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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  1. Wow, Isn't it fun when you find things for free? Whenever Mr. Shabby is driving and I see a pile beside the road I always say "Slow Down". That's when the car suddenly speeds up. hehe...Connie

  2. Wow! It turned out just beautiful. Are you keeping that one?

  3. what a super piece, He cleaned up great!

  4. Good Afternoon Donna, That little table was waiting for you to take him home to give him a wash and brush up. I do hope you finds a nice new home quickly, now that he is nice and shiny.
    He would be mine, but I live too far away.
    Best Wishes

  5. Well you know I love me some wee tables :) I use the Howards the smell! Perfect treatment for your find.

  6. What a cute little table! I'm sure someone will appreciate the beauty of the wood and give it a good home! What an awesome freebie! :)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  7. You got that incredible finish with that one product and some elbow grease? I have to get me some of that. Nice snag. I'm glad you are back among the awake and hopefully pain-free.

  8. Love the table and what you did with it BUT I saw a funeral basket and I love love those you know. You are doing okay?

  9. Love that Howard's Feed and Wax ... use it all the time. It did it's magic on that cute little table. Lucky to find it. That is a treasure.
    Good job.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  10. A great old table with good bones -- love its simplicity and your transformation!

  11. As always...simply beautiful! When you work your magic...wonderful things happen!!! TFS...sending hugs...


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