Thursday, January 10, 2019

Making Feet for 1940's Era Wooden Fruit Bowl plus a Stencil

DH's project this week was making feet (originals were missing) for a vintage  1940's era wooden fruit bowl.

He used wooden capping buttons, drilled each to fit 3/8" doweling for the post, reamed the hole with the 3/8" bit by hand some more and sanded the doweling down so they fit together.

Pushed the drilled circle onto the dowel end, glued, marked the length for inserting into the wooden bowl and cut it off with a small 'back saw" (fine tooth saw). Tested the fit.

Sanded the varnish to make sure the glue would adhere. Inserted glue into the hole then inserted the 'foot' and clamped, cleaning off excess glue right away.

I brushed shellac finish over the feet and any bare spots on the underside of the bowl.

Inside the bowl worn areas were wiped with Hemp Oil from Fusion Mineral Paint - Hemp oil is food safe and provides a finish for bare wood. It darkens older wood.

Stencil of the Week

Found 5 small wooden framed IKEA mirrors at the thrift store this week - on the FREE table. Brown, black and needing some bling.

Grain sack stripes? Buffalo pattern? A bit of Paris? 
Buffalo Check fitted beautifully on the black frames. Used the stencil from Donna of Funky Junk Interiors, ASCP Pure White and a very dry brush/pouncer.

Taking photos of mirrors is always a bit of a challenge - so I added two small garnishes from PicMonkey - a piece of parchment and a fleur de lis to hide the reflection of the fridge.

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  1. Those small touches make such a difference. the bowl is a beauty--I'd be keeping that!

  2. That bowl is amazing. A handy hubby is good to have!

  3. I love that stencil you used on the black frames - they turned so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Have a wonderful week!

  4. great idea fit nicely love the old vintage items as well
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  5. Great idea to save the that vintage bowl. I don't think I would have thought of that. Happy New Year, Kippi #kippiathome

  6. Enjoy your vintage bowl. I smiled when I saw it. I have my mom's wooden bowl from the 40s or possibly earlier. it was red on the outside when I was little, but at some point my mom paintedit green. It has round knob feet. I love using it for fresh fruit. Thank you for sharing your bowl and it's transformation. Lovely! Happy January!

  7. That bowl is amazing. A handy hubby is good to have!


  8. Joy, that fruit bowl is just lovely! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

  9. Wow! Those feet look like they've been there since day one. Fantastic job!

  10. Lovely work Joy. The bowl looks great. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!


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