Wednesday, March 3, 2021

End Table RE-do

     This table was just a fun little re-do.  It was in great shape with just a few little bruises that give it a little character.  I painted it a fun color, Dixie Belle Mermaid's Tale.  Prima Blossom Flight is the name of the transfer.  I love just love the slightly Asian vibe this transfer gives.  As always it is topped with Polycrylic to protect the paint and design.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

50's TV Cabinet To Pretty Cool Bar

     If you have read my blog or followed my FB page, you know our lighting is really bad.  So, I wanted to make clear that the rectangles down on the bottom of the piece are really not yellow, it is a reflection from my flash, lol.  

    This TV set, made by the CBS-Columbia company was produced sometime between 1950-1959.  As you can see from the label on the back it could be used to receive color TV programs.  CBS was the first to be permitted to transmit color.  In long run, the quality was not good and the company eventually shut down production.  The original manual was still inside the cabinet.  The TV was no longer usable of course and I removed the insides.  It was really dusty!  There was also a turn table hanging out of the back of the cabinet.  I couldn't figure out at first how it fit in, but eventually found an L bracket that held the drawer where the turn table should have been.  Now that opens for more storage.  

    I kept the original knobs and station numbers.  I added a back to the bar storage area and the original glass front that protected the TV screen is now a shelf.  The lights will be added to the inside of the top of the bar.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Waterfall vanity

     This 1940's Waterfall vanity was great structurally but had a few cosmetic flaws.  Sadly I realized the bench really had too many problems, so after a couple of tries with other chairs, I settled on this Ethan Allen maple chair to go with it.  I really like the round mirror on the vanity....I kept the original pulls after applying some gold gilding wax to them.  There are little disks that seem to be bakelite in the handles,  although one disk is missing.  I chose Dixie Belle Evergreen, which is a really vibrant green that I thought would make a beautiful backdrop to the Wondrous Floral Prima transfer.  I used gilding wax for the gold accents on the mirror and the stripes on the sides of the vanity.  I did have some problems when the transfer that was supposed to go on the edge of the vanity twisted over on itself when I tried to apply it.  I had to order another transfer and some extra paint, which caused a delay  It was also a bit of a struggle to work on over the holidays, but now that everything is calmed down I am back to work.  The dimensions on the vanity are:  18 inches back to front, 61 from the floor to the top of the mirror, and 45 1/2 across the front.  The price on the set is $265.