Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - Finished Trunk

Hi everyone. It's me, Francesca!Remember the trunk that dad just brought back from Maine for mom?Mom has been working on it all week long and it's now sitting in our family room all finished!All of that sanding and oiling has made the wood come alive! Dad took the fancy Victorian hinges up to his buddy Dan's shop and the boys sandblasted them for mom and now they look like pewter.Mom even cleaned and sanded and oiled the tills inside the chest. What are we going to store inside here, mom?

I found the perfect Aire-dish for the top! Mom made the tiger maple dish in 2003!Mom loves her new trunk! Thanks again for the wonderful gift, dad!

Before we leave, we want to post a picture of our Lenten Rose for Clive. We told him that ours was more of a pinkish. His is more purple. So this is for you, Clive.

See you all next Wednesday.

Friends forever,

Francesca

33 comments:

Penny and Patches said...

OMD! Your new trunk is gorgeous! Your mom did a GREAT job! Our mom looooves to refinish old wooden stuffs, but she hasn't done any lately. Maybe someday, she'll do it again.

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

WOW!! The new trunk is absolutely beautiful! The finishings are exquisite (I think your Mom and Dad are SUPER good at this!!)! Thanks for sharing the photos with us...I wonder what will be stored in it. *grins*

Scottie

scotsmad said...

It's beautiful. We can't have wooden stuff at the moment. Bella chews it!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mango said...

Your mom is very talented and patient. It was worth the effort. Now I hope that nice chest doesn't wind up with any toofer prints on it.

Slobbers,
Mango

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

WOW!! Your Mom is really fast - she was a lady on a mission. The trunk is beautiful and looks great in your family room.

XOXO
The Rocky Creek Scotties

elbouwii said...

your mom did a very very good job on that trunk :D

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

parlance said...

Wow! Someone is a quick worker. In our house that trunk would sit on a shelf for a year or two while we thought about fixing it up.

Toffee said...

Love your picture with the Easter bonnet & ears!
Hope you have a HOPPY easter!
xo

Persephone and Buster said...

wOw that was quick work on the box!...my humomm sez she knows where to put it... in her living room...HAH! i, theBUSTER, did say i doubt it was going to happen! very pretty piece.
are you guys staying above water down there in m&m - land? stay dry.
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms.Blue

Jake of Florida said...

What a treasure that trunk is. And all the more beautiful for the love your mom and dad put into it.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Angus said...

All that hard work and effort polishing and oiling was well worthwhile.

petsitgal said...

Hello,
I don't know how your mom finds the time to take care of the two of you and be so crafty at the same time. She must be wonderwoman! The trunk looks fantastic! Good job!

BRUTUS said...

That trunk is beautiful - and I've never thought that about a trunk before! Nice job there aire-momma!! Is that Lenten Rose growing outside? Never seen one of those before!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Sue said...

The trunk looks beautiful. Can we borrow your mom for a week. We 'd love to have some pretty wooden accessories in our house.

mayziegal said...

Gosh, that trunk is Most Stunning. Your mom is awfully talented (and speedy!). And she MADE that Aire-dish?? Wowza! You all must be very most proud of her accomplishments.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Gus said...

The trunk is gorgeous. We have about a gazillion feet of "original" woodwork in our house. Muzzer is starting on the baseboards, but if your Mom is not afraid of high places, she can come help.

gussie

TwoSpecialWires said...

Your trunk is beautiful! What a treasure for your home. It's like a rebirth for the trunk (with a history you can only imagine) and with new memories to develop (and perhaps store inside.) The greatest of which is the thought that came with the purchase and touch while refinishing it. We just love it. (Even now, Moma thinks of her rehomed and refinished furniture, and wonders about its long rich history.)

We love your moma's work.
Jake and Fergi and Family

Twinkietinydog said...

My dog, this is beautiful! We love this style and your mommy did a fabulous job refinishing it. Enjoy it.
Twinkie

Martha and Bailey said...

What a great job! That was a lot of hard work in an amazingly short time.
The trunk looks beautiful - we are happy it has found a home where it will be treasured rather than left to rot.
Our mum is hoping for the same thing as she gets old and worn!!!
Have a great Easter - we will be away for a couple of weeks but look forward to catching up with you when we get back.
love
Martha & Bailey xx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WOW!

That turned out furry nice!

I wonder how many khats we khan hide in there?

Thanks fur sharing your Lenten Rose pikh - we pass one of them on our walks but Mom didn't know what they were khalled!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Ina in Alaska said...

The trunk looks beautiful!!! I had to take Jeter to the v - e - t yesterday (I will post on that soon) and there were 2 Airedales there too! I immediately thought of Maggie and Mitch! They are larger dogs than I originally thought. I just had to pet them for you!! xoxo

Clive said...

Your Mom did a superb job on the trunk! It is gorgerous! What a wonderful present from your Dad!

Thank you for the photo of your Lenten Rose! It is lovely! We have a cream one in the front garden also, Murray's Mom loves them as they are the first plants here to bloom every spring.

We were so happy to get a wheelie Clive from Eric on Monday - we're really looking forward to posting a Wheelie Wednesday with him!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Francesca
The trunk is better than new. Your mom is a master restorer.
Love Ruby & Penny

Lorenza said...

Hi, Francesca!
WoW! Your Mom is sooooo good!
The trunk looks awesome!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The OP Pack said...

Wow, a new life for an old chest - just beautiful!!! We hope you haven't been too inundated with all the rain, but we do hear you have some nice weather on the way.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Wow wow wow
Nice trunk work. It looks just fabulous now.
I wonder what your mom could do with me?
norwood

RILEY AND STAR said...

Now that our kind of trunk! Mommy luvs old trucks! We like to sit on em!

Beautiful job, just gorgeous!

Luv,
Riley, Star and Mommy too.

Sierra Rose said...

Beautiful trunk!!! What a classic piece. Lots of love and polish, right Francesca!?

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Blue said...

The chest looks wonderful - great restoration work Mom!

The Lenten Rose looks like a tall Helebore - very pretty!

Love, pats & pets
Blue

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Beautiful job on the trunk!

Stardust said...

I love how your family brings things to life! You've done such a wonderful job to the trunk! Is it the oiling? I can't take my eyes off the beautiful finish with classy hinges, I'm imagining how it smells.. you should be so proud! And the maple dish, I can't say enough how talented your family is! WOW!

It's early, blessed Easter over there. Hugs.

Sam said...

The trunk is beautiful! I love the dish on top!

Sam

Lacy said...

w00fs, that trunk iz bute ti ful...ur mama and daddy always do such nice jobs on stuff like that.

b safe,
~rocky~