinned down homemade white
chalk paint and applied it. Blotted with a rag for desired effect.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
It was free--and I bought it home looking like this (above).
After deciding where to place it,
I narrowed its width to about 20"--enough to accommodate the drawers.
I removed the 2x6 planks on the top to use in another project
and replaced them with a piece of particle board.
Finally, painted the whole thing in some "oops" solid stain
($10 a gallon).
($10 a gallon).
The weather is near perfect, and the stain is drying quickly.
I may be able to place it in the shed (behind me in the picture)
Here are two recently finished projects...The blue coffee table has already sold.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
See prior post for the "BEFORE" condition...
Now she's primed and ready for the Big Decision.
What color of paint?
Friday, August 23, 2013
We're keeping it - at least for awhile. It's in our kitchen.
This little stand was found at a garage sale.
I'm taking off some veneer and repairing some
before sanding and painting.
Now for the FREE stuff! This table which we're turning into a
kitchen island (or potting bench)
and the dilapidated cabinet which needs quite a bit
of stabilizing. I also picked up a bunch of wood.
This all off of Craig's List.
The nightstand below was found on a curb.
I flipped the top over to do away with the distressed top
and then chalk-painted (homemade) the piece.
It only needs waxed and buffed before going to market....
Thursday, August 15, 2013
After stabilizing this cabinet, repairing some veneer, removing an add-on bottom piece, and installing a shelf, I began painting the inside - black, per my wife's instruction.
This cabinet was found at an estate/garage sale.
We aren't sure if it was "home-made" or professionally built.
The flour bin was intact; one handle was missing on a drawer.
Monday, August 5, 2013
This 8-drawer dresser sort of fell apart in transferring it from
the thrift store to the trunk of my car!
Here it sits -- upside down and viewed from the back.
I decided to get right to work
creating some missing slides for the drawers
and gluing the back and sides together.
My wife purchased it for 1/2 off an already low price.