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Thrift Store Score – $6 Occasional Table

Thrift Store Score – $6 Occasional Table

Have you ever walked into a thrift store, saw something that immediately caught your eye and knew that if the price was right, it was going home with you?

When I first spied the little treasure I’m going to show you today, I read the price wrong. From a distance I thought it said $60.00 and felt that instant disappointment of treasure lost.

But then I got closer and saw that it wasn’t $60.00 but $6.00!

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - with 6 dollar price tag

The thrift store was busy that morning so before anyone else could snatch it up, I told the lady who was on duty to mark it SOLD!

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The top does have a split all the way across… but my husband, Dave says it will be easy to repair.

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table with crack in top of table

It also has a couple of places the veneer has chipped away.

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - missing veneer

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - chip in the veneer

These should be fairly easy repairs as well.

The table has a fun vintage shape to it.

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table

But what really sold it were these claw and glass ball feet.

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - Claw foot with glass ball

I’m hoping that Dave can shine them up like he did with the hinges on the Art Deco Singer Sewing Machine Cabinet he refinished for me. If not, they’re cool just the way they are.

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My first thought was to use it in place of the TV table that we’re using to hold our Berkey Water Filter. (<<affiliate link.)

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - replacement for TV table

But it turned out to be too big for the space.

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - too big for holding ust the Berkey Water Filter

Then I thought it could be used as a plant stand at the top of the stairs leading to the basement.

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - used as a plant stand at top of stairs

But again it was just a little too big.

Isn’t that the way it works sometimes? Things look smaller in the store than when you get them home.

Then I moved it to the little nook at the bottom of the stairs that go up to my sewing room/office.

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - in nook at the bottom of the stairs

It’s not a perfect fit, but somehow it looks at home there.

Since Dave has other projects that are ahead of this one to finish, this is where it will live until it’s turn comes to be worked on.

In the meantime, I cleaned and polished it with Liquid Gold. (<<affiliate link)

Here’s the before picture:

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - Before liquid gold

And here’s what it looked after a little bit of polishing:

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table - After liquid gold

I placed one of my maternal grandmother’s hand crocheted doilies in the center and added a pot of pretty Gerbera Daisies for a bright pop of color.

Thrift Store Score - Occasional Table with pot of bright pink Gerbera Daisies on grandmas doily

When fall comes, I think I’ll switch these out for some orange or rust chrysanthemums.

Then for Christmas, either a small decorated tree or a bowl filled with ornaments. Yes… I do believe this little treasure has found it’s new home.

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    July 17, 2017 1:01 am

    What a great find, it already looks so much better after the polish so I am looking forward to seeing how it looks after Dave has worked his magic 🙂

  • Rachel
    July 17, 2017 6:52 am

    It is already looking a great deal happier!

  • Linda
    July 17, 2017 12:56 pm

    I have that exact table! It was inherited from DH’s grandmother.

  • mary
    July 17, 2017 3:10 pm

    What a charming little table and such a great price too.

  • Mary Anne
    July 28, 2017 5:25 pm

    What a perfect find! It reminds me of one my grandparents had and very easily could have been identical.

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