The desk is done!
Trimming edging with a hand saw
Fitting 1 of the 2 support pieces
Adding center piece and leg to right desktop
Gluing the edging and clamping.
Clamping the glued edges
Meanwhile, The cabinet is painted and daybed is taking shape.
Everything's clamped to the rolling white table.
Adding edging to the desktop
Success! So far, anyway...
The first 3 pocket holes in the underside of my new desktop.
Making sample pocket holes.
Love my new cutting/work/framing table that rolls around or folds down and out of the way.
Finished the ebony dye and varnish of the under-desk cabinets and left desktop varnishing. Still need to finish and add edging, the right desktop, and a connecting piece in the middle.
Terry finished building the cabinet last night; I'll be adding edge trim to the top edge and baseboard, painting it, and then we need to order shaker style doors. He did such a good job! First time out building any furniture, too.
Desk edging curing
Almost done varnishing 1 of 3 cabinets; maybe one more round on the other side.
Cabinet legs curing elsewhere.
Back side of one half of the desk top, 3rd layer of varnish curing. At this rate, I should have an office again...oh, in about a month!
Painting the insides of the cabinets prior to final assembly.
The strongest cabinet ever built, in progress!
Love My New Flat Files and Old Light Fixture
Hung a couple of my favorite little paintings (Catfish and Catbird salt and pepper shakers), planted a bag of stuffed animals (more subjects for paintings, for when I'm in the mood for still lifes -- in case that ever happens again!), and now I've got a nice large spot on top of my flat files for an even larger self-healing mat.
I scrounged this light fixture from the garage, but originally it had been my dad's -- one of a set of two that I painted red and hung from a switched cord. I think the other one is moving to this room soon, too. It's taking forever, but this room is starting to shape up. Yay!
The last thing will be building custom bookshelves over there on the left, but we're still a long way from that!
The Wood Finishing Bible
Picked this up last night; it's a really interesting read, if you're into this sort of thing. I'm about 5 chapters in, and am finding it really very interesting.
But then, I also enjoy sanding wood. I think I'm the only one who does. ;)
Added cross piece to hold shades...finally!
Added cross piece of trim.
Finished the door casing.
This was the piece of casing I was looking for -- the last one!
Received and assembled another storage cabinet.
Finished the baseboard and acess panel casings.
New flat files, and the first window painted and shade installed.
Finished sanding and painting the first window, and installed the shade.
After priming and painting two coats. I noticed the wood underneath was wobbly, so I spent 3 hrs. saning it down to something much smoother/flatter.
Perfectly coped baseboard (left)
Almost done casing the door -- ran out of casing. :(
Nice and square from bottom to top; trying out the casing placement.
wedging out the door stop/jamb to make it square.
Showing where the floor was accidentally cut around the temporary door stop and the sloped door jamb (with trial piece of old casing to test fit).
What a gap with that sloping jamb!
Where the flooring was cut too much.
other side of flooring that was cut too much, and the non-square door jamb.
Painting the access panel and trim.
First access panel pre-painting.
Access panel #1 prototype in masonite.
Love the abstract composition randomly created with these little painting accoutrements!
A whole lotta floor!
Flooring finally installed, after spending 3 years rolled up in our dining room!
Love this checkerboard pattern flooring!
The new flooring.
Making progress on my office space
The 3 tables that will support my desktop, if all goes well.
Completed table #2
First 2 tables complete
Completed the first table -- no problems!
Next, the drawers
First 4 parts done
All the pieces for one small table
Just need to ad access panels, baseboards and finish up the window trim.
First half of attic flooring got installed today!
Schmancier model of the window seat idea
Our window seat as imagined
Our Soon-to-be-New(-ish) Attic Room
A project started 7 years ago that I hope will be completed this year. Next week, the black and white checkerboard flooring will start to go in, after a bit more delay.
I'm drawing out plans for building bookshelves later this year, and a daybed/window seat before that. Here's about half of the bookshelves, imagined. Maybe not quite to scale, but close. :D
Even the stove is clean.
My favorite chair
Love this color!
The perfect teapot
"The Devil's Wishbone" (L) and "California Burning" (R) - need a new home
"Grandma Was a Stromatolite" (L) and "Behind the Wall" (R) - need a new home
"Running Pops" - needs a new home
"Fractal Masks," print (L) and "Woman Chained" (R)
"Hortical Mambo" (L) and mobile in plexiglas from art school days
"Soaring" (L) and "Energy Renewal" (R)
At the start of yesterday, the boxes with my paintings from the show
These older paintings from my "Prismism" series will get packed into storage
And yet another...
Another of my favorite older works
Not a good shot, and not super great together, but he's happy
He won't let me paint over these
My husband loves an eclectic collection of my older work
Not the best wall color for these, but otherwise a good location
Tornado paintings moved to the bedroom, along with another artist's rabbit painting
Before -- the tornado paintings in the dining room
Latest paintings now in the dining room
Just after painting...
Room for frame stock, framed and matted prints, art cards, art show stuff, and more
Packing materials, framing materials, encaustic paintings, and supplies
nDisplay panels, card rack, with black canvases and paintings on rolling carts, and a place to do my matting and framing, and packaging sold works there in the center. :)