Friday, May 25, 2012

Furniture Restoration

Some school teachers take up painting pictures on canvas when they retire. Carolyn tried a bit of that but seems to get more pleasure from painting and refurbishing furniture. She is shown here with an item purchased at a recent Auction here in Seward. When he "knocked it off" to her, the Auctioneer (Brother Don) said something to the effect of, "What are you going to do with all that stuff". It had been a kitchen cabinet, painted white. While Ben helped haul it home, they recognized that it could be turned upside-down and made into an attractive "toy-cabinet" by adding an old "trim-board" to the top and by Ben cutting the curved pieces to match. She then did the repainting and is planning to make it a part of the furniture for the expected grandchild. I believe she inherited this pleasure in painting and restoration ability from our Mother. She was even know to have mixed up left-over paint from several cans to have enough to paint some of the old sheds out at the farm unique colors.

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