So I went to a garage sale and I saw this beautiful round table. Beautiful yes, it looked expensive and I a cheap girl, you know what I mean. And I had no idea what to do with it. So I didn’t buy it. Well as I am snuggled in my bed doing my new favorite thing, looking around and getting ideas on Pintrest. I see a similar table, beautifully redone by Kathy at Life on Lake Shore Drive. Wow I think I should have bought that table. It’s the last thing I think of before I fall asleep. In the morning when I go back the computer there is Kathy’s table on the screen I fell asleep in the middle of pinning it. Maybe the table is still at the sale. So I grab
The $10 table. How awesome. Know it will come out as Beautiful as Kathy’s
my coffee throw the dog in the car and the high tail it over there.
I’m lucky, very lucky the table is the still there and I am every luckier. When I was there the day before there was an older man there who was spinning tales of grandeur about every piece, he wanted big bucks, you know like $20, and he had the stories to prove it. When I went back there was a younger man with no stories. I had a feeling this guy would be much easier to deal with. How much for the table? $15 he says. I only have $10 I say which is true. Ok. he says. Yeah nice and easy. I see another table a very rustic table. That’s nice I thought
look at that foot beautiful detail
but what would I do with that? Here we go again. I left it. As I am running around to Walmart and Home Depot I keep thinking about the new table. I am not going to buy it unless I have a plan to re-finish it my space is limited. I figured it out, a little chalk paint, a little sanding, I could make this work. I go zipping back. Maybe I
This table is Beautiful. it is the perfect farm house table
can get it for $5 its pretty rough.
I wait here for about 15 mins for the guy running the sale to return. There are 3 of us waiting. Apparently he’s off returning a rental car, I don’t ask.
As a car pulls up my dreams of a $5 table disappear. It’s the older man with the BS, I mean stories. I knew there was no way I was getting that table for $5. When I ask him for his best price he says, “I know you know what that is.” he says. Here we go. “No.” I say. “It’s antique primitive.” he say. hmm good bluff . I don’t know what an antique primitive is. I see an old table.
“I need $15.” he says.
$15 is not a bad starting point
“How about $10.” I say. “No, no.” he says can do that. He stands firm. Crap I never like to pay more than $1o. I keep talking, not happy to leave with out it. I offer $12 he accepts. Yeah! He got another $2 out of me.
Before I bought the table it was covered with garage sale goodies so I couldn’t see the top. As I look at it I can see that the table is made from reclaimed wood. It has a ton character. $22 for two awesome tables is a great start. Till next time.