Saturday, April 18, 2009

I like old stuff and I can not lie...



Tuesday's thrift shop score, project du jour; a $25, too-short-for-dining-too-tall-for-coffee- we'll-use-it-for-reading table. The first two pics are the before shots, taken in the middle of the local Goodwill store, under the watchful, wincing eye of the Favorite Guy. He dreads "smelly, dirty, old junk stores". The third WIP pic was taken yesterday as I gleefully wrapped up two days of stripping and sanding. Will you look at the brass! I sanded away all of the scrapes and scuffs. I'm not a fan of shiny though, so I'll use some jewelry antiquing tricks as a final touch. Tomorrow is fang sharpening...er I mean tuxedo shopping; if I make it through without incident, I'll begin staining. How about you, whatcha doin'?

Peace and productivity

12 comments:

Yvonne said...

Oh, I can't wait to see how this turns out. I love the shape of the table. You're so creative

BlossomingTree said...

Very nice! I love the shape also.

Kym said...

Wow...nice table, I cannot wait to see the end results! I love scouring the shops for furniture like that....I am up to dreading going outside and cleaning out the awful garden that I neglected last year due to spending wayyyyyyy to much time at the photography studio that I was working for (it was Senior portrait summer and I spent time outdoors sometimes until 7 shooting outdoor portraits). Have fun shopping for the tux!

Annie Pazoo said...

Love the round shape, and that base. I also can't wait to see how it turns out. Oh, it looks like everyone else said that, too. (ok, I'm not original, but your table will be)

Kathy said...

I visited 3 resale shops today and did awesome. Got all kinds of old things to turn into new things for MyOtherShop! So much fun. Love the table!

madfolly said...

As someone with more than one storage unit, I can relate to the liking of old stuff...

Thought you might be interested in TV Turnoff Week. Unplug Your Kids (www.unplugyourkids.com) has issued a blog challenge, which I've linked to on my blogs.

Less tv = more time to buy old stuff!

Shannon said...

WOW! Cannot wait to see the finished product! I'm staining today, too! Except.... I'm staining a lil' picket fence purchased to keep dogs out of bushes that were just planted last year... in hopes they will survive (without the trampling happening around them)! Happy STAINING!!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Girl, you've got skills.

AngelBaby said...

I was sent here by Posh totty's black box and to my surprise this is a lovely site! I love the table you are working on - I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

What a great find! You are so lucky to be able to see through all the dirt and grime to see the beauty in this old pice. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Execumama said...

Great find!!! Looking forward to seeing the results!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Nice job of stripping and sanding your great find!

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