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Restoration. It’s a good thing.

May 18, 2008

Quite by accident I discovered that my Nana & Papa’s old card table was just the *perfect* dining/worktable solution for my space.  It’s been sitting in my coat closet since the day I moved here, and it has never been used.  Back in The Day, my mom’s parents used it in their travel trailer.  Later it was passed on to me and it lived in my old VW Westie.  It has seen more card games and camp-out dinners than you can even imagine.  (I seem to recall it being the site of a campstove flame out too 😛 )

When I needed a sewing table I remembered it was back there in the closet.  I couldn’t believe how perfectly it fit in my livingroom.  It was big enough to be handy, yet not so big that it took up the whole room – and it belonged to the best grandparents ever to grace this green earth.

But, it was a table only a granddaughter could love… it was beat 😦

It’s amazing how $10 can transform a well-loved eyesore in to something that looks as special as it really is… Amazing what a little sandpaper (and a LOT less rust!), a can of Rustoleum, and some discount vinyl can do 😀

It’s fresh and clean but still sports all of its camping/card game/adventure dents.

To fully appreciate this you have to know just how much I loved my Nana & Papa.  Then you’d understand why I’m so happy over a silly old card table.

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3 comments

  1. AHHH…now I am crying….happy tears.


  2. omfg thats so sexy!
    gimmee more, gimmee gimmee, more!


  3. […] know you were because, honestly, card tables are high […]



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