What's old is new
This is my place to show off the items I would call vintage, things I have either refinished or kept as is and find interesting. I am still a kid at heart bringing home what some might call junk and am always in search of that buried treasure. I am not a picker and I am not a hoarder, working with my hands on my own time repairing or refinishing the things I find brings me peace of mind and time to myself to contemplate whatever has transpired in my life or time to just zone out and concentrate on the task at hand. Some items for sale or possible trade just ask..click on my profile and send me an email.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
|nice set reasonably priced at $175|
|awesome set solid teak, thick & chunky well worth $345 though they are new|
|not to fond of tile inlay but the tile pattern caught my eye|
|impressive mostly single plank(some 2ft wide) tables of walnut, cherry, oak, 2" thick rough cut finished 2 sides. many more on other side of tent|
|nice set for an office just need a little leather conditioner and a light cleaning of the wood|
|mosaic tile coffee table|
|interesting lounge chairs, overpriced as many had tears in the vinyl|
|my personal favourite of the day is this 50s folding serving cart, was in immaculate condition but the $150 price was a little steep for me|
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This car was one of those situations when your eyes are bigger than your mouth, and I bit off more than I could chew (more like afford). I bought this car when was around 21 I guess and I thought it was the most bad ass ride I'd ever seen. I had some understanding of automotive repair and absolutely zero fear (zero sense), it was love at first sight of that Seafoam Green. I had just worked one year for the car auction which I'm still at and when this baby rolled in I knew I had to have it, I found out which dealer brought it in and when no one bid on it I asked how much? When he said $500 I couldn't get the money out of pocket fast enough. Barely running I taped up all the spark plug wires with electrical tape as they were lighting up like a Christmas tree because they were so old and slapped a dealer plate on and drove her home in all her sans exhaust glory which ended were the Y-pipe meets the firewall, the rear brake line was pinched shut because it was blown (see told you no sense). 88kms (Mississauga-Hamilton) of screaming loud hell on wheels and unbelievably not one cop to be found. For it's age and condition this car flew with it's two speed auto tranny and I loved it. Later I spent $100 and with that I got an awesome score, Front Bumper, Rear Bumper, both exhaust manifolds and front lap belts(it had no belts when I bought). A couple years go buy and realizing I could never restore do to costs and lack of proper facilities I flipped it for exactly $600 which I had into it. Here are some pics of it and some original mag adds I still have.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
|Jacobean Stain-two thumbs down|
|I like the green but open to ideas|
So I began with these half disassembled, recovered, repainted and half stripped chairs. I stripped one down to bare wood and noticed some nasty stains in the wood; I covered them up with a Jacobean stain but hated it so I sanded down to bare wood again. In the process the oils in the Jacobean stain seemed to have pulled out whatever had stained (marked the wood). Hating the Jacobean I went darker with an Ebony stain and love it. Steps taken: 1. Disassemble and remove old finish 2. Wipe all pieces down to remove dust 3. Pretreat with Minwax wood conditioner (for even coverage of stain) 4. Two coats of Minwax stain of choice (8hrs dry time between and after last coat) 5. Three coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly (1-2hr dry time between with light sanding after first coat (I prefer very fine Emory paper) 6. not always necessary but you could very gently and very carefully wipe down with extra fine steel wool, water and pumice powder......removed blue fabric to find green vinyl in good condition, if it cleans up I'll leave but was considering a green fabric.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
DeMott Sculpture - Birds Of Paradise Chalkware - Small Lava Planter - Niels Larsen School Chair - Steamer Trunk
Made off like a bandit on the DeMott Sailboat, Chalkware and Lava pot. Passed on the Niels Larsen school chair and steamer trunk. The chair was just run of the mill and smaller for a child, the steamer trunk had to much paint on it. I've got enough paint removal projects now, I also went back and checked the gravel art again but still couldn't pull the trigger on it. Overall three nice little spoils of war from my thrift store battles this evening.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
|tongue and groove joint + marks(ink?)|