Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Journal making and beachy times

These past 3 weeks I've been busy with my biggest journal order to date. I'm finally finished now and have come up with revolutionary new binding methods. I went to the beach on supermoon- night and it was cool. There was smoke in the air because of a fire in the area and it gave the evening sky a beautiful orangey glow as the sun was setting.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Before and After: Chest of Drawers

I bought this chest of drawers a few months ago and finally got around to giving it a makeover. I drew inspiration from the beautiful pieces sold by Vamp Furniture as well as Saks Corner, both in Woodstock, Cape Town. The knobs on the drawers are from Poetry.

It took a lot of hard work that included sanding, painting, glueing and clamping, but I must say, I am very happy with the end result. I also learned a lot and have a good tip: if the drawers run on timber, rub a candle over the pieces on the sides of each drawer as well as on the parts that enable the them to slide. It really works wonders!