We got the opportunity to take some photos and collect some planks from a family barn that was being torn down, so it seemed like a great opportunity to make something fun for our kin who own the barn. This was the result, along with some fun photos from the day.
This great antique chest of drawers came to us recently, originally made (we believe) in 1907 in Kansas City. One cool characteristic of this chest is that is has wooden casters. Don’t come by a lot of those these days. Kenzie removed several layers and colors of paint from the piece before preparing for the new paint job.
During the Chest of Drawers project Kenzie uncovered some really cool looking drawer pulls. After polishing them up she found they didn’t really fit the project she was working on but has saved them back to be used on a future project. Check out great these have turned out. As they were when we got them: One of many cleanings Cleaned up Close ups
We had a fairly large wall that needed a decoration, and a clock seemed like a sensible addition and fun project, so Kenzie set to the task of finding a way to create a big one. Her canvas: part of an old electrical wire spool.
IN PROGRESS Kenzie wanted a drop leaf table for one of the areas in the house, and found this old one that had been manufactured in Springfield, Missouri, and started cleaning it up. When it’s done she’ll have cleaned up the wood and metal finishes, and refurbished the chairs. Cool or creepy, the table came with clawed feet, rusty as can be. Cleaning, filling, polishing. Current status
A few year ago, I purchased a beautiful piano. It is over 100 years old and was originally purchased as a wedding gift for a bride from her new husband. It was purchased by mail order catalog. I love my piano. One day I am going to save up enough money to have it restored, but it works well enough to play a few songs for the girls. With the piano came an over 100 year old piano bench, well…
It is amazing how excited little girls get with the simplest things. Tonight we had movie night. I asked D to stop by and pick up a movie on his way home from work. I moved the couch a little closer to the television. I popped some microwave popcorn. I put it in some popcorn containers I found at Target for $1. The girls thought they were awesome. They were even allowed to have soda (something that does not happen…