Sunday, 28 April 2013


This teawagon was in fairly good condition.  The finish was very worn with lots of varnish missing.  It took a lot of sanding.  The wheels were both in need of repair.

I really had trouble getting a smooth finish on the table top.  I sanded and sanded and then sanded some more. 
I am very stubborn, and finally got the result I wanted.  I painted the drawer a soft yellow.
I added a small rose bouquet

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Spring at last-We have a new neighbour

  A new neighbour just moved in. 

Dan built this birdhouse about 10 years ago.  It sits in the middle of our veggie garden.  Today a pair of bluebirds moved in.  They were busy all day moving grass into their new home.

Everyone was enjoying the first real warm day.  I am working, refinishing an old tool trunk.  It was in really rough condition.  I am sure it was used as a mechanics trunk at one time; there was a lot of oil residue.  Dan made a new cedar bottom.  That certainly improved the odor!  I will post pictures this week.  

I have a bunch of completed projects that I have to get posted.  

I  painted this chair a warm yellow.
Bottom of "Tiny Cabinet" I have finished in warm white Shabby Chic

Sunday, 7 April 2013

I sold this cabinet today to a young person just starting out.  She said that she was hunting for a couch but decided she wanted this cabinet more!  I really loved this cupboard.  It has such pretty carving on the front and the drawer pulls reminded me of drop ear rings.  It is a soft warm yellow (my favourite colour).  I hope that she enjoys it.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Printing on Silk


I just completed my first attempt at printing on silk.  It was a lot of fun and turned out better than I thought it would.  Go to my "Projects" to see a step by step how to!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Another Cabinet Sold

I sold this cabinet today.  It was such a pretty little thing and I hope the new owner enjoys it.

I already have another china cabinet in my workshop that I have started to work on.  I only have two left in the basement; I better start looking for more, although I still have a buffet and some chairs to work on!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Another Cabinet Completed

I just completed this cabinet.  I really enjoyed this one.  She was very plain, so I added the relief on the drawer and the scrolled back.

Man, I have attempted to change the header on my blog and after 2 hours I am just giving up for now.  It can look a bit wonky for a couple of days.  I wish I had more time!  A bloggers lament. 

Monday, 1 April 2013

April Fools Joke!

Mother Nature is having fun with us today post Easter Holiday.  It looks more like post Christmas