French script end table

Nice, solid wood end table.

End tables with lower shelves are my FAVORITE!  This one’s in pretty good shape too.

Except for that big ole watermark . . . . um, make that a CRACKED watermark.  Can’t really see it in the pictures, but the wood is cracked clear through in the middle of the watermark.

I filled the crack with a bit of wood putty, sanded the top a LOT; tow coats of aqua paint; more sanding; pretty French Script words stenciled on the top and a little MORE sanding to fade and distress the wording.  Two good coats of matte varnish and DONE!

The legs and lower shelf were still in great shape. so I left them ‘as is’.  I think that ‘two tone’ type of furniture painting is still in style?!?  I still seem to see a lot of it at least.

These photos are more ‘true to actual color’ than the previous ones.  The other pics were taken outside in the shade and came out a bit dark.

Available for purchase in my booth at Stars; along with LOTS more furniture pieces.

No news is NOT good news!

Went back to the Podiatrist today for my post physical therapy follow up.  Explained what was going on with the NEW pain near my ankle on the outside edge and her ordered an x-ray.  X-rays taken from three different angles, but they did not show anything.

Still, and because the area is so extremely painful even to the lightest touch, he suspects a stress fracture and ordered a bone scan; which he does not have the equipment for.  So the receptionist calls the hospital to schedule the bone scan while the doctor copies the x-rays to a CD for me to take with me.  THURSDAY was the soonest opening they had!!!  AARGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!  I was really HOPING for some relief today.  This pain is just sucking the life out of me!

After she gets off the phone from scheduling the bone scan with the small local hospital, I ask if she thinks I could get in sooner at a bigger hospital.  She is a dear and makes the call and I now have an appt for the bone scan tomorrow.  I think her for the extra work of getting me the earlier appt and limp away.  Off to do a little grocery shopping before I go home to take a nap.  Sleeping is the ONLY time I am not in pain.

So after the bone scan I WAIT some more for the results to be sent to the podiatrist and for them to call me for a return appointment.  I am NOT happy right now.  sigh.

Here are a few pictures of some recent finds:

P1130663A jewelry armoir .  Not sure why that lock is on there, and it didn’t come with a key.  I had to unscrew the handle to get it off.

P1130664All kinds of storage inside!

P1130666Cool twiggy tree.

P1130667Vintage chenille spread.  Might have to set the bed up in my booth again soon!

P1130670Wood canister set; but only three of them.  And they have plastic liners.

P1130672Repro architectural piece made of resin.

P1130673It has a good size chunk broken off towards the back (so it was really cheap!) but it doesn’t really show from the front.  I’m probably going to keep this one.

P1130674Tall skinny apothecary chest.

P1130676Little end table.  On the next batch of furniture I start painting I’ll be going back to aqua.  The white stuff hasn’t been selling very fast.  sigh.

Outdated vintage magazine table – UPDATED!

Forgot the before picture, sorry.  But really not much to see.  It was that really dark stained knotty pine, and the top was pretty badly scratched up.

5.5.13 signs etsy 012I gave it a good sanding, then spray painted the whole thing black.  On items like this, where there are lots of slats and hard to reach interior parts, SPRAY paint is a real time saver.

5.5.13 signs etsy 013After my spray paint dried, I hand sanded (using a sanding SPONGE) around the edges and the grooves on the top so some of the original brown showed through to distress it.

5.5.13 signs etsy 015Then the HARD part!  Deciding what to paint on it!  At first I thought about using the three lines as part of the design, but it just didn’t feel right.  So I did a laurel wreath stencil with the bird with crown stencil in the center.

5.5.13 signs etsy 018Then with a foam stamp, added a fleur de lis on each side.

5.5.13 signs etsy 019Sanded over the stenciled on design just a tad before applying a matte varnish to the table top.

5.5.13 signs etsy 016And DONE!  This will be going to my booth at Curiosities in Beaverton.