Herringbone Ceiling Project...here
Finished living room after the ceiling and silver travertine..
Inlaid wood project
Thought I would fool around with some inlaid sone in a piece of walnut before I tried it on something really nice. I used ground up stones and glass and used an epoxy resin. Then a lot of sanding.
One mistake I made was I routed too deep (or my hub did!) so the resin took awhile to dry.
I think I'll use this as a floating shelf in my new bathroom remodel. I'll put some plants on it.
I also did one on a piece of walnut for my air plants
The back pond. Used African Teak for the boardwalk look.
If only it will stay like this. sigh. water and sun take it's toll. Even after 2 coats of sealant.
completely rehabbed the waterfall and the vertical wood slat wall behind the falls.
a year later and more orchids!
I just placed the stag horn fern at the top. The others are all orchids, except the reed thing on the left. When they all bloom (and they do bloom once a year) it will look amazing! I have air plants in the driftwood hanger at 3:00.
The bridge still needs to be rehabbed. Either new paint or new wood.
My koi are about 10 years old!
Close-up of the boxes. The blue is a wood dye and the other is chalk paint.
And a close-up of the wood slat vertical wall. More plants/orchids will be added to turn it into a living wall!
Custom built wall art using misc types of wood: HERE
Custom built oak top in herringbone pattern for a card catalog
How to replace an old laminate top with real wood..HERE
I used cherry "shorts" (great deal!) for this custom top on the mid century desk.
Also replacing this laminate top with a White Oak desk top.
This one was stained in a weathered gray and then cerused.
Here are the white oak planks attached to the desk.
Trying out many satins.
I went with a weathered gray stain and liming wax ceruse.
What to do with old frames and cabinet doors????....
Make a cute message board or jewelry organizer,,,
cabinet doors get painted with chalkboard paint,,,Or, insert a piece of cork in an old frame, cover with fabric and
have decor themed cork board
Make a vertical hanging succulent garden...
These do take a month or two for the roots to take hold before you can hang them.
Over a year later, more plants and a new paint job......
Reclaimed wood beachy signs using milk paint
My "Drip Pots"
You can make these from terra cotta pots and regular paint....
Hand painted butterfly table
Orchid wall using African Iroku wood
and an updated photo, 5 years later!
Custom Staining Technique on Dresser Tops
Just a few different smaller things i'm trying.
I picked up some of these vintage orchard crates. I'm really into the reclaimed wood now.
I cleaned up one of them, applied a dry brush milk paint and a cherry blossom stencil.
Now what?? Thought about putting in a lower shelf or little cubbies for scarves and such.
And maybe some little hooks for jewelry. I dunno. Any suggestions???
kinda cool termite damage on the end.
kills it. I dunno. Kinda hard to read the words. Will have to go over in a different color.
match to this dresser! And that sliver frame I'm making into a mirror would fit perfectly with this!
This a hutch I got and plan to turn into a little wine bar/hutch combo-thing
The middle section that hubby is working with will be a wine rack. So the middle door will be gone and one of those X wine holder things will go in there. The upper part of the hutch will have those wood wine glass holders. Put those glass doors back on or leave them off??
Look at my other hutch I did in black. Very similar to this one. Don't know if you can see in this pic, but that is a mirror for the back, which I'm keeping.
So...I started the paint...got the wine rack thingy done Decided to put fabric on the back panel because the thing was so warped and ugly. Didn't think paint would even help.
|Here it is with the top part. I will be painting the outside with ASCP in Coco.|
|So the top is done and waxed. I'm happy with the way the color turned out.|
And the finished project