Saturday

CRAYON REMOVER - ball n claw foot table



 There was once this wonderful Ball n Claw Foot pedestal table,
 
 
that was once not so wonderful ... 
 
 
I have been looking for just the right top to match up to this handsome pedestal.
Low and behold along came this thick pine slab, covered in pencil and crayon.
Unfortunately this magnificent art work had to be removed.
 
 
Plz keep in mind that this next tip works best for raw wood.
 

Acetone and fine woodworkers steel wool will easiely remove and clean the wood.
Acetone will also remove any finish you may have on your project so use it with caution.
AND USE IT OUT DOORS!
 
 
 
 
The top is in one solid piece that can be removed for transport and has a high gloss waxed shine.

 
The pedestal and four legs on this table are very thick and stately.
 
 
 
 


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Thursday

SPRAY PAINTING A GUINEA PIG - christine's table


 
 
This week I have been bouncing back and forth between 3 different tables.

 
This is the smallest of the bunch.
 
 
She's a cute little table but finicky on repairs.
One leg support had to be rebuilt, all the legs needed to be shimmed and screwed,
and the drawer had to be tightened and re-glued.
 
 
I even used her as a Guinea pig during my workshops.
Here is Karen about to attack!
 
 
She is going to be used as a coffee table in Christine's living space.
 
 
She was built with quarter sawn oak and now painted in a creamy white.
 
 
She looked so good in my space after the photo shoot
I let her stay dressed up for the evening. 

 
 

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Tuesday

CHAIRS FOR CHARITY


 
So let's talk chairs! 
 
Calling all local bloggers,
and I especially mean ....
 
 
reach into your bag of tricks and see what you can do to help
this event become a bigger success the second time around.
 
I know you all have a chair you can get your hands on and
make it over for this charity event.
 
 How about ....
 
 
maybe a desk chair                                       a turquoise chair
 



a little vintage chenille chair                             black and white chair

 a little burlap                                           a numbered chair

 
 a toile chair                                                      jack chair
 
For those considering to attend this live auction to bid on your very own remade chair
this is the chair I won last year and George has been enjoying ever since.
 
 
 
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Thursday

I TURNED SPIDERMAN SHABBY CHIC - bathroom cabinet



I'd like to take a moment out of your day to impress upon you the extent of
damage there was on this piece of furniture.
 
What was I thinking?
 better yet ...
What were they thinking?
 
 
Who doesn't love Spiderman?
Both sides of the cabinet looked like this.
 
Inside the drawer were clothing tags glued down.
You do realize the child that owned this could now be grown up and one of our premier designers! 
I'm betting not but you just never know.
 
 
 See the writing and all the ink stains, some of it was three dimensional and glittery.
I do get distracted by shiny things, maybe it was the glitter pen that first attracted me,
or maybe for Halloween this year George should dress as Spiderman.
 
 
Eventually I got it cleaned up and repainted.
 
 
That's when the transformation into something new and exciting really started.
 
 
I took an old kitchen cabinet door and cut it to fit the bottom opening.
 
 
 
 
Next I used some more kitchen doors to build into a tower.
 
 
I topped the tower with this wooden wall hook thingy that I picked up on one of our
 
 
 
For the back I used tongue and groove bead board bought at a yard sale.
 
Then the last few details were added ...

 
A piece of ornate metal work from a trellis and some glass hardware for the
cupboard and drawer.

 
She is now the most attractive bathroom storage cabinet in the land,
and will be on her way home within the next few days.
Cause someone has already claimed her.
 
 
I have a feeling I might have to do a few more of these storage towers.


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