Keith was able to frame another window in our Looney Bin, the sole one in my office, using all recycled wood of course. Naturally, as is our style, none of the wood came from the same source, and therefore did not match. We're not even sure it all came from trees.
But, with sanding, and a couple coats of polyurethane, the differences between wood types become inconsequential, at least to me. I especially love my six inch deep window sill, which gives me more room for my glass bits and bobs. I don't wear much bling (should quinquagenarians say bling?) but I do like it in my windows. I prefer to go towards the light despite Dylan Thomas's advice.
We live in the country with no neighbors for over a 1/2 mile, so curtains are not needed or desired. Although I may play around with a narrow scarf to cover those ugly-but-functional screw hooks.
Total cost for windows...$0. All materials had been on hand for years
My other project this week was an old green dresser we think, maybe, came from my mother-in-law. Our adult kids all remember us having the thing for decades but origin cannot be confirmed. It had some pea green peeling paint and one drawer that someone, sometime tried to refinish, plus scotch tape remnants plastered about. For years it was hidden in a closet on the old farm. I think I kept wrapping paper and ribbon in it. It was time for a face lift.
I sanded it, but even though it was a well made piece, lots of dovetailing and other signs of craftsmanship, I did not want to strip the whole thing. Laziness, that's all. So I painted it with the leftover grey paint from my recent studio wall remodel.
|Inside of dresser|
Then, I covered the top two drawers with some old scrapbook paper and a coat of Mod Podge (I don't scrapbook, go figure) and the other drawers with torn packing paper and more Mod Podge.
Mod Podge. What a weird name. Say it over and over and it gets weirder. or maybe that's just me. Makes me think of The Mod Squad. Wasn't that Peggy Lipton so damn...you know...Mod? I wonder if she ever used Mod Podge? I'll bet not. She probably had people to do her Mod Podging for her. But I regress.
Anyway, here's the dresser with updates. Special thanks to my sister Mary who gave me all the hardware when she remodeled her kitchen.
And the whole obligatory before and after pictures. Total cost was $3 worth of Mod Podge. The packing paper was free, came with a tractor seat we bought awhile back.
Next week, if the weather holds, I'll be back in MY studio. Playing with rugs and reclaimed furniture.