I am linking today with Susan for Met Monday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
and Debbie for her B + A Party at http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/
and Mellow Yellow at http://mellowyellowmonday.blogspot.com/
I bought this table from the vendor on the other side of the wall for $18. The US map, only 3/4 of it, was glued on the top. You might think it is still too much for $18 but I like the fact that it has a shelf underneath so I can use it to display more items in the store and do a vignette on top.
As soon as I got home, I pulled the map out.
Of course, I did not take his advice. Instead, I pulled and pulled and sanded and sanded until I got all the paper and glue out. I had to lay a wet towel on it for the most stubborn glue and paper to come off.
and then distressed it a little, just copying what I have read on the blog and here is how it looked finished. I like it and it is in the store now, holding some items for sale.
I bought this milk glass lamp from a charity second hand store here, called St. Andrews. I forgot to take a picture before I cleaned the bottom part but it was almost black, very filthy.
I thought the lamp is really cute with the hobnail base.
It was marked $2.50 but when I went to pay, the lady said everything is 50% off until Friday so I got it for $1.25.
Anyway, I painted the wood part a cream color and distressed it and spray painted the gold part with black, cleaned the globe and this is how it turned out. I tagged it $12 and delivered it to the store last Wednesday. We went back to the store on Saturday and it was sold. It makes me wonder if I should have raised the price a little higher, lol.
Yesterday, John said we will go to nearby small towns to go junking. Ahhh, my kind of enjoyable thing to do, lol. But there was nothing in the next 2 towns so we went all the way to Vicksburg. I found lots of goodies there. I will post more about it for this coming Sightseeing Sat. so you can see how charming the town is.
This morning, I took out my MAAS metal polish and went to work. I wanted to do it last night but I was exhausted from too much junking, lol.
I was almost tempted to keep it because as you can see, I have a simlar tea pot with lion legs shown below with it but I think I will just raise the price high enough so it won't sell, lol. And if it does sell, it's ok with me too.
It's funny but as soon as John came home, I showed it to him and he said, "Keep it, don't sell it". We think alike, don't we? Must be because we were born on the same date. But I will keep my original plan.
We bought more items but I will share those with you on Saturday. I really had a great time shopping.