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Old 10-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #16
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This is the candle one...It was in my Dads study for as long as
I can remember. It was all dark pewter, including the shade.
I was worried I was going to ruin it, but jumped in anyhow.

First I sprayed the entire thing with the hammered antique bronze
paint. Then again I ragged on some gold paint applying it more liberly
on the candle.
The antique wood frame on the left, I also painted...same method,
only it was several tries until I got it perfect. This frame -- I ended by
spraying the hammered bronze spray paint on a rag and rubbing it over
the gold leaf paint.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:07 PM   #17
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Thanks for the additional pics and ideas TK. Appreciate the details. Most of my painted stuff went with the water but I am looking forward to doing some new stuff. I have been restraining myself from going to the flea markets etc to get stuff until the major stuff is done.

Can't wait until I get to go find some stuff. We have done the worlds longest yard sale trip twice now and I am planning on going next year. Luckily our major antiques look like they will be salvageable but some will need refinishing. They just don't make stuff like they used to.

Lately I get uber excited just painting something other than drywall primer Pretty sad when you get excited to paint a ceiling just because its "different: .

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:02 AM   #18
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Thanks Robyn, I would love to be able to go to a huge yard sale
like the one you described. One mans junk is another's piece
of art.
Funny story, I went to our friend Ron's yard sale, he had a
old brass tarnished and pitted Bulova table clock...
He said he paid two dollars for it at a yard
sale, so I gave him two dollars for it...He then said, "you better
not do anything good with this clock!"

I took it home, put batteries in it, and was pleasantly surprised that
it had a beautiful Westminster chime. I'll dig up photos later of what
we did to it. I love clocks and am always scouring the yard sales and
thrift shops so that we can re-use the old faces.

I hope you can get your antiques restored. How bad is the damage?
I am partial to antique side tables, and have two small ones in our LR.

The head knot restored a few pieces of our antiques.
We have a cherry antique chess table, that I destroyed (water damage) with a plant on top.
He surprised me with the restoration, as I thought it was beyond repair
and he was just going to replace the entire top. But, it was his Grandfathers
table, and he wanted to bring it back to it's original glory.

I hope you can get back to decorating, painting and turning some good
junk into treasures.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #19
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We need some before pics too!
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #20
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Pic's you say...be careful what you ask for Benny!
I have tons of pics.

Here is the old pitted two dollar brass clock...
After we got this clock, about a week or so later,
we went to another yard sale and bought another clock face
for three dollars. (that one was in excellent condition)

The head knot said, "I thought you wanted to make the
Bulova clock for your desktop?" I said that -- I always wanted to design a
lyre clock for the piano.(and I love, love lyers) So, we can make them at the same time.

We never make anything -- unless we know exactly where it is going when
it's finished, unless its a gift of course.

Here's the old pitted brass clock...I'll be back with the pic's of the two completed clocks, after I do an archive search.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:53 AM   #21
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Here are both clocks... The Bulova was made with QS white oak
left over from our kitchen build. We trimmed it in Walnut, left over
from out kitchen table top. The lyre clock was also left over
QS white oak, I had originaly intended to make the lyre clock from
walnut, but we were out of walnut, so I said what the heck, let it be
QS oak. It will be lively looking for sure.
The little feet are seperate, so that in case I changed my mind
about it's location -- it can also be hung on a wall.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:07 PM   #22
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Here is the home I chose for the lyre clock, or should I say I made it for this
location. The clock face also tilts around...the winding key on top was an
afterthought, I have a lot them. afterthoughts I mean.

I have to find where the Bulova desk pics are?

I'll be back.
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This is the location that we made the Bulova for...

The one pic is the day we placed it in it's location.

The other pic was taken because a friend from a wookworking
forum made me this little workbench jewerly box... Inside the little drawer
is where I store my earings. The Pen in front of the clock
is another gift from a woodworking forum friend...Woodworkers
are good people.
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I was looking for more clock pic's of clocks we made when
I came across these pics of my little table
project...
This is a project that I did out of boredom one weekend.
I have this little table that I got from my dad.
I love this table cause it fits next to my chair in the Den.

Holds my drinks, books, reading glasses, remotes etc...Well, I did severe
water damage to it with a plant (this is not the antique table that I referenced
above, that the head knot restored)
So, he first sanded the top, then covered the top with leather.
I had it like that for several years. Also, I painted it gold.

Then one weekend, I gathered up some shiny pennies and a few dimes
and glued them to the top with elmers glue. In the middle I glued
a Queen Elizabeth coin. After it dried, I gave it several thin coats of poly.

The chair we re-upholstered in leather a year ago.
that we scored from Mercedes Benze.
This chair was originaly a rescue
from my sisters garage, she was about to put it on the curb.
We had enough leather to make a matching foot stool.

This is the table and how it fits next to the chair.

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I just found this in photobucket...This is it halfway glued.
You can see the leather covered top underneath.
The leather was a leftover from our old leather sofa
that we stripped. I sprayed that gold too.
I'm dangerous with a spray can.
After all the pennies were glued, I pulled some out and inserted
dimes to kick it up a notch.

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Neat table just the right size for the chair too.

I saw someone do a penny floor once though it looked cool. We actually don't have what we call 1 cent pieces in Australia, got rid of them and the 2 cent pieces about 10 years ago. 5 cents is the smallest we have and the 5 cent piece is smaller than the 10 cent piece...drives me nuts that a dime is smaller than a nickel lol.

I have never mastered spray paint but I have not used any American spray paint....maybe its different lol. Did it harden the leather or was that a different kind of paint?
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So I guess that table was really due for a change, eh?

Man, you're one crafty devil... nice work.
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Thank you Robyn and WKerney,
Robyn, I had no idea you were from Australia.

The sprayed leather on the table top worked
out well. It hardened and looked good.

I have a lot of cream leather left
over from my chair, as we bought two skins,
...haven't dreamed up what to do with it yet,
but, eventually something will come to mind.

Wkearney,... Crafty Devil, I like that!

It was my hope that others would post their stuff
on this thread, painted or otherwise..but,if no one has
any objections I can keep going.
I have more clocks...
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Ok, After our breakfast room was completed, we had a little piece
of wall left next to the spice cabinet. So, I drew up a little shaker
clock. I cut out all my clocks out of oaktag, which we use for a pattern,
also, I tape the oaktag pattern to the wall to see if the size is right.
If it looks good we head down to the shop, if not I change it

WE made a cutting error on one side of the clock and then had to follow suite on the other side and cut that narrow too...
It was a lucky mistake,
as the new slimmer clock looked adorable. We used QS white oak.
First, I'm going to show a shot of the breakfast room. We made everything in this room, except for the 4 ladder back chairs.
We did made the table top and two small lyre storage chairs (chairs are not visable in this photo)
Here is the breakfast room...There is a TV in the triple door cabinet.
Remember I said I never build anything until I know exactly what is going in it? I know, I'm a nut.
Here is the clock that was an oops...
The next clock after this -- that I'll show you is just adorable, as I
got a real brainstorm with that one -- which involved our son.
I have to go to work now, so it wil be later...

The pic under the clock is the head knot at 8 years old (in the foreground) A professional photographer picked them up as they were
hitchhiking to the lake and took this shot. The following year they
showed up on a calender in the month of August, much to his parents surprise, as they never knew this was taken.

ok, back to the oops clock...
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Here is the other shaker clock we made for the kitchen. I specifically
made the 'mouse hole' so that our son could whittle me a mouse.

The mouses heads moves around and he's holding a piece of cheese.
It is so cute...the next thing he made me (by request) was Snoopy
in a bi-wing Fokker...it was meant to be a whirly-jig, but It's so
awesome that we hung it inside the den window.

here's the mouse shaker clock...and a close up of the mouse...
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