One of the things I found I love to do is refinish furniture. Old, new, metal, real wood or manufactured. Taking these old pieces and bringing them back to life is incredibly rewarding.
I’ve always been willing to take hand-me-down wood and metal furniture from relatives. Sometimes I keep them to fill my own home – because I love the way they’ve turned out – and sometimes I put them up for sale at a yard sale. But it’s just recently that I’ve decided to try including these refinished items into my business plan.
This week’s finds…
I found this pedestal table by the side of the road today. Can you believe the owner was throwing it away? I actually pulled ahead of the trash truck to save it! A Thank You to Karen of Redoux Interiors for letting me know that it’s ok to pick-up furniture with a plan to turn it into something amazing.
My husband rolled his eyes when he saw it in our driveway, but I assured him I had great plans to transform it. How dare he doubt me.
The pedestal is 6 inches wide!
And the tabletop is at least 3 inches thick!
The top needs lots of work, but those wear marks will only add character and tell a story of age and use.
I also found two of these wood pallets. I’m imagining an industrial coffee table, stained white with large steel & rubber casters.
I also found this bookcase. It’s not much to look at now, but it’s very solid. It’s the same laminate finish as a headboard I’ve just about completed (to be revealed soon). So after a good sanding, a little repair work to the bottom shelf, and lots of paint, it will serve someone very well.
Can’t wait to get started on these pieces.
Remember to follow my blog for the final reveals!