So, I was especially thrilled to win an old farm table with really aged wood at an auction yesterday.
Would you look at that wood?!
It appears a little sliver of wood was coming loose, so someone used tiny nails to secure it.
I was doubly pleased when I found out the table belonged to the grandmother of my son's college instructor. She told me she was really glad to know it was going home with me...which was really sweet.
I love it - split planks and all.
And check out the threaded wood at the end of the legs.
I was thinking of painting the legs and underbase white,
but for now I'm leaving them their original color until I decide.
Late last night I stained it with Min Wax Golden Oak
I love how it brought out the marks and cracks in the wood.
Topped with some aged crocks
Here's a little humor about the pretty, old dish towel.
It was sweltering hot at the auction where I got the table.
I mean I was dripping sweat and was out of napkins to dab my head with.
I spotted a box full of old dish towels and was desperate to mop myself
and asked the auctioneer if he would do that item next - even though it was on
a different table. I paid more for the dish towels than I did the table!
Another gal wanted them for the same reason, so we bid those
towels WAY higher than on a cooler day, in our right minds we would have!
Most of the towels weren't even close to cute - they were ugly printed Christmas ones.
But - I do love this one - stains and all.
Have a beautiful day!