Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thrifty Finds

On our weekend runnings-around today, The Professor and I spotted a church rummage sale on the main road. We took a quick peek and look what I found:

An old mahogany (I think) sewing or knitting table! It was originally $60, marked down to $40, and everything at half price on the last day. That brought it down to $20. Really.
See the two rounded areas, one on each side of the drawers? Those are deep pockets meant for storing a lady's hand sewing or knitting next to her chair. So clever!
Here is how they open:
I love the leg detail:

All it needed was a scrub with Murphy's Oil Soap, a few screws tightened, and three or so tiny nails hammered into the bottom of one of the rounded pockets. I can do all that. Easy.

It's now an end table in the living room.

Ignore the flowery furniture; it will be getting new slipcovers as soon as I get brave enough to tackle that project. (But window coverings come first.).


NewKidontheBlogg said...

That was a good deal! I used to have one of those, purchased for about $95 years ago, and sold for at least that to an antique dealer. I always get my money's worth when I buy antiques!

Your living room looks so charming! I believe you switched your living room and dining room around so you have more room for dining. You are always so clever!


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Great table! I love it and it's perfect in that spot!