BEHIND THE SCENES - making of a hall tree

Everyone who took a guess yesterday was right on or very close.
Well Done!

 

The hooks installed on the hall tree I just finished came from
this huge road side chandelier.


My daughter got schooled really quickly how to get the van turned around
when mommy sees junk she wants.

 Here are some more behind the scene photos ...









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FURNITURE RECYCLING 101 WITH A TEST - hall tree parts

As promised 


Here are some of the bits and pieces
used to build this fabulous hall tree.
1 OLD MIRROR

1 HOMEMADE RECORD CABINET



4 DRAWER FACES



2 STAIR SPINDLES


Can you figure out
the 4 parts that make up this section of the hall tree?
Take a guess then scroll to the bottom for the answers.

(INSERT JEOPARDY MUSIC)
How about these fancy hooks, any ideas what they use to be?

If you have a guess leave it in the comments below
and I'll reveal the answer tomorrow.

I bet some of the answers will be thought provoking
and maybe inspire other great ideas.

More pics can be found here.

Now for the answers to the first question ...

How did you do?


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FOYER FURNITURE - entry unit

Over the last week I have been building a piece of furniture meant to use in a foyer.
I thought I would look up the official definition of FOYER for you and share it:

A foyer in a house is usually a small entry area or room by the front door. Other public rooms such as the living room, dining room, and family room typically attach to it, along with any main stairway. It was initially intended as an "airlock", separating the fireplace-heated rooms from the (colder, in winter) front entrance, where cold air infiltration made for cold drafts and low temperatures. It is commonly used for outer garment and umbrella storage for both residents and guests.

The piece I built meets these needs perfectly and I'm eager to share it with you.


It has fancy hooks, knobs, and posts to hang your items from.






It has hidden storage and open shelves.


It also has a great mirror and big surface for catching your shopping bags
or displaying things you love, like those flowers being given to you in mid February.




HERE you can see some of the parts that made this piece come together.

Also if you're interested in an interview I recently did pop on over to:

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MYSTERY REDO - cabinet

I lost my comments box on 2 posts earlier this week due to a new feature added by blogger.
I`ve been running around doing some fixes and now they are back.
Truth is I am very sad I missed out on all those comments so I have re posted
both write ups: the pink chandelier and our snow pictures so ppl can comment in the future.

 Now for today's mystery ...


This is a redo of a redo, maybe those of you who have been here before
can guess which one it is before we get to the end?




She did not sell in her first disguise but she has done her fair share
of being used for different displays.


Everyone who met her always touched her and commented on her beauty.


She use to have a silky smooth bright finish but now
I've added an aged feel to her dress.


She's the same girl on the inside just with a new do!
Any guesses yet?


I created new curves and new shapes with some picture molding and
some creative placement of two broken chair arms.


I cut out the front panels and removed the glass doors.


New paint color and finish, creative hardware mixing and matching
with appliques, she's a made over woman. 


It's my original sleeping beauty makeover that can be seen here.


I even tried to find the space to keep her, like I magically found a new room or something.


Perfect for a nursery or girl's room.
Heaven forbid some of you ladies would love it in your own boudoir.

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