Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hollow core door...see what it's become!

After a trying week, I'm back.  This December has been a month I will remember, but won't want to repeat.
I'm getting back into the swing of things.  Today let's talk about doors.  More specifically, hollow core doors.
These doors are usually passed up.  They aren't old, or wood. or anything special, but there still are some things you can do with them.    I happened upon this flat, boring hollow core door and had a few ideas, but am delighted on how it turned out.
Using E6000 I glued a wall mirror onto the door. 
I chose a trim that has this indentation on the back so it would fit over the mirror nice and snug.
I cut the corners at a 45 degree angle.
I used wood glue and some finishing nails to put the trim in place.  I also added a wood applique.  After it was dry, I painted it white.  In order to add the aged look, I painted some grey onto a block of wood and rubbed it on the edges.  It makes it look chippy.

I was really needing a full length mirror in my room.

What would you have done with a hollow core door?

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The making of a footstool

This piece just came together from parts I found.  I don't even remember where I got the legs from, but I thought they were so cool.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Signs and wall art

This is the time of year where I get to use up all the pieces I collected over the summer at garage sales.  Of course, you have to include a few Christmas signs...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sewing table makeover

I was given this sewing table.  It sat for a few months while I finished up the many other things that had deadlines.  You know how it goes!  Well, I finally got around to working on it.  Follow along and see the transformation.
Here is the before.  It has a really neat shape.  It's not like any other sewing table I've seen before.

Here is a close up of the inside.  I removed the box in the upper left and the small pieces on the bottom shelf.

I decided to go bold on this one.  My husband says I'm stuck in a white rut.  Hey!  I like white!
After the paint was finished, I clear and dark waxed it.  The top was next on the list.  I would have loved to do a yardstick top, but since I didn't have enough of those, I used some small boards instead,

I cut them all to the approximate length first.  Then, by tracing the table shape from underneath, I cut the curve on each one.  After nailing them in place, I decided they needed a little support in the middle where the hole was.  I flipped it upside down and screwed a board in the space.

I used different shades of stain to create the top.

It's a unique piece for sure!



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A great shelving unit made from a gun safe

As the garage sales came to an end this season, I ran across 1 more and found this gun safe.  

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Painting a chair...

I've painted a few upholstery pieces.  Most people have heard of this by now. 
 I've used the small bottles of acrylic paints with fabric medium, on an old couch.
I used chalk paint on another piece I didn't post about.
This time I used latex and fabric medium.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A faux corbel

At one estate sale this past summer I ran into a lot of interesting wood pieces.  There were legs, trims, and molding, but the most interesting of all was this piece here.