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Project by rivergirl posted 1143 days ago 1510 views 2 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My L/J friend Charles sent me a rather substantial pile of rosettes that he made for me in his mill work shop. I post this simple little project thinking that if you have some rosettes left over from previous projects that you might want to make some rosette coasters for you wife/significant other, or file the idea away for Christmas stocking stuffers. The finish on these is primitive distressed. The paint is layered then sanded, then a final coat of dark stain (wipe on/wipe off) is applied. Then cork is glued to the back of each coaster. Easy stuff. Makes a nice little gift. :)

Charles- I sent you some coasters today in the mail. Please give them to your lovely wife from me. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1143 days ago

Very creative idea!

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

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mafe

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#2 posted 1143 days ago

Really nice.
He is a wonderful man.
And you have a talent in that patina.
Hope life is sweet to you.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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GMman

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#3 posted 1143 days ago

Great idea

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 1143 days ago

Uh, although I absolutely don’t get the patina for this very purpose, undoubtedly you master it.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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patron

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#5 posted 1143 days ago

you sure have the knack

great coasters

-- 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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rivergirl

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#6 posted 1143 days ago

Thanks you guys. Soda- I guess the finish is a matter of taste. What is really selling right now- at least south of the Mason-Dixon line is “French Country” and “Shabby Chic” And that means distressed paint with a stain over finish. I don’t personally decorate my own home with this a lot of this type of stuff- however I do make every attempt to give the ladies what they want and to the best of my ability sell the hell out of it God willing. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 1143 days ago

The colors are just amazing on these. I’m with everyone else – you have this process down pat.

You do such cool projects!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 1143 days ago

Oh Sheila, sometimes I just don’t know. It’s hard to sell this stuff in Pittsburgh- land of black black and more black. (And unemployment) I wish I lived in the south, then I could make some money. I do sell and trade online, and I have been able to save over 5,000 on my daughter’s upcoming wedding making and trading my stuff for the other stuff that I need for her wedding. I have also been trading for Christmas gifts- the last thing my family wants at Christmas is more of my “wood crafts” LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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janice

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#9 posted 1143 days ago

I like the black and white ones and the idea of all this trading you have going on. Sounds like a nice deal.

-- Janice

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 1143 days ago

It really is Janice. If you have an etsy store you can join the etsy trading team the team name is trade-a-holics. Check it out. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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jtworkshop

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#11 posted 1143 days ago

I really like these and the other projects. You are giving me ideas and also teaching me more about the distressed finishes. I’m learning more about that as I also work in a similar fashion with recycled lumber. I have a few projects posted but not nearly as many as you! Thanks!

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 1143 days ago

JT- I would love to see your work! I have a tutorial on facebook on how to do the finishes and I think maybe I should carve out some time and post it on here. It’s easy enough to do. Just takes a little practice. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Arlin Eastman

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#13 posted 1143 days ago

RG
You sure are buzzzzy like a beeee.
Awesome work
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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rivergirl

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#14 posted 1143 days ago

Thanks Arlin. Sometimes I can get some work accomplished, other times I feel like I am sinking in quick sand. :0 I have had these ones done for a little while, I just didn’t get them posted until today. I hesitate to post projects that aren’t really “built” by me from scratch, and also I try not to post too much “girlie” stuff on this site. It sometimes makes the natives restless :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Arlin Eastman

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#15 posted 1143 days ago

RG
I think that is the best thing is the “girlie stuff” I gives us husbands a chance to see what we can make the ones we love. The world would not be as good as it is without the “girlie stuff”.
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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