WHAT I DID TODAY
Quite a while ago, think years, I came into possession of an old Hoosier cabinet which was just sort of pushed back against the wall and forgotten about. When I decided to set up my studio and started cleaning, guess what I found!!!! That’s right, the old Hoosier came out of hiding. It was a bit dirtier than before – it’s been in the garage after all and the evidence of a failed attempt to antique it was still there. Whoever painted it painted EVERYTHING, the hinges, the latches, everything within reach. Anyhow, I’ve decided to clean it up, repaint it and use it in my studio. It has at least 50 years of grime built up – seriously – that has to go before I can start it on it’s road to recovery. First things first…..knock as much gunk off as I can. So, out comes the pressure washer, off come the doors, out come the drawers and off come what looks like 20 years of kitchen grease and grime. Yay! My biggest fear that it would explode into a million toothpicks didn’t happen. Everything withstood the pressure washing with no problem. Great – half the first step – done. One more wash with a bit of Mean Green detergent should do the trick and I’ll be on to the second step – paint – soon.
Here’s a before photo –
Sorry for the bad focus, but you can see the shape it’s in. Yuck!
After first pressure wash.
ON THE WHEEL
This week I threw a couple test batter bowls, one of which I promptly broke off the handle, I tried something new I saw in Pottery Making Illustrated, Throwing in Two Parts and threw a sweet little rounded pitcher.
I threw a flashlight!!🔦🤨
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