Thursday, December 10, 2015

More Do It Best

 From this....
to THIS.
12 of 'em!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Do It Best

Wind chimes I assembled in the back room at Grabill Do-It-Best Hardware today.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


 Recently painted and now for sale,
 this Huge and Heavy mirror.
We can't remember how we acquired it for sure...
possibly a curbside treasure.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

More Evolving

Evolving some more.  Ready for light distressing and wax.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Name that Color

 In the end, instead of painting it,
we decided to gently sand the entire desk
and to strip and stain the top to match the distressed patches.
A couple of coats of wax and some intense buffing
 produced a beautiful result.
The color?  My wife calls it "Moody Blue".

Monday, September 21, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Soft Grey Sofa Tables

 I took apart a vintage table, carefully salvaging its parts,
 and created two sofa tables!
 They will find new homes soon...
my wife is SURE of it!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Gun Cabinet Conversion

The ad said  "gun cabinet".
My wife saw "book shelf".
Getting ready for paint!

Friday, August 7, 2015


 This one, custom-made.
34" high (a little taller than normal).

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hot Commodity

Pleased with the way this turned out.
It sold within 10 minutes of being listed on a local
Facebook garage sale site.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

It's a Start

 Found curbside!  We loaded it while in our Sunday clothes
and drove carefully about a block to our house to unload it.
It is missing a drawer, so I'm going to construct a shelf in the spot.
I'll use the middle pull on the bottom drawer 
and replace it with a wooden knob before painting.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Similar but Different

 Though very much like the one shown finished in the prior post,
I had to construct legs for this one.
I need to fill in the gap  inside the leg seen below....
 ...and here is the outside of a leg.  I've filled in the crack.
It will be painted so all I had to do was sand it smooth.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Latest

 Encouraged by the quick sale of two other sofa tables,
and eager to use up some spare furniture parts (table legs, in this case)
and scrap lumber, I set about to construct yet another table.
 Above: fastening boards for the bottom shelf.
Here, the finished piece which sold within hours of being listed!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

More Finished Projects!

 Above:  The "fraternal twin" to the one in prior post....
 and this petite drum table,
 in kind of ratty condition.
 Definitely a diamond in the rough!
Looking GREAT after 2 coats of paint & then waxed smooth
with dark wax!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Finish and Start-Up

 After the way THIS one turned out
(fashioned from a free round table),
I decided to use the other half-round as a topper for a gate-leg frame
that has been sitting in our garage for a l-o-n-g time.

 I removed the gate-legs and set about to fill the holes
they folded into....
 Below, patch in place.
Below - the completed patch,
and here, the table top - sanded and ready to stain and attach.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Even Better

Even better than I expected!