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March 6th, 2006
01:22 pm
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I now have a new hobby and a new pair of shoes. Leaving the house without spending money is difficult, but maybe having something to actually do at home will help with that.

The shoes are excessively cute. They are from India and have much metallic thread embroidery and toes that curl up at the end. They are also Immensely Impractical and did I mention Cute.

The new hobby appears to be furniture restoration, which saw me making nasty toxic brown slime out of paint stripper and old varnish yesterday afternoon. I then ran out of paint stripper......
The current plan is to carefully strip all of the varnish, fill some of the nastier looking damage, leave some of the more picturesque damage, make a cover for the hole where the drawer should be[1] and then finish with linseed oil[2].

[1] My tool kit is not quite up to drawers. Neither are my joinery skills. This solution will allow the possibility of replacing the drawer at some time in the future.

[2] I do know that leaving linseed oil wadded up on cotton rags in the garage is a Bad Idea.[3]

[3] Not, however from personal experience. Learning from other's mistakes is definitely the way to go where spontaneous combustion is involved. ;)

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Date:March 6th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
How about making a bottom for the missing drawer space and turning it into a cubbyhole?
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Date:March 6th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
Sounds possible. I shall think on it.
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Date:March 8th, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)
Good evening!

You could make it into a mini bookshelf, even! Small bookshelves are always so hard to find.
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Date:March 8th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Hi! Nice to see your smiling butterfly. It would be a -very- mini bookshelf. It's about a foot wide by ~8cm high.
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