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Last year, I participated in the Builders Challenge furniture flip challenge. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to participate again this year.
Prior to the start of the challenge, I happened to see a picture online of a furniture piece by my favorite mid-century designer, Adrian Pearsall of Craft Associates.
The Brutalist Hanging Disc Bar was nothing I’d ever seen before—I decided I'd try to recreate it for my challenge entry.
While the front was drying, I added a layer of epoxy resin over the now dry paint in the drawer. If you look at the bottom of the picture you can see I left an homage to the previous use of the drawer. To keep those scrabble tile names clean during painting, I covered them them Vaseline and once dry, I just wiped away the paint.
I enjoyed working on this project and seeing it come together as I envisioned.
But, like many of the projects we do, there was a learning curve to this one.
It seemed this build was a series of problems needing solutions which pretty much sums up the DIY life! I learned to take those problems one at a time and think about the solution.
For example, I spent a lot of time overthinking the cutting of the circle but ultimately a simple conversation with Steph provided the solution. She suggested using the track saw which was the easiest and most accurate solution.
That's a good lesson. When you get stuck, consult with someone who is not close to your project!
I like to take part in challenges which force me to get creative based on a set of rules and a time limit. Anyone can enter the Builders challenge*. They have challenges that start at various times during the year.
*the Builders Challenge is now called Makers Challenge Central
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