Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sofa table

I built this sofa table completely from 2x6 framing lumber.  I did my steel wool/vinegar mix on the top to 'age' it.  The bottom is black milk paint.  For some reason these pictures make the bottom look dark gray... it's not.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Phone stand

I thought this piece of maple looked pretty cool so decided I would make a phone stand out of it.  I wanted a glass smooth high gloss finish on this.  Started with poly but when polishing I just couldn't get it to shine.  I switched to lacquer and got the look I want.  The pictures don't do it justice but this is feels and looks like glass.  There's probably an hour of post-lacquer sanding and polishing on this little piece.

Weekend honey-do list

I have a never ending 'this is what you must do next' list.  This weekend #1 on that list was moved to #4 to make room for a plate holder, stenciled sign, and Christmas tree stump.  

This log is straight from the woods, cut from a downed tree.  I hope whatever bugs are living in it stay there.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Kitchen coffee station turned something else

I finally finished the kitchen coffee station that I got suckered into making.  I say that because I was hoping for a manly coffee station but ended up with just more real estate for doilies, plastic fruit and antique glassware.

I'm told I shouldn't post this yet because it's not properly decorated.  I'm not sure what that means.

Kinda creepy if you ask me.

I was not looking forward to painting the top of this beast.  Fortunately for me some jammy wearing crazy lady showed up and offered to paint.  We fed her dinner and off she went.

Thanks Mom!!!!