2 Girls & their hobbies
 
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    For my first post of furniture restoration, I wanted to share this table I saved from my dads burn pile. Recently my parents remodeled and moved into the house my grandparents built. Most of my grandparents estate was taken to the auction but a few things were left behind. A few things my dad thought he would just toss  on the burn pile. He was even going to burn a hutch that was in PERFECT condition! No worries though, I have since gotten him to agree to show me all furniture and old things before he burns them.  Which leads me to this table.
    This one I actually understood why my dad wanted to burn it. It had been used as a front porch table for years and had seen its fair share of destructive weather! The top had been water damaged (as seen in lower left picture of grid) but I had a point to prove to my dad--these things can be SAVED and LOVED again by someone else.
    So I took it home and was determined to breathe new life into it. I was originally going to cut a new top for the table but decided to fix it with just the items I had on hand. So I scraped the top veneer layer off the table and gave it a good wipe down. I painted the table with this beautiful teal color that I picked up awhile back for $1.00. It was labeled as a "mistint" or "oops" paint.
    One coat later I had a beautiful rustic table that I thought would be perfect for a potting table or even to use on the patio. I sent my dad a picture of the table and dropped it off at the booth. I found out the next day that it had already sold! Nothing thrilled me more than calling my dad to tell him I saved the table with a little bit of time and $1.00 paint and sold it in one day .
I think furniture is now safe from the burn pile, but if I'm not careful he may come looking for commission!

 


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