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Rust and Refind
Rust and RefindSaturday, June 16th, 2018 at 7:44am
The Springfield VA door has closed....but the Aldie VA door is almost opened.🚪😀 And, where there are doors, there are walls and the rust component is making it’s appearance. Those truckloads of red and white oak and chestnut wood slabs are getting put on some of them. A few chandeliers to add the refined bling and voila...Rust and Refind is starting it’s next chapter. My parent’s are awesome ...in their 70s, trouble walking, but look what they do still! A little tired (maybe alot tired 😀) but totally rocked it. And, if you look closely at the level, it’s perfect!
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Rust and RefindFriday, June 15th, 2018 at 8:02am
When there is too much to do in a little bit of time, you call in the reinforcements. Family. Let me tell you, my parents are hard workers...and if I could caption the day, it would be “if it’s gotta be done, it will get done”. My parents are in this business in Tennessee, have a commercial hi-top van which I salivate over, and came to help me move from the warehouse to the shop. In one day, my smalls were completely packed, loaded, and unloaded in the new shop. They had quite the system: mom sits in her walker (no kidding), we bring her the smalls, she wraps/packs, and we take the box away! Age and handicaps be darned. While they were unpacking at the shop with help from Allison of @joyfullylived and her husband Scott of @southmeetsnorth1 , my husband and I got a brief reprieve to pick up the rest of our lumber at this awesome barn/sawmill in Marshall, VA. A brief moment of soaking in some beauty before getting back to work! Thank you Mom and Dad and for working through exhaustion and still smiling about it.
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Rust and RefindWednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 8:32am
Custom piece for a client who wanted the Annie Sloan Arles “muddy” look. Comparison picture on top via @thepurplepaintedlady who does tremendous paint work with dark wax. I love dark wax to accent crevices, carvings etc., but it is a challenge to work on large flat surfaces especially with dealing with weather and wood type problems. This wood soaked up that dark wax (over three coats of paint and clear wax) and I was doing a lot of wax off and wax on! Unconditioned pine wood furniture is probably not my ideal wood to work on, but I am very happy with the muddy results!
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Rust and Refind shared Smart is the New Sexy's video.Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 7:57am
Amazing...love seeing craftsmanship like this. Not sure I would have the patience and geometry/math were not my faves in school. I still struggle with the mitre saw and basic angles! :o(
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Smart is the New Sexy
A Japanese "dovetail". It looks incredible. 😍 👌 via Theo Cook and Robinson House Studio, www.marcfish.co.uk youtube.com/channel/UCrOm78DDd8M3u0d8iEVC7Mg instagram.com/theo__cook instagram.com/robinsonhousestudio
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Rust and RefindTuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 8:36am
One of our new neighbors at the new Rust and Refind Artisan Market. Meet famous Arno of Arno’s Pastry. He’s at Gilberts Corner 50 weekends every year ...I see a lot of pastries in my future. I may have to walk there and back. 😜
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