Sunday, October 3, 2010

Finally - Some Things are Ready for Gypsy Lea's

I finally have some pieces ready for the October sale at Gypsy Lea's. I get to load them into the pick-up tomorrow for a trip Sauk Rapids.

Do you remember this cubby? I finally repainted the red because I could not find the brand and color that I had used to paint most of it earlier. The red is pretty nice. I put a coat of laquer on the drawer faces to seal them in their partially rusted state. I need to get two small brass knobs for the pull out writing shelf tomorrow.

This is going to be one of my favorite pieces. It is a six foot diameter wood pulley wheel. I sanded and shellacked it today. It was like shellacking a sponge because the wood really sucked up the shellac. I think that the wheel took as much shellac as the entire green cubby bin. Wooden pulley wheels are featured in the latest Restoration Hardware catalog.
Babe helped me finish the green bins cupboard. I will put it together tomorrow after the shellac hardens. I rebuilt the cross members on the steel wheel cart with two by four pieces that I painted black. The HEAVY oak planks will be nailed into place tomorrow.
This is a mundane bookcase, but I did paint it so it can sell at Gypsy Lea's.

Mr. Flannery


terry5732 said...

You gonna just keep playin with that crusty old stuff or throw this stick for me?

Janice said...

It all looks great!

Margo said...

I am loving that pulley wheel.
Great finds!!!!!


Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Ooh that cupboard is looking awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing it. I am a sucker for cabinets with tons of cubbies or drawers.

Tamarah said...

LOVE ALL of these pieces ESPECIALLY the wooden pulley wheel....Bugger R&H....You have the REAL DEAL....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)