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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Watching Glaze Dry....

...is very exciting! I am almost finished with the black lacquer table.

I cut a four inch circle and a three inch circle from 3/32" bass wood. That's what I had, so that's what I used.

I then glued the two pieces together with the grain of the wood at cross angles. That helps prevent warping.

After the glue dried, I painted it black with Ceramcoat and let that dry. It didn't take long for that do dry, so I walked away.

After that, I put the first coat of Krylon Crystal Clear Glaze on the top. The Three Mini Stooges moved in to watch. As far as I know, they are still in the workroom staring at the table top.

It will have to be sanded and re glazed a couple more times to get a smooth finish.

I doubt that Tessie and company will have the patience to watch the whole procedure....They keep touching it to see if it's dry yet. I am going to have to watch them closely after I put the last coat on top. I don't care how tiny the fingerprints are. They don't make for a good finished look!

I worked some more on the zebra rug yesterday.....Here is proof of progress.

I think that it is going to look much better than the brown one did in the living room.

I probably won't get much done on it today. We are about to take April and Seth out to celebrate their birthdays. They were born only a few days apart. That makes it nice for the celebration.

I have to run.

See you tomorrow.

8 comments:

The Old Maid said...

Pretty table Casey!

Claudia said...

Love your table - those 3 are curious, aren't they? They love to see everything that's going on! The rug is coming along very nicely!

xo
Claudia

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

I love the table and I adore the rug, Casey -- funky and stunning at the same time! Inspired by you I just bought a Dremel Trio and I'm really enjoying it :)

Debie Lyons said...

Lovely minis as per Casey. Have a lovely time with April and Seth. We have children with birthdays close together to.

Debie xxxxxxxxxx

My Wee Life said...

The table looks lovely and looking forward to seeing the rug finished - it looks really good.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Wishes to April & Seth. I hope you all had a great time celebrating together.xxx

Katie said...

I just love this Zebra Rug!! :)

And the window treatments! How smart was that!! Gotta love polymer clay! So many things to make with it!!!

dale said...

The rug is looking great! :)