Friday, October 13, 2017

Another One

 The first stain applied left the top of the piece dull.
 I sanded it and simply applied a poly finish.
 Lots of distress marks, but these add character!
In the end, quite a handsome piece
if I say so myself!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

In Progress

 
All salvaged materials combined to
be a 5' long sofa table.
Plan is to stain the top and paint the rest black.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Better than She Expected


 After much scraping and contemplation about whether or not to keep
 the doors unpainted to "remember" the cabinet's past lives,
 we decided to paint it white.
The project turned out 
better than she expected!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Three to Go

 After fashioning the kitchen island/standing work station
from butcher block top to frame
made from bed frames found curbside,
I moved to finishing the particle board cabinet
 housing the working stereo that we snagged for "Free"!
 We went with a safe and sophisticated black paint, leaving the legs their original color.
 Now working on this great, old cabinet that had sat in back
of a garage for many, many years.  
It has great storage inside and my wife is thinking it belongs
along the back of our kitchen's island.
It's going to be a beauty!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

One Little Chest

 Filled in a corner that had been damaged;
created some legs to give the little stand some height;
 attached them and then
painted it and moved it inside!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

From This to This



Found this desk covered with maps and without legs
lying on the roadside.
Turned out quite well!
Our grandson will sit at it for his homeschooling year next year.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

First Coat

This is going to be One. Good-Looking. Piece.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

He's GOT This!

S'not "real" wood and the condition was poor.
In fact, two drawer fronts are beyond repair.
BUT....
the price was right (free)
and already work has begun to create a shelf for the top opening.
I (his wife) am excited to see this heavy, sturdy piece painted white!
He's GOT this!