Saturday, June 13, 2015

Another Before And After! This Time It's A Clean-up Tip. Ever Had Bar Keepers Friend Recommended To Clean Knife Marks Off Your China? Guess What, It Works! Status: Skepticism Fail.


Years ago I found a pair of yellow Fiesta dinner plates at the thrift store with utensil marks all over them.  Some kind soul recommended that I try Bar Keepers Friend to clean them up and I passed, choosing instead to use 0000 steel wool, baking soda and a lot of elbow grease to achieve the same result.  Today, I eat crow.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

EVERYTHING Has Been A Little Dry Lately. Craigslist, Thriftstores...Even The Goings On At The Antique Malls, But Finally A Little Life Giving Rain Falls At The Flea Market! Salterini, Salem Biscayne And A Danish Modern Valet. Status: Available (Salterini Already Gone!).


It's been ages seems like since I've had such a nice haul from any of the local flea markets.  Belleville has shone me no love, the new St. Louis Swap Meet hasn't quite found it's footing (but is still quite enjoyable!) and I think we've just been getting to Wentzville to late.  But finally, Booty!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

If You Follow My Twitter Feed You May Have Already Gotten A Little Glimpse Of This Domino Mobler Danish Modern Desk. I Haven't Picked Up Much Lately And Bringing This Home A Couple Of Days Ago Was A Nice Prize. Status: Gone


My buddy Jeff had one of these desks a while back.  Actually, he showed it to me the day we first kinda met.  I was buying a couple of Herman Miller sofas from him and, like me, he has lots of other stuff sitting around.  A desk just like this was one of them.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Before And After Project Time! I Picked Up This Rather Beat Down Hairpin Leg Coffee Table / Bench At A Recent Estate Sale And Just Knew It Could Be Saved. Status: Done AND Available.


Yeah, this sucker was rough!  I found it in the garage / shop at an estate sale a few weeks back buried under paint cans and whatnot.  For the price I figured, if nothing else I could save the hairpin legs...but I decided to try to recycle the whole shebang as is.