Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Farm Table

I saw this great round table advertised on a local for sale site but the table was located in a town about a 45 minute drive from where I live. I decided to go ahead and go get it. When I got to the location I immediately knew I wanted that round table but I also saw a larger rectangular table that was disassembled sitting in the corner. Of course I asked about that table too. She said that she would sell it to me. Horray! Two tables on one tank of gas is even better.

Here's a picture of the table once I put it back together:

I first stripped the top and painted the legs black. I really liked the wood in it's natural state, so to finish it I just used Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil. I just love that stuff! Oh, sorry that you can see all the junk in my garage. We've been remodeling our powder room, that's why there is now a toilet being stored in the garage. Once the powder room is complete I'll have to post a few pictures of that. I'm using an antique chest for the vanity. I'm hopeful it'll turn out lovely. Today is the day to strip the old flowered green wallpaper off the walls..... Oops, I'm getting off topic here. Back to the table...

Here's the table all finished and set up in my booth. The china on the table is (of course) vintage, it's a heavy duty Air Force china set.

Oh, that round table I mentioned earlier in this post? I actually did a blog post about that table this past summer. I painted it gray.

Friday, March 28, 2014

It's A Looker

About a year ago my sister, brother-in-law and I went antique shopping. WAAAAYYYY in the back of a store there was an old record cabinet in terrible shape. The veneer was peeling and it was all dusty and covered with spider webs. I saw some great lines and the inexpensive price tag and decided it'd had to go home with me. My brother-in-law was kind enough to carry it out to the car for me. Both he and my sister thought that surely I was half crazy for wanting that old record cabinet that was in such poor shape. Well, the cabinet sat in my basement for a little more than a year before I decided to give it a redo.

Here's the before and after, both inside and outside:

Friday, March 14, 2014

A beautiful antique desk

A friend of a friend was recently doing some housecleaning. She was moving from a house into a condo and she needed to get rid of a few pieces of furniture. I was more than happy to help her out. LOL

Here's one of the pieces that I purchased:

The desk needed some work and it had to be a quick turn around. I was in Kansas City visiting and I wanted to get the desk finished right away and put into my shop before I returned home, which is a 3 hour drive from Kansas City. I'm so lucky to have such great friends to let me paint my furniture at their houses and even help me as I work. Here I am in a friend's rec room painting this desk. Said friend decided to snap a few pictures to show that redoing furniture really does take some work.

One of my friends was even nice enough to help me lug the heavy desk down to the store and get it all set up! Thank you, thank you!!

Here's the finish product. Displayed in at Le Fou Flea in the West Bottoms district of Kansas City MO.