Thursday, November 20, 2008
It took me long enough!
Some projects take forever. It's not that you don't know what you want. It's just slow getting there.
This table was one of those projects. I bought the piece of cypress at a garage sale years ago for two dollars. (I was just telling PJ the other day that I might not remember all my children's names but I know what garage sale I bought something at and at what price. I guess my brain has its priorities!)
The piece was rough sawn, with bark on the sides. But wow, the potential was shining through. I hand sanded the sucker for a couple of years, in between easier projects. But when I was through with the sanding and the staining and the varnishing, I still only had a table top, no base.
Another year passed and I made my first trip to Round Top/Warrenton. After waking my legs off in the Bar W field, there was the perfect table base. I got the dealer down to my price and proudly took it back to Renee, Susan and Andy, and Other Doug. They were less than impressed, especially when I tried to use it as a chair and almost broke it! But it was just what I was looking for.
The lamp came another year later. Renee and I found it at a flea market for a buck. It just goes to show you that old saying is true: One peron's trash is another person's treasure.
The same saying applies to husbands and boyfriends!