Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kirby Is Here!

Hi!  I am Kirby and I blog at Kirb Appeal and Karen has been na├»ve kind enough to invite me to guest post while she is whooping it up somewhere.  I am not strictly DIY or crafty or whatever...I'm an acquired taste, so it's nice to guest post at a blog where someone actually knows what they're doing. So thanks, Karen!

My lovely assistant, DL (who also happens to be my husband) is a chemical engineer by trade, but he is also very handy to have around the house. Which is why he has enlisted to help me out by building things to put in the shop. (I have two booth spaces where I sell my stuff.)



This is his latest creation--a very utilitarian table that can be used for a dozen different things--a potting bench, a sofa table, a narrow table for a hallway, or to hold your flatscreen. The shelf on the bottom is perfect for baskets or bins, and the color is my own special mix of a pale green paint (wiped off wet) and a hand-rubbed gel stain. The effect is exactly what I wanted; very weathered, as if it's been outside for a couple of years, and is just a little bit mossy.



The best part? Is that it cost nothing to make! Why? Because DL is the Materials B!t@h.





This great table started out as pallets that DL stole recycled from work. All materials in this bench (with the exception of screws) are leftover from another project. The paint is from the master bedroom, the gel stain from touching up a water-damaged spot in another house, and the tools were...well, we have every tool except a nail gun and DL thinks it would be foolhardy to put me in the same house with one.

He may have a point.

Anyway--we're really pleased with how this upcycled project came together, and we're confident it'll sell quickly.

Thanks again to Karen for letting me crash her pad! 

Thanks Kirby for standing in strong for me! You guys hop over to Kirb Appeal - you never know what is going to happen there! ...and word has it there's a little interview over there this weekend with someone you might know - ME ME ME ME!

Make something wonderful today!

Karen

7 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Nice project Kirby/DL. I'll be talking more to you about this wet-wipe process. Looking forward to the interview with Karen as well!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I love a man who knows a good pallet when he sees one. You make a great team!

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

This table design is top notch. You gotta appreciate the good use of pallets! I brought a couple of pallets home from work two years ago, where they sat propped against my fence until a gargantuan limb from my neighbor's tree fell and smashed them to bits. I tried?

Bliss said...

I want to see Kirby do one of her dance videos with a nail gun in hand.
Bliss

Suzan Sweatman said...

I LOVE it Kirby!!!
I'm afraid of all guns - including nail guns LMHO.........
XOX

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I'm with Bliss, let's see the dancin' machine with the nail gun.
Good job, Kirby and DL.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I third the motion...Kirby dancing with a nail gun!

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