Monday, May 27, 2013
Prim and Proper Little Table
He called my name across a crowded highway as Chucks and I were headed out to eat.
I could just spy his little prim and proper self under a pile of junk.
There was no stopping Chucks however. I had to hope the table would still be there when we came back.
Of course, he didn't look anything like this.
He was a rough and tumble sort of fellow. He was waiting patiently for me to scoop him up and take him home.
Years of abuse had left their mark.
Though he stood up straight and tall without a single wobbly part.
The hand-hewn drawer held a hook with a chippy white finish.
His top was scarred and stained.
He got a scrubbing and a light sanding.
Look what happens with a little love and some Howard's Feed-N-Wax!
The prim and proper table was restored to a beautiful patina.
He turned out so well that I quickly polished the bunk ladder bought previously. Read Thrifty Thrills here!
The ladder's oak is now gleaming.
Two success stories in one afternoon.
I love the look of the prim and proper table and the ladder, but I resolved to downsize things around here so they left for the booth to find new homes. I hope they find someone who will love their gleaming wood surfaces and not paint them!
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