side table

I have been working on a side table for a while.  I was having no luck with the base.  I knew I wanted it to be metal but everything I came across was either too big, bulky or too tall.  Well, my luck change when I found this old sewing machine base.

before coating

before coating

after coating

after coating

I like the rusty look but it was flaking too much so I applied a clear coating that helps control further rust.

20140818_162558The final product after some tweaking to attach the base to the top. I couldn’t be happier with the result.

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gala dress #2

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So, again I had an excuse to make a new dress.  This particular one I love.  I saw this fabric two years ago and fell in love with the texture and color; since I didn’t know what to do with it I decided to buy only 2 yards.  It became a challenge to make this dress.  I had to be very careful, any mistake and I was done. So I crossed my fingers, carefully draped the pattern and cut.  It worked out for the best!

This is how it looks on me. Oh yes! I added pockets :)

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new purpose

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Remember the walls I was plastering?, well I have been painting them and trimming the door frames and wall openings; so I ended up with a few leftover pieces of wood frame from that project.  It occurred to me that I could use those pieces to frame a couple of mirrors, so I did.

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I decided to give them a bit up old finish look to go with the other pieces I will put in the room.

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I took these photos with my phone, I am sorry for the poor quality.  Once the room is put together I will have better ones. Enjoy! :)