When I go to my local Goodwill, I always make a beeline to the furniture section. On this visit I immediately went up to this bar/tea cart and started checking it out.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw a woman approach, and I could tell she was keeping an eye on me while she looked over the other furniture. When I took the "For Sale" tag off of the cart she said disappointingly, "Oh, you're going to get that?"
"Ah ha!" I laughed evilly, "Victory is mine!"
What really happened is we chatted about the great stuff you can sometimes find in this place, and wondered about the holes in the top of the piece.
Thrifters love a great deal --even if it's not our own!
I never did figure out what the holes on the top were for. My original thought was for another level, but then that would have covered the handles on the current top level.
No matter. I just filled those babies in with wood filler and bye-bye holes.
I glued on the medallion that fell off when I was cleaning the cart, and painted the piece with ASCP in French Linen.
I included a little surprise inside the drawer ...
Then I lightly distressed it using the wet scrubber sponge technique.
I waxed the entire piece and buffed it to give it a nice sheen. Finally, I cleaned the brass parts with Brasso.
And here's my Goodwill find.
From this ...
Updated and refreshed to this.
(I hung one of my $2.96 1962 wall sconces over it to give it a Mad Man feel!)
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