First, I just want to apologize. A few of you have left lovely comments for me and I haven’t replied – nor have I noted those of you who featured me in your Link Party round-ups or followed other blogs. I’ve had the worst cold these last few days and I’m totally behind in my web site duties. I’ll try to get caught up soon.
I’m behind on my furniture projects as well. I’m trying to get at least six pieces done before the end of the month and either get into a local antiques depot or sell via consignment.
Anyway, on to today’s feature topic: mid century modern. First, the MCM side table I mentioned in my previous MWMCM post is kicking my butt. I’ve stripped it and painted the portion I wanted to, but the water stain gave me problems. It kept bleeding through the paint. So I had to fix that. Then I started sanding and filling in the chips, but it’s the first time I’ve used POWER tools (sorry, just had to do that!) and I’ve not quite mastered the orbital sander. This became evident when circular marks showed through the stain I applied today. Urgh.
I may have to set it aside and work on something else for a bit.
For my next purchase, I’m considering this if it’s still available:
It’s also got some water damage, but the price is really, really low. So even if I bomb it, like the side table I’m working on, it’s not a huge financial loss and it’ll be a good learning project.
You’ve probably noticed I’m working on mostly small pieces. That’s because my car, a Subaru Outback, is in the shop and I’m not sure when I’ll get it back. So for now, I can only buy what’ll fit in our sedan! So annoying when these practicalities get in the way!