Back in May I bought this chifferobe from a find on craigslist. After a clean up of all the cat hair, we could have used it, the way it was. However the blacksmith just wasn't pleased with the orange color the varnish had taken on and the poorly done refinish job.
So week before last, he stripped it to bare wood. He then stained it and sealed the wood.
It now matches the other furniture in our bedroom, which is also made of quartersawn oak. We have 3 wardrobes in our bedroom. His next project , is a hand made sewing table with forged legs. I can hardly wait for that! Yes, it will go in our bedroom too. Thank goodness we have a very large room.
My mom celebrated her 89th birthday on Sunday!
Me, mom and my sister!
The look on mom's face was priceless when she saw her two great grandsons walk in. They both serve in the military. One is a Navy seal, the other a Marine. She had not seen them since last Christmas.
Here is mom with my sister and her son on the top row. The two military boys on the bottom! It was a great birthday! (Yes, some of these photos might have been stolen from my sister's facebook page! Thanks Lona)
I hope you all have a happy, healthy 2013!