Tuesday's Club G.W. Party No. 4, Features and a Plea for Help!

July 18, 2011

Hello!  I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for another Club G.W.!  I'm going to start off by sharing my Features from Club G.W. No. 3.

necklace made from salvaged sewing machine parts

She does the most amazing things with found treasures of all kinds.Can you believe this gorgeous necklace was made from vintage sewing machine parts?

spring cloche bird Dove chocolates

Cloche envy, anyone?  She made this from scratch!  (And I'd like some of those chocolates, too!)

upcycled cubby shelf

What a fabulous vintage cubby, all dolled up!

DYI drawstring bag

What a Club G.W. Diva, she made this great bag out of a Club G.W. skirt!

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Now, on to some serious business ~ I finally found it !  The Holy Grail of found furniture (at least for me)!  But you have to help me out because I'm paralyzed with fear as to what I'm going to do with her. 

I present my biggest "Pitter-patter" thus far:

Is she beautiful, or what?

I was so excited to find her at good old Mr. Thrifty  I almost couldn't believe she was right there in front of me. The good ones always seem to be spoken for, you know? Anyway, I knew I had to have her but, alas, she's got a few problems. Nothing that can't be remedied, I'm sure, but novice that I am I just don't know where to start! 

The detail is amazing. 

I'm not sure if you can tell but there's quite a bit going on here.  The top is almost laminate-like (is that even a word?), while there's also gold paint on the ridges going around the top of the table and yellow paint everywhere else!  Then there's the real damage.

There are also some "slivers" of wood that are loose.

You can see it here where I've pulled it up a bit with my finger.  What am I supposed to do with this?  Do I glue it back down where possible?  Do I "strip" the whole thing of it's original paint, and if so, HOW?  Part of me just wants to leave it "as is."

I mean, look at the detail.  I love this "crown."

And here the paint is literally falling off the legs. 

What would you do?  I would love to hear what you think.

Now let's take a peek at the Rules and get this party started!
Link up any post, past or present, related to any Goodwill, thrift store, flea market, estate sale, barn sale, YOU NAME IT, find you would like to share. This includes any posts featuring thrifty find re-dos!

Be sure to link your thumbnail back to your original post’s URL and not just to your blog’s main address. (If you don't do this InLinkz will redirect you to correct it.)

Please either post the party’s button (grab it from my top right side bar) OR link back to the party somewhere in your post.


but it's not mandatory.

And try to visit other party guests, that’s what this is all about!

Enough of the rules! Link up, leave a comment and puhleeze let me know what I should do with this gorgeous table! 

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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That piece definitely has some nice details. What a fun project!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I would say to glue down the loose pieces. Not being able to see it in person makes suggestions a little tricky. If you can pull off the paint with your fingers, you will probably have to either leave it as is, give it a good sanding (leaving traces of the paint), or remove the paint entirely and repaint it.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Kathy!

I love Betsy's necklace with the sewing machine part! How much fun is that? And what a conversation piece to be wearing at a party.... loose--- tight???
Too much fun.

I love your chippy table! Wow, great find.
I would glue down what is loose or pull it off.... sand it. Paint it, glaze it and wax it.The imperfections will still be there but in a more charming way!

No small task I am sure. The bones are awesome though and you are so talented with paint projects -- as we all know!

Whatever you do, it will be a "crowned" jewel when you are done with this one, Kathy!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow! That table sure has some great bones, but you're right, it sure has a lot going on. Would that top chip or sand off. Almost looks like it can be peeled off. You'll some up with something wonderful!!
Thank you so much Kathleen for featuring my upcycled old sewing machine necklace.

Homeroad said...

Thank you for featuring my cubbie shelf. I'd love to put your button on my sidebar but I can not get it to work... let me know and I'll proudly display it!

Sue said...

That is a fun piece to be working on- it has such great potential! If the loose pieces aren't too split and jagged, you can use wood glue and clamp them down. Fill in any areas that are missing the laminate with wood putty and sand off that area. If you were to use chalk paint on the entire thing, you don't have to prime or do any more sanding. :-) Love that time-saver! That "crown" part of the table is a very sweet accent.
Thanks for hosting the party. ~ Sue

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

That is a fab find indeed. This probably breaks all rules of something but I'd sand what I could, go for an aged paint finish ( crackling it would be good) so it doesn't have to be perfect and you can hide flaws, and if there are any places where you can't sand or glue down parts that are peeling away, I'd tear up some fabulous paper and Mod Podge it over those spots.

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Ohhh that is a yummy table...I've heard great things about chalk paint? good luck!! Can't wait to see!

Fancy Frugal Life

lvroftiques said...

Hi Kathleen!
I love that sewing machine part necklace! How cool is that?!! And I really like the current chippy shabby look of your table so I'd glue down the loose pieces and leave it alone *winks* Vanna

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh my gosh ~ I wouldn't change a thing, that table is GoRGeOUs!! I asked my husband (even showed him your photos) and he suggested using wood glue and then either clamping the veneer down or using a weight to hold it down in place until is seals. I would recommend using a sparing amount of glue to avoid over flow, then once it's in place gently sanding the edges to blend the piece in. Then you may want to cover everything with a coat of wax or matte polyurethane to preserve the look.

On a sidenote ~ thanks so much for your comment, I had lost the link to your sight back when I lost my sidebar links. Now I can add you to my new blog list and not loose track of you again, whoot!

Good luck with that table, can't wait to see what you wind up doing ~ it's too delicious for words!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me to your party! I love that table you found! You have a beautiful blog and I am happy to be following you now :)


Karena said...

Now this is just me, I would strip it, paint it a color you love, sand a bit and wax to highlight the beautiful details! Gorgeous!

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Privet and Holly said...

Wow girlie, you
are right; that IS
the holy grail of
finds at GW! And
here I sit so smug
in my 90 cent GW
top....it's cute but
doesn't hold a candle
to that table!! Fun.
xx Suzanne
PS: I hope you'll
join the party next
week. You should show
us some of your charm
charm has a story, no??

Richard Cottrell said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower. I so do appreciate it. I have a table just like yours in my shop for sale. I bought it sometime ago at a shop in Ill. I did not paint it, some one else did. It is just white. I bet you got a better deal than I did. But, if you want a pair. I have another. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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