Friday, 11 October 2013

Hoosier Part 1

I thought I better get this post in before our weekend here. 
It's Thanksgiving Day Weekend here in Canada, so you know it's going to be a busy one with my daughter coming home from college for the weekend and the other kids heading over on Sunday. 
Lots of baking and cooking going on as well. 

I'm sitting at the cottage at the moment, drinking coffee and contemplating how much of my "stuff" I can get in my SUV for the drive home. 

Yes I's Friday morning and most people head to the cottage on Fridays, but I've been here for a few days to take care of a project I've been dying to get to work on. 

 This belongs to a client of mine. It's a Hoosier. After tearing it apart I found two places that had a date on it. 1898. Both written in pencil. 
Trust me when I say I had no idea how hard this was going to be when I suggested doing this. 
And yes I was the one suggesting doing this. 
Long story short, I am doing this as a trade for some wonderful Furniture. :)
 Taking out the roll was rather simple. But as you can see it's broken. No problem. But getting all that paint out of there was a bit of work.
 Getting all those handles off was not fun. I couldn't even get a small screw driver in there to removed out came the stripper! What a mess! But the job is done and the hardware is sitting in vinegar at the moment.
 I was very excited to see this label! Sadly it was only an impression. At least I know that whatever company made this was proud enough of their work they did label it out front :)
 See the gooey mess?
 This is my daughters dog. He was in the empty lot next door "at attention" Probably waiting for a squirrel. 
 You can't see it in this picture, but some one plastered this piece. There were at least 6 coats of paint on this as well as one really thick coat of plaster.
 I'm dying to see how this hardware turns out. I'm so tempted to not paint it again, but to leave it totally natural. Will have to check with the owner.
 Just about done stripping it in this picture.
 Now for the sanding!
 Yeah....paint! It is so much brighter now!
 I love painting the insides of these things. One, it's easier to clean, and lets be honest. Anything that makes cleaning easier is better right?
 And a non white stays cleaner (that's my story)
The bottom drawer is tin with a wood front, so that got scrubbed to within an inch of it's life. The sides repaired and the whole thing bent back into shape...then painted black. 

I can't wait to do the reveal. 
Sadly that will have to wait. 
I have to go home. 

I hope to see some wonderful fall colours on the way. 
Enjoy your Friday! 

Miss Mustard Seed


  1. It's looking so fabulous already!

  2. hi there!
    what method do you use for getting the paint off of the hardware? ever tried a crockpot?
    I'd love to see this thing when finished!