Monday, August 10, 2009

What I Rescued this Weekend, Monday

First of all, I can't believe I'm showing my garage to Blogland. I try to keep it off limits. You know you're special when you get to see THE GARAGE. So, consider yourselves special.

I found this desk/library table this weekend, and had to have it. Can you see the potential? All my husband did was look at me with the "you've got to be kidding" look on his face. He knows I sometimes get in over-my-head with a project. And the garage is filling back up, so my space is limited to work on things.

It has great lines and detail...and oh, baby, those legs...but sadly it had been setting in someone's workshop, so the finish is absolutely horrific. Globs of paint were splattered on the top, it had a mud dobber's nest underneath, a board was loose on top, and the drawer was missing...but I had to have it!

So home it came.

Secretly my husband didn't think it would fit in the back of my little CRV, but surprise, it miraculously shrank to fit! TeHe!!

I sanded and scrubbed, we put in some brackets to level out the top,

wood glue and wood putty, so we'll see what happens. A white distressed finish of course.

This may be a keeper.

So sad, I know. Years of neglect and ground in filth.

Here are a few other items from our escapades this weekend. A cutglass lamp and some frenchy wall plaques, a toffee tin with dog graphic, frenchy hand mirror, gravy boat, silver candlesticks, and a great etched mirror with a green metal rim.

As I have said, I'm doing a lot of smalls, because I have an Itty Bitty Baby Booth at the moment.
Besides, I love little things.

The little round frames with landscapes are Syroco.

I found this stash of great photos and cabinet cards of women and children.
Their faces intrigue me; who they were, where they lived, who loved them.

A little 60's shabbiness can work if you don't overdose on it!

Set of Italian nesting tables

And this is my favorite find of the day, a metal crucifix. It definitely will stay with me.
The patina is so worn and beautiful.

Hope you had a good weekend, full of fun junk finds.
Go on over to Sassafras Stuff and check on Polly,
to see her junkin' finds for the week.


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