Mini Project Grows and Grows! How I Coped
|I can't use these table in this shape!|
Two things to be aware of when shopping for vintage items: the need to buy something, anything, to make the trip worthwhile and buying a project. This time I was guilty of both!
After a long day of hunting for vintage goods and coming up empty handed, we landed at an expensive thrift store in a swanky town. The prices were more in line with an antique store, and although the money raised went to a good cause, the prices were rather ridiculous. We found these three TV dinner tables for $15 total, which was the cheapest thing in the store and I had been looking for something like this for a long time. I felt so fulfilled -- triumphant!
|Before cleaning and painting|
|Project complete! I love them!|
Because they were sitting in my house for about two months. Life got busy and this project got pushed to the bottom of the to-do list.
Not only did it take longer than I thought to get around to finding and ordering the contact paper I liked, it took longer than I thought to have it shipped. So they got blobbed into the guest room, with a bunch of other things needing my attention.
And my $15 purchase isn't just $15 anymore.
In the end, I decided against covering them with new contact paper, leaving the wood grain of the Masonite board. Instead I spray painted the wrought iron in matte black because they paint was chipped in many places.
This time I feel it was still worth it. Something to think about before you buy that cheap item!