Thursday, January 3, 2013

What's old is new again

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!


Janna and Mike said...

What a great surprise for your Mom. Nice work on the wardrobe.

Janna and Mike said...

What a great surprise for your Mom. Nice work on the wardrobe.

StitchinByTheLake said...

The wardrobe is beautiful Patti - a real find! And I love your pictures of your mom - sure miss mine. blessings, marlene

Deanna said...

Your mom looks absolutely WONDERFUL! She is a very special lady - just like her daughter.

That chifferobe is perfect for your bedroom. BT did a great job of refinishing it. Now for the sewing table. I can't wait to see that. There is no doubt in my mind that it will be spectacular!

Anonymous said...

That furniture piece is gorgeous! and those b'day photos are priceless. What a wonderful 'gift' to have the "boys" there!! Thank you for sharing such a special event with us.....hugs, Doreen

Lise said...

As you shared on my post Patti, family is awesome. These are wonderful pictures of your mother's birthday, what a sweet surprise for her and I'm sure good times for everyone.

And that chifferobe is absolutely beautiful. What a find!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Love your newly refinished chifferobe! The blacksmith did a fantastic job on it.

Your mother sure doesn't look 89! Happy Birthday wishes to her. And I know it just made her day even more special to see her great-grandsons walk in. What a surprise! They are handsome guys, too. Tell them "thank you" for their service to our country for me, okay?

Have a nice weekend!

Zoey said...

What a special surprise for your mom! The blacksmith did another great job refinishing.

Hope you have a good weekend. I am in the mood to sew a bit. We shall see...

GerryART said...

Fantastic family memories for years to come.

Hubby and I love oak pieces. Gorgeous Grain!