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« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2013 11:19:29 AM »

Before we moved into our current house we ripped out the carpet to put in hardwood flooring.  We found a pen, an eraser, safety pins, coins, pieces of old wire and several nails and screws.  We still haven't figured out if they just laid carpet over all that stuff or if it somehow worked its way down under.

And it looks like I will be jumping into the arena here after all.  I've just been offered eight wooden chair carcasses to finish.  I haven't seen them yet, but she says four of them are plain wood and four are painted black.  They need seats, padding and upholstery, as well as a finish.  I may just paint them all black and find some fabric to match.

I'll post a picture once I get them.
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« Reply #71 on: April 26, 2013 07:01:12 AM »

Ooo fun! That's going to be a huge undertaking!
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« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2013 03:25:12 PM »

Yeah, I keep thinking that I'm going to be here till the cows come home with this project.  And when I'm finished with them, I have no idea what to do with them.  They may end up on Craig's list. Cheesy
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« Reply #73 on: April 30, 2013 05:36:24 PM »

So here are the chairs that I have acquired.  Now all I have to do is make them usable.

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« Reply #74 on: May 01, 2013 04:52:40 AM »

Those look like nice, sturdy chairs!  Can't wait to see what you do with them.
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« Reply #75 on: May 01, 2013 06:24:51 AM »

They do look sturdy!

I have one chair that came with my craftsman desk...it is just so uncomfortable to sit in very long...I don't want to touch the original finish, so maybe just a nice comfy pillow for the seat would make it more useable!

I will take a pic of the starting point of my rocker...my goal is to have it finished by May 10!
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« Reply #76 on: May 01, 2013 12:40:24 PM »

i have one project. the elephant in the room if you will. the $20 kitchen table we picked up because we desperately needed a table. along with its 4 wooden school chairs.
the chairs arent so bad ... some sanding and a coat of paint and they would be good to go. but this table. im tired of looking at it. with its honey colored base and ugly cracked off white with painted flower tile top.
ive looked up how to retile it ... but i really dont want to re-tile it.
who tiles a table top? not cute little tiles either big ass ugly looks like they came out of a shower stall tiles.
i definitely need some inspiration and guidance.
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« Reply #77 on: May 01, 2013 12:53:06 PM »

Did you see the wonderful table remake posted last week?  The top was ugly tile...let me go find it...

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422564.0#axzz2S4Yvb93C

I asked about the grout lines, too...I thought this was such a change!

Sometimes paint and a good tablecloth cures a lot! Cheesy
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« Reply #78 on: May 01, 2013 01:54:50 PM »

that looks really cute ... i wonder if i did that with the fabric and paint ... but then poured a resin coat over the fabric to keep it a smooth finish and easy clean up (since it is out dining table) ... i wonder if that would work or look decent enough? the table just looks so odd now its dull and drab (aside from its other obvious aesthetic flaws) compared to the rest of our kitchen and living room areas which are composed of brightly painted and upholstered made-over items (lots of lime green and blues ... with a couple pops of other ultra bright colors).
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« Reply #79 on: May 01, 2013 02:05:47 PM »

I don't think you could make it any worse...go for it! Cheesy

(but let's see if some of these more experienced people have any ideas...I eat that everyone wants to help out! Cheesy)
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