Mosaic Birch bark antique file cabinet--WIP

cathyscacheMarch 27, 2009

Hi, I started another cabinet. I picked this antique file cabinet up @ a yard sale last summer. It was painted black w/ gold streaks(very ugly) but I re-finished it and it was better but jut needed something more. So I decided to make it match my TV cabinet. I cut leaves out of birch bark and am covering the door with the same drk brown and blk glass. I haven't decided yet if I will do the sides or not. I'll decide that later. I downloaded my pics wrong so please look at all 3 pics. Later, Cathy

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cathyscache

SORRY!! I forgot to add the pics...Here they are

Here is a link that might be useful: WIP-Mosaic bitrch bark antique file cabinet

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 9:42PM
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texasfern

As I said before, I love your style.
The use of the upholtstery tacks is just elegant.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 10:44PM
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cathyscache

Fiished the glass and bark. Ran out of nails again. Will pick more up today. Will grout this evening.....Yee hah this one went fast!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: WIP-Mosaic birch bark antique file cabinet

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 12:52PM
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emtnest

Another beautiful piece from Cathy!!! You've really got a good thing going there with your own style. I love having something unique that you can't go to the store and buy...

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 1:07PM
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texaswild

Ditto what EMT said.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 1:19PM
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cathyscache

Well another delay. I ran out of nails again...I got the last ones in town last week. So I've had to order them. So my cabinet door is on hold.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 1:22AM
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texasfern

Oh rats. I was hoping for pictures.
Looking wonderful, can't wait.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 4:44PM
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cathyscache

It's finished!!!!! The nails came in today. Woo Hoo!!!! It's really much prettier than I could get a pic to show. I am just not a good picture taker, but hey what can I say..I am so glad to have one more done...the coffee table tomorrow, hopefully and then I can take a deep breath!!!!
It's snowing at the moment and it is such a beautiful snow....as much I hate to see it coming down I have to say it's really pretty...This is probably one of my favorite pieces....I really like the way this piece turned out. I wish I had better photographic skills....Later, Cathy

Here is a link that might be useful: Finihsed-mosaic antique file cabinet

    Bookmark   April 3, 2009 at 12:45AM
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ans_garden

This glass-birchbark-furniture thing you've got going is so creative. Very nice!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2009 at 10:28AM
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texaswild

That is plain danged spectacular. WHAT a beautiful piece of furniture. You are very good at this combo.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2009 at 10:53AM
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cathyscache

Thanks all for your so very nice and encouraging comments. When you start something new you just never know how it really gonna tuen out. What is in my head and the final product don't always match. But this time it actually did for a change!! I have to say we are all loving it. Even the hubby who was very, very skeptical at first. He loves it too!!!! Yeah!!!
And I just wish I could take better pics. But I sware I couldn't if my life depened on it! Thank goodnes it doesn't!!LOL
The coffee table is finished just have to wait for it to dry. Will post pics later tonight or in the morning. Thanks all again, Cathy

    Bookmark   April 3, 2009 at 9:27PM
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