Tuesday, May 15, 2012
There Must Be Tons Of Walnut Trees In Yugoslavia. Picked Up A Dano/Slavic Modern Magazine Rack Sunday. Status: Cleaned Up And Ready For The Sale!
More thrift harvest for the big Parking Lot Sale coming up soon! Stopped by the Goodwill downtown and picked up this orphaned Slavic Modern walnut magazine rack. It needed some Modtomic love and that's just what it got.
That's right, more pickings for the big Modtomic "boot sale" in the Green Shag parking lot (5733
Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110). I'm still trying to pick out what I'll be offering but it
helps that I keep finding extra stuff to sprinkle into the mix. It's also fortuitous that some of this
stuff folds up small like!
This was a tiny bit rough when I found it at the Goodwill. The "stops" built into the legs that keep
the "X" from spreading too wide were both gone and there was the ubiquitous smears of white
paint that had to be romoved. I was going to put some short dowl rods in for the stops but I got
a wild idea and used some plastic bushings that looked like the right size instead. They're glued
in tight now. I used some 0000 steel wool to polish off the white paint and the hit the entire piece
with some Howards Walnut Restore-A-Finish.
Turned out so nice that I almost wanna keep it! I do have another just like it in black. Maybe I'll
bring both. It's not like they are gonna take up a ton of room in the cars. Crap, that means I'll
have to make up another tag. Gosh, this sale thing is gonna be fun! Hope to see all y'all there!