Friday 20 February 2015

Art Deco Buffet......she's done!

 Cute right? Love the lines and that glass is to drool for.
See the veneer missing? But what's that peeking out from under the veneer? Solid wood? yup! 

So out came the hot iron and some wet rags and the work began. All the veneer was stripped off. Sanded and stained. In parts that is. 

 The stained glass was so pretty I didn't want to distract from that with "colour" So out came the antique white.

 When you have such lovely wood...why cover it with veneer? I don't get it.
 oops....looks like I need to get the glass cleaner out and finish this up. I was so excited to get pictures I didn't stop to clean the glass off first. Ever get that way? Snap pics due to the pure joy of having it done?

 This part confused me. The shelf is obviously a replacement..but they used half inch thick solid Mahogany. I think I could sell this separately and get more for it than the whole
And of course, knowing it was locally made and high quality is always a bonus. 

What have you been up to lately? 

Elizabeth & Co. 

Saturday 7 February 2015

My caotic life.

I'm not sure if I'm busier on week days or weekends.

A lot of my clients show up in the evening or on weekends. I do my running around during the day, and once in a while I spend an evening at the studio to catch up on work I couldn't do during the day.

Then I look around and see the mess I've made and I smile.
I work for myself :)

I really should take a pic of my reality, but I'm embarrassed by it at times. I shouldn't be right?

Today I didn't get anything "done" nothing "finished"
But I had a really good time.

I was able to say goodbye to this
 I can't say I was sad to see it go. I mean it was BIG! But at the same time I was almost hoping that no one was going to buy it because it would have been the perfect replacement in my office. Hubby almost gasped when I suggested it. I think he was hoping to save his back.

 I made these wonderful shelves from raw planks, the kind barn boards are made from. I need to do more of this. I swear. I love the look! 

But getting it out meant that I could continue work on some chairs. 
They have been driving me crazy. But I should be able to start painting them on Monday! Doing a mental happy dance! 

And I was able to work on all of this............

I sent my husband a BBM and told him I felt like drawers were multiplying while I wasn't looking. 

But getting to work on all of this means that I will have tons of "finished" products at some point next week. 

And that's what happens when you do it all on your own. 
You get things done, moved out and a ton more right behind it. 

I'm blessed.