Our lives have been taken over by puppies and renos for the last few months. Not much time for fun projects. I managed to get in the shop this week for a super quick project. Started out as an old vintage singer sewing stool that came with a sewing machine that our friend Laurie gave us a while back. (Thank-you!!) I forgot to take a before shot but I did find a photo of the same stool for the before/after.
Finally getting around to posting these lamps. We are going through some pretty major renos this year including our kitchen with a bar area. (Yes, of course it’s going to have plumbed in beer taps, did you really need to ask?) We’ll also be installing hanging pendant lights over the bar top and I’d been thinking about 3D printing our own. This year we were involved in an art show as well as the Synchronicity Festival and I made the lamps my project.
Thank-you Ian Ridgway for our fab new deck! We LOVE it!! Other than sanding and finishing deck boards, we have been working on loads of new projects. The latest is our awesome beach beer box! Last summer we realized we needed a box to carry our beer to the beach (Yes, yes I know, poor me!) so this year we made one. We also made several for a few friends.
This took a while to complete. We had the body finished a while back but still had to cut the copper parts and face. Finally finished it this weekend with some figured maple. The back plate is 3D printed with wood filament! Love the way this looks. It’s basically like printing MDF. Derek has ordered several spools of unusual materials so we’ll be experimenting a bit in the coming weeks.
Spring always seems to give us a boost of energy for getting projects finished. We posted this drawing a while back. It’s the sketch of the top window frame over the patio door in the shop. We finally cut and finished the one for the shop window. This window looks in over our CNC. We’ve completed a lot of new projects over the past few weeks - my favorite, a beach beer box!
Finally finished the front hall reno! We collected rocks from the beach for the past year to use with the tile on the floor. Didn’t realize how much work it would be to install them. 14 hours on our hands and knees! I also finished the 3 arbutus paintings and the mural wall. Really happy with how it all turned out. I realized while I was painting them, that I haven’t painted anything since January 2008.
We’ve been working on a few projects for the house lately. A shelf for the front hall (below) and a few shelves for the bathroom which I will post soon. I’ve been experimenting a bit with Livos oils for finishing and playing with my new Fein MultiMaster tool. Getting great results! Have I mentioned I love having a CNC? Derek built our CNC a few years ago and now that our shop is built it’s been running a lot!
Finished up a trail sign for “Twister” a bike trail on the coast, not far from the famous Mach Chicken. Working on “Progression” and “Diagon Alley” next! Pictures coming soon!
With only a toilet and cold water sink in an outbuilding (no tub or shower) for seven weeks, I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. Indoor plumbing! What a novelty! Here’s the before shot: After: Close up of the awesome Edison bulbs:
Made some progress on a few projects this weekend!