So, as I shared in my last post (HERE) there are a few things I have learned about thrift store shopping over the years. Another thing I have learned is that right before you checkout, you should take one more pass through your favorite section (furniture for me) because most thrift stores are constantly putting fresh items out.
The other day on my final pass through I found this vintage table just being placed on the floor at the thrift store. I took it from the employee's hands and thanked him.
I love the funky, vintage style of this occasional, lamp, foyer (what do YOU call it??) table. It is sturdy, but rough.
Nothing that a little sanding and paint wouldn't fix!
I painted it with grey tinted KILZ primer and then with the same grey paint I used on my built in bookshelf (HERE)--Livingston Gray from Pratt and Lambert.
I sanded some of the paint off the edges and then used Minwax Early American stain over the paint.
A final coat of Minwax Polyacylic finished this awesome table. I wish I could find one like it online so I could date it--I am guessing the seventies.
I love the base on it--so boho hip!
Oh, and check out this awesome lamp that I also found on a final walk through at the local thrift store. I could tell it was old based on the cord and plug, the weight of it, and the tarnished brass. It still has a label on the base so I was able to find it online. It is a vintage Frederick Cooper apothecary floor lamp. I saw it online anywhere from $365 to $1500!! Woo-hoo, I paid $6.99 for it. I thought I might paint it copper, but now that I know what I have, I am keeping it the incredible tarnished brass that it is.
What are your latest thrift store finds?