The latest wood project a wine carrier. For those that don’t know my other hobby / side business is making wood products. I like to make products that either my daughter, daughter-in-law or I sell. In December I built a couple wine/ glass carriers and they were still in the garage waiting to be finished. With the crazy winds of Saturday I needed something that I could do inside and finishing the carriers was just what I needed. But first I had to build another mountain frame for a print so I started with building that.
I built the mountain frame and while the glue was drying I got the wine carriers out and cleaned them up to be stained. I LOVE this part!! This is when I get to go into the storage room under the basement stairs where I store my paints and stains and select the stain color. It is hard to select only one color so I picked out three colors (usually I pick more than I need so I can narrow it down by staining a piece of test wood) then I headed out to the garage. To me I feel that each item has colors that compliment it and colors that don’t.
The first color I selected I LOVED!!! It was a Minwax stain called Sedona Red that I fell in love with. It went so well with the rope handle they looked like they were made for each other. I got the first one stained then set out to do the second one. The second one I tried a couple stains till I found out which one I liked the best. The second one I settled on a stain from Minwax called Provincial as it reminded me of something from a old ship galley and the wooden handle just looked like it needed that color.
Both carriers looked amazing once stained. I finished up the carriers and let them dry over night. Sunday with the snow I decided that a photo shoot was in order. The good thing with having something to photograph and a warm house to do it in is that you can take your time and enjoy the process. I love shooting, looking at the items then doing more pictures. A snack in between is good as well!
400 ISO hand held
Lighting is diffused outside light and the dining room light.
So the next time you find yourself with time on your hands thanks to the weather find something to photograph and make a day of it.