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Project by janice posted 01-31-2010 06:12 AM 1780 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know not everyone likes painted wood, but I’ve met a few on this site that do, so this is for them. The deer and the bear are painted on live edge wood plaques, that were given to me. All of the pictures I paint are on birch plywood, cut to fit and inserted into a frame that either I bought, or I made. I built the shelf with the picture frame inserted inside. Way to fun to make and easy. Good project for you LJ’s that know someone that paints. The Grumpy Bear is going over my bedroom door at the cabin for my husband. He likes it. As far as the tables go, I just got to lazy to refinish them this time. The Rose table was my grandmothers and this is what I did to it. I have the other one in one of my other projects posted here, but it’s painted for a cabin. I remember those tables way to well. Very dark stain that I didnt want to try to get off. Sad to say, but I didnt like the tables enough to go through all that work. Nobody else wanted them, but I couldnt get rid of them either. I think she would like what I did to both of them. The last table in this project I picked up for $10.00 at a storage sale. I loved the table. It is very solid and very well built. It sat in my basement for about 3 years while I kept thinking about what I should do with this. I finally decided to just paint it this fall. It had a very dark stain on it and the top is veneer with chips. I don’t know how or what to do with veneer when it has chips except paint it. You can’t even see them now. I did sand all the nicks out of the legs and was able to leave some of the original stain on. The color doesnt show true in the pictures for the legs and skirt, but I’m very happy with it. It’s not as ugly as it looks in the pics.

-- Janice

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 06:14 AM

Nice work Janice

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 06:18 AM

Why arent you in bed? : ) Thank you.

-- Janice

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 06:22 AM

I like them all, especially that last table. Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 06:24 AM

Very nice work.

After spending the day/night painting 2 separate projects I can tell you that I hate PAINTING wood.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 06:35 AM

you have talent oozing out of your hands !
the color combos and the detailing is excellent .

and that you are working with wood too ,
just increases your options in your art .

having known a few gra’mas ,
i’m sure yours would have loved the work you do ,
and the table she used .

keep it up , you are doing great !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 06:40 AM

That takes woodworking to a whole new level. Great job.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 06:50 AM

Wow! I thought you were just a woodworker and cabin remodeler, but you’re an artist too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 01-31-2010 06:54 AM

Your funny. I don’t know what I am, just nuts!

-- Janice

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#9 posted 01-31-2010 08:35 AM

I wasn’t gonna look, but I’m glad I did ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 01-31-2010 08:48 AM

Thanks. I’m glad you did too. I love painting on wood, can’t paint on cardboard.

-- Janice

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#11 posted 01-31-2010 04:40 PM

The finishing on that table in the last two pics looks amazing. I also recognize the style associated with your bookshelf – believe it or not I have a set of dishes that goes with it (!)

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 07:28 PM

I like everything you did here. I am also amazed at your painting skill. I think most of here appreciate artistic talent even more when a woodworker has it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 01-31-2010 09:30 PM

your work look great
you are an artist with
a pensel
very well done Janice
i´m looking for ward
to see more from
your hand


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#14 posted 01-31-2010 09:32 PM

The grumpy bear is cute, know some people that fits. The tables are absolutely beautiful! You have lots of talent.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#15 posted 02-01-2010 01:00 AM

Very nice Janice, as always! Being an old deer hunter, I really like the deer. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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