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Non-little house post today, for that project has been on hold for a while. Today’s feature is an ongoing project to organize, clean, and aesthetically-revolutionize my own chamber.

 

This is what things looked like about a year ago in my room….

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So to some, this may appear to be backward progress, because there is More behind the door than there was last time! But notice… other than the wood crates it’s all new stuff, not anything that was previously in the shed (or my possession). What flows out makes room for new to flow in. I am happy and excited about my new projects.

The walnut table-top has found a new home with a wood-carver. The new furniture stash represents 4 new renovation projects, one of which is the white desk in the pictures. This desk is an antique school-desk. I removed the locking mechanism to clean the rust off of (and out of) it. Not sure yet what method I’ll be using to remove the old paint.

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Task list for the table:

remove old paint

secure the front legs

prime

paint

clean and polish the lock

refit the lock

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Soon I’ll be posting pictures of a lovingly hand-painted school-desk.

Blessed be~

Serenity Woman

You may be wondering why exactly the Walnut Table is in three pieces. I was wondering the same thing!

I looked it over, and it seems the legs are not simply removable, but broken off from the tabletop (that explains the hideous drips of dried glue which came off with polishing). Also, there are pieces missing (I found an ebay listing for a nearly-identical table, which has bracing pieces between the legs –missing from my table. According to the ebay listing, this table was made in the 1930s). I’ve given some thought to using the beautifully carved legs in a new design, a meshing of pieces to create something new…. stay tuned!

😀

Serenity Woman

I have labored intensively! Over weeks! Sometimes I work on painting the glorious coffee table which is progressing nicely, don’t you think? Yes, it’s for sale. You can see I store it currently in the Little House. However, it shall be gloriously clean and stored elsewhere as soon as it’s done.

Well well, we’ve cleared out two broken/rusty/old white garden chairs (I disliked them because when I was about 4, one upended me into the grass), a rotten ladder, several old plastic bags smelling of animal urine, several recycle bins with mouse nests in them (eeeyuuuuchhhh), a deceased mouse, some random metal pieces, a flat dirty basketball, a drawer (from a set of…), a grate from a hibachi grill, a beach chair, anything I’m missing??

More serene already.

As for the mice problem- I looked it up online, apparently mice dislike mint, clove, and holly, and bounce fabric softener sheets. I shall craft sachets.