Like most people I have a TON of projects waiting in the wings. Or the garage, or the storage area, or my treasure room. I have a terrible habit of taking on more than I have time for. But that’s about to change!
My half way through the year resolution is to finish the projects I have started! Here are just a few. By sharing these projects, it will force me to finish them. I hope!
1-My grandchild’s high chair.
I found this vintage high chair a few months back. It was so adorable but in pretty bad shape. I loved the animal appliqués, but they were pretty worn. So, I stripped, sanded and scrubbed. Most of the appliqués came off and I did find some duplicates on eBay, but I didn’t like the sad looking Mother Goose so I decided to strip it all off and paint it white. Naturally I want it to be safe for my future grand children, so I’m repairing it and will repaint it with food safe paint and varnish. I’ll have to research it and make sure I make the right choices. And I’m sure some sort of seat belt will be added for safety. Technically no rush on getting this finished but I still want to see it competed! 🙂 Here is how it looks now.
2-Vintage Marble top table
I bought this antique table for $20. The base was in pretty good shape but the marble was cracked in half. Still a great price for a cool table. I glued the two pieces of marble together using E6000 glue. It held beautifully. Strong stuff! (you can hardly tell where I glued it together because of the grain of the marble.) I also glued and clamped the base in a few weak areas. Now it’s ready to go. I was thinking of leaving it natural, but I’m loving the look of the chalk paint, so I’m thinking I’ll paint it white and rub on some light wax. I think it will make a perfect game table for the lake!
I started this cork board about a year ago. I lost interest around the holidays and stuffed it under my bed. I actually forgot about it for the longest time. I love the carved frame and plan on using it at the lake too. My husband cut a thin piece of plywood for the backing and tacked it into place on the back of the frame. I even started laying out the pattern before it went under the bed. Really it will only take about an hour to place and glue the corks into place. I’ve made several of these in the past so it’s no big deal. I paint white Elmer’s glue that dries clear (I guess it all does?) on the back and put the corks into place. I usually do a two vertical and two horizontal pattern. Then I add some hanging hardware on the back. I would really like to get this one done soon!
4-Action Figure Lamp
I saw this idea on Pinterest a while back and loved it! My boys have tons of action figures and toys that I’ve saved over the years. I bought a few lamps for a few dollars at Goodwill that will work perfectly. But of course as I went through their toys, I couldn’t bear to use them in a lamp, never to be played with again. So, I picked out a few that were duplicates, or didn’t look very sentimental and then I ordered some on eBay and found a few at consignment stores. I think I have enough for definitely one lamp if not two. So, I need to get cracking! Here is my inspiration photo and my stash of toys. Thankfully I have plenty of gold spray paint left!
Tomorrow is another day! I hope to get started on some of these and others this week! Happy Father’s Day, Dads! xoxoxo