Friday, February 17, 2012
I'm Here! I'm Here! I Know I'm A Little Late. But I Got A Nice Little Before And After Bassett Furniture Livingroom Table Set! Status: Lacking Sleep!
So sorry we missed each other this morning! I had a tough night last night and had planned to get up real early this morning. I just didn't have the wear with all to get a post up last night after work. Sometimes it just bees that way. But I hope ya like this posting. Went to an estate sale this morning and brought home a rough pair of Bassett Furniture livingroom tables. Then cleaned them up for ya!
I got an e-mail via craigslist last night while I was at work inquiring about the PJC plastic
dinnerware and made arrangements to meet the sender. When I got home I took care of
some other pressing matters then started looking for the dishware. Oh....My....God. I
spent like 3 hours trying to find that damn set of dishes. I had gotten an inquiry about them
weeks ago and had packed them all up to take to work with me (to meet the buyer by my
workplace). When that deal never materialized I did something with the dishes but I
couldn't remember what for the life of me. Then of course, as soon as I did find them I was
all like, duh. But by that time it was 3:30am and I had planned to get up at 7am. ::sigh::
Well, I did manage to get up at 7am but it weren't fun. I am NOT a morning person. I managed
to get to the sale a full hour early but still there were about four or five buyers already there
waiting in line. I wasn't aching to get anything in particular at the sale so it wasn't a big deal.
And yet, I managed to get absolutely EVERYTHING I came for without even trying! And
Wow, there were a lot of buyers lined up behind me by the time the doors opened!
These two livingroom tables were part of what drew me to the sale. Seems like if you see a
couple of items like this in the advertising pictures of a sale, you're likely to find at least a
couple other good items even if there aren't pictures of anything else in the ad. These were
SO dusty and dirty. These pics are post Murphy Oil Soap cleanup. They were so bad
before that I was too embarrassed to show you. Then after cleaning them up I felt like since
it's like 50 degrees and sunny today, maybe I'd go one further and take some steel wool and
some refinisher to them as well.
Ta-Da! Done. No...they still are not perfect. They are vintage...and as such they are going to
possess Character! I was hoping that the dark rings on the smaller / taller table would come
out but they just wouldn't budge. I'll leave any further efforts to remove those to the next owner.
They look pretty nice now and a skillful placement of a lamp will do wonders for hiding that
I actually picked up the coffee table for my friend Illuminate though since it was in rougher shape
than could be discerned from the ad pics I went ahead and gussied it up to rack up a little value
added. She gets first shot at the coffee table and the lamp table too, if she likes...but if she
passed these will be available right away. I get lots of requests for long low coffee table so I'm
sure I'll be relieved of it shortly one way or another!
Just look at those lovely sculpted legs. Anybody know who manufactured these? (Edit:
Vintage Hunter ID'd these for us!) I've seen them around here and there but I've never seen
a tag attached. There was a real nice Danish Modern style dining set with a china cabinet at
the sale too but I just didn't have room (or the extra $$) to bring it home. There were some
other good items there to be had and I got my share and I'll be sharing them with you soon
but I left plenty behind. There was a great stereo console that worked but had finish issues
on it's lid. I also left (but it did get snapped up before I left) a nice little Danish style end
table / night stand. It was a good sale...well worth getting only a couple hours sleep!