Thursday, June 30, 2016

During a Restoration: June 2016

Laying out my spare flower parts to assemble the new planter boxes. This is a mix of dollar store and aquarium plants. 

Here is my baggie of old cover remnants, the new shattered ones that arrived, I was able to piece together about 7 of the covers to make them complete again. You will need to clean them, have scotch tape and spray paint to fully restore. For missing covers use dollar store white poster board. 

Naturally, the glass doors were faded to pale yellow, so I had this tape for years before trying it out on reno #7. It works surprisingly well, yu will need a sharp exact knife, just lean it against the edge of the door or window and trim off excess, the only problem is that its a rather pale yellow tape (from walmart hardware section), so it improved these really faded doors but not to factory dark yellow, though the good thing was that it matched the rest of the doors and windows that were not faded enough to tape off, plus not that much tape is in each roll, though you use one side of it, then flip it around to use for the next side of the door and trim off that excess. 

Left side is before, right side is after, worth it, but a bit subtle. To seal it on a little better hold corners over a lighter for about 1 second, then immediately press and mold to corners with your fingers.  Careful not to leave black burn marks on tape, it takes practice but looks a bit more finished and there is no discernible edges to the tape afterwards. 

After for all 4 balcony doors, the exact knife is from a set i ordered from china on ebay, it comes in a blue box with tons of blades and handles for cheaper than the local craft stores. =-) 

Top whiter post covers are from my personal A Frame, lower tan ones are  the fixed up ones of the current reno just before I am about to paint them. 

1978 Mattel A Frame Barbie Dream Doll House Red roof yellow floors mod groovy 1970s 1980s custom OOAK 

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