Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A little RX...




Remember the lil' bird's eye maple commode I got last week and the big booboo it had on it's top, well I didn't want to strip off the veneer or fill the hole with wood patch, so I just filled the wound with modge podge, a crafter's glue and it sealed the crumbling wood veneer together. Then I covered over that with water base poly...not a perfect piece for the perfectionists out there, but a visual tale of woe to a piece neglected by someone, with an over-flowing flower pot that continually dripped down on this sweet lil' ol'timey piece.

It made a huge scar, but to me it's a blemish of time and how imperfect our world can be and how easy it is to focus our attention on the piece and not the blemish...wouldn't it be nice if we could view our brothers and sisters the same way.

I love and covet this lil' gem...it looked so cute in my house, but it also is adorable in the new shop...you'll just have to wait till Thursday when I post pics of the newly decorated shop...can't wait, can you...

9 comments:

CARole said...

Hi, I found you through "one still frame" blog and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your comment. Your "pop" sounds like a lovely person. I'll be back to read your blog some more, and I hope you will stop by for a visit with me.
Happy day
Carole

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Sharon, what a great job you did fixing this beauty. I wish I had known about that glue for another project I had before. Will try and remember that.

Anita said...

Sharon- I take a week off to go to Florida on vacation and I missed everything- what's up with White? I will jump over and see- you must be moving to the Flower shop....I am preparing for a solo trip to Elkhorn...Judy has plans...her new romance...

Happy moving...
Anita

trash talk said...

That and a little love fixed it right up! I am anxiously awaiting photos of the new shop and poor old Cat Daddy...he's like Pavlov's dog!
Trash

summersundays-jw said...

Someone will probably paint it white anyway. I'm making note of your idea though. Someone told me the secret of useing Dollar Store over cleaner to take old paint off -- changed my life. The only problem is, if you live in town, you sometimes wash white paint down the street. From personal experience I know that it's not good for a car or the environment but if you're in the country you can do it on newspaper & it catches most of the paint when you hose the piece down. My "tip of the day". Jan

summersundays-jw said...

Sorry, that's suppose to be oven cleaner. Jan

Lori R. said...

Sharon - I always thought you just did the "I Dream of Jeannie" blink and made those booboos go away!! and Jans right! someone will snatch that right up and take it home and paint it!!! Missed the old White completely b.c. it was short lived. can't wait to see White #2. Making a trip soon. Miss you down here in FLA. shoulda brought you with me, huh???

sue said...

I sooooo love birds-eye maple, but it's so unforgiving. No one up here can deal with veneer imperfections, so it's taboo in my shop. Sucks, because I saw a full bedroom suite (4 pieces) for under $100 recently, but it needed too much work. SIGH.

goatman said...

I hadn't realized that they called that piece of furniture a "commode". I have two of them, without the mirror or structure backing, which came from a lake resort with cabins in northern Minnesota that my grandmother ran in the 60's.
They must have been quite widespread in distribution. I cannot detect where or who first made them??