August Projects

Before
If there is one positive aspect of hurricane season, it is the process of purging that usually comes along with the many preparations.  Often a sideways glance at an object that has done nothing but gather dust for the last few months means it is headed to the dump or either the TCI Red Cross or The-Salvation-Army-Turks-and-Caicos-Islands.   The metal trolley and the salvaged sloop pieces made the “stay” cut so we took the weekend to finally breathe new life into these rusty and dusty discards.
After
The metal rolling frame had to be cut down as it was about eleven inches too large too accept the pair of black bamboo and cane barstools I acquired at It’s Stuff Consignment Shop.  After the frame was shrunk and the casters sprayed, we built a box that would allow for storage within the island.  Then the pieces of the old sloop were milled so they could be placed side by side and then cut to the proper height.  Two side panels were cladded and four doors were hinges to the cabinetry box.  The white countertop was a temporary solution for a client’s office who had no use for it once the permanent table top was completed.  The high gloss finish makes for a super easy to clean kitchen surface.  

I love our new island, it’s a perfect fit for our rustic beach barn.
Before
The second project, this pair of metal arm chairs pictured above, is on it’s third reincarnation.  Years ago I made plywood seat and back rests and covered them with cream sunbrella fabric.  Then for our wedding I recovered them in vintage fabric and utilised them for our bride and groom sweetheart table.  Now they will go back to Fleur de Lys Villa, where the extra padding and facelift will provide comfortable seats for villa guests to enjoy the courtyard.
After
The harp table was a May project blog post.

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