Saturday, July 7, 2007

antiqueaholic

I just bought a chair. Two chairs. why? WHY??

College students don't have money to spend on stripper and paint brushes and chemical resistant gloves, masks, sand paper, finishing wash...

But it was so cute. Little rush bottom chair. Abused. Negelected. $3. In need of a good sanding, a new rush bottom, some stain and finish. It has amazing potential. I know nothing about rush work. Zero. Or refinishing... sort of. I got a Hoosier cabinet a few summers ago that I've been stripping red bunnies off of with citrus stripper. It needs a new bottom, and new hinges for all the doors.

The other chair is a little less sorry. It just needs new uphulstry. I have a lot of homework to do now.

sigh…

if my friends ever want to know why I don't have an iPod, or a music or dvd collection, this is why.

3 comments:

Pamela said...

http://www.franksupply.com/rushandsupplies.html

Pamela said...

http://users.zoominternet.net/~basketc/cp.html

Pamela said...

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/woodworking/1273016.html

http://www.wickerwoman.com/seatweaving.html

http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~vista/html_pubs/weave/weave.html

http://www.assingtonmill.com/course.php?id=18

Some links for you :-)