Sunday, August 2, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
We went to the Dysart Back Roads Vintage Market. I got so many ideas.
Dog and cat beds were popular in old drawers and out of old chairs.
- Get new bottom hinges
- Get a router bit to make the drawer face
- Make a drawer face
- Make a bottom piece and install it higher up
- Putty the new nail holes
Saturday, May 23, 2015
So I got the wheel on the dresser and made the outside pretty. I spent a couple hours doing that. I though all I had to do was sand a drawer and take the thing upstairs. I won't sand, plane or glue in the girls room. I am still working on figuring out why the one drawer won't shut. The three others just needed a little bees wax.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Lilly and Anna share a dresser. The problem is they are girls and their clothes are poofy and they have a lot of them. They try and get dressed at the same time and fight over whose drawer gets to be open. I figured it was time for them to quit sharing and Lilly could have not just one drawer but a whole dresser. I went to Craigslist.
New furniture in the store is made from particle board and just doesn't match our style. Actually it is my mom and dad's fault. They collected and refinished old furniture. My mom's dad Grandpa Kissell was the Dr. Frankenstein of furniture. When I got married I inherited a lot of cool stuff and still like it.
I found a dresser that had been in an abandoned house for 10 years. It has a mirror and all the parts which were in pretty good condition, just a drawer won't work and it didn't look that good cosmetically.
First thing I did was evaluate the condition, I didn't want to sand and strip this piece. I wanted something quick and I called my dad. He said there was something you could just wipe on and off. I found it in Howard's Restore a Finish. Here is one side versus another on the drawers.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
I am listening to the light wind and rain outside. It somehow feels refreshing to stand on my porch and feel the coolness against my skin. This was my mom's favorite time of year, life is new and beautiful. The flowers are blooming. We can go outside and dance in the rain.