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I Love Projects!


Gearing up for the talk at TechShop, and I'm going through projects to share. I'd say I'm more of a Re-Purposer than a Maker, but I'm starting to open up to projects beyond paint and tape. These are still my go-to tools, but it's been fun to branch out. This shop is going to give me even more options, so I'm looking forward to jumping in.

In the meantime, here's a recent project with some process shots thrown in:

[caption id="attachment_795" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="$300 Sideboard from the Alameda Flea Market"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_796" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Tinted primer makes quick work of this piece"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_797" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Rubbing gilded paint rather than brushing creates a smoother finish"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_798" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Add bold graphics to vintage pieces is a fun update"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_892" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="I get by with a little help from my friends. And extra wood salvaged from his construction project! Thank you!!!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_893" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="I primed the pieces as Dave built shelves, but decided to paint the top coat in the room to be sure the color I chose for the walls worked on this piece."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_799" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Adding storage on top makes this piece even more versatile and useful"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_800" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Painting shelves to match the wall color gives the piece a built-in feel and keeps this oversized addition from being overwhelming in a small space"][/caption]


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