This is what I got from Freecycle:
A 1930s VANITY TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn’t it gorgeous?!?!
I can’t use enough exclamation!!
My beauty collection is minimal, but it looks pretty in these dishes I got from my grandma!
This little embroidered doily is from Chawne, the mirror is IKEA thrifted from the Salvation Army (it SUCKS, it’s tilted up too high to see properly), the paper flower and drawn on paper doily are from my little daughter and I made the mini dolls you can see peaking out.
I found this box (Ralph Lauren is printed on the lid) in a box of recycling in someone’s front yard. I passed it one day and when I still saw it there the next one, I took it.
Bracelets on an old CD spindle.
I was inspired to use one of my granny’s cups to drink my tea while I arranged my table last night ;o)
This only cost me the fee to rent the Zipcar to pick it up. Even that was cheap because the car was full of pet hair and when my husband complained they offered a partial refund. SCORE! He was so awesome about coming with me to get it. He is very skeptical of Craigslist, Freecycle…pretty much anything that involves meeting a stranger for goods, lol.
The lady giving this away was actually great. She helped me remove the mirror and came down with us to hold open the doors and everything (we have a dolly so it was DEAD easy to move). Most freecyclers make it clear that they will not help in any way, so this was highly unusual behavior. This belonged to her aunt and though she had wanted it for years, she hadn’t really used it once she got it. She tried to give it to the Salvation Army, but they refused it! There are two areas of discoloration on the top and they said they no longer take things that need work done. Their loss is definitely my gain. I’m paying my luck forward by giving away a shopping cart full of yarn and fabric tomorrow.
I’ve been curious about these since I started reading Esme and the Laneway. Her table is gorgeous. She’s also responsible for my vintage suitcase obsession. Anyway, Yahoo has been delivering my emails so late, that I kept missing cool things posted to Freecycle. It was a miracle that this was still available when I emailed her. We set a date, spoke on the phone (to try to see if we could hear craziness over the line, lol) and Thursday my tired hubby picked up the car and off we went!
The finish could use doing over, but I have never refinished (or finished, for that matter) anything and I’m a bit intimadated. I thought I might paint it. I’m collecting inspiration here.
Should I paint it or try to refinish it?