(I think sometimes people clean out grandma's house and don't realize what treasures they have.)
The gorgeous pine farm table in the front of the shop was perfect, but the ticket said $500 - about 10 times what I wanted to spend. On the way into the shop, we had seen a maple table and laughed that our moms had the same table when we were growing up. My husband insisted that this must be the actual table his mom had.
Taking a closer look at the maple table, we find it has two pull-out leaves and a crossbar underneath that adds support and could hold (maybe) a storage basket or a box. In my head, I wanted to find something for $50, but would probably go as high as $100. You know, the best thing for the lowest price kind of thing. Surprise -- Price on the tag - $75. Okay! Then the owner said, "But I'll let you have it for $65." This must be my lucky day! SOLD!
SO, here she is. I'm going to paint the bottom black and refinish the wooden top. I'm breaking away from my paint-everything-white trend. The walls will be a creamy color and the trim a little darker, accented with black furnishings -maybe a bookshelf to go with the desk and two ladderback antique chairs my mom left to me. I can't wait!!