Thrifted Beauty

Hello friends today is the day to show a piece we found thrifting for $35.

She needed lots of ove but we knew it would be worth it in the end.   We can see the beauty behind all the grossness. 

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Just a glimpse of the bottom.  I know it’s a mess but we see potential.

I will be using the top part to finish off the dining room project I spoke about last time. 

The owner of the thrift store said this piece was from a family piece that was left in a shed.  A lot of disinfecting took place before work began.

The first thing my husband had to do was cut the portion that is a small mantle off.  He’s the power tools person, not me.  I  don’t want to learn to work with them and I’m okay with that.

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Once he removed the piece it was sanded to remove chipped pieces of paint. 

Next, I  added wood putty, a lot off putty in spots to fill in holes and broken spots and let this dry for 24 hours.

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As you can see, this piece was pretty dirty and needed love.  As I mentioned,  much sanitizing took place.

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On the top flat part I used this much on the other side too.

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John then took it outside and gave it a really good sanding and got in all the nooks and crannies.   He wiped it down and brought it back in for me to make her beautiful. 

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This piece has details that I love.  One of the reasons we brought her home.

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I painted her with two coats of ASCP in Old White and decided to use only clear wax to finish her off. 

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Below are close-ups of the detail.

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Here you go she looks beautiful again, I love the frames I fixed with her.  I kept decor simple to let the entire marriage of these pieces shine adding a pitcher filled with cherry blossoms and one of my crowns.

 

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Below my terrarium sits with some tea cups from my grandmother.   I wanted to add a few nods to spring,  dried hydrangea and  rose buds seem to work well with a few pieces of silver plate.  Adding a crown seemed to be fitting to add a touch of whimsy.

 

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The bust placed on a small florentine tray adds a touch of French.  Adding dried Chamomile works for me.   The bust I found while thrifting and it is plaster ware.  I did some checking and I think it may be from the 50’s or 60’s which is fine by me.  I  have a female to match I found the same day.  They seemed like they were waiting for me to give them a home.

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The bottom half of this piece still needs love and we need dryer and warmer temperatures to finish her off.

 

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