The day I picked up this sewing cabinet (the one front and center) I picked up a small tiered table from the same yard sale. I think I got the two of them for around $10.00. So in my mind, I paid $7 for this sewing cabinet and $3 for this little table:
Granted, that is a couple of bucks over my $5 limit. But my rule is-if it is for me, I can bend that rule. If I’m buying it to re-do and sell, then I stick to my $5 limit. I really liked the style of this little gal. Love those curves!
This little lady was quit wobbly. Someone had attempted to repair her with some huge nails! I took out all the screws and the very large nails and got to work with some Gorilla Wood Glue.
Before I glued the top, I glued and clamped all the joints. (not pictured)
If you look closely, you can still see the head of one nail that I hadn’t removed yet. Because the table was tiered, I wanted to stabilize it, so I used the glue in addition to the original screws from the skirt to the tabletop.
After the glue dried, I sanded the top down completely –because I thought about staining it, but then changed my mind. Even so, with the top sanded smooth I was going to get a really smooth finish.
In the background you can see two more projects I’ve worked on. I used my HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer
to paint several projects on one of the very last nice days before winter set in.
Here she is with a new outfit and fit as a fiddle!
These are the kinds of pieces that people think aren’t worthy of keeping. You and I know differently. With a little TLC they have a lot of life left in them.
What have you saved lately?