THANK YOU CASSIE - primitive & proper tip

I'd like to thank
for her generous experience she has chose to share on my

*COMMUNITY SHARED TIPS PAGE*

Stop by and check out her tip here.
-
I'd also like to take this oppurtunity
to thank Cassie for featuring my
frightening to french shelf project.
For the full post go here:
French Bookshelf project.

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HOW TO BUILD NEW FURNITURE from old furniture



I've compiled some photos of many of the
reclaimed wood bits and furniture parts that
I used to build this fancy cabinet. Many of
these things are common finds on the road
side, used building supply stores, and many
thrifts stores.

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SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE - tips

I'd like to offer my tips page to you!

Earlier this week a friend sent an email
giving me her distressing tip,
and it has me thinking I would like to gather
all the learned knowledge of you wonderful
woman in one place.
 I would love anyone that works with furniture and
 has a valuable tip that wants to contribute, plz
 send a simple email with photo and brief
description. Including tips,

Such as the helpful benefits of wearing rubber boots
when staining the floor with clamato juice.
Or the need for an extra body holding a support in place. 

This can also includes tips for cleaning,
distressing and antiquing, sanding,
helpful products and favorite tools,
any *simple* thing you find helpful when you
are working and want to share with others.


I've even considered telling you I wear the same
color socks as my paint color of the day so when
it drips on the floor I can quickly wipe it up with
 my foot. (Secrets Out Now)
Plz check out my tips page to see the current layout,
and see if it is something you would like to
contribute to:
http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/p/tips.html
Each submission I add to my tips page will have a
 #, a title, 1-2 photos, a brief write up, a contents
 listing, and a valuable link back to your place
with your smile.

If interested in sharing plz email me directly at
driftwoodesign@shaw.ca

Hopefully we can all benefit from this information
being shared in one place.


Who's gonna be next?
Share your thoughts and ideas!

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FRIGHTENING TO FRENCH - french book shelf




This shelf project of mine
started with an inspiration
piece built by my friend
Catherine. First let me share
with you how I built it then I
will show you the inspiration.


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I'VE BEEN HONOURED - copy me challenge finalist

I AM EXTREMELY HONOURED TO HAVE
BEEN CHOSEN TO BE A FINALIST.



Please stop by
MISS MUSTARD SEED's
 place and congratulate the other finalists.


Copy Me Challenge



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TWINS - pair of black night stands


These little fellows stand tall but don't
take up too much space at just 17.5" wide.





Below left you can see before the top surface trim was added.

Do you have matching night tables?

Or do you have a unique mismatched pair?


I've joined the gathering at:

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FINISHING TOUCHES - black bed tables

After 2 weeks of a chaotic outta town,
13 hr graveyard shift, fly by the seat of
your pants contracting job I have made
it home to finalize these little beauties.

Still a bit more work to be done,
but they will be ready soon.

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USING WOOD FILLER FOR OLD HARDWARE HOLES - tutorial




Are you looking to change
some handles or knobs on
a paint project? I have included
photos and instructions in
this article showing how
I fill hardware holes so I can
use a different style of handle 
or knob


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OTTOMANS - re-upholstered



I ran across 2 identical cat devoured faux leather ottomans at a yard sale
but I didn't buy them.



 Later that day we came across a yard sale with bolts and bolts of upholstery weight designer
 fabrics. They were selling the last yard or so from upholstery work they had done in the past.

I chose several rolls which included this zebra print. It was thick and a beautiful print.


I also bought this thick 1/4" plush creamy white velour. 


The problem was I didn't buy the ottomans when I first saw them. So then I raced back
to their last known location fingers crossed the whole way.


It was near the end of the day but as you guessed they were still there. 


The zebra one was re-upholstered that week but the plush white has just been finished now. 


They have great hinges that keep the lid open and they close with a feather light touch.


Which would you prefer for your home?
PLUSH WHITE BUTTON TUFTED
or
BEAUTIFUL ZEBRA ANIMAL PRINT

I've shared this transformation at:
Black Kats DesignMy Repurposed Life

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A GOOD READ WITH PICTURES - george's valentines gift to me



















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