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Topic: I gave my Lady a makeover.  (Read 4046 times)
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« on: July 08, 2013 07:08:01 PM »

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It took a good solid 20 hours of sanding, and 4 coats of stain, and a tiny bit of black acrylic paint, but it was soooooo worth it.  I've gotten so many compliments on how regal and elegant she looks now!


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Soooooo many pieces!

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One coat of stain. Still not dark enough

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The difference between 1 coat and 2:

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Last coat drying

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best way to dry the drive wheel.

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It's all in the details.

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I'm really happy with how she turned out.  If you look REEEEEEALY closely, she's got her flaws.  But for a complete novice at this woodworking/refinishing stuff, it's pretty good!
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013 07:45:45 PM »

You gave your mady way more love than I gave my traveler. It looks great! You did such a good job. I'm almost jealous, but not willing to rip mine apart again for a long time. Good for you.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013 07:59:50 PM »

oh wow.  that looks absolutely lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013 08:36:15 PM »

I've wanted to do it for over a year, for sure.  I bought the stain last summer, and totally used Fibre week as a deadline (If I took it apart, I'd have to have it back together in time to take with me. I started 2 weeks before I had to leave... It worked.)  But it was a lot of work, and my wrists hated me for it. So I totally understand your hesitation, Jexx.  thank you both! 
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013 02:23:26 AM »

absolutely gorgeous
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013 03:50:43 AM »

Beautiful makeover!  I really like the dark details in the nooks and crannies.  (I'm sure there is an official word for them but I'm not knowing it. Roll Eyes )
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013 06:50:32 AM »

Thank You!!
RhymeswOrange, I was calling them divets or indents... I don't know the proper term either!!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013 07:52:40 AM »

She is gorgeous, Bella!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013 11:32:48 AM »

A true labor of love...it turned out lovely and I am sure that each day you use her, you will be happy that you decided she needed a bit of a makeover!

I love the details in the whatevertheyarecalled...they are her accessories!
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013 11:52:12 AM »

Thank you both!!  I love looking at her... admittedly, I might have a problem LOL
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013 12:07:52 PM »

nope--each time I clean up and do routine maintenance on my sewing machine gals, I spend hours admiring them...it is love! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013 01:09:50 PM »

The stain is lovely and love the detail on the wheel!
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2013 09:55:06 PM »

She's gorgeous!
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2013 11:30:29 AM »

I've been waiting to stain mine from day one and I'm just so nervous!! I need you to talk me into taking her apart. Promise me I won't mess her up! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2013 01:34:48 PM »

I didn`t mess mine up!! So, you wont mess up yours!  The only thing I`d caution, is be careful about getting stain into the holes where the treadle bar goes. It`s taken A LOT of oil to keep that from being sticky.... but it`s been a rather humid summer here, which may have made a difference.
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2014 05:48:42 AM »

Whoop!! thanks for all the *rock's* folks!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2014 08:29:29 AM »

she's beautiful
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2014 06:51:26 PM »

She is so beautiful! I love the way you finished her.
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2014 05:22:19 AM »

Thank you! 
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