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Joa
08-31-2009, 07:18 PM
So, while waiting for thingies to be completed and arriving for my other projects (KKS EVA & Berserk) I started this lil' side story.


I was selling my old low rider bicycle to my friend Crea, and when he came to fetch it he had this beauty in the trunk:

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=34&pictureid=563

I liked it so much we agreed on a trade.

However.. it would never fit in our apartment (as storage for linen in our bedroom to be exact) style wise, so I decided to "improve" it to fit this chinese/asian look:

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=34&pictureid=565


Stripping, stripping, stripping ...

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=34&pictureid=564

Painting, painting, painting ...

Base white + red corners:

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=34&pictureid=566

A hint of black into the red and another layer, then wiped off for highlights:

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=34&pictureid=567


1:st layer of black...

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=34&pictureid=568

.. where I repeated the corner wiping thingy:

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=34&pictureid=569


Tomorrow I'll add the second layer of black.
Oh, and the untreated areas on shelves/walls will be covered with thinly cushioned fabric.

A friend of mine is constructing locks and decorations in solid brass to fit the style.

Tsunamidelta
08-31-2009, 07:52 PM
That a nice peice of furniture there.. Its amazing what ya can find out there. Good friend ya got there.

I know I've found some great looking furniture in some yard sales lately.

Joa
09-03-2009, 05:30 PM
The cabinet itself is done... save the brass locks and decorations which will be done in ~October ..


http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=575

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=576

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=577

Tomorrow I'll spend the day preparing the fabric which will be covering the shelves and the walls... ^^

Joa
09-04-2009, 11:15 AM
I did have an 'A' in textile craft once upon ...

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=585

Lookie!
All straight and stuff...
Will be nailed with tightly aligned tacks.

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=584

Shintocowboy
09-04-2009, 11:38 AM
lol...some say jack of all, master of none. You, sir, are a master of all ^^

Joa
09-04-2009, 05:47 PM
All inner trims done save for 3 doors and the shelves... =_=

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=586

I need some therapy after this day ...

Joa
09-13-2009, 12:54 PM
Done! :crys:

300+ tacks later ...

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?pictureid=595&albumid=33&dl=1252860612&thumb=1 (http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=595) http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?pictureid=594&albumid=33&dl=1252860612&thumb=1 (http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=33&pictureid=594)

Next up; mounting brass decorations and locks .. once they're done.

Arieanna
09-13-2009, 04:19 PM
thats beautiful! :please: