Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hello Everyone:)

I wanted to show you one of the 'treasures' that I found at the flea market this weekend. I am doing some changes in the library and was looking for a small table to replace the big round table that we had in front of the sofa. I was thrilled when I saw this little number. I couldn't wait to bring it home and work on it. Now stay with me, I know it looks horrible.

 But I saw potential. And I was right:) Someone had put this fabulous contact paper on it. lol I'm sure it was spiffy in its day;) But it needed to be cleaned up a bit.
First I took off all of the contact paper, cleaned it again and again and then sanded it for a more distressed look.
 Look at this great drawer. I love that it is so big. And I also love the knob. The more I sanded the more I could see the different shades of green and blue coming through. Looooove it. (It doesn't take much to make me happy).
    It is the perfect size and height for the space. And you know how much I love this color:)
 But LOOK at what I uncovered! When I sanded the side, the word SCIENCE came through!!! It must have been a child's desk. I was so excited as I sanded and found this happy surprise.  Isn't it great ?

 The color matches the colors in the pillows that I have on the sofa. I just love it. I am probably the only one who would have bought the table/desk but I am glad I did.

What treasures have you found lately?

I am going to join Furniture Friday over at Miss Mustard Seed on Friday. I have something else to show you then. You won't want to miss it. I can hardly wait to show you!!!!

`Till next time............
~Debra xxx


  1. Oh paper gives me the shivers and I probably would have passed this by. But just look at what you uncovered. Love, love, LOVE the colors you found. Sweet!!


  2. Did I just call you "Gina"? Ha! So excited about your table that I forgot who you were there for a moment.

  3. Good find!! Lots of work but you ended up with a treasure indeed!!!

  4. I love that table!! What a wonderful job you did on it!

    Hugs XX

  5. Wow Debra,you scored!!! That table looks amazing!! I have been seeing a lot of vintage tables with old contact paper on it too and I usually just walk right by them, but now that I see the potential, I'll have to stop and really take a look at them.
    Beautiful job!!
    Have a lovely day.

  6. Table? What table? I got gobsmacked by the bowl of wools/string sitting on the floor..OH! THAT table. Yes it is very adorable, delicious color and the SCIENCE word? well SCORE!

  7. OMGosh Debra...what a great find!
    Love the way it looks in your room!!