My goal is to build and share my craft related ideas with others with similar interest.
This photo shows me cutting through a storm fallen tree into siding boards I used to build a small garden tool shed below.
In addition to woodworking, I also do art paintings.
I'm presently working with my dad on projects like building decorative lawn ornaments, as well refinshing some furniture pieces I have accumulated.
Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned for more project before and afters!
Small Garden Tool Shed
Refinished Dresser from 1940s
This dresser was in my aunts house when she bought the home in the 70s. It has been well-loved and needed quite the makeover. I removed all hardware - including the original keyhole details - replaced the bottoms of drawers with fresh hardboard, and gave it a good strip and clean. I painted the base in an antique white, and stained the top and the inside of drawers with a dark walnut stain. I handpainted roses on the sides of each drawer, updated the knobs to glass knobs. I then spraypainted the original castor feet and the original keyholes in a hammered bronze paint and voila! This beauty now resides in my bedroom and it has a whole new life. :)
Old Cabinet + Old Window = New Moon Cabinet
This cabinet also came from my aunts home. It was a record/radio cabinet that at one point had been refinished by her dad. The window I picked up from a vintage shop in Torrence, ON who has a wide variety of old windows that have been salvaged by builders in Toronto tearing down old houses. I removed the cabinet doors (I used them in another project featured below) and also removed the backing as it was quite old and damaged. I build new shelving for the inside and striped the cabinet and the window. I also removed the panes of glass from the window and I used Gallery Glass Instant Lead Lines to create a design on the glass panels, and paint to give it a fun effect in the corners. I painted the sides of the cabinet, and the window, and I stained the top and painted on a moon design.
Before and During Photos:
1940s Art Deco Waterfall Cabinet
As soon as I saw this piece, I immediately thought of Great Gatsby. I wanted it to have a very fun and rich colour. This cabinets veneer was in some rough shape and although I tried to save the veneer, it was unfortunately too bubbled. I went with the colour Tsunami by Behr. I kept the waterfall pieces wood and restained them, as well as the shelves, in a mahogany. I replaced the hardware with a fun art deco flower pull, and two modern straight pulls which I handpainted in a copper tone. I used a paintable wallpaper as the backing within the piece, which I handpainted copper. I did also have to repair the detail on the foot as a piece of the decoration had broken off at some point in its life. I did this by recreating the missing piece with a scroll saw, and screwing it onto the bottom. This was such a fun project to work on and I am so happy with how it turned out. It turned out exactly as I had pictured it when I first saw it.
Farmhouse Style Simple Desk
I needed a desk for studying, and had the idea I wanted to try making something from scratch. I got my plans for this desk from ana-white.com, I just didnt put in the shelf that she had in her plans. Her plans were very easy to follow and I had a lot of fun making this desk!
As a gift to my neice, I used the old cabinet doors from another project (the moon cabinet project above) to create a keepsake box. I used wood burning to get the detail on the top of box (not my original artwork).
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