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Estate Sale Cont'd/diy china cabinet

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More on the aftermath of the estate sale  -

I picked up a vintage shelf in that blonde 50's finish I like, but as I said it turns out that I had been duped by a 50's faux finish & the heavy duty cleaner I started to use had been taking off a top layer of PAINT!  Leaving white spots.  Luckily I stopped fairly soon!

The light 50's blonde finish looks good on top of the oak - & as it fills up with stuff it looks better & better!  (Even hubby admits that & he was dubious.) - Now I have tripled the storage area on top of the credenza (if you can call it that - I think it was supposed to be a surround for a sink - I picked up at the end of a yard sale gratis woman just wanted to get RID of it.) But it is solid wood & quite heavy in fact, the better to hold up a 2nd story.

They used to do things like that a lot in the old days - put furniture pieces together  - so perhaps you have some pieces that are meant for each other, too.

P.S. It was also fun looking up the silvermarks on 2 thrift shop pieces I have - The plate thingy is silverplate from a co. in Conn. which went out of business in 1939 - & the pitcher thingy is Sheffield silverplate - Fenton Bros. date?) And all the info was on the internet.

PPS - I had spilled coffee on our computer keyboard - which burned it out - but luckily hubby sees keyboards all the time in his own thriftshop wanderings & he picked up one for $3 - Good deal.  & I think I like this one better, too.

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