Saturday, February 1, 2014
John and I finished a string of Cake Wrecks posts early last week, which has allowed me to flit from one craft project to the next in a state of constant restlessness which John claims is making him nervous. (Did you know some people find continual pacing disconcerting, while
others find it soothing? Guess which is which in this relationship.)
I can't help it, though; I'm on a crafting high, people, and I am riding this binge through to its inevitable, sawdust-covered end. MWUAH-HA-HAA.
First, I had to replace my old beat-up vanity ottoman/stool:
I've been looking for a replacement for MONTHS, but it wasn't until last week that I finally spotted something that would work over at Ross:
Trouble was, as you can see, it was way too low.
So I unscrewed the legs from the old ottoman, hack-sawed them down to size, hit 'em with a darker coat of spray paint:
Part of my project binge has been framing up some of my never-ending art pile, but I had more ambitious plans for this "Make Like a Banana" print by Kristin Tercek:
The print comes on a regular sheet of paper, so I carefully cut it out, traced a template, and then used my scroll saw to cut the same shape out of 3/4 inch MDF. (I snapped 2 blades doing it - which, if you've ever used a scroll saw before, you know never stops being utterly terrifying.)
The woodworking is done, but I'm still trying to decide what to do with the edges before I glue down the art:
(The wood is actually lighter than the print; it's just in shadow here, so looks darker.)
Oh yeah, and there's some kind of football thing happening this weekend, huh? Well, happy Footballing, if you're into that, and happy weekend to all the rest!
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