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Create Display-In Time for the New School Year

I’ve always like the boards that parents and grandparents use to display and proudly show off the artwork of their little ones. This is a bit of an experiment one and here are a few things I learned: First, don’t leave the ‘good paint’ at the Oxford Cottage 3 hours away or you will have… Continue reading Create Display-In Time for the New School Year

Craft Room · Home Improvements · Pazzles · Photography · Scrapbooking

Goal Setting and Updates

The last portion of 2017 and the entire 2018 year has been crazy. We bought a 2nd home in Burwell at the end of 2017 (day after Christmas) and remodeled it the first 1/2 of the year in 2018.  It is now The Oxford Cottage Craft Retreat House, AirBNB and vacation home…more on that later.… Continue reading Goal Setting and Updates

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Dresser Drawer to Memorabilia Shelf

I rescued some old wooden drawers from the curb that were bound for the trash. I had been trying to find a way to display some of the pieces we had picked up through our travels. I knew I wanted to do some shelving, but I realized that these dresser drawers would be the perfect way to group my stuff together and give me the look I wanted.

Craft Room · Home Improvements

Piano Desk Complete

I have finished my desk.  Things went slower than planned, but eating, sleeping, family and working are things I couldn’t ignore.

Here it is:
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I left the harp and strings in the piano to keep the character and charm of the piece. I am so excited.  I have actually been working at it for a few days and it is FANTASTIC.   The height of the keyboard is perfect and it is so nice having the monitor at the correct height again.  It really opened up the floor space and gave me even more room in my studio.

As I am looking at the photos, I realized I forgot to paint the board that I attached to the bottom after I removed the wheels.  It is set just slightly back, so when I painted, I missed it, but I will get them done.

Here are a few photos of removing the base and some of the big pieces.  Cleaning up the harp with the strings, etc took about 6-8 hours, because I had to use Liquid Gold on a Q-Tip to get between the strings.

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I would love to hear what you think of my rescued piano desk.  If you go look at this post, you can see the clean up and the story of the mouse.