The Philosophy section is where you'll find my blog. It's not usually about furniture.
The cast ceramic lion head was bought off Etsy. I drilled out the mouth myself so that a section of copper pipe would fit through.
Brass bin pulls from The Brass Knob on 18th St. Oak bin pulls made by me in the shop
At the top you see I kept some of the original (1912) brass hardware. The finish is shellac.
Inspired by SkyMall, the stand is cantilevered so you can get your legs under it and the height is adjustable.
Pull out the dowel knob and move it up or down.
The mirror is a standard dorm room job from Target, cut to size by yours truly. The slide out surface was made using wood from the top right of the hutch that was removed to fit the concrete post that cuts into the back of the hutch from the right.
To save the hutch we had to strip all the paint off first, the kind of thing that usually means you stain a piece. It's a lot of work to strip all that paint... but kitchen cabinets should be white. Stain will go in the dinning and living rooms.
I am pretty sure the wood is Douglas Fir. It was definitely pine smelling and Douglas Fir would have been consistent with the building in 1912. I used a green dye stain to balance out the seriously orange tint of the wood. Then added more brown. The top coat is polyurethane.
The family name of the new born is painted on the treasure chest toy box.
Here is a smattering of projects I have laying around the house. Like what you see? Check out a more detailed description in the Project Gallery, then click on the "Contact" Tab to commission an item.