So, my new thing is playing with furniture. What started out as making a few picture frames for Christmas gifts has quickly snowballed into a full-blown hobby of creation, re-purposing, restoration and faux finishing. I've jumped head-first into this, with no regard for where it is going or what I am going to do with the stuff I make. It will start with a lot of trial and error, and a lot of the pieces I end up with in the early going are going to be crash test dummies, showing me what I can do better the next time around. I've been doing a lot of Googling and YouTube-ing, trying to find out about different techniques and projects, and spending more money than I should on things like paint, sandpaper, brushes and lumber. I'm planning on posting updates here on pieces I make and maybe even a quick description of how I did it, but we shall see how that develops. With a new baby, work and a wife that desperately needs my help around the house, I've got a pretty full schedule as it is. If my passion for my new hobby keeps up and I don't get bored with it, I will most likely try and monetize it somehow. But, for now at least, I'll settle for creating and updating pieces for our house, friends and family.
If you have a piece you want re-purposed or if you like one of the pieces I have already created, give me a shout. If you like what you see, or even if you don't, give me some feedback. I want to know what others think because after working on something, I'm a little too close to it to have an objective opinion. Also, if you have ideas about other projects I could work on or something you have seen someone else do that you thought was pretty cool, let me know. Feedback and suggestions can be sent to email@example.com. Stay tuned for some posts coming soon about my first few projects.