This sad little table called out to me. I saw some potential in it's weathered and worn bones. Marked $2 at a garage sale, I figured I couldn't lose.
I paid for my purchase and then went to pick the tile up sitting atop and give it the the garage sale host...how delightful (not) to find this was part of the deal and part of the table! It had been somehow affixed to the table. Nice, huh?
I decided that for $2 it was worth the effort to get the tile off. Someone had used two sided, foam tape to stick this thing on. It took a while to pry it off with a scraper and even longer to pull off the sticky tape and foam.
I let the table sit around the house for awhile until I decided it was time to finish it. Timing was not my forte' as I chose to finish this baby outside when the heat index was about 113° and that sweltering heat did not leave me thinking to take pictures of the entire redo process. Despite it being hotter than h-e- double hockey sticks outside, I finished this in a day and am really liking the outcome.
I did a tad of sanding and then spray painted with an indoor/outdoor black matte paint. I applied a couple of coats and allowed time to dry in between. I finished it by accenting with FolkArt 660 Metallic Pure Gold paint. Both paints were already on hand so I literally just spent $2 and some time. I had the perfect spot for it and added a few antique books, an antique Aesthetic movement transferware pitcher and a reproduction Staffordshire bunny.
Don't forget to enter the $100 gift certificate giveaway or choice of this hand carved mahogany tea caddy valued at $100+.
The Want of Write
If only I had sparsely enough time
To study mere words
and then to write-
to understand some articulation
to let a thought flow forth right-
I believe it quite probable
that I should soar in ever-flight.
Instead, here am I,
trapped in the dead of night.
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