The Junkrestore Vintage Market Sale this past weekend was a big success for everyone involved and was tons of fun! There were a couple of big items that had a lot of blog buzz around them that I was really hopeful would sell, but sadly didn’t, namely the Damask Dresser and the Chevron Dresser. Both of these great pieces are still available, so contact me if you are interested in them.
I got to meet a lot of great people, and even had some shop talk with other great furniture refinishers. Jake, of Dusty Gem Décor, had some stunning pieces for sale there and we talked a lot about where to get furniture and the business end of making this kind of venture work. (He also has 3 very cute kids!)
This morning, I thought I’d share a little project that had a very quick turnaround! I picked up this little kidney bean shaped antique side table at a yard sale I happened upon on Friday morning.
It was in sad cosmetic shape, but had SO much potential! I was beyond excited that it had all the original, ornate pulls! Of course, I didn’t let the guy at the yard sale know how excited I was, and talked up how much work it needed to get a deal. ;)
So, I got it home Friday, midday, and got to sanding all that chipped and peeling veneer. And let me tell you, that was a lot of sanding. With such an old and abused piece as this, there’s just no getting it to a pristine and new looking condition. But really, the people who love these pieces don’t want something new and pristine. They want a piece with a story, and a history, that looks like it’s been around the block a few times, which it certainly has.
So, once I painted it a satin ivory, I played up the age and made all that chipped veneer sing with some Tea Stained glaze from Ralph Lauren.
I cleaned up the original pulls with white vinegar and table salt, my go-to metal cleaner/polisher.
I think it turned out beautifully!
I brought it to the Market with me on Saturday morning, and I’m happy to report that it was snatched up very quickly! :)
Hope you’re having a fantastic Monday! Unfortunately, I had a weekend of play, so now there’s laundry to pay. ;)