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Monday, November 29, 2010

Old Made New

My hubby loves redoing old furniture and I just love this little table with a drawer that was his last project.  Also, the lamp on it has a story.  When we moved to SC 22 years ago (Dec.) I worked at a bank.  It began in an office as a mortgage company and then became a full service bank and was moved to a beautiful new building.  They decided that they would sell the furniture from the old building.  So I asked what they would want for the beautiful lamp with the Ship on it.  They wanted 75.00 as they said it was $125.00 new.  I could not afford that at the time and sadly said no, thanks.
  While moving it to the new building because no one else would pay that much for it either, one of the teen tellers dropped it and broke it into several pieces.  It was then offered to me again, saying "If you can repair it, it's yours."  I brought it home and Hubby put the puzzle pieces of broken glass back together.  However a large crack where it was glued still showed. I bought some burgandy cord that you might use for tie backs for drapes and I made the slip knot and glued it over the crack going up the side so that it did not show.  I have had it all these years now and still love it.  It is on the table in the den between our chairs so we can both enjoy it.
   The table had a broken leg and the top was scratched.  The drawer was also missing.  But hubby restored it and made a drawer for it!  He is my hero!  I love this little table.  What have you redone lately, I would love to see.  Here are more pictures:



Today, while I was taking pictures, I put the little vintage ecru doily on the shade and just loved the way it showed with the light shining through!  Fun!

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♥KERRIE♥
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4 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

It's a pretty lamp, but it's a shame they couldn't have let you have it for free before it was broken - I like seeing old furniture refurbished. I don't do it, but I think that a lot of old furniture are more sturdy than the newer ones, plus they seem to have so much more personality. I have always been fascinated with used wooden furniture. You are both very talented.

I hope your husband is feeling well today!

pattas said...

You are a very creative lady :)) I love the cord on the ship light..
That is so clever :))
The little table is wonderful and I did notice your work basket underneath :)) What are you making :))

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the lamp, the pictures were very good. wish I could take good pics, but I'm learning.

Yvonne.

Beverly said...

Kerrie, the table and the lamp are both beautiful.

We are both so blessed to have such wonderful husbands. I keep you both in my prayers.