Aqua, turquoise and just about any shade of blue really makes me happy so I am using a light turquise instead of my usual white to paint my newest furniture find.
Garage sale season has begun! Despite cold temperatures and the possibility of rain there were a handful of garage sales in town this weekend. My garage sale buddy (13 year old youngest son Josh) has really grown over the winter and is now 5'9". He is going to come in really handy for lifting great furniture finds like this small drop leaf pedestal table we found yesterday.
It is solid pine with a thick butcher block top and a really well built support mechanism to hold the drop sides up. The people selling it said they custom ordered it from a Mennonite workshop. I was thrilled to get it for $10.
The finish was in pretty good condition but I decided to sand the top to bare wood and restain. I'm going to pick up a can of Minwax wood conditioner because I have heard it works well especially on pine. I also need to buy another can of stain as I find our kitchen table stain too dark. (The table is perched on top of our kitchen table so I could easily paint the base and the dark spots on the tabletop in the photos are shadows from the chandelier above.) I am currently painting the base with some home made chalk paint in the same turquoise colour as our barstools...
The top is 36" in diameter and with the sides down it will fit in a few more spots in our home. I need to pick up a new can of stain and I hope to finish and post some photos later this week.
Happy Earth Day! I hope you get a chance to spend some time enjoying nature today. Don't you think repurposing furniture is a great way to help our planet? I sure do.
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