Decor & Design, Furniture, Uncategorized, Wood

TO MILK PAINT OR NOT TO….THAT’S THE QUESTION

I started out milk painting and waxing furniture after finding Miss Mustard Seed online a few years ago and actually have followed her ever since.  Looking at her old blog, she apparently started blogging in 2009.  I never knew that.  I started reading her blog on a search for painted furniture around  2014.  I had this… Read More TO MILK PAINT OR NOT TO….THAT’S THE QUESTION

Decor, Decor & Design, Furniture, Home, HOME N GARDEN, Wood

IRISH PICKING PART 2…WOOD TABLE TOP 2 DRAWER CABINETS

A few day ago I posted following a trip to our favorite Picker or antique dealer here in Wexford Ireland.  Pat Reville. John sanded down two pieces from this stash The gorgeous dark purple-black mahogany sanded out to show a deep rich color of the old world Brazillian and Columbian mahoganies. By the time he completed the sanded off of… Read More IRISH PICKING PART 2…WOOD TABLE TOP 2 DRAWER CABINETS

Decor & Design, Dining, kitchen, farmhouse, Furniture, Tables, Treadle Sewing Machine furiture, Tutorials and Information, Wood

JOINERY TUTORIAL Why it cost so much to ship our furniture

John is a professional joiner/carpenter.  He uses learned skills from a professional trade school in England as a young man…so when he makes furniture he does not use nails…he mainly uses joinery–the joining together of a piece of wood within another piece of the wood- a joint.  Screws are also used in his furniture making, but… Read More JOINERY TUTORIAL Why it cost so much to ship our furniture

An American in Wexford, Antiques, Decor, Decor & Design

RAMBLING IN THE WORKSHOP….FOUND A PROJECT

MY NEW PROJECT I was rummaging around in John’s workshop.. you have to see this place to believe it…John saves everything..bits of wood, old mahogany, old metal pulls, anything actually he thinks he might need someday…To say he’s a packrat might be a bit of an understatement. But good for me, I found these old… Read More RAMBLING IN THE WORKSHOP….FOUND A PROJECT

An American in Wexford, Antiques, Decor & Design, Furniture, Ireland, Tutorials and Information

The Art of Furniture Restoration

As you know we are in Ireland. John is redesigning bits of antique furniture for use in a more modern and smaller home than the large mini-mansions that once housed these huge pieces. I showed you the old Rocco elaborate dresser piece the other day. He removed two pieces from a similar dresser. John is… Read More The Art of Furniture Restoration