This little side table seems rather standard until you notice that the glass top is scalloped to mimic the lines of the top and both pieces of glass are original to this table. So for $11.00 I can overlook the bad stencil job and the joints that need repaired!
This round table was a STEAL at $11.75 -- it is large and HEAVY and it is perfect for one of the Graphics Fairy
When I saw this fan at my local thrift store, I was sure it would be more than I wanted to pay but . . . be still my heart . . . $6.00! Not only that, I drew a 40% discount at the register so for $3.60 she came home with me! It still works (although it is rather noisy -- guess in 1950 they didn't care about noise!) and it still oscillates! I did a little bit of research and this fan made from 1950-1955 is selling online for around $100.00 but it's going NO WHERE! My only problem now is trying to get the 'grill' off to give it a good cleaning. Maybe in 1950 they didn't clean their fans??
Now I have a dilemma -- can you help?? That top table has the old leather inlay. The leather is in not so great shape. Should I chalk paint right over it? Should I try to restore it? I'm using Annie Sloan's Old White paint on this piece. I'm also thinking of spray painting the inside of those deep, narrow racks below and then topping with the Old White. Let me know your thoughts please!