Thursday, January 3, 2019

Free Side Table and a Stencil

Happy New Year Friends

Friends - so very important.

Sharing life stories.

So ... what have I been doing this week?

Took pictures of the Fraser River by the Marine Park and made a new header.

Went to my booths and removed Christmas stock. Sorted and decided what to keep and what to donate. My friend Judy was in town for a few days and we worked for several days on refreshing my booths and then going for lunch/visiting.

Took the Christmas lights down from outside the house and put them away until next December.

Worked on a thrown-away side table found out in the rain. A lot of scraping off flaking paint (and vacuuming), gluing the top boards back together, gluing the feet to the legs. 

The underside of the top was about how the top looked (but even worse) before the scraping and sanding.

Sanding and sanding some more. Painted the legs and feet with CeCe Caldwell's Antique White (wash) to keep the chippy look and used both with clear and brown wax. 

The top (after paint removal and sanding) was walnut so it was given an Old Masters Gel Stain in Special Walnut and then Minwax PolyShades Antique Walnut. Several coats, sanding with 220 with the grain between, very gently and a final coat of Minwax. 

Handy little table with style.

Oh yes, my new stencil arrived and ... I made the General Store sign from the Donna of Funky Junk Interiors new stencil. I am board hunting to make another. See Donna's sign hanging over her kitchen windows here.

Love using stencils to make signs.

Thanks friends for visiting today.




  1. I love how you redeem things! You make them more beautiful than they were in their prime!
    I followed your link and love Donna at Funky Junk! I signed up to get her posts.
    Your new header is beautiful! I noticed your beautiful carpet ......I just love that cream color and the flowers! So much eye candy to look at today!
    Hope in 2019 you recover your health completely from that nasty car accident.
    We are staying in the camper and loving these quiet days. The rain has finally stopped but we still can’t get out due to the mud. That’s okay. Quiet is good. I think Louis Dean and I are going to play some dominoes today......

  2. You are the best at taking something beat up and broken and making it wonderful. Hugs!

  3. Beautiful table redo, so nice to see a solid piece of furniture put back into circulation. They just don't make them like they used to. Happy New Year!

  4. How nice of your friend to help you freshen up your booths. That can be such a daunting task! Your new header looks great! And I LOVE the stained wooden top on this rescue table! Beautiful makeover!

  5. The little table is adorable! Nice save. I need to get back into painting--so many things have kept me busy, and now his knee surgery coming up. But I'm working on something now so maybe I'll get back to it more often this month.

  6. I love the sign! Nice job and the legs of your table are awesome! :) Happy New Year Joy!

  7. Oh gosh, I wished I lived near you - your boothes look like where I could spend a very long time. So lovely to see things upcycled and given a new lease of life. Who needs to buy new when there is so much wonderful old stuff out there waiting to shine again? Popping by from Stone Cottage Adventures Link Party. Oh and if you wanted to link this up to my Green themed party called Going Green I'd love to see you there. Happy Upcycling New Year!

  8. Oh my goodness... when I looked at your nature picture, it felt like what I see during my bike rides! What a beautiful shot and makes a magnificent header!

    And thank-you for your stencil love! That board is perfection for that stencil!

    Love catching up with what you're doing Joy! I like these kinds of updates... hmmm... may start something similar!

  9. That table is great. The stencil is a darling too. You've had a great start to the new year, Joy. Happy New Year. Thanks for linking to Keep In Touch.


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