Back in Oct/Nov ’11, I began to dream about a round table. Really.
I got a price on having one built, I thought that I could save money. That didn’t work out.
If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I bought one in Tennessee while I was visiting for my 5 year old grandson’s birthday. My daughter and I went shopping and she spotted this little old lady in a dark, dusty corner. Mom! come here. Needless to say I got so excited to see a round table with a cool base! I bought it, for $115. (Me thinking) After I paid, how will I get her home, 10 hour drive, 4 door car. As fate would have it my other grandson’s birthday is in November-I drove the truck and brought my prize home in 3 different pieces.
(Murphy was not impressed.)
She was in much worse shape than I lead myself/everyone to believe. I didn’t care, I knew she was what I wanted.
This is the middle, upside down.
Top and base, with real wooden wheels, that still work great!
This is my favorite stripper. It was a beautiful walnut veneer. I wanted to paint the base and stain the top until:
Can you believe this? I tried everything to remove that. Boo hoo, tears did not work either.
The base required the use of these torture tools.
I thought the veneer would come off easy. Not Easy!
I used a lot of tools and still left some veneer on.
She’s been doing double duty. She sits in front of an awesome window, with a bench on one side.
She celebrated Christmas with us.
We’ve eaten a few meals around her.
The old girl, looks good again!
Minwax Classic Black Stain
Rust-oleum Ultra Polyurethane in Matte finish
(I used matte to hide some of her imperfectionistbeauty)
Blood, sweat and tears (of joy)