Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday snapshot... at a snails pace

disjointed, needs to be re- pegged and re glued
before "hammer time"

There is something very cathartic about hammering a chair/bench apart, or any piece of furniture for that matter. I feel like I  might be back in the saddle again.  I was over at Catherine Holman's blog (wonderful artist) and Catherine is off to a good start with her revamping of a chair and table.  Somehow for me it becomes a lifetime achievement.  This was the second day I was beating this bench apart, I did strip it, since it had Sears Weatherbeater on it.  It's almost done, I waited for an eternity for my husband to take me to the lumberyard, since carrying a 2 X4 piece is a little difficult and the bus passengers don't appreciate it either, but it will soon be posted in it's entirety.  I've even thinking of giving it some "flair". 

but it all happens at a snails pace


Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce over at At Home with Books

18 comments:

Dizzy C said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished result.

Hope you are well, Irene.

carol
DizzyC

Catherine Holman said...

It happens at a snails pace for me too Irene. I've had these two pieces of furniture waiting to be refinished for longer than i care to admit.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That is fun. I used to help my mom refinish old furniture. I have done a couple pieces on my own.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That is fun. I used to help my mom refinish old furniture. I have done a couple pieces on my own.

Trish said...

That looks like it will be a lovely bench when it's finished.

Sim said...

I remember stripping a chair once. Very very messy but the feeling of rejuvenating something is very rejuvenating. Looking forward to see the completed project...even if it takes awhile.

Christine Harding said...

Anything like that takes time. Hope to see the finished chair soon. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/GVIbC

Carolyn Wilker said...

A snail's pace. That's a good one. Like projects at our house sometimes.My office is under construction. Told hubby it cannot be forever. Best wishes with your chair.

Donna said...

A snail's pace is just fine! It's not a race! Have fun with your project.

Alyce said...

Looks like it could be a very fun project! I look forward to seeing it finished! And I loved the inclusion of the snail photo. :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

How exciting! What a delight to be able to do this kind of thing....and I'll be looking forward to the photographic progress. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

My mother always said that all good things come slowly.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Great project♫ Love your snail♥

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

I was scrolling down expecting to see another pic of the process and found a snail. Love that!

Parabolic Muse said...

Wow. I had no idea you hammered furniture apart!!
This is interesting.
I haven't been reading blogs for awhile because of family issues, year end audits, swap deadlines, blah blah, so if I make a lot of comments, just chalk it up to...

being lame?

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Love the snail! How very satisfying to complete the project even if it did take a while.

Jenners said...

I think any type of creative project can be cathartic. have fun hammering away!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Oh dear Irene, I love it when you use the word "flair." Now if I took to beating a piece of furniture, there wouldn't be anything to save. And how intuitive of you to know your fellow bus passengers might look askance at a two by four in their midst. But if anyone could pull it off with grace and aplomb, I bet you could. "It take-a panache!"