Foxy came very close to ending up on the curb. I found this table on Craigslist.
Asking price was $10. When I went to pick it up, the young lady was waiting
on her front porch with it. She brought it out to the drive way before I had even
cut off the motor! I might have thought it odd but I didn't give it much thought.
One reason being it was very cold out, another was that I wasn't feeling well to
begin with. Usually, I send family members to pick up items I find on Craigslist
but no one was available this day. I did a quick glance over then handed over the
money. I attempted to put the table into trunk of my car to no avail, it
wouldn't fit into the back seat either. Nice lady offers to follow me in her truck
since I had already told her on phone she lived only a couple of blocks from me!
She sat it down in my driveway and drove off. This table is solid wood, I
struggled with it, as I said earlier I wasn't feeling well, weight of table caused
me to wheeze even more or so I thought. I got it through my front door and let
it stay til some one could come over and move it for me. When the table was lifted,
I was standing in a position to see the bottom, OMG. The owner had CATS
(sorry I don't like cats, I'm afraid of them) I told cuz to take it out to the trash.
He said he could clean it for me and he did!
away before you saw the end results, I know cause I almost didn't do this one!
I just couldn't believe she hadn't thought to clean it up. I just thought it was dusty
from being in storage when I saw it on CL, but she told me they had gotten new
furniture that week and it didn't match the style! What? Anyway it was bleached
down, sanded and primed with Kilz's odor and stain blocker.
The hardware is original to the piece painted in Krylon's Silver. I'm glad I listened
cause I really like how it turned out. When ever I use glaze I'm scared the whole
time thinking it's not going to look good, that I'm doing it wrong, and each time I've
done it I've ended up loving the end result! Funny how that is! With her curves all
glazed she's foxy and ready to go. Now comes the hard part, to keep or not. I've
had two offers but I really like her!
House of the Hepworths