Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Keeping Busy while Keeping my Social Distance

I realize that it has been a while since a blog entry. And now that we are in isolation mode it seems like a good chance to get caught up on a lot of things.

I'm using this time to work on a client project, as well as some of my own that have fallen by the wayside, never made it out of storage (and recent purchases).

Tools of the trade

The pieces shown here are for a chandelier. I received the unassembled pieces (Hey, kids, get this great "Make Your Own Chandelier Kit", but here is an illustration of a similar one on the project page:

This mirror was hanging on the wall for a bout a year. Finally stripped paint last month.

Now the structural repair begins

While the situation we are in is not pleasant, I'll try to make good use of my time. Both working on projects and posting about them.

I saw an oval potrait like the one below while previewing an auction. Then remembered I had one just like it in storage waiting for a repair. Now I'll put this in the queue.

As often happens, edges suffer losses on these ovals

Not the most extraordinary example, but the reverse painting was intact, the surface of the frame oxidized/aged but not over-painted. Corner elements need repair, but this is usually one of the simplest types of repairs. Currently hanging by the laundry room as a constant reproach. This could be its time!

All right, all right. I'll get to it.