BUTTON TUFTING MY WAY - tutorial



BEFORE
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70's SHOWGIRLS - white bedside tables



 Look at these ladies, legs as pretty
as a Vegas show girl.

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LONG AGO - bench built

 
I stumbled across this photo from the past.
 
This is a bench I built many long years ago from an antique bed.
That was in another life.
 

I sold it when the second part of my life started
I was cleansing and let it go for less then $80.
The next time I went into my favorite antique
store, there she was 4 sale for a lot more.


Telling the tale at:

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DAMASK - french provincial highboy

 Dirty and broken.
she just needed a bit of style.
She got a cleaning and drawer #4 had to be rebuilt
before priming and painting.

The hardware was removed and holes filled.
New holes drilled for the hardware and a damask paper added.




She's CLASSY now!

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WHAT TO DO WITH THAT FRENCH CLASSIC - stereo cabinet







Here is what you can do
with that old French provincial stereo cabinet grandma doesn't
want anymore, but this one needs some carpentry skills.


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LINING A TRUNK


This trunk has been in our family for almost 50yrs
It is a beautiful camel back trunk on the outside.


 However the inside wasn't so nice and who wants to put nice
 things inside there?


I cut thick corrugated cardboard that fit to the sides and bottom.
Then cover the cardboard using an old faux suede duvet cover I no longer used. I used hot glue to secure it to the cardboard.



When cutting the cardboard take into consideration
the front and back wall should go in place first.
Then the side walls, this will help hold the front and back
walls in place. Finally the bottom goes in pushing
against the 4 walls. Along the top edge you can now
run some hot glue behind the walls to hold them in place.

NOTE:
  • Front and back wall cut to full size of your trunk.
  • Cut side walls smaller to account for the front and back wall cardboard thickness.
  • Cut bottom smaller all the way around to account for the 4 walls thickness.
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VINTAGE DRESSING BENCH

 
 
 
 
Isn't this the cutest dressing bench you have ever seen?
go with me here ppl ...
Pictured below is what this cute little bench use to look like.
 
 
 
 
 

I added some primer and paint to the base

 
 I added in a little de-construction of the seat


 
I added some new foam and fabric


I also added some pretty trim

 
and to finish it off I added it to a dressing vanity


and you get a VINTAGE DRESSING BENCH
any girl would want.
 
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THE WORSE OFF THE BETTER I LIKE THEM - stripped dresser

It seemed to be too much to take on for the previous own
that's when she pass it along to me.
I didn't need to use any chemical stripper for this one.
The paint was ready to be chipped and scrapped off.
Half way there, can you tell how tired I am by now?
Truth is I loved every minute of it.
See all the mess I'm making.
  Oh boy chipping paint off turned legs ... JOY!
I made sure all the drawers worked great.
Added vintage hardware that would dress her up just nicely.
Followed with a few decorative appliques.
But she still seemed to need something more.
 
That's when she got her very own mirror.

She ending up going to an early
20th century built home in N. Vanouver with a
similar dresser I had finished around the same time.
The pair were for the two young ladies of the home.

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