I just need 1 thing to inspire me. Couple that with giving me the challenge of making it either the cheapest (money wise) possible or entirely with reclaimed wood and I’m off.
Sometimes I need to regroup and I need to go back in my bubble so I challenge myself with something new. It renews my self confidence. This time the challenge was was building something that would have nothing “new” on it-all salvaged. It also gets the creative juices flowing.
It started with a trip to an antique shop and a pair of windows that I got for a good price (actually the owner threw in a third one that is still in my shed awaiting a new life) and those windows sat around for a long time.
Next came salvaged wainscotting from a lumber yard that specializes in old wood that I got for a real good price also (I was picking up wood for another project and stumbled on these planks).
Next was odds and ends from my workshop and a rough sketch of what I was planning to do. I adjusted along the way and worked with what I had on hand.
Because the wainscott had already interesting paint colour on it I was careful not to remove to much of it when sanding and I decided that partially stencilling it would add to the old world look I wanted to acheive.
Another interesting aspect of this project was the existing etched glass in the windows that I balanced out by using clear glass for the top section and the etched glass for the bottom sections.
The body, base, top, and shelves are all salvaged wood which I painted a different hues of white that I had on hand. The goal for this project was to make it look as old as possible which I think I succeeded quite well.
Did I cheat?
|Using textured wallpaper gives the piece a soft romantic touch to it.|
The hinges are new and I used textured wallpaper that I painted over for the backing-sorry.
I’ll do better next time 🙂