I met Jim in when I was in graduate school in Ohio. We both moved to New York about the same time. It's been a few years since I've seen him in person, but I love his eagerness to testify.
Keep them coming!
I wanted to share a little bit about my "making". More like "doing" as I don't really make these things. I remake them. I redo them. I make them look good?Anyway, I've been following your blog. Love it!About a year ago, I found a small cabinet on the street and I decided to strip it down and give it a new life/look. Something about it was quite addictive. It was kind of old and piss colored. It now sits in my living room looking a little shabby shic and a little distressed (in a good way).Since then, I've done 3 coffee tables, 2 chairs and I'm currently working on 1 more coffee table and 1 more chair for friends. I simply love doing it and I can't really say why. It's just really satisfying! Gives me great pleasure to take an old piece that's a little run down and out of shape and make it look great. At least they look great to me. I'm not a pro but I do think I have a natural talent for it. Most of the pieces I've redone are found or bought on craigslist for next to nothing. I learn from experimenting, reading and youtube. The cabinet ended up having three different kinds of stain color with some coffee and smoked paprika! Having an outdoor space helps greatly and now that it's getting cold I'm having trouble getting in my work due to the cold weather.Love this blog, keep up the good work. I enjoy reading about the things you make. I want to try that goose you made for Thanksgiving. I've always wanted to try making a goose. Don't get me started on cooking...if there's one thing I love to do, it's cook! Cooking is the pure expression of love and life!