I had one more stop to make though. I wanted to peek in on another shop I like to visit. Especially on Fridays. Boy am I glad I did! I got this table, that actually matches the coffee table I have in my living room.
See the pretty carved front drawer? It was a perfect match to my coffee table. But...it needed some TLC.
So I took it home with me. Gave it a good wiping down. And this morning after going to Farmer's Market, I stopped at Home Depot and purchased some stain and varnish to get to work on it. First I sanded it really well. The entire top and back, then with a fine sand paper to tack up the rest. Wiped it free of dust. And got busy.
Here it is, with it's first coat of stain and varnish.
It needs to dry for 8 hours before giving it another sanding with a fine grade steel wool, and then I will apply the final coat on it tomorrow. I already know I am going to be VERY pleased with this. My daughter Erika came by just as I was finishing up, and says she wants me to help her find some pieces and teach her how to refinish. I have been telling her for several years...I have this place...they have great finds....all you have to do is look. And if you learn a little bit about how to tell if it is a quality piece, you can really get some bargains!
The men folk are all at the March Madness games at The Honda Center today. So I spent the day being very productive. I also planted about half of my garden. And did quite a bit of yard work. So right about now, my body is begging for my heat up bag of corn, and a movie on the telly. Stay tuned for the finished table reveal.
See you soon!