I saw this sad looking weathered and old table outside the thrift store for .99 cents. It apparently had been someone's fire pit table because it has been through a lot of rain and there were scorch marks on the legs.
The wood on top was convex it was so warped, but I thought it would make great wood for vintage-ie signs. Well worth .99 cents!! When I got to the cashier, I saw the sign that read, "All Furniture 30% off"! Whoo hoo, jackpot.
When I asked if the sale included this table, she gave me an, "are you kidding?" look. So, I forked over the WHOLE .99 cents. The little glass vintage knob was worth that alone.
So, what to do with the rest of the table?
I took out the drawer. Cut out the wood that held the spacing for the drawer and screwed the two sides together.
I had these little medallions from a clearance sale. They had little hooks on them to hang coats? Towels? Anyway, I ripped off the hooks, drilled two pilot holes and nailed these on to cover the seams. I used the scraps to fit the drawer onto the table like a "Dry Sink" top. It also removes and can be used like a tray.
I had to add more chippy paint to make it look well worn all over.
(this picture shows the identical other side) And, I added some iron knobs. I am missing a glass knob on a dresser I have, so that worked out great, don't-cha think?!
bonFlourish sells hand painted antique furniture and vintage home decor. Embellished ephemera, industrial and poetic jewelry, repurposed rusty chippy finds, forgotten hardware made new, new soft-ware made to appear old - all available at bonFlourish.
If you love the romance of the past combined with French country style, than you will enjoy browsing through our shoppe. bonFlourish is currently sold at the Mercantile in Milford, Ohio.