Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Crookedest, Dirtiest, Fuzziest, Chippiest, Slantedest, Curviest, Most Beautiful Table In The World


Last Friday I drove out to my favorite Williamston, Michigan store,  Bungalow 47.  They were having a warehouse sale.  Their warehouse was too full for them to work efficiently so they had to get rid of some of the little treasures they had picked up over the last year or so.   I think they have these sales twice a year, but this is the first one that I have been to.  It was a great sale, but some really quick tag grabber was in front of me and just STEALING things right before my very eyes.  She could grab a tag and claim a treasure faster than anyone I've ever seen.  She got BOTH of the cool crates I wanted to buy.  I ended up only buying one thing from the warehouse sale - this table.

Isn't it incredible?  Incredibly crooked.  Incredibly dirty.  Incredibly fuzzy (see those fuzzies sticking up off the top of the curve?). Incredibly chippy.  Incredibly slanted.  Incredibly curvy.  Incredibly beautiful.   I love it.




I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it.  I have cleaned it quite a bit already.  I'm still working on the fuzz.  




The legs are anchored to the top with a thousand screws.  I'm tempted to take them out and see if I can make them attach to the table a little more symmetrically.




The paint on the legs is really awesome just as it is, but all those wrinkles in the paint would look awesome with some CeCe Caldwell paint and wax.


Sigh....




This looks like someone painted over contact paper.   I guess I could peel it off, but it sure does make some really cool crinkles that would look awesome under paint.


Can you see the green in those crinkles on the leg?


I guess I won't be able to put any of my fine glassware on this - it might roll off.  If I took the legs off I could probably make the top close to flat.... 

But I kind of like her all curvy...


I could just stare at those legs for hours.

Ummmmm.

What should I do?  Should I love her like she is, or should I improve her?  I have to paint her because she has what I'm sure is lead paint.  I will have to cover that up.  But what about those curves?  The ones on the top I mean.

I will love her no matter what.

Help me.

Make something wonderful today!

Karen

21 comments:

Stacey said...

That is adorable - so pretty!
I would love if you came by my party to link up!
Stacey of Embracing Change
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Little Becky Homecky said...

This is so pretty!! I love the way it looks!!

Bliss said...

Lets see, what's a little chippy, fuzzy, dirty, slanty, and curvy among friends, right?

~Bliss~

Little Miss Maggie said...

I think she is way cute just the way she is. You can fix the legs with little L brackets from underneath. Or attach a whole new top and paint it a different color than the legs. Put a pretty taple topper on her and no one will now she's a little handicapped on the top. Or you can love her as is. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

she is awesome just the way she is!!!! a little quirky! :) hugs...

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

She's got great legs. Such a cool find!

Donna Wilkes said...

Quirky cool! Leave this girl alone. She would look cute with a fern sitting on the lower shelf and some quirky tassels hanging from one leg. Give her some jewelry. Followed over from The shabby nest and became a Linky follower.

Distressed Donna Down Home

michele said...

i think i love her wonky as is, but let the spirit move you!

come visit my blog anytime!

michele
http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great legs...maybe you can remove the top and replace it with some other type of top...just a thought.

Blessings,
Linda

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Wow and I thought I found a chippy grubby table this week, this one beats mine!

Carol said...

Beautiful chippiness and legs.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Thats one darn gorgeous table, now that you've got your hands on it. I so love chippy. She sure has a great set of legs. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

How incredibly fun! You'll do something wonderful with it, I'm sure! I've just found you though Sunday's Best Party ~ now I'm following!
Best,
Anne

Cynthia said...

I think that whatever you do with this table, I'm sure you will have tons of fun doing it! And you're right... those legs are great!

chateau chic said...

Very cute table! Isn't it funny how the quirkiness of a piece is what makes us love it.
Mary Alice

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

She is adorable just like she came, no telling what she has been through... I would just love her as is.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Absolutely adorable!
I like her just the way she is ;)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Revi said...

When is a table not a table? When you can't use the top! If you want her as a sculpture, don't do anything. BUT, if she is to fulfill her purpose as a table, try to either straighten or replace the top with a straight one. It might be a cool project to try and replicate the finish on a piece of NEW wood. In any event, her legs are as lovely as can be. She's just like Betty Grable. :)
-Revi

Stephanie said...

This table is loaded with charm and character.

Tisha said...

Since you are planning to give her some chalk paint love, I think I would take the top off and try to level it up or replace it. It's those legs that make her so special anyway. Can't wait to see the makeover! Thanks for linking up.

Candy said...

LOVE THE TABLE. The shabbier, chippier a piece is, the more I love it. Maybe it's because my ole body is gettin that way???
Im now following you. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back?? THANK.

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