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Friday, January 21, 2011

Roadside Rescue

My friend Karen and I walk almost every week day morning. We usually go about 3 miles sometimes more if we are feeling chatty. It is so much more fun to walk with a friend. One day we were out and about when we happened upon a pile of things someone had set out for the trash. I spotted this antique table and thought Hmmmm, that would be cute in my laundry room. We continued on with our walk, hopped in the car when we got back and drove to where we saw the table. When we got there a guy was checking out the pile, I thought for sure he had nabbed the little table but no it was still there. He even offered to help load it in my car!

              The top was in pretty rough condition so I did a combination of stripping and sanding
You can see how the stripper makes the finish bubble up on the leg below. Stripper is nasty stuff and I try to avoid using it but sometimes it is necessary to get the finish I want.
After a little work she was ready for paint. And now the finished product , ta da! I think I may do a little more sanding though. It always amazes me the things people throw away.
This little table was actually the inspiration for an entire laundry room makeover, but that is a story for another day.
Today I am joining in on Show and Tell Friday at Cindy's My Romantic Home http://myromantichome.blogspot.com/   Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday  http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the inspiration. I like your idea fitting this piece in your laundry room. You have given me a great idea. Your piece looks fabulous in its new home.


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