I moved into a new place a little over a week ago. Here’s a couple images from some of the work I’ve done. Along with painting the living room, you can see the coffee table I built and some newly silkscreened pillows. In the bedroom, I built a new bed frame for my queen size bed which took some planning to get the right sizes and attachments, but not much over a day to actually construct.
So this project was under works for a longer than it should have been…just didn’t have time.
Basically it started a couple summer ago when I had the house’s nasty blue vinyl taken off, and board and a batten put up; I had a couple windows put in and when he put the windows in, I saw there was some really nice old wood from the house frame. I immediately realized I shouldn’t just let the wood go to waste and wanted to make a coffee table. Finally this winter I got around to fixing up and planing the wood. I made the top first. For the supports, I used regular lumber. Once sanded again, I stained and sealed the table. I’m stoked, it’s a gorgeous piece.
I built this plumbing shelf about a year ago. I priced out nice shelves from the usual suspects, and for the most part, a $400 shelf would be made of some awful composite so I set out to make my own plumbing pipe shelf.
This was a project I did in my home…I love owning old homes. I always wanted to know what was underneath the awful vinyl fake wood floor. I initially took a peak inside the closet and was surprised to see beautiful hardwood underneath the flooring. I went ahead and ripped up the rest in the room. It was quite the initial demolition job which took about a day to pull up all the nails and flooring. From there I rented a drum sander and bought a hand sander to do the edges. I went down in grits about 3 times. The longer part in the process was staining and putting go the polyurethane to seal it in and wait for it to dry. I was done the project in a weekend, then took a couple days of staining and sealing. Results were beautiful though.
Always a pleasure to work on, art on the street, features artists from all over Ontario, selling their goods in Downtown Guelph. Working with an illustration for the 2012 selected artist, Gillian Wilson, Cai designed a fun, edgy, retro-esque event branding design. Read more…