Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. I am a longarm quilter who can work for you. I enjoy any style, from pantographs to all-over to full custom, ranging from traditional to modern. I love bringing vintage tops to life and am willing to work with a challenging quilt top. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Sunday, November 4, 2018

BOMs Away - Just Doors



Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
Where we share what we're doing on a BOM-type project 
so they don't stall out in UFO-land!
(Linky at the bottom.)

Sorry to have no BOM work to share with you. One of the remodeling tasks that has shown to require far more time than I'd forseen has kept me occupied all week. 


I saw some French Baroque doors once that I loved - so very much! - but even if I could, I would not be able to stomach over $5000 per door for our suite. (Even if there were only 1 door, and not 3.)





So I'm approximating them myself from the over-worn, stained oak 6-panel doors we already have. 

To start, I used a texturing technique with chalk paint to get them to a new texture and ivory color, then I did a wash technique in the panels with a very light blue tint of chalk paint. They're now halfway finished getting a polycrylic finish applied. All that takes time, but has been easy to execute with the doors taken off and laid on top of saw horses in the room. 

And then I have a gazillion little architectural applique pieces to do a gilded finish on before I move into the undoubtedly finicky stage of applying them to the door panels.


Today I finished the last coat of gilding on the second set, and got the undercoat applied to the third set. It takes F O R E V E R with all the itty bitty crevaces and corners, but looks great.

And it was tremedously gratifying when a tiling craftsman was in for an estimate, saw this door in the works, and said, "Wow, those are nice. Very pretty. Good work."


[[If I can just get him to commit to a day for him to put up the fireplace surround!!]]
I'm afraid that task is going to have to be done by us <<me>>, as well.  Big Sigh. I'm so over all of this.

In the meantime, lots of door work happened this week, even though the price was nothing in quilting but a tiny applique work to begin another nutcracker, hopefully to be shared next week.

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How did you fare with BOM work? Anything new to share?

Kate over at Katie Mae Quilts has joined me in hosting this meet-up, 
and linking up from either end puts you on the party at both sides.



4 comments:

  1. Those doors are awesome! You home is going to look so posh!

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  2. Your French door is going to be very pretty!

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  3. Those doors are going to look so pretty! I would have never thought to do them the way that you are.

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  4. Wow...nice job on the doors. The images you show look like the Palace of Versailles.

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