Hi Friends! A few weekends ago, I had a fantastic yard sale day that looked a little something like this:
One of the yard sales I almost didn’t stop at was one held by a paint supply distributor! What are the chances?? There really wasn’t much to see from the street, but I saw stacks of blue tape and that’s what made me get out to look. Look at the goodies I scored!
The tape was a painter’s tape that I hadn’t heard of before, but he was selling it for $1 a roll, so I didn’t have much to lose. He also had a roll of Frogtape (my favorite!) for $2, a brand new putty knife for 50¢, and a whole slew of brand new brushes! I had never heard of this brand either and I don’t like them as well as Purdy brushes (which I did get a couple of), but they do allright for the price! That can of Annie Sloan chalk paint was from another yard sale. It was almost full for $4! I used it to paint my $60 yard sale hutch. (If you follow me on my Facebook Page, check in on Saturday afternoons…I love to share what I’ve found, and I love to see what you’ve found too!!)
Okay I know you’re not here to see all the goodies I got that day (although it is kind of fun to see, right?), you’re here to see the table that all my paint supplies are sitting on!
I found it at a house across the street from Mr. Paint Supply Man:
It is an antique sewing/cutting table, and at one time it folded for easy storage. The legs were screwed in place when I found it. They were asking $10, but I got it for $8. I was imagining it as a bedside table in a quaint beach cottage. Can you picture it?
The top had definitely seen better days:
They had been using it in their garage. Poor thing.
Now it’s fresh and clean!
I used Behr’s Gray Morning in flat to make chalk paint for this project. It’s a great match to Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue.
I love this pretty detail on the sides…
I was imagining this as being the perfect spot in a guest room to write letters home while on vacation…
But then I remembered no one writes letters any more, especially while on vacation. Maybe this is where you would sit while you instagrammed your last meal? Nope…not quite the same. Let’s just pretend people still write letters. 🙂
I like that it has a substantial top on it, and that it’s tall like a lot of beds these days. You could stack books for days here.
I sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear wax, two coats on top.
Not too bad for $8 huh? This will be heading to the shop tomorrow!
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