Thursday, January 12, 2012

a curvy beauty.....

i can't believe that this is my first post for 2012....someone has not been sorting out her priorities....
ahem,.....
i have had my hand in about 5 different projects at once.
i rock at the multi-tasking....
i have been redoing this dresser 
and want to use it to store my stash of vintage sheets and 
finished quilts. 


i picked this out of someone's trash last spring.  it was in pretty bad shape and all of the drawers were destroyed.  but the frame is in good shape.  the shelves (drawer bottom bases) in there are just made of cardboard so i plan on replacing them with mdf.  the inside is going to be painted creamy white and the outside with annie sloan paris grey.  i have removed the back of the piece and will replace that with beadboard.  it is in progress as we speak....
this lovely table.... 
a cute little duncan phyfe
is getting a makeover.
it  has cool brass caps for the feet that i thought were missing.
but one of them was still attached and two others (i have located a replacement for the fourth one online) were in a bag taped to these 
cool chairs that came with the table....4 of them....
they are very similar to three other chairs that i had found at the goodwill back in the summer
for $5.00 each...
here is the back story on the table and chairs...
last summer i redid a lot of furniture for my friend lisa.  she has since moved to minnesota
(i miss you girlfriend)
but her parents still live here.  she called me last week to tell me that her mom, penny,  had a table & chair set for me.  i thought that penny wanted me to make over the table for her but she had actually rescued the set from her brother who was going to burn it.  literally.  burn it in a fire pit.
she snatched it from him and delivered it to my house a few days ago...
for me to keep.  for free....free. 
thank you penny and walt... 
after she left i started inspecting it. 
the top is in pretty bad shape
 but it is really nice mahogany 
and all of the hardware is intact.  the sides raise and lower very easily.  
 and the legs and base are in really good and sturdy condition.
and it is hea-vy!!!
 i wondered if there was a leaf that went with it but penny said that her brother couldn't find it.  
but guess what????   
 a self-storing leaf......
(insert a long, high-pitched squeal here)
 obviously this leaf didn't get much use.  maybe no-one knew that it was there.  
 this little beauty is going to replace my current table and chairs in the kitchen.  it is a little less long and wide than my current set is and will fit better.  i think i'm going to refinish the top and paint the bottom.
the gouges and scratches on the top are pretty deep, so i'll see how that goes....
i'm really excited about it. 


the other project i am currently working on started out like this...


 and will be revealed in a few days....
stay tuned!!




10 comments:

WhyCuzICan said...

Goodness! gonna HAVE to Follow you- wanna see how this story turns out!

Oh, and had a table JUST LIKE that one- but gave it to a friend. Guess I should tell her to make sure there isn't a extra leaf inside the thing. (In the event it's a real piece--sure looks the exact same, right down to the feet!)


Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party- thanks for sharing :D
Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois at WHYCUZICAN

Musings Of A Gem said...

Good luck with that table! I can't wait to see what you do with it : )

Am now waiting patiently to see what your making with that beautiful fabric.

Gemma x

Annie Mason said...

Love your blog! I'm anxious to see what you're making.

Looking back on older posts, I saw a big red dog who strongly resembles my fox red yellow lab. Is that what he is?

Diane

Pine Tree Home said...

Wow, you've been busy. You have some real gems there. Looking forward to seeing their new treatments!

Galexi Cupcakes said...

Oh I can't wait to see the finished products. I love furniture makeovers!!!

Claire said...

This table is fab! Following you from miss mustard seed-stop by to say hi!

Lisa Scibilia said...

Oh my gosh, Cindy, your furniture finds are LOVELY! The feet on the first table, the carved back of the chairs from Goodwill, and of course that gorgeous Mahogany table - wow!! How exciting! I just started a new Before and After series and I'd love for you to link up sometime. Before posts about a project can be linked up on the first Friday of each month and the After post (or how the project is coming along) on the last Friday. You are welcome to joint the After party even if you didn't link up a before - it's coming up on 1/27.
Good luck with all your projects! Can't wait to see the outcome!

Vintage Novella said...

Just found your blog through another blog (can't remember which!) - you are so talented! Can't wait to see what other projects you're working on.

Cristina @ RemodelandolaCasa.com said...

I really want to see how this turns out too! I have a similar table that I'm thinking on changing the color or give it a new life!

Lisa said...

I want to see the make over badly.

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