On a little side note before I share my furniture find with you today...I am over-the-moon happy because my painted salad bowl project was featured in a collection on Apartment Therapy over the weekend. It means so much for a website like that to see my work somewhere and choose to include it. There are so many times that I (and I think a lot of bloggers) question if we are getting anywhere with our time and effort. But it is when those great things happen out of the blue that we get a little reassurance that people do enjoy what we put out there into the world.
And now on to today's post....
I was prepared to give up my search and my last stop of the day was one of those yard sales that you consider not stopping at because it looks like a bunch of clothes. But once I was in the driveway, I decided to look through their garage. And what I found was this little table.....for $10!
The woman who was selling it told me that her uncle had made it. And when I got it home and flipped it over, I saw that it is stamped with Brockwayville, PA. This was my town's name prior to 1925 when it was shortened to Brockway. So, not only is my table handcrafted, but it also has to be close to 100 years old. Isn't that exciting?
I've already stripped and stained the table top and have painted the base in a French blue with some white details. I plan on finishing it off in the next couple days and will share it with you later in the week. The blue color is kind of scaring me right now, but I'm hoping that after some distressing and antiquing wax it will be perfect. What do you think?