Monday, April 28, 2014

On Sundays I Paint

At least that's been the drill for the last few weeks. Yesterday I concentrated on getting these chairs redone so we can get them to a booth. Four of them took up way too much room in my living room. Larry took them apart but still they were a clanky, bulky pile.

I managed to get a photo of one of the finished chairs before Larry got them all loaded in the van. I've never worked with vinyl fabric before, and I hope I never do again. I'm not entirely happy with the way they came out, but they're done And never say never, right?

Still, I'm pleased with them overall. They'll go with a 50's dinette table Larry refurbished a while back. We've been waiting to find chairs for it; now it's ready for our Ravenswood booth.

I also got a good start on this china cabinet. It was one dull piece. The glass is gone from the door and the decorative wood trim that should have been over the glass is also gone so it will get chicken wire in the door. The drawer will have accents of the interior color too. I am loving working on this cabinet. To be so ugly, and now so pretty-an ugly duckling story for real.

A couple smaller projects also occupied us right up until it was too dark to see. I wanted this wood tray to have a more distinctive look; some flat black paint and Minwax produced just the look I wanted.

And this coat tree had Larry busy stripping the water-stained finish, sanding, re-staining and generally tightening up loose joints.

The little harp table got another coat of paint. Some wax and it will be ready to go.

It's nice to be able to work out on the deck and enjoy the glorious day while I paint. Now the van is loaded and I'm ready to add new stock to a couple booths. We were tired puppies as we sat by the firepit last night, but it was a satsfied tired.

Linking to Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated HouseWe Call It Junkin and Green Willow Pond today.

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Quinn said...

Such a lot you've accomplished! You've just reminded me that it's time to take the leaded-glass windows out of my workshop so I can carefully scrape and repaint the frames.
Thanks, I think? ;)

warren said...

I love that harp table...It cleaned up well!

Michelle said...

I love the harp table and that china cabinet!

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