For a month or so I’ve had a list of wanted craigslist finds… 1) china hutch / dining room storage… 2) coffee table replacement… 3) desk. So far two of the three have been found, yippee!
I’m unhappy to say that the china cabinet is still in the garage. I’ve sanded the cabinet however all of the detailed work takes some time. So, I’m thinking I might head over to the hardware store and fine something to strip the moldings. Has anyone tired to remove a light stain off oak?
I am happy to say…a coffee table replacement has been successfully found, purchased, and refinished.
For only $20 and a 25 minute car ride I am the new owner of the “Thelma” trunk. She received her new/old name from the yellow stamp. I searched the web to find out just who Thelma was, but found nothing.
The trunk its self dates back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Being near as a century old the inside was in somewhat decent condition. (I forgot to take before pictures) The paper lining was stained and smelly but still very glued on. After a few hours of peeling, picking and sanding every piece was removed.
Then the interior was sealed with a clear gloss and left open to dry, and air out the lingering smell with the help of dryer sheets.
Thelma is now inside sitting in the living room. While I re-do our family room with new pillows, drapes, and accessories.
Have you ever inherited, or purchased an antique and wondered what its previous life was like?