Friday, May 14, 2010

Sweet success...

Sometimes, just once in a while, I make something that I am really pleased with. This happens to be one of those things...

finished table 4

It makes me happy to sit and work here in my cosy corner, where everything is up out of the reach of tiny fingers. I measured the cross bar underneath to my exact leg height so it's also the most comfy desk I've ever owned.

finished table 5

And, if I may say so, without sounding too pleased with myself, the finish is exactly what I wanted. The black marks around where old nails were, dents and slight warping. I love that it has a new life but still retains a used look.

finished table 2

finished table 6

finished table 1

And I think this is my favorite detail... see the indent from a bent over nail and the black holes where the old nails were?

finished table 3

It may not be everyone's cup of tea but to me, together with a few nick knacks and a couple of 50's magazines in frames, it's heaven :)

5 comments:

CurlyPops said...

That is absolutely beautiful Kris. There's nothing better than a lovely glossy finish to bring out all the character of a piece of recycled timber.

ZippyZippy said...

Hi Kris
I love your table and your prints in the frames! I was very lucky to recieve a necklace hand made by yourself, it was a little while ago, I posted it on my blog a few posts ago. Thanks so much, I love it and the colours are perfect.
Thankyou so much
Jacqueline

willywagtail said...

It sure is my cuppa, especially the fact that it looks so sturdy, fits so well and you made it yourself!!! A+ Cherrie

Rachel said...

That is amazing! I'm so impressed- absolutely stunning! Truly great work. :)

Cat said...

You are so talented! You have every right to be so proud of your table, it is fabulous!
I love the detail too, like the wood is talking to you about it previous life.

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