Monday, February 11, 2013

Some Good Deals and a New Project

My sharp-eyed daugther-in-law spied something curbside she thought I'd like to take my sander to.

Look at those good bones on this coffee table!  I don't know if it is truly mid-century modern, but it sure has the looks of it.

Solid wood, well-constructed and I think in pretty decent shape for something that most likely spent a good deal of time outside.

I have friends who are now thinking, "she's going to paint it!" Nope.
I'm going to strip it, sand it, stain it, wax it. 
 Hopefully bringing it back to it's original beautiful luster.

What say you out there - is it MCM? Would Don Draper like it?

Two more fun finds in a thrift I dove into in Long Beach when we were away a couple of weekends ago.

I have diligently been looking for a proper set of fireplace tools at garage sales and thrifts.
They were right there when I walked in!

 Wrought iron. Perfect! $15. Sold!

As Mr. T paid the lady for it I happened to spy a gem among the purses hanging on the wall.  At first I just liked the combination of straw and patent-leather and then I saw the tell-tale, MK.

Was sure it was going to be out of my price range.
It's mine now, it was clean and I can fit all my "stuff" in it.
All proceeds from this particular thrift went to benefit women and children.

Have you found anything fun/thrifty lately?


Robin Larkspur said...

Elbow grease is going to be needed on that table! I bet it will look great when you are done.
Very good deal on the fireplace set!I love thrifting!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The table does have great's going to look beautiful! You did have the fun finds!

rottrover said...

Excellent shopping!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

I am tired of painted furniture and love the way that wood is creeping back into fashion. What lovely bargains you have found.

Razmataz said...

I love the fireplace set. I've not found a great deal lately. I need a fireplace screen for my living room. Mine is in 3 pieces leaning up against the fireplace. I am hoping a garage sale will reveal one as they are expensive. That table will look great with a simple spit and polish.

Mr. Connor said...

Wow ! You are going to be busy ! Will look very good. I assume you had another fire to try out the fire place tools ? Then since you got a " new " purse that holds "everything" one must go out to show it off ~ The Grove ~ at least , right ?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great finds. I see that table painted Chinese red. But I am having a red moment. :)

Olive said...

The table has got to be MCM. I need fireplace tools too-mine are pitiful. I recently left mine poker in the fire. Could not find it for the life of me...duh.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, you've found some great things this week. I LOVE that handbag! What a fabulous buy! Enjoy your week! It was in the 80s today!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Great stuff!
The table reminds me of the coffee table we had when I was growing up;they were given to my I'd say yes, MCM.

1.) I don't know any Don Draper.
2.) Go with the wood.
3.) Good tools are necessary for a proper fireplace...unless, you're down-right desperate ...and then, a shovel,an O'Cedar broom and pair of oven mitts will do the trick in a pinch.
4.)the it. I like the natural elements!


PS: it's probably best if the oven mitts aren't wet. :P

Edilma Weissmueller said...

You have had lots of good advice on the table find,every one is looking forwads to see the finish product. Too bad we are all so fan and can not come over and help.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I've been searching out vintage linens...there are a few places around here that sell them.

Great find on the will be a great addition.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are great finds. You did good!

KarenSue Farash said...

Can't wait to see the table after you do your magic. I might not have painted that one.
I bout my fireplace tools for MT at the thrift and packed them in my luggage! Good job...
Great purse find! I have a purse problem...