Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nautical Spool Table

Before...

Prepping involved...tightening the bolts with a wrench. Quickly sanding the wood with my orbital sander to remove any dirt, etc and make sure there are no sharp edges.

Then I quickly glazed the bolts with an oil rubbed bronze spray paint so they wouldn't stand out too much. 


 I started by staining the wood with Minwax brand "Dark Walnut"



I think I've read that you are supposed to condition wood before staining it. However I don't have any wood conditioner so I thought I'd go ahead and try it without.
I think it turned out pretty good!

I purchased a 3/4" wide rope by the foot from Lowe's. (57 cents a foot) and got 25 feet.
It was just barely enough!
I attached the rope using my pneumatic stapler and air compressor. However, your basic heavy duty stapler should work just fine!


 I finished the stain with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax

There's no telling if I use this wax the "right" way, but I hate polyurethane and the glossy look you get or the mess it makes! The finishing wax gives it a protective coat while keeping the rough, rustic feel of a craft like this!

The icing on the cake was adding three caster wheels on the bottom for a complete look!


The holes and dings just add to it's one of a kind character!



I was inspired to create this piece from Ballard Designs spool table found here.


You can own this one of a kind spool table for a fraction of the price! I'm selling my creation for only $65! If you're interested please contact me at jenniferleible@gmail.com
Diameter: 17"
Height: 14"

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Coastal Distressed Shutters

In my new house I have lots of new wall space to fill. One night while pinterest-ing I got inspired by some of my pins. I've had some old shutters sitting around for a while and I decided to put them to good use!

I grabbed them, sanded them down just a little with my orbital sander. Then I lightly brushed on Valspar's "Channel Seal Grey" that I've used for numerous projects in the past.



 After painting the shutters the base coat I then lightly brushed on Behr's "Soft Rhapsody".


Completed and hung...








 I LOVE my new wall decor!

Also..I have three shutters left, and if anyone can convince me to let go of them for their home I would love to create something pretty for your house!


  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Labor Day Beach Weekend

I've been SUPER busy working on my new house! Unpacking, decorating, shopping for new furniture, DIYing, etc!
I promise to post some pics once the place starts looking presentable!

Until then, here's some pics from our Labor Day Getaway! 






Early morning walk on the beach!






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