Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Seussical Musical Chair ...It Rocks!

I came home one evening to find this tiny toddler's rocker abandoned against my garage door.

Its vintage stenciling has been re-made into A Seussical Musical Chair, complete with a Swiss music box by Lador.

With over 40 books to his credit, new Dr. Seuss characters are constantly making appearances in my life. Generations have grown up with these wonderfully whimsical stories.

Appearances by: The Cat In The Hat, One Fish, Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, and the Two Siblings.

This chair was specially refinished for Corey's Crusaders, a chair-ity auction to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

See it at The Vue on May 8, 2014

To Be Auctioned! .........update! Sold for $150

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tardis... 50 years of Who?

Tardis trash bin
All the power tools in the garage couldn't get this thing bigger on the inside... and my screwdrivers will work on wood.

You won't be crossing dimensional barriers with this Tardis (Trash and Recycling Disposal Implementation System), but you can see the stars reflected in its windows. A salvaged glass insulator, painted on the inside, replaces the old wood pull. Throwing things away has never been so fun!

Sorry fanboys and girls, this box de-materialized when you blinked. You were warned.

original receptacle
glass insulator as lid pull

Plant Stand into Fountain

stenciled plant stand
The original stand had an old olive paint job, (refer to this post). It was lightly sanded, heavily oiled, and received a variety of stencil applications to brighten up its drabness.

Influenced by water instead of earth, the pedestals top has been given a fine coat of wax to help resist further absorption from potting trays.


detail of surface.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Drop Leaf Challenge


A friend of mine came across this and dropped it off for me. Definitely an interesting item to come home to.

Chippy paint, various stains, nooks and crannies galore. This one is going to be a test of patience and perseverance.

Strange, I didn't have a dining table for years, then as soon as one was purchased THREE more magically appear. You just moved to the front of the line, Chip.

Can't Stand the Plant Stand


With a top that's only slightly warped and worn, it's obvious why I found this by the trash bin.

The 70s avocado topcoat withdrew enough to reveal a vibrant gold underneath, and one foot seems a little bit small in comparison to the rest. Sure, there's a crack moving up the side, but none of these characteristics make the pedestal seem any less stable.

A quick sand/oil/paint, and this old boy is on its way towards a fresh new look.

Stay tuned for the update...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

#50 The American Dream

#50 The American Dream

I don't keep track in the garage, so I was surprised when this design came up as the 50th piece of work made in this series.

Proudly display your patriotic spirit with this footed box, perfect for a mantle or low wall display. Go on, put it on a pedestal... Your government demands it!

Side door access.

#49 Flicker Finch

Flicker Finch

The facade may be crooked, but the interior space is not. The larger opening is perfect for wood peckers and finches. Porch wood facade, barn wood and fencing for the box. This big boy sheds paint chips in white and grey. Part of the charm. Hinged roof.