Saturday, May 28, 2011

Solid Wood Harvest Table

I’ve had this unfinished table in a corner of my garage for quite some time.  I’ve been dying to get at it just to be able to finish something without having to scrape or sand it first. A clean slate so to speak.
She’s got great legs.
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This is the table top propped up on my work bench. A four seater without any leafs.
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The amazing feature of this table is, it doubles in size when the 3 leafs are attached.
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It is operated by crank so that you can single handedly open it up.
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I am finishing this table to match the Early 20th Century Hutch I previously finished.  The color used here was again Heirloom White.
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My personal custom mix of glaze has taken me very far indeed.  I’ll be sorry when this mixture is all gone.
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Using the same stain as the Hutch I gave the table top a coat after a good sanding and cleaning.
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All three leafs stained.  You can see how large this table becomes.
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The top was varathaned with two coats.  Make sure to sand well between coats of varathane allowing each coat to completely dry 2 days. Table tops get daily, harsh use and should be protected well against watermarks and deep scratches with a very tough finish.
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As much as it disappoints me, I couldn’t get this in the house to take proper pictures.  It was just too big.  It stopped raining for about 3-1/2 minutes in 2 weeks to allow me to take these pictures outdoors.
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I believe this table will certainly compliment the hutch that goes along with it.
Many thanks to the awesome people who eagerly picked up both these items.
thank you 3 smaller 
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway for the Horseshoe necklace. I wish I had one for every one of you.
Random Generator says number 22 is lucky today!
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Lucky #22 just so happens to be Heidi from Heidi’s Hubbub.
Congrats Heidi!  I’ll be contacting you for your mailing information.
Thanks again to all of you for entering, for following along, but most importantly for taking the time to visit.

Monday, May 16, 2011

2nd Blogiversary Giveaway !

Clipart Illustration of a Bunch Of Floating Party Balloons With Confetti At A Party 
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been at this 2 years now!
I can’t thank my readers enough. You’ve all inspired me and encouraged me to keep doing what I love to do.  Simply put.. Thanks to you all.
So in celebration and gratitude Recaptured Charm is having this fabulous giveaway!
Everyone can use a little extra good luck, right ?
A new Sterling Silver, Cubic Zirconia, 18” Horseshoe Necklace is up for grabs.
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~ The Fine Print ~
1. Everyone is welcome to enter just by leaving a comment with their email address
2.  If you are a follower, leave a comment telling me so and that’s another entry
3.  Leave a comment telling me you follow me on Facebook and that’s one more entry
4.  And finally if you want to leave a sob story telling me how much you could use some good luck.. heck, that’ll count for another entry.
** Entry closes on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 p.m. EST **
Thanks again, and good luck to you all !!

Family Room Transformation

In a previous post you saw how a new wall was constructed in my hallway.  Well now you can see what’s on the other side of that wall and why there was a need for that construction.
Here is my pathetic little room in all it’s previous glory.
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This is the room from the hallway angle before the wall went up.board and batten and wall construction 003
Here is a peek of what is NOW on the other side of the wall.
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Let’s go a section at a time. 
This was BEFORE. Yes I still had one of those big suckers.
This is AFTER
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The wall behind the TV is painted a fabulous green, Martha Stewarts Sultana. Here is what it REALLY looks like, because I couldn’t seem to capture the color in the photos.
The rest of the room was painted a while ago in Benjamin Moore’s Almond Bisque.
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The wall art is simply $2 matted picture frames and selected scrapbook paper.
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This room is mostly used by my kids and their friends, mainly for watching movies, sports and playing Wii.  It’s pretty contemporary for me… although I managed put some my flea market touches here and there. I think it has a nice balance of old and new.
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This flea market apple boxes hold extra blankets and pillows…oh and yes, the Flea Market Style Magazine.main floor family room 047a
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Because this room is used for game playing and movie watching, I assembled 4 boxes on the bottom shelf specifically to hide all the Wii gear.  Games, controllers, and the Wii itself are all kept hidden.
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I have to bring this light fixture to your attention. Have you ever seen the inside of the lamp shade decorated? 
When you have no choice but to look up inside a hanging light fixture, why not see something worth while ?
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You’ve probably noticed the furniture around the TV is Ikea. Although most of my furniture consists of revived older pieces, I do admit you can get some great deals there.
The TV Stand itself was bought in the AS IS section for $60. The cubes on either side, a mere $39 ea.  I also bought a spare flat piece (in the As Is section) that you see behind the TV.  This piece was mounted on the wall to conceal all the wires. Cost =  $10.
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So perhaps now you can see why the windowed wall was needed. With this wall I am able to push the furniture back from the middle of the room.
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And with the few orange colored accessories, it really adds some punch.
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The kids just love this space now.  As for me… I have to say, I find myself walking by just to take another peek.  That’s a far cry from wincing and turning my head from the room I formally hated.
(Of course a new couch never hurts)
So I guess that’s the end of the story. I no longer have a place in my house that I hate.
Ahhh…time to sit and relax for a bit.
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Thanks for reading

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