Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Little Help From My Family

My family has always been a great encouragement to me in my artistic pursuits.  They are one of my greatest blessings.  My Father has brought me some of the best things in my shop to repurpose.  He has a great little shed behind his house that I love to go and look through.  On a trip about 6 months ago he picked up the base to this lamp and wanted to know if I wanted it.  Well, of course I did.  It wasn't much to look at then. I brought it home and decided to play around with it.  It has a mercury glass look to it, but some of the clear glass shows through.  Unfortunately I didn't take a before picture.  This was the best picture I had of it in the shop and since it sold last month it will have to do.  I enjoyed working on it and was sad to see it go, but very happy it found a home. 

Another great piece he brought me was this little writing desk someone had discarded.  I enjoyed working on it so much.  It is now at my booth at Lavon's.  

The top was in good enough shape to be stained a little darker and waxed.  I painted the base, waxed and distressed it a little.

I decided to do something a little different on this one and had this great paper with handwriting on it.  I decoupaged it to the drawer fronts.  Thankfully the original hardware was still with the desk and I was able to reuse it.  The whole desk was sealed with a coat of wax.  Looking forward to finding it a good home in the future.  Thanks Dad!  Hope you have a good day.  Thanks for checking it out.  

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