Nov. 13/16 – A couple of weekend projects. A large circuit board, gears, and sterling silver spider pendant. Old & New – Organic & Mechanic! And a large sterling silver, 11mm genuine pearl and gears ring.

•November 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Something a little different. A wine themed upcycle!

•October 1, 2016 • Leave a Comment

I’m not usually in the habit of picking things up off the side of the road, but I couldn’t resist these two pieces. Found them separately, a few weeks apart.

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First the wine rack. In good condition but the metal finish was ugly.

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Sprayed it with black engine enamel (because it’s what I had on hand). Really happy with the result!

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I assume the table used to have a glass insert. Someone replaced it with plywood and screwed the plywood to the underside of the hardwood table! I needed to figure out what to put over the plywood.

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Wine labels will cover it nicely!

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Applying the wine labels then the clear coat. It took about 10 layers of clear lacquer. I plan on adding an 18X18 piece of glass in the insert over the labels as well.

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All done!! Refinished Wine Rack and Wine Label Table.

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Aug. 31, 2016 – Driftwood and Watch Parts Puffin. Did a little beachcombing along Dallas Road in Victoria, BC and found a piece of driftwood that looked like a bird’s body. Couple of days later…a puffin!

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Aug. 31/16 – Trying something new. A circuit board heart pendant! :)

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April 28/16 – ‘Gearing Up’ Thrift Store Dr. Martens

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I’ve been wanting to do this for years and finally got the chance. I found a pair of Dr. Martens at Value Village for $14.99. Drew some circles on them. Free-handed various sizes and types of gears onto them with acrylic paint and voila! One more coat of acrylic sealer and they’ll be perfect.

 

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Apr. 27/16 – Finally put Mickey in a shadow box!

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April 26/16 – Busy day today! My Steampunkiest Watch Parts Guitar to date. Pretty happy with it.

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