You'll notice that the table is now in pieces, and before i was told that to take it apart would break the wood. Clearly he thought this was a necessary sacrifice since i went out to the garage to find it like this...i wasn't even asked!
Even bigger guns...plus an ET toe. You guys see that thing? It's like ET's finger. I call it ET toe. Hmm, perhaps this is to much information....
Oh yes, an even better shot! Pretend it's circled, and i've labeled it accordingly. ET Toe.
So thanks to more stripping and sanding, the pieces are all down to the barest they can be, and all separated. I need to wait til it's not 9,000 degrees or raining cats and dogs before i do the rest, but i am glad those layers of paint are gone. To recap, the top had 1) purple 2) red 3) green. The sides had 1) purple 2) red 3) white 4) green 5) orange.
As much as i feel that this is best for the piece, starting fresh like this, i'm kinda sad that i took away it's past. Like, was each new paint layer another time someone bought it? Or was passed around a family? Do you ever wonder about the past lives of your thrifted finds?
Yesterday I went to a new to me thrift store, which i heard was supposed to be the best...it wasn't. i was sorely dissappointed. But i did get exactly the stencil i had in mind for some projects, and i have no idea if the price was good. I think i was just so determined to buy something at this store that i needed to buy it. Please don't tell me that Michael's sells these for less than 2.99, ok??
Linking up to Southern Hospitality, Coastal Charm, Debbie Doos, Tales from Bloggeritaville, it's so very thrifty.